The five most-read stories this week on Scope were:
“As a young lung cancer patient, I had to find my own path”: Fighting stage IV with full force: Inspire contributor Emily Bennett Taylor, a Stage IV lung cancer survivor and spokesperson/patient advocate, discusses her choice to pursue aggressive treatment following diagnosis at age 28.
The woman in the elevator: dealing with death in medical training: In the latest installment of SMS Unplugged, medical student Jennifer DeCoste-Lopez shares her insight on dealing with death and loss in medical training.
Mourning the loss of AIDS researcher Joep Lange: Stanford researchers specializing in HIV/AIDS are among those around the world mourning the loss of Dutch scientist Joep Lange, MD, PhD, a leading AIDS researcher who died in the recent Malaysian Airlines crash in Ukraine.
Stanford bioengineer develops a 50-cent paper microscope: Manu 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.
Stanford team develops nanotech-based microchip to diagnose Type 1 diabetes: Researchers here, including pediatric endocrinologist Brian Feldman, MD, PhD, have invented a cheap, portable, microchip-based test for diagnosing type-1 diabetes. The test could speed up diagnosis and enable studies of how the disease develops.
And still going strong – the most popular post from the past:
Researchers explain how “cooling glove” can improve exercise recovery and performance: The “cooling glove,” a device that helps people cool themselves quickly by using their hand to dissipate heat, was created more than a decade ago by Stanford biologists Dennis Grahn and Craig Heller, PhD. This video demonstrates the device and explains how it can be used to dramatically improve exercise recovery and performance.