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Gut bacteria seek out injuries

Helicobacter pylori (c) Yutaka Tsutsumi, M.D.
Professor
Department of Pathology
Fujita Health University School of Medicine

Helicobacter pylori, the cause of ulcers and gastric cancer, rapidly flock to colonise the sites of small injuries in the stomach lining, impairing wound healing, causing inflammation and potentially triggering ulcer formation. Marshall Montrose, of the University of Cincinnati, explained the findings to Chris Smith...

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