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Grand Roundup: Top posts for the week of December 8

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 concussionsTheo 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 developmentAn 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.


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