HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
High-tech 'phrenology' to identify children with fetal alcohol syndrome

INDIANAPOLIS Indiana University School of Medicine is taking a close look at the faces of children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is paying for it to do so.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, the only preventable birth defect, can have a devastating impact on its victims, but in some cases the effects are so minimal children are denied needed assistance and benefits. The NIAAA awarded IU two grants totaling $784,334 to conduct the research and manage the data.

To better define the visual characteristics of the syndrome, IU researchers will use sophisticated technology and facial recognition techniques to examine the faces of children from across the globe.

"Some children exhibit classic features of FAS and other children have a more mild, less visually obvious version of the disorder, which may not be as recognizable but still can result in learning disabilities and behavioral disorders," said Tatiana Foroud, Ph.D., associate professor of medical and molecular genetics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and the principal investigator of the study.

Telltale signs of children with FAS are small eyes spaced far apart, an underdeveloped face, a smooth surface between the nose and upper lip, and growth retardation. The study will establish key points for recognition of FAS. To accomplish this, the talents of several disciplines are needed.

Jeffrey Huang, Ph.D., assistant professor, and Shiaofen Fang, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Computer and Information Science, are experts in facial recognition technology. They have been working with the National Institute of Justice and the U.S. Department of Defense for 10 years developing and improving technology for identity verification processes. Their expertise in facial scanning and computer science will be used to produce a model from which differences in facial patterns can be identified and then used to assist wit
'"/>

Contact: Mary Hardin
mhardin@iupui.edu
317-274-7722
Indiana University
19-Apr-2004


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. High-tech scan for blocked arteries matches conventional tests in finding root of symptoms
2. Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure
3. Chemists identify immune system mechanism for methamphetamine binges
4. Forensic dentistry key in identifying victims of tsunamis, other disasters
5. Radiography used to identify teens with sleep apnea
6. Simple question from your doctor can help identify your risk for breast cancer
7. Auditory test to help identify learning impaired
8. Mayo Clinic researchers identify new form of muscular dystrophy in adults
9. Scientists identify brain regions that decide where we look
10. Researchers identify the link between heart failure and weight loss
11. Scientists identify protein critical to melanoma growth

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/1/2020)... ... 2020 , ... According to data released by Power to Decide , ... publicly funded contraception live in counties impacted by the implementation of the Title X ... or all of their Title X resources. , The domestic gag rule ...
(Date:4/1/2020)... ... April 01, 2020 , ... “Medical information is ... law,” says Keller Grover LLP attorney Eric A. Grover. “For that reason, ... the negligent release and disclosure of medical information can, under certain circumstances, give ...
(Date:3/28/2020)... ... March 27, 2020 , ... With social ... cases grow by the day, people of all ages are challenged to find ... with social interactions in the best of times—the physical distance mandated to prevent ...
(Date:3/28/2020)... ... March 28, 2020 , ... ... integrated practice management, and patient engagement solutions has expanded the availability of telehealth ... this time of crisis, telemedicine has a big role in fighting coronavirus ...
(Date:3/27/2020)... ... March 27, 2020 , ... NeoTract, ... in the field of urology, today announced that Harpreet Wadhwa, M.D., East Valley ... Excellence. The designation recognizes that Dr. Wadhwa has achieved a high level of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/1/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... April 01, 2020 , ... ... allows subscribers to sign up today, with the first live-streaming broadcast premiering on ... weekday and feature a host interviewing a variety of animal keepers and veterinary ...
(Date:3/30/2020)... ... March 30, 2020 , ... FastMed Urgent Care , one ... tool on fastmed.com . FastMed is offering its COVID-19 self-assessment tool as a ... based on a brief series of questions that help assess the risk of coronavirus. ...
(Date:3/28/2020)... ... 27, 2020 , ... Known for bridging the gap between wellness and beauty ... hand sanitizer in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. , As hand washing and arm ... during the next several months even in the absence of the COVID-19 virus. However, this ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: