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Grand Roundup: Top posts for the week of Feb. 22

This week Scope featured conversations about what went wrong with health-care reform, patients using the speed-dating model to find a doctor, and scanning a 42,000 year-old baby woolly mammoth.

But the five most-read posts on Scope this week were:

Acupuncture shown to be effective in treating depression during pregnancy
: A first-of-its-kind study by Stanford researchers shows acupuncture appears to lessen depression symptoms for expecting mothers.

Do siestas make you smarter?
: New research shows that a post-lunch snooze can boost the brain's learning capacity.

Ain't no cure for the muscle-cramp blues: The sun slowly sets on quinine : A look at past and present treatments for muscle cramps and the scientific evidence backing those remedies.

Why eating slowly may cut calories
: An exploration of the the growing body of research linking weight gain and eating habits.

New music video from science rappers at Stanford: Stanford's science rappers return with a new song about glycolysis, the citric acid cycle and the electron transport chain based on the tunes "Hate it or love it" by 50 Cent/The Game and "On to the next one" by Jay-Z.

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Biomedical research
Stanford immunologist pushes field to shift its research focus from mice to humans

Much of what we know about the immune system comes from experiments conducted on mice.  But lab mice are not little human beings. The two species are separated by both physiology and  lifestyles. Stanford immunologist Mark Davis is calling on his colleagues to shift their research focus to people.