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Vanderbilt team shows how stomach bug can trigger cancer

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Reporter
July 11, 2019

Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor have obtained the first high-resolution image of a molecular “machine” used by the insidious stomach bug Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) to inject a cancer-causing protein into the stomach lining.

Their report published recently in the journal eLife provides new insights into mechanisms by which H. pylori can trigger the development of cancer.