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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.

The Grand Roundup returns every Saturday to recap Scope's most popular stories.

Popular posts

Category:
Genetics
Sex biology redefined: Genes don’t indicate binary sexes

The scenario many of us learned in school is that two X chromosomes make someone female, and an X and a Y chromosome make someone male. These are simplistic ways of thinking about what is scientifically very complex.
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Nutrition
Intermittent fasting: Fad or science-based diet?

Are the health-benefit claims from intermittent fasting backed up by scientific evidence? John Trepanowski, postdoctoral research fellow at the Stanford Prevention Research Center,weighs in.