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H. pylori: Does it have a silver lining?

February 01, 2006

H. pylori: Does it have a silver lining?

The bacterium is a leading cause of ulcers, but it might have health benefits, too.

The discovery of the ulcer-causing stomach bug Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) was a triumph of scientific inquiry. But it also speaks to the uncertainties and complications of scientific inquiry.

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