Tag: "faces" at biology news
New Arizona State center brings science to policy on issues of water resources and urban growth
...dly growing region," added Gober. "Central Arizona faces
an uncertain climate future due to global climate change, annual variability causing droughts and floods, and the urban heat island effect, which has raised nighttime summer low temperatures almost 10 degrees in the past 50 years." "Our tea...
A genetic disorder yields insight into genes and cognition
...to concentrate on either the identity of images of faces
or houses, or their location. In normal people, attention to identity would activate the ventral stream, and attention to location would activate the dorsal stream. The fMRI images revealed that the people with WS showed significantly lower neural ac...
Rare deficit maps thinking circuitry
...es into a square, and attending to the location of faces
and houses. In each case, only those with Williams Syndrome failed to activate the "where" circuit, while the controls showed increased activation in that circuit. The patients' brains showed no difference from controls on tasks that activated the "...
Congress to fund Sequim-based coastal security research effort
...ate within the U.S. Coast Guard, said, "Our nation faces
a growing array of threats from the sea that could harm maritime commerce, coastal population centers and critical infrastructure within America's maritime borders." Karen Steinmaus, PNNL project manager for the effort, notes the program's initial re...
Where the sage-grouse roam
...since the Pleistocene era, the sagebrush biome now faces
the impacts of increased cultivation, urbanization, exotic plant species, and altered fire patterns. In a session to be presented at the ESA 89th Annual Meeting entitled "Fighting the Odds: The Challenge to Save the Sagebrush Biome," researchers wil...
From science fiction to reality: Nanomedicine brings fresh hope to the medical world
... as with other new technologies, nanomedicine also faces
its own set of issues. Scalability is one of its b...ace various other challenges." Nanotechnology also faces
a strong challenge in the shape of negative public perceptions with growing reports about the possib...
Growing new breed of vaccine-producing plants to fight human diseases worldwide
...on of new vaccines to improve global public health faces
many challenges, Arntzen noted. The vaccines must address the need for lower costs, oral-administration (needle-free), heat stability, and they must include combination vaccines including those that protect against diseases that occur predominantly i...
Early dexamethasone exposure has long-term neurodevelopment, neuroendocrine effects
...f a newborn with extremely low birth weight (ELBW) faces
the possibility that their child will be diagnosed with severe respiratory distress syndrome, which results in ventilator and/or oxygen dependency, and subsequent onset of chronic lung disease. Until recently, early administration of a prolonged cour...
'Plants for the future': A European vision for plant biotechnology towards 2025
...ted to European Commissioner Busquin. "Our society faces
tremendous challenges in the coming decades. There will be an increased demand for healthier, higher quality and more diverse food. The need for animal feed will grow. Agricultural production needs to become more environmentally friendly: maintainin...
Articles on remote sensing in ecology published in BioScience
...des. An outgrowth of the US space program, Landsat faces
an uncertain future. Next, Steven W. Running of the University of Montana and his associates describe how data now being generated by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer sensor of the Earth Observing System are used to generate global a...
Brain disease research, particle physics meet in the middle (ware)
.... Worlds away from neuroscience, the Grid3 project faces
similar challenges in data management and computing requirements for particle physics and biological science. To conduct simulations of elementary particles that require massive amounts of data, the Grid3 collaborators, supported by both NSF and the ...
U.S. President's budget proposal means 5-year cuts 'well below historic levels'
...Y 2005 budget now moves to Congress, the president faces
Republican control in both chambers, making it much more likely than in past years that his FY 2005 proposal will be enacted in close to its proposed form. However, with the crisis in the Middle East, and a slow track-record for passing the 2003 budg...
Making a friendlier mosquito
...ills over one million people a year. But that plan faces
some serious snags, according to UC Davis research...uitoes to spread from person to person. That plan faces
two problems, say postdoctoral researcher Matthew Hahn and Sergey Nuzhdin, a professor of evolution ...
Conservation International & SC Johnson invest in Ecuador's rainforest to offset climate impacts
...of its original species habitat, and the remainder faces
imminent threat of further destruction. Currently, less than one percent of Ecuador's coastal rainforest remains intact. Coastal Ecuador has been slowly degraded over the last 35 years by a trend of timber extraction followed by agriculture. T...
State of the Planet 2004
...ld's sustainability challenge. The world therefore faces
multiple and complex challenges: extreme poverty and the environmental degradation causing and resulting from poverty, as well as pervasive environmental consequences of affluence that must be brought under control. Ecosystem resilience and stability...
Should publicly funded research be free and available to the public?
...is far less readily available. The PloS model also faces
some problems. As their journals receive more and more submissions, as they surely will, the author-pays model gets more difficult to sustain. That's because it costs almost as much to reject a paper responsibly as it does to accept one. The higher t...
UW study: Baby's face lights up emotional center of new mom's brain
...s time, the mothers were shown photos of the happy faces
of their babies, other people's babies, adult acquaintances and adult strangers. The women looked at these photos during a series of brain scans. The scans, or functional magnetic resonance images (fMRI), captured activity in the mothers' brains. Wh...
International critical care doctors release first-ever guidelines for sepsis
...inst one of the most deadly enemies our profession faces
every day." The guidelines, in addition to today's presentation, will also appear in the March issues of both Critical Care Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine. Following those publications, the guidelines will be posted on line, free of charge, at ...
New study suggests brains of autistic children can be trained to recognize faces
...e to their lack of familiarity and experience with faces
rather than an inherent problem with the fusiform,...e brains of each individual responded when viewing faces
and when viewing cars. "As previously demonstrated, the brain area activated by unfamiliar faces
Special training may help people with autism recognize faces
...sors to recognize that something is a face because faces
are important in survival, in understanding emotio...e have special and distinct regions for perceiving faces
and others for perceiving objects. These regions are located in different parts of the temporal lobe...
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