The five most-read stories published this week on Scope were:
Stanford bioengineer developing an “Electric Band-Aid Worm Test”: Bioengineering professor Manu Prakash, PhD, is at work on an electromagnetic patch that non-invasively detects live parasitic worms in infected patients.
Stanford undergrad studies cellular effects of concussions: Theo Roth, a senior majoring in biology, is first author of a study with researchers from the NIH that observes the brain’s response to a concussion at the cellular level.
Staphylococcus aureus holes up in upper nasal cavity, study shows: Microbiologist David Relman, MD, and colleagues have revealed that sites deep inside the nose may host Staphylococcus aureus, a major bacterial cause of disease.
Stanford winners Michael Levitt and Thomas Südhof celebrate Nobel Week: Prize recipients Thomas Südhof, MD, and Michael Levitt, PhD, are participating in Nobel Week 2013 – a seven-day celebration in Stockholm.
Living with disorders of sex development: An emotional story in Pacific Standard discusses community resources and outreach for people born as intersex individuals.
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.