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{ Monthly Archives } February 2013

KATH doctors say surgery not cause of conjoined twins’ death – Myjoyonline.com

Myjoyonline.com KATH doctors say surgery not cause of conjoined twins' deathMyjoyonline.comDoctors at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital are ruling out any possibility that the surgery they conducted to separate the now famous conjoined twins led to their death. The doctors say the twins “were doing well” immediately after the surgery but …Siamese twins pass on […]

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Study Finds Shared Genetics for 5 Psychiatric Illnesses – New York Times

KMOV.com Study Finds Shared Genetics for 5 Psychiatric IllnessesNew York TimesSteven McCarroll, director of genetics for the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of Harvard and M.I.T., said it was significant that the researchers had found common genetic factors that pointed to a specific signaling …Five major psychiatric disorders share common genetic […]

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Research on preschool: Setting the record straight – Washington Post (blog)

Research on preschool: Setting the record straightWashington Post (blog)A particularly creative recent U.S. study uses twins to identify environmental effects on achievement (Tucker-Drob, 2012). This twins study finds positive impacts from attending preschool at age 4 across most of the socio-economic spectrum with effects …and more » twins research – Google News

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disco eggs

Some cool conjoined twins images: disco eggs Image by postbear if we can make decent species like the smallpox virus and brainworms become extinct, we ought to be obligated to wipe out the disco parasite. many of us do what we can to stamp it out, but the organism still manages to lay eggs in […]

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The need to know: deciphering developmental disorders – Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust The need to know: deciphering developmental disordersWellcome TrustHe is smaller than other boys his age, and some of his facial characteristics are unlike either of his parents' and notably different to those of his twin brother, Toby. …. Three other girls had the same mutation and research was being done on it in […]

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Research Explores Factors That Impact Adolescent Mental Health – Science Daily (press release)

Research Explores Factors That Impact Adolescent Mental HealthScience Daily (press release)A total of 756 adolescent twins ages 12 to 14 completed the Response Styles Questionnaire and several measures of depressive symptoms. Brooding was positively correlated with depressive symptoms, while distraction was negatively correlated with the … twins research – Google News

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The Oracles

Some cool identical twins images: The Oracles Image by zabethanne appx 30" x 45" Oil on Birch Panels based on vintage photographs of the famous burlesque twins, Nita and Zita from New Orleans 1940′s. These women were known for being very eccentric. They made their own costumes and were rumoured to go grocery shopping as […]

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KATH surgeons separate conjoined twins – GhanaWeb

Myjoyonline.com KATH surgeons separate conjoined twinsGhanaWebSurgeons at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital have successfully separated a pair of Siamese twins born some three months ago. Joy News' Seth Kwame Boateng reported that after almost nine hours of surgery by 17 doctors of the hospital the conjoined …17 KATH doctors trying to separate conjoined babiesMyjoyonline.comall 2 […]

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Can Science Solve France’s Twin Rape Mystery? – Popular Science

Popular Science Can Science Solve France's Twin Rape Mystery?Popular ScienceResearch on identical twins has progressed since then, but it usually focuses on the origins of diseases (looking at the genetic differences between one twin with Parkinson's and one without, for instance), not on distinguishing twins' genomes for rape …and more » twins research – Google News

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Parenting News: Older Women More Likely to Have Twins – FemaleFirst.co.uk

FemaleFirst.co.uk Parenting News: Older Women More Likely to Have TwinsFemaleFirst.co.ukHowever, the increase in twins born to mature mothers cannot be entirely accounted for by infertility treatment. Research in Holland has suggested that hormonal changes as women age can cause simultaneous double ovulation. James added: “If a woman …and more » twins research – Google News

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