The five most-read stories on Scope this week were:
A full workout in just seven minutes? Science says so!: Don’t have time to hit the gym? Try this high-intensity, seven-minute workout. As a past Well blog piece explains, findings published in the latest issue of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal show that it’s a quick and effective way to keep in shape.
The mystery surrounding lung-transplant survival rates: An October article in the San Francisco Chronicle offered a look at the challenges facing lung transplant patients and explored why a significant number don’t live beyond the five-year mark, despite improvements in survival rates.
Ask Stanford Med: Director of Stanford Autism Center taking questions on research and treatment: For this month’s Ask Stanford Med installment, Carl Feinstein, MD, director of the Stanford Autism Center at Packard Children’s Hospital, took questions related to autism spectrum disorder. Feinstein will respond to a selection of the questions in a future Scope Q&A.
Emmy nod for film about Stanford brain tumor research – and the little boy who made it possible: “Dylan’s Gift,” a documentary detailing how one family’s generosity is advancing research on a little-understood childhood cancer, has been nominated for an Emmy. The film, which was inspired by a 2009 Stanford Medicine story, explores the work of Stanford physician-scientist Michelle Monje, MD, PhD, who cares for pediatric brain cancer patients and conducts research on a rare, vicious brain tumor that arises in school-aged children.
Distinction with a difference: Transgender neurobiologist picked for National Academy of Science membership: The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) recently conferred membership to three Stanford scientists, including Ben Barres, MD, PhD. Chair of Stanford’s neurobiology department, Barres is believed to be the first transgender scientist admitted to NAS.