The five most-read stories this week on Scope were:
Losing Jules: Breaking the silence around stillbirth: On the anniversary of her son’s death, a San Francisco mom writes a powerful piece on stillbirth. “I had no idea that in this age of medical advancement 1 in every 167 babies in the United States is stillborn,” writes Polly Styker. “Just over half a percent (.6 percent) doesn’t sound like a lot – until it’s you.”
The woman in the elevator: dealing with death in medical training: In a recent SMS Unplugged entry, medical student Jennifer DeCoste-Lopez shares her insight on dealing with death and loss in medical training.
Stanford partnering with Google [x] and Duke to better understand the human body: Researchers at Stanford, in collaboration with Duke University and Google [x], are planning a comprehensive initiative to understand the molecular markers that are key to health and the changes in those biomarkers that may lead to disease. The project was featured in a Wall Street Journal article last week.
Induced pluripotent stem cell mysteries explored by Stanford researchers: Stanford researchers answer fundamental questions about the use of using pluripotent stem cells in a clinical setting in two new papers in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The work was led by Stanford cardiologist Joseph Wu, MD, PhD, director of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute.
And still going strong – the most popular post from the past:
Researchers explain how “cooling glove” can improve exercise recovery and performance: The “cooling glove,” a device that helps people cool themselves quickly by using their hand to dissipate heat, was created more than a decade ago by Stanford biologists Dennis Grahn and Craig Heller, PhD. This video demonstrates the device and explains how it can be used to dramatically improve exercise recovery and performance.