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Diagnosis of Neuroleptospirosis by Next-Generation Sequencing - the New York Times
In a First, Test of DNA Finds Root of Illness (June 5th, 2014)

Quick DNA Tests Crack Medical Mysteries Otherwise Missed (June 5th, 2014)

Study Confirms Erroneous Link Between Prostate Cancer and Retrovirus from Mice
Researchers trace back contamination of XMRV in cancer tissue sample (September 18th, 2012)

The Final Chapter on XMRV and Prostate Cancer
...this study in PLOS ONE by Lee and colleagues is significant because it has allowed the authors who originally reported the association of XMRV with prostate cancer to set the record straight... (September 18th, 2012)

Case Closed
On the heels of study results that de-linked CFS and XMRV comes a report from an equally robust group of researchers that severs the link between XMRV and prostate cancer (September 18th, 2012)

Hantavirus: Be Careful, Not Fearful UCSF infectious diseases expert offers tips for camper safety (August 29th, 2012)

CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation): Hantavirus concerns Dr. Charles Chiu, an infectious disease expert at the University of California, San Francisco, talks about the hantavirus outbreak at Yosemite National Park (September 1st, 2012)

KTVU: Number of Notifications Increases Number of Yosemite notifications connected to Hantavirus increases (August 31st, 2012)

KRON4: Hantavirus in Yosemite National Park

Don't Use a Broom to Sweep up Hantavirus Contaminated Dust (August 17th, 2012)

KABC San Francisco
"Ending moratorium on genetically engineered H5N1 bird flu
March 6th, 2012 It was known as bird flu when the human version of the H5N1 virus first surfaced in Asia nearly a decade ago...

"Virus Hunters: Catching Bugs in the Field
December 9th, 2011 Densely populated areas in rural China require constant vigilance and state-of-the-art technology to stop new pandemics in their tracks...

"To stop epidemics, acting locally more important than globally
Feb 16th, 2012 Blocking infectious disease depends to a surprising degree on taking local steps, mathematicians find...

"Respiratory virus jumps from monkeys to humans
July 14th, 2011 Adenovirus remained infectious after crossing species barrier

"New virus jumps from monkeys to lab worker
July 14th, 2011 It started with a single monkey coming down with pneumonia at the California National Primate Research...

"Virus hunters go on the attack"

January 30, 2009
UCSF and Abbott take aim with new center.

"Experts puzzle over swine flu mystery"

April 29, 2009
"It's also possible that swine flu could change over time as it spreads among humans, making it more or less virulent," said Dr. Charles Chiu, head of the viral diagnostics laboratory at UCSF"

"Swine flu cases expected in three Bay Area counties"

April 29, 2009
In fact, infectious disease experts say it's too late to contain the disease, but there's still time to slow down its spread and reduce the risk to public health


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Bay Area Scientists Use DNA Tests to Save Wisconsin Teen with 'Bubble Boy' Disease

A 15-year-old boy from Wisconsin is healthy today because of the hard work of Bay Area scientists who dropped everything they were doing and worked round the clock for 48 hours to save him (June 11th, 2014)

Experimental DNA test helps diagnose teen from Cottage Grove, Wisconsin

Next-generation genomic sequencing tests for viruses, bacteria, fungi (June 11th, 2014)

KGO ABC News Docs concerned about new germs during flu season (October 19th, 2012)

New Hemorrhagic Fever Virus
New virus in Africa looks like rabies, acts like Ebola

KRON4 News (Part I, September 22nd, 2012)

KRON4 News (Part II, September 22nd, 2012)

West Nile Discovery -- Virus is in San Francisco

San Jose Mercury News
Scientists hunt cause of hantavirus outbreak at Yosemite (September 23rd, 2012)

Fox News
Yosemite officials staying on top of hantavirus (September 19th, 2012)

ABC Channel 7 (April 7th, 2009): Swine Flu Outbreak
Scientists are using the swine flu epidemic to learn how similar diseases spread.

ABC Channel 7 (April 9th, 2009): Researchers Look into Virus Make-up
In the next few days and weeks, researchers will be analyzing this new swine flu virus for clues about its genetic make-up.

ABC Channel 7 (June 10th, 2009: H1N1 Virus Research Underway at UCSF
Mexican doctors team up with a local researcher to study the H1N1 virus.


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Dr. Charles Chiu, head of the viral diagnostics laboratory at UCSF, on studies of strains from the current swine flu outbreak. (4/29; 3:49)

Dr. Charles Chiu, the head of the viral diagnostics laboratory at UCSF, discusses the latest research on the swine flu virus. (4/29; 4:52)

Dr. Charles Chiu, head of the viral diagnostics laboratory at UCSF, says that the genes in the H1N1 virus have been circulating in pigs years before the recent outbreak. (5/24; 4:36)