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Twenty-five million Americans suffer from ulcers. An ulcer is a sore or hole in the lining of the stomach or duodenum (the first part of the small intestine). People of any age can get an ulcer and women are affected just as often as men.

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacterium that lives on the lining of the stomach. Although we used to think that spicy food, acid, and stress were the major causes of ulcers, we now know that nine out of ten ulcers are caused by H. pylori. Medicines that reduce stomach acid may make you feel better, but your ulcer may come back. Here's the good news: Since most ulcers are caused by this bacterial infection, they can be cured with the right antibiotics.
New stem cell therapy shows promise to help patients with non-healing diabetic foot ulcers

New stem cell therapy shows promise to help patients with non-healing diabetic foot ulcers

Polyphenolic compound extracted from blueberry can treat inflammatory bowel disease

Polyphenolic compound extracted from blueberry can treat inflammatory bowel disease

Cryo-electron microscopy helps visualize PANX1 protein at near-atomic level

Cryo-electron microscopy helps visualize PANX1 protein at near-atomic level