Topic List : Infectious Disease
Cure for common cold in sight?
Disabling a single, apparently noncritical protein in cells may foil replication of the viruses that cause half of all common colds, polio and other diseases, according to researchers at Stanford and UCSF.
Potential for lifetime flu vaccine
Another year, another flu vaccine, because so far scientists haven’t managed to make a vaccine that protects against all strains of flu. A new approach could end that ritual and protect against deadly pandemic flu.
Genes that predict severe dengue fever
Stanford researchers have identified 20 genes that can predict an individual’s likelihood of developing a severe form of dengue fever with about 80 percent accuracy.
The basics of acute flaccid myelitis
Small clusters of cases of infectious paralysis are occurring in young children across North America. A Stanford pediatric neurologist is working to understand the disease.
Bloodstream pathogens often come from gut
A computational tool designed by Stanford scientists makes it easier to identify the source of bloodstream infections and, ideally, rid patients of reservoirs where potentially troublesome microbes reside.
Decision scientist seeks hepatitis B solutions
Mehlika Toy merged her interests in infectious diseases and mathematics to forge a career in decision science. She builds models to estimate the impact of clinical interventions to inform health policy.
Technique for quickly spotting TB
A newly created two-piece fluorescent probe gets activated when it comes in contact with tuberculosis bacteria in a phlegm.
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.
Conference on human immune monitoring
The two-day event will highlight the latest research by top scientists on technologies and analytic methods geared toward studying human immunology.
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.