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Shape-shifting agent targets harmful bacteria in the stomach

19:00 EST 13 Nov 2017 | AAAS

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) A new shape-shifting polymer can target and kill Helicobacter pylori bacteria in the stomach without killing helpful bacteria in the gut. Such a treatment could improve the digestive health of billions of people worldwide who contract H. pylori infections. The antimicrobial agent morphs into a bacterial hole-puncher in the stomach's acidic environment and reverts to an amorphous, inactive structure when it reaches the higher pH environment of the small intestine.

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