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Grand Roundup: Top posts for the week of May 9

The five most-read posts on Scope this week were:

Program examines hepatitis C, the "silent epidemic": A segment on KQED's QUEST program discusses the latest research on hepatitis C and features Jeffrey Glenn, MD, PhD, director of Stanford's Center for Hepatitis and Liver Tissue Engineering. Glenn and colleagues recently discovered a novel class of compounds that, in experiments in vitro, inhibit replication of the virus.

Stanford study shows lack of criteria for diagnosing food allergies: A new study shows that confusion over how to identify and treat food allergies is creating the potential for misdiagnosis of such allergies.

Thanks, mom: A biologist's Mother's Day song: Video of Stanford biology student Adam Cole performing an original song thanking his mother for her genetic contributions.

Massachusetts stores may be required to post graphic anti-smoking signs: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health plans to display anti-smoking posters in more than 9,000 stores and gas stations that sell tobacco to deter people from smoking.

AIDS war in Africa is failing: Economic woes and significant declines in donor contributions to non-profits are causing major setbacks in the war on AIDS in Africa.

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