Category Archives: E-Texts

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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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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New: 3D Human Anatomy Modeling

Visible Body Human Anatomy Atlas provides a new way to study and explore anatomy. This online anatomy atlas allows users to view specific structures and layers from head to toe, rotate anatomical models, and explore systemic and regional anatomy. Visible … Continue reading

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Revamp Your Teaching with Open-Source Modules

How do you teach?  If you’re interested in adding innovation to your instruction, check out online modules made available by GW faculty! Online teaching materials and modules serve as  great teaching tools in medical education.  GW’s SMHS and CNHS faculty … Continue reading

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Step 1 @ Himmelfarb

Himmelfarb’s resources are available for USMLE Step 1 study  via the Board Preparation: USMLE Step 1 Research Guide and include: Access to question banks (USMLEasy, Exam Master, Gold Standard) and case files (via the brand new Case Files Collection) for preparation using question/answer and case-based … Continue reading

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Proquest e-book access issue?

Have you had any difficulty accessing a Proquest or ebrary e-book? Himmelfarb Library‘s ebrary e-books recently transitioned to the vendor’s new Proquest Ebook Central platform and some users have experienced access issues. When you access e-books via Proquest Ebook Central, … Continue reading

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DNA and the Ethics of Genetic Modification

Check out this freely-accessible National Geographic article titled “How the DNA Revolution is Changing Us”.  This article explores the role of CRISPR in gene modification efforts, its potential, and the ethical challenges it raises. Genetic modification has improved disease control … Continue reading

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