Topic List : Infectious Disease
Stanford-led study finds few mutations involved in transmission of drug-resistant HIV
A multicenter study has found that a small group of mutations accounted for a majority of the cases of transmission-related resistance to HIV drugs used to treat infections in developing countries…
Hidden enemy: Emerging form of poliovirus threatens hopes for eradication
A newly recognized form of poliovirus has emerged from one of the vaccines being used to eradicate the paralyzing illness. Stanford’s Yvonne Maldonado and others are studying how to solve the problem.
Physician who treated Ebola patients emerges from quarantine to hero’s welcome
Home after treating Ebola patients in Liberia, Colin Bucks, MD, continues to help in the fight against the disease.
Study finds brain abnormalities in chronic fatigue patients
Radiology researchers have discovered that the brains of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome have diminished white matter and white matter abnormalities in the right hemisphere.
5 Questions: David Relman on risks of creating new pathogens
Biosecurity expert David Relman, MD, asserts that a better approach is needed for assessing the risks and benefits of research involving the creation of new and dangerous infectious agents.
Early vaccination could save lives, dollars in next flu pandemic, study shows
Early vaccination could save both lives and money during the next flu pandemic, according to a study led by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers.
Researchers take step toward developing 'universal' flu vaccine
Every year, the approach of flu season sets off a medical guessing game, with life or death consequences.
H1N1-triggered narcolepsy may stem from 'molecular mimicry,' study finds
NOTE: On July 30, 2014, the journal retracted this paper at the request of the authors. The authors said they were unable to replicate some of the results reported in the paper.
For prawns, disease-carrying snails are delectable escargot
A freshwater prawn may not appear intimidating at first glance — it's a petite bottom-feeder that can fit in the palm of most people's hands.
Deadly Nipah virus looms as pandemic threat, scientist says
It usually starts with a fever and headache, maybe some coughing and a disoriented feeling.