Toronto: Researchers are developing a sugar-based shot against a deadly bug that triggers serious gastric disorders, including stomach cancer, and is so widespread that about half of the world`s population has been infected by it during their lifetime.A team led by Profesor Mario Monteiro, chemist at the University of Guelph in Canada, found a carbohydrate-based antigen caused mice to develop antibodies against a common bacterium linked to gastric cancer."This is the first jab at a sugar-based vaccine against Helicobacter pylori," said Monteiro, who completed the study with former undergrad student Stacey Britton, reports the journal Vaccine.H. pylori is among numerous risk factors for stomach cancer. About half of the world`s population has been infected by the bug during their lifetime, according to a Guelph statement.
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