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Grand Roundup: Top posts for the week of June 8

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

Say Cheese: A photo shoot with Stanford Medicine’s seven Nobel laureates: A video shot earlier this spring captures Stanford Medicine's seven Nobel Prize laureates preparing for a photo shoot at the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge. The group photo appears on Stanford Medicine's new website.

Stanford bioengineer develops a 50-cent paper microscopeManu Prakash, PhD, assistant professor of bioengineering, has developed an ultra-low-cost paper microscope to aid disease diagnosis in developing regions. The device is further described in a technical paper.

Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: “Sometimes I just don’t have it in me to be inspirational”: In this Inspire column, a patient shares his thoughts about living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a rare connective tissue disorder. "Every EDS patient knows that one of the hardest parts of our day is the moment we open our eyes and waken into the reality of our bodies," Michael Bihovsky writes.

Stanford Medicine partners with TEDMED on “first-ever gathering on the West Coast”: Stanford Medicine has been named a medical research institution partner for TEDMED. The three-day conference will be held Sept. 10-12 and consist of a live, digitally-linked event held simultaneously in San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

Study shows banning soda purchases using food stamps would reduce obesity and type-2 diabetes: In a new study published in this month’s Health Affairs, Stanford researcher Sanjay Basu, MD, PhD, and colleagues created a computer model to simulate the effects of a soda ban on the health of food stamp recipients.

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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