News tagged with twins
How do organisms evolve into individuals that are distinguished from others by their own personal brain structure and behavior? Scientists in Dresden, Berlin, Münster, and Saarbrücken have now taken a decisive step towards ...
Neuroscience May 09, 2013 | 5 / 5 (8) | 0 |
They were called "Las Dos Marias," the two Marias, playful 11-month-old twins from Guatemala who were born joined at the head. Nine years after a 23-hour operation at UCLA freed them to live their own lives, ...
Other Aug 17, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0
Although the genetic basis of autism is now well established, a growing body of research also suggests that environmental factors may play a role in this serious developmental disorder affecting nearly one in 100 children. ...
Autism spectrum disorders Jan 19, 2012 | 4 / 5 (5) | 2 |
Five genes have been found to determine human facial shapes, as reported by researchers from the Netherlands, Germany, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia in the open-access journal PLOS Genetics.
Genetics Sep 13, 2012 | 4 / 5 (5) | 0 |
A study of young twins in Malawi, in sub-Saharan Africa, finds that bacteria living in the intestine are an underlying cause of a form of severe acute childhood malnutrition.
Medical research Jan 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1 |
Your genes determine much about you, but environment can have a strong influence on your genes even before birth, with consequences that can last a lifetime. In a study published online in Genome Research, researchers have f ...
Genetics Jul 15, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (4) | 9 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Disregarding the rules and confrontational behaviours are commonplace with young children and can even arise in the first year of life. For some children, this trend will persist and become ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jun 07, 2011 | 3.8 / 5 (4) | 1 |
Gene scans for everyone? Not so fast. New research suggests that for the average person, decoding your own DNA may not turn out to be a really useful crystal ball for future health.
Genetics Apr 02, 2012 | 3.3 / 5 (4) | 2
If I could sum up my breast-feeding ordeal in one image, it would be me sitting in a hospital bed with one of my newborn sons cradled in my arms.
Pediatrics Dec 24, 2012 | 3 / 5 (4) | 5
Identical twins have identical genomes, but that is where it stops. There are subtle differences in their personalities, how they look, how they act and in their susceptibility to disease. How can this be?
Medical research Oct 14, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 3
A new research report contributes to the increasing evidence that repeated occupational exposure to certain chemical solvents raises the risk for Parkinson's disease. Researchers analyzed the occupational histories of twins ...
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Nov 14, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Years ago, identical twin baby boys received a blood transfusion tainted with HIV. Today, one twin is relatively healthy with a near-normal immune system, but his brother is five years behind on the growth ...
HIV & AIDS Apr 29, 2011 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Humans are not born as blank slates for nature to write on. Neither are they behaving on genes alone.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 22, 2011 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Chilean doctors successfully separated conjoined twin girls early Wednesday after a marathon 18-hour surgery widely followed in the South American country on television and the Internet.
Other Dec 14, 2011 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 0
Surgeons at a British hospital have successfully separated one-year-old conjoined twins from Sudan, the charity which funded the procedure said Sunday.
Other Sep 18, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Twins are two offspring resulting from the same pregnancy, usually born in close succession. They can be the same or different sex. Twins can either be monozygotic (MZ, colloquially "identical") or dizygotic (DZ, colloquially "fraternal" or "non-identical").
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