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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...

2010-09-28 13:47:58

Intelligence isn't the only thing that predicts how much education people get; family, culture, and other factors are important, too. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, compares identical and fraternal twins in Minnesota and Sweden to explore how genetic and environmental factors involved in educational differ in countries with different educational systems. Family background can get an education even for people of low...

2010-03-30 11:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Further supporting the premier global airline's commitment to Minneapolis-St.Paul, Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced it is the Official Airline of the Minnesota Twins. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090202/DELTALOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100330/CL78578LOGO ) As part of the multi-year, multi-million dollar partnership, Delta will sponsor the Delta SKY360 Legends Club, a club-level space...

2010-01-11 13:31:45

While genetics play a key role in children's initial reading skills, a new study of twins is the first to demonstrate that environment plays an important role in reading growth over time. The results give further evidence that children can make  gains in reading during their early school years, above and beyond the important genetic factors that influence differences in reading, said Stephen Petrill, lead author of the study and professor of human development and family science at Ohio...

2009-11-12 04:23:00

LONDON, November 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - A Love of Pop and Classical Music is Partly in our Genes If you've ever wondered why a close group of friends might like completely different types of music, blame their genes. A study by Nokia (NYSE: NOK) into the musical tastes of nearly 4,000 twins reveals genetic influences on the music people like varies with genre. While, on the whole, musical taste is determined just as much by nature as it is by specific individual...

2009-08-04 15:19:21

A recent study of more than 2,000 identical twins found that medical problems early in life, rather than the neurotoxic effects of anesthesia, are likely linked to an individual's risk for developing learning disabilities. The study's findings, reported in the journal Twin Research and Human Genetics, contradict research published earlier this year, which concluded that receiving anesthesia younger than age four is associated with subsequent learning problems.Robert Althoff, M.D., Ph.D.,...

2009-08-04 15:13:38

A recent study of more than 2,000 identical twins found that medical problems early in life, rather than the neurotoxic effects of anesthesia, are likely linked to an individual's risk for developing learning disabilities. The study's findings, reported in the journal Twin Research and Human Genetics, contradict research published earlier this year, which concluded that receiving anesthesia younger than age four is associated with subsequent learning problems.Robert Althoff, M.D., Ph.D.,...

2009-04-08 23:32:20

Doctors at Vanderbilt's children's hospital in Nashville successfully separated conjoined twins Keylee and and Zoey Miller, the hospital said. The twins, born Jan. 4 in Johnson City, Tenn., were hospitalized in critical condition in Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital after completion Tuesday of the 8-hour surgery. It was the first separation surgery performed at the hospital. The girls are were fused from the lower breastbone to the naval and shared a liver, the hospital said. They were...

2009-03-31 12:07:47

Two conjoined sisters separated 10 weeks ago are thriving, doctors at The Children's Hospital in Oklahoma City said. So far the girls have exceeded expectations, said pediatric surgeon Dr. David Tuggle. They have really sailed through dramatically well. Five-month-old Kylee Hope and Preslee Faith Wells, of Calumet, Okla., were separated Jan. 19 after being born connected at the heart lining, liver and abdomen, The Oklahoman newspaper in Oklahoma City reported Tuesday. Additional surgery will...

2009-02-16 12:00:00

The twins were conjoined from the breast bone to the groin PITTSBURGH, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A multidisciplinary team of surgeons, pediatricians and nurses at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has successfully separated conjoined twins during a 24-hour procedure. The 2-year-old twin girls -- Dagian and Danielle Lee, of Cleveland -- were separated during a procedure that began at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, and ended 24 hours later. The girls currently are...


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