Tuesday, 7 July 2015

H. Pylori and the limits of science

Hey you! Yes, you. Welcome again to Genetics and Beyond (@genesandbeyond)! Today, new scientific facts that will make you think and maybe laugh. Or the other way around.

We will talk about the discovery of Helicobacter pylori, previously known as Campylobacter pylori, a gram-negative bacteria found in the stomach and related with several gastrointestinal diseases such as gastritis, gastric and duodenal ulcers and stomach cancer. The name comes from Helico (spiral or helix) bacter (bacteria) for its morphology, and pylori (from pylorus or valve) for its location.

Picture from http://www.medcomic.com/040614.html

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