Monthly Archives: September 2017

Is there a genetic cause for preterm births? 

While evidence has suggested that this is true, the first study identifying specific genetic factors that exist in women with preterm deliveries was just published in the New England Journal of Medicine.  This study used data from nearly 50,000 women … Continue reading

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Writing Center @ Himmelfarb: starting now

GW’s Writing Center hours at Himmelfarb Library begin this week.  Writing Center consulations are available free of charge and can be scheduled using the Writing Center’s online system. What: Writing Center @ Himmelfarb Fall 2017 Hours (Begins this week!) Who: … Continue reading

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Clinical overviews via ClinicalKey

ClinicalKey and ClinicalKey for Nursing are introducing new Clinical Overview articles.  Clinical Overview articles will replace FirstConsult articles in ClinicalKey and provide a new type of content in Clinical Key for Nursing. Clinical Overviews provide snap shot clinical information on the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up for … Continue reading

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Thing you are having a challenging week?

Thing you are having a challenging week? Listen to Dr. Mary-Claire King describe one week in her life.  Dr. King’s research identified the BRCA1, a gene that increases the risk for breast cancer, among many other accomplishments. King M. Who can … Continue reading

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Can a blood test be used to screen for cancer? 

Can a blood test be used to screen for cancer?  This question was addressed in a recent NEJM article which investigated if checking for the Epstein-Barr virus (EBM) in plasma samples would be a useful screening test for nasopharyngeal carcinoma in patients … Continue reading

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