Topic List : Global Health
Biomarker for flu susceptibility discovered
Scientists at Stanford are believed to be the first to have discovered a biomarker that can predict who will be most susceptible to influenza.
Could Nipah virus become global pandemic?
Stephen Luby discusses risk factors and potential interventions for Nipah virus, a disease with no vaccine and a mortality rate of up to 70 percent.
Reducing tapeworm infection in kids
Tapeworm infection from eating contaminated pork can damage the brain, causing learning impairments and possibly enforcing cycles of poverty. A Stanford study is the first to look at infection rates within schools and propose solutions targeting children.
Improving cancer care in Nigeria
Stanford physicians are engaged in an ongoing and wide-ranging collaboration with the country’s ministry of health and doctors at major university-affiliated hospitals to improve several areas of cancer care.
Seed grants go to nine global health projects
The Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health has awarded seed grants to investigators who are applying innovative approaches to address health challenges in resource-poor settings.
Better sanitation improves health
A Stanford-led study found that improving water, sanitation and hygiene in poor regions of Bangladesh helped overall health but, contrary to expectations, did not improve children’s growth.
Project to address Syrian refugee crisis
The Stanford Refugee Research Project aims to create a campuswide collaborative of organizations and individuals committed to relief efforts for the refugees.
Drug blocks several mosquito-borne viruses
A new Stanford study details how to shut off proteins in mammalian cells to keep viruses such as Zika, dengue and West Nile from replicating in them.
Using cellphones to track mosquitoes
A simple recording of a mosquito’s buzz on a cellphone could contribute to a global-scale mosquito tracking map of unprecedented detail.
Empowering women to lead global health
More than 400 people from around the world gathered at Stanford to discuss the dearth of women in global-health leadership positions and to begin a movement to fill the gap.