Cancer

New idea could disable bug that causes ulcers, cancer

If you were the size of a bacterium, the lining of a stomach would seem like a rugged, hilly landscape filled with acid-spewing geysers, said Manuel Amieva, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics and of microbiology and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Gene associated with ulcerative colitis uncovered by researchers

For as long as seven-year-old Jonathan Wexler can remember, he has taken sweet orange medicine every day to manage his ulcerative colitis symptoms. When he was only eight months old, Jonathan became the youngest patient to ...

Medical research

Ulcer-causing bacteria tamed by defect in cell-targeting ability

Without the ability to swim to their targets in the stomach, ulcer-causing bacteria do not cause the inflammation of the stomach lining that leads to ulcers and stomach cancer, according to a new study by researchers at the ...

Cancer

Immune system important in fight against stomach cancer

Researchers have identified cells in the immune system that react to the stomach ulcer bacterium Helicobacter pylori, one of the risk factors for the development of stomach cancer. This discovery could lead to faster diagnosis ...

Cancer

New findings may help prevent stomach cancer

Prompt treatment of a microbe that causes stomach ulcers and other ailments can reverse damage to the lining of the stomach and ultimately prevent one of the most lethal forms of cancer from developing there, MIT researchers ...

Health

Going from ulcers to cancer

Researchers have uncovered a big clue as to why some of the bacteria that cause stomach ulcers pose a greater risk for serious problems like stomach cancer than others; it turns out these bacteria can exploit the surrounding ...

Cancer

Study: Stomach cancer up in young, white adults

(AP) -- Scientists are puzzling over a surprising increase in stomach cancer in young white adults, while rates in all other American adults have declined. Chances for developing stomach cancer are still very low in young ...

page 4 from 23