P. aeruginosa, a type of bacteria, is increasingly drug-resistant, and there's no vaccine against it. But it has a recently discovered Achilles heel.
Infectious disease expert Desiree LaBeaud is mapping outbreaks of Zika, dengue and chikungunya, three viral diseases transmitted by the same mosquitoes.
For babies in developing countries, pneumonia vaccines seem to work better if their mothers receive treatment for parasitic infections during pregnancy.
Writer Amy Adams reflects on her own experience with measles, and her lingering fears that she may have spread the virus to someone who was vulnerable.
A Stanford study shows Hsp70 protein inhibitors can protect mice from Zika virus without developing drug resistance, demonstrating their clinical potential.
Stanford scientists have devised a way to predict the severity of dengue cases using a set of 20 genes and specific expression patterns.
A Stanford historian explains how frequent yellow fever epidemics in 19-century Louisiana generated cultural and social norms in its fatal wake.
New research has confirmed that an antigen in some variants of the flu virus and vaccine can, in rare cases, trigger an autoimmune response leading to narcolepsy.
The civil war in Yemen has led to an cholera epidemic and widespread starvation. Both were preventable, Stanford pediatrician Paul Wise says.
By learning more about the flows generated by a biofilm, researchers may discover new ways to cut off its supply of nutrients.
The cost of treating animal-related injuries in U.S. emergency rooms is about $1.2 billion per year, a new Stanford study shows.
New research examines how Zika viruses enter cells and shows that their behavior is different than that of some related viruses.
The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force encourages those who are at high risk of contracting HIV to take a daily pre-exposure drug.
Stanford chemists have developed a potential new strategy for fighting antibiotic-resistant bacterium — adding a new molecule onto an existing antibiotic.
One hundred years after the 1928 influenza epidemic, flu remains a threat to society today, several Stanford emergency medicine clinicians explain.
Decision scientist Mehlika Toy is working with the WHO to help eliminate the public health burden of hepatitis B by the year 2030.