Category Archives: Journals

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’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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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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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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Patient Zero Exonerated

New research published in Nature traced when HIV arrived in the United States and its path from Africa via Haiti.  This research also provides a timeline for the virus’ movement and exonerates Gaétan Dugas who had been identified as ‘Patient 0’. Read … Continue reading

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