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2011-07-05 19:44:10

Non-inherited genetic factors also in the mix -- NIH-funded science The largest and most rigorous twin study of its kind to date has found that shared environment influences susceptibility to autism more than previously thought. The study, supported by the National Institutes of Health, found that shared environmental factors "“ experiences and exposures common to both twin individuals "“ accounted for 55 percent of strict autism and 58 percent of more broadly defined autism...

2011-07-05 13:00:53

Environmental component may be substantial After evaluating twin pairs in which at least one child has autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), researchers suggest that the shared environment may play a more substantial role in development of the condition than shared genes do, according to a report published Online First today by Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Current estimates suggest that 40 of every 10,000 children have autism, and prevalence rates for...

2010-01-05 09:54:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study in the January issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery(®), published by the Society for Vascular Surgery®, reveals robust epidemiological evidence that hereditary factors contribute to aneurysm formation in twins. Researchers in Sweden reviewed the data of 172,890 twins born in that country since 1886 and found 265 twins who had developed abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). These individuals ranged from 48 to...

2009-05-13 09:10:00

LexisNexis Bundles Vivisimo's Velocity Search Platform into Concordance Enterprise PITTSBURGH, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivisimo (vivisimo.com), a leader in enterprise search, today announced a strategic OEM agreement with LexisNexis, a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions. Through this partnership, Vivisimo's Velocity Search platform will be integrated into LexisNexis' Concordance Enterprise(TM), the most effective, cost-efficient way to manage the high volume of...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.