Topic List : Infectious Disease
Purifying antibiotic could reduce its risk to hearing
Scientists have discovered a simple method of reformulating gentamicin, a commonly used and highly effective antibiotic, that could reduce the risk it poses of causing deafness.
Coronavirus likely first infects upper airway cells
A Stanford Medicine study reports that the coronavirus likely first infects upper airway cells and that hypertension drugs probably don't increase the risk of infection.
Smartwatch can detect early signs of illness
Stanford Medicine scientists have devised a smartwatch-based “alarm system” that goes off when it detects signs of infection.
Emergency-use authorization for COVID-19 self-test kit
A kit that allows individuals to collect their own nasal swabs and ship the specimens to a lab for COVID-19 testing received an emergency-use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration.
Disparities in COVID-19 hospitalizations
Researchers found that Black and Hispanic people made up 58% of all patients hospitalized for COVID-19 and 53% of those who died from the disease.
Flu Crew helps prevent ‘twindemic’
This fall, medical and physician assistant students vaccinated thousands of people against the flu. The vaccinations could help prevent hospitals from being inundated with flu patients if COVID-19 cases surge.
How to bounce back from pandemic
Stanford Medicine experts have created a framework to guide public officials, school administrators and business leaders on re-establishing normal operations during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Enrollment for coronavirus vaccine trial
Stanford plans to enroll about 1,000 people as part of a large Phase 3 trial to determine whether a vaccine can protect against infection with the coronavirus.
Gates, Minor discuss global pandemic
The Microsoft co-founder and medical school dean talked about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global health, the race for vaccines and therapeutics, and how to renew the faltering trust many Americans feel in science and medicine.
Stanford Medicine magazine on COVID-19
A special report in Stanford Medicine magazine offers a look at Stanford Medicine’s response to the new coronavirus, as well as outside perspectives on the pandemic.