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Grand Roundup: Top posts for the week of November 10

The five most-read stories published this week on Scope were:

The day my doctor thanked me: In this first-person piece, Inspire contributor Shani Weber shares how her experience with the rare genetic disorder Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) has helped her educate doctors and others about it.

Placenta: the video game: An interactive simulation allows people to observe and control the development of the placenta. The video is a companion to a recent Stanford Medicine magazine article on the epidemic of the potentially fatal condition known as placenta accreta.

Common drug class targets breast cancer stem cells, may benefit more patients, says Stanford study: Stanford radiation oncologist Max Diehn, MD, PhD, and colleagues have published new research on breast cancer; Diehn discusses the work here.

Should people with allergies get a flu vaccine?: Vaccines can contain substances that some people, such as people with gelatin allergies, may react to. Here we discuss some of the factors to consider when deciding which vaccines are best for you and your family.

Image of the Week: Neuron behavior and autism: This image compares neurons grown from people with Phelan-McDermid syndrome, a genetic disorder that's associated with autism, to neurons from healthy people.

And still going strong - the most popular post from the past:

Researchers explain how “cooling glove” can improve exercise recovery and performance: The “cooling glove,” a device that helps people cool themselves quickly by using their hand to dissipate heat, was created more than a decade ago by Stanford biologists. This video demonstrates the device and explains how it can be used to dramatically improve exercise recovery and performance.


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