Gut bacteria seek out injuries

Helicobacter pylori seek out injuries in the stomach, delaying healing and causing ulcers
18 July 2014
Presented by Chris Smith

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Electron micrograph of H. pylori possessing multiple flagella (negative staining)

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Marshall Montrose, of the University of Cincinnati, explained to Chris Smith how these gut bacteria, present in half the population's stomachs, can cause problems. Small wounds in the stomach lining, caused by things like aspirin, are quickly and effectively converged upon by these tiny microbes.

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