Faculty of Medicine

New receptors for stomach bacterium heliobacter pylori discovered

Helicobacter pylori is a spiral-shaped bacterium that can colonise the human stomach – in some cases with fatal consequences. A brand new approach for the prevention or treatment of the infection with this bacteria and the resulting illnesses has been discovered by a research group of Prof. Markus Gerhard of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and PD Dr: Berhard B. Singer of the Institute of Anatomy within the Faculty of Medicine at University Hospital Essen.