The five most-read stories on Scope this week were:
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 professors propose re-imagining medical education with “lecture-less” classes: In a perspective piece in the New England Journal of Medicine, Charles Prober, MD, senior associate dean for medical education at the School of Medicine, teamed with Chip Heath, PhD, a professor of organizational behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, to propose a new model for optimizing medical education.
Malaria protection in wearable form: Two Cornell University affiliates have created a sophisticated suit built to keep away mosquitoes and the malaria they may carry.
Stanford President John Hennessy announces launch of $1 billion Campaign for Stanford Medicine: Stanford University President John Hennessy, PhD, announced the launch of the $1 billion Campaign for Stanford Medicine. The campaign will help build a new Stanford Hospital, as well as fund investments in medical research and teaching.
A closer look at 'runner's high': In recent research published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, David Raichlen, from the University of Arizona, explored similarities between the feeling known as runner's high and the addictive nature of drugs.