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Grand Roundup: Top posts for the week of Sept. 14

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

So my life will be shorter than I’d hoped – what should I do differently?: In the latest installment of our Inspire patient series, a patient with “stage 4” Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor discusses how his diagnosis has changed how he's living his life.

Lloyd B. Minor, Stanford medical school’s dean, shares five principles of leadership: One of the highlights of the recent Medicine X conference was a course – “Navigating Complexity and Change: Principles of Leadership” – taught by our own leader, Lloyd B. Minor, MD.

Should we worry? Stanford’s global health chief weighs in on Ebola: In this piece, Michele Barry, MD, professor of medicine and director of Stanford’s Center for Innovation in Global Health, discusses the possibility of the Ebola epidemic spreading to the United States.

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.

In a human brain, knowing a face and naming it are separate worries: Josef Parvizi, MD, PhD, associate professor of neurology, and Kalanit Grill-Spector, PhD, associate professor of psychology, have published new research on how our brains process face perception.

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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