Health

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies —

Q&A: Coronavirus outbreak and health policy implications

Asia health policy expert Karen Eggleston weighs in on the evolving coronavirus outbreak, China’s response and the international health implications.

Antiviral treatments inspire new kind of cancer drug

An effort to thwart viral diseases like hepatitis or the common cold led Stanford virologist Jeffrey Glenn to a new collaboration and a novel class of cancer drugs that appears effective in mice.

Accelerator-on-a-chip to do research, fight cancer

Just as engineers once compressed some of the power of room-sized mainframes into desktop PCs, so too have Stanford researchers shown how to pack some of the punch delivered by today’s ginormous particle accelerators onto a tiny silicon chip.

Beyond campus: Photos of Stanford researchers in the field

This year, researchers traveled across the country and around the world, producing work that adds to our understanding of life on Earth and informs potential solutions for improving our health and the health of our planet.

Understanding wildfire season

With California’s wildfire season bringing yearly evacuations, damage to communities and lasting health effects, Stanford faculty have been exploring ways of preventing fires and managing health risks.

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research —

Pitfalls of outsourcing public welfare

Stanford study finds for-profit companies sometimes game the system when providing benefits to Americans who are often poor, elderly or both.

Stress test separates tough bacteria from the tender

By scooping the guts out of bacteria and refilling them with an expansive fluid, scientists can discover whether a microbe is structurally strong or weak, gaining insights that could help fight infectious diseases or aid studies of the beneficial bacterial communities known as microbiomes.