The five most-read stories this week on Scope were:
Breast cancer awareness: Beneath the pink packaging: Inspire contributor Anne Loeser of Salt Lake City discusses her journey since being diagnosed with breast cancer at age 39, and offers a look at the state of treatment options and survival statistics for patients of the disease.
Stanford bioengineer develops a 50-cent paper microscope: Manu Prakash, PhD, assistant professor of bioengineering, has developed an ultra-low-cost paper microscope to aid disease diagnosis in developing regions. The device is further described in a technical paper.
Introduction to the ICU: My grandfather’s passing gift: In the latest installment of SMS Unplugged, first-year medical student Natalia Birgisson shares lessons learned from a loved one’s time in the ICU.
Big Data in Biomedicine conference kicks off tomorrow: Thought leaders and innovators from academia, information technology companies, venture capital firms and public health institutions gathered on the Stanford campus this week for the annual Big Data in Biomedicine conference.
Increasing access to an anti-overdose drug: In this piece, addiction expert Keith Humphreys, PhD, discusses an important tool in reducing the number of fatal opioid overdoses: naloxone, a drug that rapidly reverses the respiration-suppressing effects of opioids.
And still going strong – the most popular post from the past:
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 how lack of sleep can negatively affect a person’s well-being in this Huffington Post piece.