The five most-read stories on Scope this week were:
Clinical trials: My next good chance: In this post from Inspire, cancer patient and blogger Linnea Duff discusses the value of clinical trials in treating patients.
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.
Stanford bioengineers create an ultra-low-cost oral cancer screening tool: Manu Prakash, PhD and his Stanford bioengineering team have developed an oral cancer screening tool that costs just a few dollars and can be used in rural regions of developing nations to help with early detection of the disease.
Registration for Stanford Medicine X now open: Registration for the Stanford Medicine X conference, which runs from Sept. 28-30 on the Stanford campus, is now open. The first-ever Medicine X conference will cover a wide range of topics at the intersection of medicine and emerging technologies.
A shocking look at "blood farming": Wired Science previously hosted an excerpt from The Red Market, a book by investigative journalist Scott Carney that looks at the underground trade in biological matter.