The five most-read stories on Scope this week were:
Zebras with different stripes: One patient’s story: Inspire contributor Heather Pierce writes about her experience with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, an unique condition that is often misdiagnosed because it exhibits itself differently in each person.
Stanford scientists measure health effects of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident: John Ten Hoeve, PhD, and Mark Jacobson, PhD, analyze the health effects of the nuclear power plant meltdown in Fukashima, Japan. Their findings offer a detailed analysis of the global health impacts of the disaster.
Ask Stanford Med: Genetics chair taking questions on gene sequencing and personalized medicine: Through an analysis of his own genome, Michael Snyder, PhD, watched as he developed Type-2 diabetes. He then used the data to make lifestyle changes and manage the condition. This week, he took questions submitted via Twitter and Scope on gene sequencing and personalized medicine as part of our monthly Ask Stanford Med series.
Can yoga help women suffering from fibromyalgia?: A study published in the Journal of Pain Research shows that practicing yoga boosts levels of the stress hormone cortisol and could help ease some symptoms of fibromyalgia such as pain, fatigue, muscle stiffness and depression.
Lloyd Minor named dean of Stanford’s School of Medicine: This week, the university announced Lloyd B. Minor, provost of The John Hopkins University in Baltimore, will succeed Philip Pizzo, MD, as the dean of the Stanford School of Medicine.