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Grand Roundup: Top posts for the week of Apr. 8

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

Micro Empire shows life in a drop of water: This video hows all of the life teeming in a drop of water. Its creator, Clemens Worth, shot the video using a digital camera and a monocular microscope.

Ask Stanford Med: Stefanos Zenios taking questions on health-care innovation and entrepreneurship: Stefanos Zenios, PhD, faculty organizer of the upcoming 2012 Healthcare Innovation Summit, is taking questions on health-care innovation and entrepreneurship.

A study of people’s ability to love: To celebrate Valentine’s Day, quarterly DVD magazine Wholphin released a short film documenting an experiment by Stanford neuroscientists to determine whether it’s possible for one person to love more than another.

Can yoga help women suffering from fibromyalgia?: A study published in the Journal of Pain Research shows that practicing yoga boosts levels of the stress hormone cortisol and could help ease some symptoms of fibromyalgia such as pain, fatigue, muscle stiffness and depression.

Mammoth effort: Scientists turn to Ice Age species to develop artificial blood for humans: In examining the woolly mammoth’s genetic make-up, scientists discovered mutations in its DNA that make it different from that of its Asian elephant cousins, which could serve as a blueprint for creating artificial blood products for modern medical procedures that involve reducing patients’ body temperature.

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