Topic List : Infectious Disease
Evidence COVID-19 causes brain inflammation
A detailed molecular analysis of tissue from the brains of individuals who died of COVID-19 reveals extensive signs of inflammation and neurodegeneration, but no sign of the virus that causes the disease.
Promote vaccination, not herd immunity
Epidemiology expert Julie Parsonnet warns that COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy has probably made herd immunity unattainable, which makes vaccination all the more important for personal health.
Post-COVID-19 symptoms are common
More than 70% of COVID-19 patients in studies — most of whom were hospitalized — reported 84 different symptoms and signs months after they became ill.
Relman on investigating coronavirus’s origin
Microbiologist David Relman explores how the coronavirus could have emerged and why we need to know.
Wide vaccine acceptance in California prisons
Stanford researchers find that two-thirds of residents in the state’s prisons accepted a vaccine when offered, and many who initially said no later agreed to be vaccinated.
California’s Latinos hit hard by pandemic
Members of the state’s largest ethnic group have faced greater exposure to COVID-19 and have contracted and died from the coronavirus at higher rates than non-Hispanic whites, a Stanford-led study finds.
Stanford tests COVID vaccines in kids
Stanford Medicine is a test site for Pfizer’s nationwide trial of a COVID-19 vaccine in children younger than 12.
Roshni Mathew on vaccine confidence
Roshni Mathew, a pediatric infectious disease specialist, discussed the race to inoculate as many people as possible against COVID-19 to prevent the emergence of variants that could increase disease rates.
Double transplant saves life of COVID-19 patient
Surgeons describe the patient’s 24-year-old son as a hero for his persistent and dedicated advocacy on behalf of his father.
Making medicine out of RNA
Ribonucleic acid, a key player in cellular protein production, is used, with increasing success, by biotechnologists bent on preventing and curing diseases.