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Ulcer-Causing Bacteria

Caption: Similar anatomical properties between the stomach of humans and pigs make the pig an excellent model for studying H. pylori-associated disease. Virginia Bioinformatics Institute researchers have demonstrated that H. pylori (arrow) is found in the inner lining of the stomach and and near aggregates of immune cells. The picture insert shows the typically spindle-shaped H. pylori magnified 1,000 times.

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