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Science helps solve stomach ulcers in cattle

Researchers looking into whether stomach ulcers in cattle are related to the presence of certain bacteria (as is the case with humans). They found that this not the case. This could lead to alternative treatments for livestock.

Ulcer-forming bacteria make stomach injuries worse

Researchers have shown that the ulcer-forming bacteria Helicobacter pylori efficiently navigate to sites of injury within the stomach, where they can do additional damage to the digestive organ.

Microbes and genes can affect cancer

Research suggests that the genes of certain bacteria, when they interact with the cells inside a person’s stomach, can influence whether the person is likely to develop cancer or not.

Stomach bug may influence diabetes

A stomach bacterium that is responsible for ulcers may also play a role in people developing diabetes. This is through the bacterium controlling body weight and glucose tolerance.
 

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Electron micrograph of H. pylori  the ulcer bacterium
Electron micrograph of H. pylori, the ulcer bacterium
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