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A new, detailed structural model of a Type IV secretion system reveals how this complex bacterial machine assembles. Credit: Courtesy of the Jensen laboratory
Dangerous Pathogens Use This Sophisticated Machinery to Infect Hosts

May 20, 2019

Gastric cancer, Q fever, Legionnaires’ disease, whooping cough—though the infectious bacteria that cause these dangerous diseases are each…
New target for gastric cancer therapies

February 1, 2019

The team, at the University’s European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute, found they could stop gastric cells dividing…
Rewriting our understanding of gastric tumours

August 2, 2018

The immune system can be an important ally in the fight against cancer. A study from McGill scientists…
Variation in single amino acid impacts incidence of gastric cancer among Japanese

May 7, 2018

Researchers at the University of Tokyo uncovered the molecular mechanism driving the activation of a human cancer-causing protein…
Are stem cells the link between bacteria and cancer?

August 17, 2017

Gastric carcinoma is one of the most common causes of cancer-related deaths, primarily because most patients present at…
SHP1 inactivates H. pylori oncoprotein

April 1, 2016

A University of Tokyo research group found that the enzyme SHP1 is the long-sought protein tyrosine phosphatase that…
New genetic cause of gastric and prostate cancer identified

February 22, 2016

Researchers at Hiroshima University have opened the door to finding a new class of cancer-causing genetic variations. Using…
Mechanism determining H. pylori gastric cancer risk

December 3, 2015

Researchers at the University of Tokyo found that gastric cancer risk is determined by the magnitude of interaction…
Helicobacter pylori infection leaves a fingerprint in gastric cancer

June 17, 2015

After an infection with Helicobacter pylori, gene activity in the gastric cells resembles the activity of cancer cells…
Helicobacter pylori infection leaves a finger print in gastric cancer

June 12, 2015

Around half of the global population is chronically infected with the stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori, almost 1% of…
Researchers find coevolution of Heliobacter pylori strains has affected gastric cancer risk

January 15, 2014

Histopathology of Helicobacter pylori infection in a gastric foveolar pit demonstrated in endoscopic gastric biopsy. Credit: Wikipedia. Gastric…
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