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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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Holiday Weekend hours

Happy Thanksgiving! Himmelfarb Library’s hours are: Thursday, November 23, 2017: Closed Friday, November 24, 2017: Closed Saturday, November 25, 2017:  9:00am – 8:00pm Himmelfarb Library resumes normal 24/7 hours after re-opening on Sunday, November 26  at 9am.

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GW Launches Two-Step Authentication

Beginning October 24, GW will require faculty and staff logging into the GW Google Apps (email, calendar, drive, etc.) to set up and use two-step authentication. What is two-step authentication?  Two-step authentication is a way of enhancing security by connecting a … 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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Annual Book Sale – 9/12-15

Come check out Himmelfarb Library‘s annual book sale! When: September 12-15: 8:30 am-midnight (Tues-Thurs) and 8:30-12 noon (Fri) Where: First Floor, Himmelfarb Library Payment by cash or check only!

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Elevator Maintenance in Himmelfarb Library Sept-Nov 2017

The Himmelfarb Library elevator will be out of service for replacement from September 11, 2017 through November 29, 2017. This project will also cause some noise disruptions in the library although the noisiest times will be from 5 a.m. to … Continue reading

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Scientists edit mutation from human embryo

Research recently published in Nature describes how scientists edited the genes in a human embryo.  Scientists sought to remove a specific genetic mutation, the MYBPC3 mutation, which has been associated with the development of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. In hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the myocardium heart … Continue reading

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