Ulcer Answers

Ugh, that sinking feeling in your stomach.  But for many Americans the sinking feeling is accompanied by heartburn, bloating, cramping and other general discomfort.  Stomach ulcers affect nearly four million American's every year.  So, what causes them, and how are they treated?  With funding from the National Science Foundation, researchers at Boston University are uncovering the mysteries of how H. pylori bacteria... the culprit in most stomach ulcers... is able to survive... and thrive... in the acidic world of the human stomach.  We'll talk to some ulcer sufferers and drop in on researchers who are studying just how the smallest of bacteria can cause one of the most common digestive issues.

Provided by the National Science Foundation

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