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Grand Roundup: Top posts for the week of Feb. 12

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

Ask Stanford Med: Neuroscientist taking questions on pain and love's analgesic effects: As part of Scope's Ask Stanford Med feature, Stanford neuroscientist Sean Mackey, MD, PhD, is responding to questions about the analgesic effects of love, as well as general pain questions.

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.

Report highlights how integrative medicine is used in the U.S.: A Bravewell Collaborative survey involving 29 integrative medicine centers, including Stanford, is providing new insights on how integrative medicine is practiced in the U.S.

Potential therapeutic target for Huntington's disease discovered by researchers in Taiwan, Stanford: Researchers at the National Yang-Ming University in Taiwan and Stanford’s School of Medicine have discovered a protein that may one day be a viable therapeutic target for those afflicted with Huntington's disease.

The high cost of pain: Medical school dean testifies on problem to U.S. Senate: In his ongoing effort to push for a public health campaign to battle our country’s pain epidemic, Philip Pizzo, MD, dean of the School of Medicine, traveled to Washington D.C. to speak before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions about the cost of treating pain.

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