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Grand Roundup: Top posts for week of January 5

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

Introducing SMS Unplugged: First-year med student Hamsika Chandrasekar kicks off Scope's weekly SMS Unplugged series, which will feature pieces written by School of Medicine students reflecting on their experiences.

Social learning in a medical photo-sharing app for doctors: In this Q&A, Joshua Landy, MD, co-founder of Figure 1, discusses the free medical photo-sharing app and his time as a visiting scholar at Stanford.

Study shows happiness and meaning in life may be different goals: Stanford News reports on a recent study identifying five key differences between a meaningful life and a happy one.

Stanford among the beneficiaries of major gift from Ludwig Cancer Research: The School of Medicine has received $90 million from Ludwig Cancer Research to support the school's innovative work in cancer stem cells, which are believed to drive the growth of many cancers.

Studying pediatric sleep disorders an “integral part” of the future of sleep medicine: Sleep specialist Rafael Pelayo, MD, writes about Stanford’s historic role in the development of sleep medicine, including work done with infants and children, in a recent entry on Stanford Sleep Center's blog.

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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