The five most-read stories on Scope this week were:
A study of people's ability to love: To celebrate Valentine’s Day, quarterly DVD magazine Wholphin released a short film documenting an experiment by Stanford neuroscientists to determine if it’s possible for one person to love more than another person can.
Can yoga help women suffering from fibromyalgia?: A study published in the Journal of Pain Research shows that practicing yoga boosts levels of the stress hormone cortisol and could help ease some symptoms of fibromyalgia such as pain, fatigue, muscle stiffness and depression.
A stem cell trial halted, but the pursuit continues: In a Stanford Hospital & Clinics Q&A, neurosurgeon Gary Steinberg, MD, PhD, discusses his motivation to pursue and study embryonic stem cell treatments and his involvement in a landmark stem cell trial that many considered a major step forward in moving research discoveries toward clinical application.
Ask Stanford Med: Sleep specialist taking questions on how to 'spring forward' without feeling fatigued: Stanford's Rafael Pelayo, MD, is taking questions from Scope readers on sleep research and ways for making sure the approaching daylight savings time change doesn't cut into sleep time.
Potential therapeutic target for Huntington’s disease discovered by researchers in Taiwan, Stanford: Researchers at the National Yang-Ming University in Taiwan and Stanford’s School of Medicine have discovered a protein that may one day be a viable therapeutic target for those afflicted with Huntington’s disease.