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Research highlight: EGFR mutations in NSCLC

  This month, the Genetics Journal Club features a double-blind randomized clinical trial which compared the use of a third-generation irreversible EGFR-TKI (osimertinib) versus standard therapy (gefitinib or erlotinib) to treat non small-cell lung cancer.  You can read the results of this study in the New England … Continue reading

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Snap your Snack! Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb

Do you eat healthy? Do you want ideas for eating healthier? Do you know about an awesome snack available in Foggy Bottom? Or, do you make your healthy study break snack at home? Share your best healthy snacks on Healthy … Continue reading

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Ice Skating with Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb

It’s cold out anyway, so why not enjoy winter? Join Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb for ice skating at Georgetown’s Washington Harbour on Friday, February 9th at 8 pm. This ice skating rink is a short walk from GW and is … Continue reading

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What happens when good info…isn’t

What happens when good info…isn’t Last week, Rosen’s Emergency Medicine (9th ed) was removed from ClinicalKey due to several drug dosage errors.  So what happens when errors appear in published works? Here’s how we’re managing this issue at Himmelfarb Library: … Continue reading

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Is a cure for hemophilia within reach?

 That is the question now being considered in light of a new research article in the New England Journal of Medicine in which a new gene therapy drug was given to men with hemophilia B.  After receiving the new drug, the patients … Continue reading

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What is clinical pharmacogenomics?

Is this drug more effective for individuals with a specific genetic profile?   Are some people at increased risk of a serious drug reaction from a specific drug?   How is pharmacogenomic information being used clinically right now? Pharmacogenomics: Precision Medicine and … Continue reading

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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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