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Gutsy germs succumb to baby broccoli

... measure of the presence of components of H. pylori shed into the stool of infected people. There was no HpSA level change in control subjects who ... in the stomach lining; in addition, they looked for antigens in stool samples to help determine the extent of the infections. "We know that ...

Broccoli sprouts may prevent stomach cancer by defeating Helicobacter pylori

... Researchers assessed the severity of H. pylori infection at enrollment, and again at four and eight weeks using standard breath, serum and stool tests. H. pylori levels were significantly lower at eight weeks on all three measures among those patients who had eaten broccoli sprouts, while ...

Pulmonary hypertension in children may result from reduced activity of gene regulator

... the problem. Other babies don't have heart defects but still are in deep and immediate trouble at birth. One reason is meconium aspiration, when stool in the amniotic fluid gets inside a baby's lungs before birth so lungs can't function properly afterward. Dr. Black suspects that underlying ...

Study examining role of genetics and environment in type 1 diabetes

... Parents also keep detailed records of what their children eat, when they get sick or vaccinated and bring in water samples, fingernail clippings and stool samples as part of the effort to piece together the genetic and environmental causes of type 1. "You really have to look at the progression of the ...

Our microbes, ourselves

... gut microbiota from post-gastric-bypass patients to date. By examining a specific region of the 16S rRNA gene known as V6PCR amplified from the stool samples of the 9 test subjectsthe researchers were able to classify a zoo of microorganisms, which fell into 6 broad categories, with two bacterial ...

Poultry workers at increased risk of carrying antibiotic-resistant E. coli

... In the study, researchers conducted in-depth analyses of 49 study participants, 16 working within the poultry industry and 33 community residents. stool samples from the participants were tested for resistance to the antimicrobials ampicillin, ciprofloxacin, ceftriazone, gentamicin and tetracycline. ...

Norovirus found to cause traveler's diarrhea

... or other countries. The researchers examined stool samples from 34 individuals who experienced ... of the individuals in the study had at least one stool sample positive for Norovirus. Although Norovirus ... Public Health, noted that 11 Norovirus-positive stool samples also were positive for E. coli, a leading ...

Norovirus, AIDS vaccine and Hepatitis Virus

... experience traveler's diarrhea (TD). TD, defined as three or more loose stool movements in a 24-hour period, frequently results from exposure to ... illnesses resulting in over 23 million cases annually. In the study stool samples were collected from 34 patients with traveler's diarrhea and ...

Ancient ants arose 140-168 million years ago

... the virus can be positively identified by matching the results to entries in genetic databases. In the Hopkins study, the researchers analyzed a stool sample treated with virus-like particles, which closely resemble norovirus but are noninfectious. Using mass spectrometry, the researchers were able ...

Researchers use mass spectrometry to detect norovirus particles

... the virus can be positively identified by matching the results to entries in genetic databases. In the Hopkins study, the researchers analyzed a stool sample treated with virus-like particles, which closely resemble norovirus but are noninfectious. Using mass spectrometry, the researchers were able ...

Polio vaccination strategies assessed as eradication nears

... examined the duration of shedding of oral poliomyelitis vaccine by individuals with HIV infection. Dr. Hennessey and colleagues tested stool specimens at various intervals following vaccination. Out of a total of 419 adults with HIV infection, no poliovirus was isolated from any of the ...

Stanford gut check shows diversity of intestinal ecosystem

... For each of the three research subjects, the researchers analyzed samples from six different anatomical sites inside the large intestine as well as a stool sample. Eckburg and his team determined more than 13,000 sequences of 16S rRNA. Most of what they identified included the usual suspects in the ...
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