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Grand Roundup: Top posts for the week of March 8

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

Ancient crocodile mummies scanned at Stanford: A pair of Greco-Roman crocodile mummies belonging to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum at UC Berkeley are scanned at Stanford. Preliminary CT images of one of the crocodiles are available here.

Tips for not losing sleep over daylight-saving time : Tomorrow at 2:00 a.m. the majority of residents in the United States move their clocks forward an hour. Stanford sleep expert Clete Kushida, MD, PhD, offers tips to prevent daylight-saving time from sabotaging your beauty rest.

Lou Gehrig on Lou Gehrig's disease and multiple sclerosis: Shortly after being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig wrote a letter to a woman suffering from multiple sclerosis discussing the difference between the disorders and treatment options.

Third time's the charm for stem cell legislation? U.S. Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Michael Castle (R-DE) announce plans to introduce legislation to move embryonic stem cell research guidelines out of the realm of potentially capricious executive orders and into law.

Haiti day 3: Amputees: Tracie White, a Scope contributor and writer in the medical school's communication office, travels to Haiti to report on the country's recovery. On her third day, she visits Paul Farmer's hospital in Cange and writes about the overwhelming demand for prosthetics in the Haiti, which is now home to an estimated 4,000 amputees. Read the entire series here.

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