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Thailand Claims World’s First Successful Heart Separation in Siamese Twin

Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital Thursday claimed to have carried out the world's first successful heart surgery to separate Siamese twins//. Doctor Mongkol Laohapensaeng said the 12-hour operation was performed at Siriraj Hospital on February 20 by a team of 61 Thai doctors and nurses and more than...

Indonesian Siamese Twins With Three Legs In Stable Condition

Siamese twins born with three legs and three arms on the Indonesian resort island of Bali were in stable condition Friday, a health official said//. "It's a tough case, but so far they are stable," Wayan Sutarga, director of medical treatment at Sanglah Hospital in the Bali capital Denpasar, t...

South African Siamese Twins to be Separated in Four Months

The first ever pair of South African Indian Siamese twins are doing well and are expected to be separated in four months//. Danielle and Danika Lowton, born on June 21 at the Arwyp Medical Centre here, are healthy and tolerating their oral feeds. "They are gaining weight and are healthy,...

Weizmann Institute scientists discover how an injured embryo can regenerate itself

...ved a few cells from the back half of one embryo and transplanted them into the belly half of a different embryo. To his surprise, this gave rise to a siamese twin embryo where an extra head was generated from the transplanted cells. Moreover, although the resulting embryo was smaller than normal, all its ti...

The Rosenbach and The Mutter: A Perfect Pair

...ours. Here are just a few of the unique exhibits that make these museums "must see": Mutter Museum -- The plaster cast of the torso of world-famous siamese Twins, Chang & Eng, and their conjoined livers. -- Joseph Hyrtl's collection of skulls. -- Preserved body of the "Soap Lady." -- Collection of ...

The Mutter Assassins Go to the Theater!

...a of famous scientists and physicians, and medical photographs. Our one-of-a-kind treasures include: -- The plaster cast of the torso of world-famous siamese Twins, Chang & Eng, and their conjoined livers -- Joseph Hyrtl's collection of skulls -- Preserved body of the "Soap Lady" -- Collection of 2,0...

Successful Separation Of Conjoined Twins

...y would have a long recovery period and would have to undergo extensive reconstructive surgery. The survival rate of the conjoined twins, also called siamese Twins, is about 5 to 25% after separation. The twins shared kidney and a liver, besides being able to control one leg each. The Hospital's Ch...

French Doctors Successfully Separate Twins Joined At Spine

...ating table, the twins moved their legs and their feet. Today, their prognosis is good." The twins were born prematurely and were indeed diagnosed as siamese twins before they were born. They were conjoined at the base of the spine and were kept in the hospital until they were strong enough to be operated o...
Siamese in Medical Definition

Hyperesthesia

...ly cause, and usually wears off after 3-5 hours. In animals Hyperesthesia is an uncommon but recognized condition in cats , particularly siamese , Burmese , Himalayan , and Abyssinian cats. References "What could cause a cat to twitch its back and tail uncontrollably? Fel...
Siamese in Biological News

'Freaks' help scientist unravel nature and nurture

...over time. P.T. Barnum extracted money from the Victorian public by parading his "specimens" -- Tom Thumb, The Elephant Man, the Bearded Lady, the siamese Twins -- at fairs and circuses. In Elizabethan England during the 16th and 17th centuries, deformed children were advertised on illustrated birth anno...

Over 1,000 species discovered in the Greater Mekong in past decade

.... The Laotian rock rat, for example, thought to be extinct 11 million years ago, was first encountered by scientists in a local food market, while the siamese Peninsula pit viper was found slithering through the rafters of a restaurant in Khao Yai National Park in Thailand. "This report cements the Greate...

Advance offers revolution in food safety testing

...on the color changes in pigment-bearing cells from siamese fighting fish - should be easier to use, faster an... pigment bearing cells, called erythrophores, from siamese fighting fish, whose response to specific toxic ch...st Phil McFadden. This research found that when siamese fighting fish encounter certain stressful or threa...

Scientists discover that three overlapping signals in embryo help get the backbone right

...ents, a newt - and implanting it into another. "They actually produced a siamese twin embryo," Khokha said. "The piece they cut out from the donor embryo an...you cut out a similar tissue and transplant it in a mouse, you also get the siamese twin phenomenon. So, we expect it to also be true in humans." ...
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