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What causes obesity?

Is obesity caused by more than eating too much and exercising too little? A new article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describes a genetic variation called ankyrin-B which may cause people to gain weight.   This article by Damaris … Continue reading

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What’s the future of women’s health care? 

How will proposed changes to health care law affect women’s health in the United States? A new article in Women’s Health Issues explores this issue.  In The Risk of Remaining Silent: Addressing the Current Threats to Women’s Health, the authors … Continue reading

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Google Scholar – New Look, Same Great Options

Google Scholar recently made some interface updates and so may look a bit different, but still offers Himmelfarb Library users some great options to customize the search interface.    Many of the customization options are available from the menu in … Continue reading

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What is the research experience at GW?

Himmelfarb librarians interviewed health sciences students and faculty at GW Research Days 2017 about their research and the experience of participating in Research Days. Watch the video to learn about research directly from participants including exploring the topics of research … Continue reading

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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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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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