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Grand Roundup: Top posts for the week of November 17

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.

Dilute bleach solution may combat skin damage and aging, according to Stanford study:study in mice shows processes that age and damage skin are impeded by dilute bleach solution; if the chemical is shown to work similarly in humans, it could provide a new way to treat inflammatory skin damage.

Stanford expert weighs in on new guidelines for statin use: The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released new guidelines on which patients should take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. Mark Hlatky, MD, professor of health research and policy and of cardiovascular medicine, shared his thoughts on the development here.

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 accrete.

Stanford hearing study upends 30-year-old belief on how humans perceive sound: A key piece of the scientific model used for the past 30 years to help explain how humans perceive sound is wrong, according to new research.

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

The mystery surrounding lung-transplant survival rates: A 2012 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.

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Stanford immunologist pushes field to shift its research focus from mice to humans

Much of what we know about the immune system comes from experiments conducted on mice.  But lab mice are not little human beings. The two species are separated by both physiology and  lifestyles. Stanford immunologist Mark Davis is calling on his colleagues to shift their research focus to people.