The five most-read posts on Scope this week were:
Type-2 diabetes an autoimmune disease?: Stanford researchers, led by pathologist Edgar Engleman, MD, reported this week in Nature Medicine that type-2 diabetes is looking more and more like an autoimmune disease, rather than a strictly metabolic disorder.
Image of the Week: Marfan syndrome embryonic stem cell colonies: If you'd like to see a great collection of striking stem cell images, look no further than the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine's Flickr photo stream. This image comes from the "Human embryonic stem cells" set.
Unraveling the mystery of chronic fatigue syndrome: Scientists such as Stanford researcher Jose Montoya, MD, are working to understand more about chronic fatigue syndromev(CFS). In this Stanford Hospital video, Montoya discusses the typical clinical course for CFS patients, potential causes of the illness and current research on the disorder.
A glimpse at the price of drugs: Why they cost what they cost: We've written about drug development before on Scope, but here's another really interesting look at drug prices from Jessica Wapner, author of the PLoS blog Work in Progress.
School of Medicine video selected as Webby Awards honoree: "Pioneers in Science," a video produced by the School of Medicine, was selected last week as an Official Honoree for the Rich Media: Non-Profit/Educational category in the 15th Annual Webby Awards.