BOLZANO, Italy – A 5,300 year-old mummified corpse known as the Iceman, or Oetzi, is offering scientists new clues approximately a stomach infection.
Scientists at the EURAC Institute of Mummies & the Iceman in northern Italy removed the bacteria Helicobacter pylori from the mummy & conducted a DNA analysis. It showed the Iceman had an unmixed strain of the bacteria not seen in modern humans.
"He carried a more pure strain, an unmixed strain yet & we can say that the history of Helicobacter population genetics in Europe is different from previously thought," said Albert Zink, the head of EURAC.
p> Scientists hope to conduct further studies to obtain more information approximately the evolution & onset of the bacteria. Science