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2014-04-29 23:05:57

New American Heart Association guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of fetal cardiac disease seek to improve care for babies with congenital heart disease. Philadelphia, Pa. (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The important guidelines released by the AHA recently aim to improve care for babies with congenital heart disease while they are in the womb. Congenital heart defects are the most common birth defects, affecting one in 120 babies. As a leading Cardiac Center in the U.S., and renowned...

2014-02-08 23:00:50

Fetal Surgeons Treat Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome in Utero Philadelphia and New Orleans (PRWEB) February 08, 2014 Monochorionic twins who underwent in utero laser surgery for a life-threatening diagnosis are likely to show normal neurodevelopmental development at age 2, according to fetal medicine experts. Maternal-fetal medicine and clinical genetics specialist Nahla Khalek, MD, of the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP),...

Five Year Anniversary Of Stereo Imaging For NASA's TWINS
2013-06-23 04:12:37

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online This month marks the fifth anniversary of NASA’s Two Wide-angle Imaging Neutral-atom Spectrometers (TWINS) missions, which are stereoscopically imaging the mysterious and dynamic region surrounding Earth known as the magnetosphere, the US space agency announced on Saturday. The TWINS A & B probes were launched on June 15, 2008, and according to NASA, since that time they have been orbiting in widely separated planes so that...

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2012-06-13 09:57:35

As we grow up, traits such as height, weight and IQ are strongly influenced by the environment we live in, according to a new study that pits nature (genes) against nurture (environment). But the researchers, from King´s College London, said the strength of environmental factors, compared with influence of DNA, differs greatly across the country. To determine whether nature or nurture played a bigger role, Dr. Oliver Davis and colleagues studied 45 childhood characteristics in...

2012-03-06 12:03:19

Researchers use adoption model to understand impact of genetics and environment The risk of abusing drugs is greater — even for adopted children — if the family environment in which they are raised is dysfunctional, according to a new study conducted by a collaborative team from Virginia Commonwealth University and Lund University in Sweden. Previous research suggests that drug abuse is strongly influenced by a mix of genetic factors and the environment, including influences...

2011-06-29 13:03:53

Living through weddings or divorces, job losses and children's triumphs, we sometimes feel better and sometimes feel worse. But, psychologists observe, we tend to drift back to a "set point""”a stable resting point, or baseline, in the mind's level of contentment or unease. Research has shown that the set points for depression and anxiety are particularly stable over time. Why? "The overwhelming view within psychiatry and psychology is that is due to genetic factors," says Virginia...

2011-05-22 00:02:21

The Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Literacy Council, And Rasmussen College Will Partner To Raise Advocacy And Awareness For Literacy Needs In Twin Cities Area Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) May 20, 2011 Rasmussen College is proud to announce that it will partner with the Minnesota Twins and the Minnesota Literacy Council during the 2011 baseball season to promote advocacy and awareness for literacy needs in the Twin Cities area. According to the National Adult Literacy Survey, 6 percent of Minnesota's...

2011-02-09 09:05:30

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- New research shows that a student's genes may affect how well they take advantage of educational opportunities. Scientists in the United States and the United Kingdom examined data from 4,000 twins from the Twins Early Development Study. They found that the methods students use to judge the effectiveness of schools, is somewhat influenced by their genetic factors. The authors say environmental factors can be just as important as genetic factors when it comes to a child's...

2011-02-03 13:53:23

New research from the Twins Early Development Study at King's College London Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), published in PLoS ONE on February 2nd, shows that measures used to judge the effectiveness of schools are partly influenced by genetic factors in students. The study, funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), was conducted by scientists in the UK at the MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, King's IoP, and in the US at the University of New Mexico. The assumption...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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