Scientists develop a technology to find "jumping genes," a type of genetic element that may contribute to antibiotic resistance.
A study led by Stanford and UC Santa Barbara researchers found a relationship between deforestation in Brazil's Amazon forest and a rise in malaria cases.
Stanford undergraduate Dumisile Mphamba reflects on research into improving clean water supply and hand hygiene at health facilities in Uganda and beyond.
A large patient population makes it difficult to maintain a clean water supply and sustain safe hand hygiene practices at the Rwamwanja Health Center III.
Scientists have used CRISPR-Cas9 screens to reveal more about how the bacteria behind Legionnaire's disease infects humans.
A Stanford research team learns about water, sanitation and hygiene services of rural health centers in Uganda with an eye toward designing improvements.
Scientists found a sneaky way to stop cold viruses from replicating in mammalian cells by disabling a protein not in the virus but in the cells they infect.
A Stanford study investigates the barriers to controlling parasitic disease and possible interventions beyond mass drug and education campaigns.
The best time to get a flu shot is when you haven't had antibiotics recently, a new study has found, because healthy gut bacteria protect immunity.
Hepatitis C has become so widespread that experts are calling on doctors to screen all adults 18 to 79, even those with no known risk factors or symptoms.
Stanford researchers watch in real time bacteria building their protective outer shell. Their findings may help develop treatments for bacterial pathogens.
Two color-changing compounds found in scorpion venom can help kill the bacteria responsible for staphylococcus and drug-resistant tuberculosis.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now recommends HIV screening for those aged 15-65 and increased use of PrEP, a pill that helps prevent infection.
The parasite that causes malaria is remarkably adept at developing resistance to the drugs devised to combat it. But new research suggests a solution.
In this Q&A, Stanford physician-scientists Stanley Deresinski and Marisa Holubar explain why responsible use of antibiotics is so important worldwide.
Third-year medical student Neil Rens explains why he chooses to advocate for stricter vaccination requirements in California.