Scientists have found a compound, sulforaphane, kills Helicobacter pylori, a tough, antibiotic-resistant bacterium that causes ulcers and stomach cancers. Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore and at the French National Scientific Research Center in Paris, found the compound killed two types of resistant strains of H. pylori both inside and outside the cell, shedding hope on being able to kill the organisms at the intracellular level.

The study's findings were published in the May 28, 2002 edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.