The five most-read posts on Scope this week were:
Yea or nay on California's prop to legalize weed?: Stanford drug policy expert Keith Humphreys, PhD, discusses California's Proposition 19 to legalize marijuana and its potential consequences in a 1:2:1 podcast.
Why the competition isn't adult vs. embryonic stem cells: The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine addresses the buzz over reports that adult stem cell therapies are progressing at a faster rate than embryonic stem cell research and discusses why researching both types of cells is equally important.
Stanford medical and Master of Medicine students will receive iPads: The School of Medicine announced that all first-year medical and Master of Medicine students will be provided with a 32 GB WiFi iPad.
A response to reader comments about Proposition 19: Stanford drug policy expert Keith Humphreys, PhD, responds to readers' comments to his 1:2:1 podcast interview (see above).
Stanford neurologist: Little evidence to link cell phones with cancer: In anticipation of San Francisco's cell phone radiation disclosure ordinance, which was approved earlier this summer, Paul Fisher, MD, discussed cell phones and brain cancer on KGO's Ronn Owens Show this week.