The five most-read stories on Scope this week were:
What are the consequences of sleep deprivation?: Brandon Peters, MD, an adjunct clinical faculty member at the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, explains in a Huffington Post piece several ways in which inadequate sleep can negatively affect a person’s well-being.
Researchers explain how “cooling glove” can improve exercise recovery and performance: The “cooling glove,” a rapid thermal exchange device developed more than a decade ago by Stanford biologists Dennis Grahn and Craig Heller, PhD, can dramatically improve exercise recovery and performance. A video demonstrates how the device works.
Found: Potential new way to predict some multiple-sclerosis patients’ disease course, drug response: Using cutting-edge technology to analyze autopsy samples from multiple sclerosis patients, researchers led by May Han, MD, have identified more than 2,000 proteins that were activated in MS lesions.
Oh, baby! Infertile woman gives birth through Stanford-developed technique: An infertile woman in Japan gave birth through in vitro activation, or IVA, a technique developed in the Stanford lab of Aaron Hsueh, PhD.
Designing the next generation of sleep devices: A New Scientist story (registration required) explains that new sleep devices could aid the sleep-deprived, help in treating mental-health conditions and even potentially extend our lifespan. The piece describes a prototype funded by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.