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Grand Roundup: Top posts for the week of March 22

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

Health-care reform reactions at Stanford: Stanford economists and School of Medicine Dean Philip A. Pizzo, MD, discuss the historic vote in Congress for health-care reform.

Researchers find that high-fructose corn syrup significantly increases weight gain: A team of researchers at Princeton University finds that high-fructose corn syrup may significantly increase weight gain even when overall caloric intake is the same.

Steve Jobs and Gov. Schwarzenegger join forces for new organ donor registry: Apple CEO Steve Jobs and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announce new organ donation legislation the at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

Picture of President Obama's signature on health insurance reform bill: President Barack Obama signed the health insurance reform bill into law on Tuesday using 22 pens. The entry is of a photo of his signature.

Award-winning series tackles questionable autism treatments: A Chicago Tribune series on controversial autism treatments wins first place in this year's Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism.

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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.