Tag: "faces" at biology news
AAAS analyzes federal R&D 2004 budget
...Y 2004 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 2004 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...
Alaska oil and gas exploration good and bad for area life
...sent "a classic case of the tradeoffs that society faces
when natural resource development is balanced against a desire to preserve and protect the environment." Kennicutt was one of the 18 NRC committee members who compiled an assessment of oil and gas activities - including exploration, production and de...
New strategies against disease revealed as scientists probe genes' tasks
...in products of TB genes. Microarray research still faces
some important logistical hurdles, in order to reach its full potential. A central issue in the AAAS seminars was how researchers can share information, so as not to needlessly repeat each other's work when they need to determine what a certain gene ...
Brain imaging study sheds light on inner workings of human intelligence
...ing act. They had to keep a list of three words or faces
actively in mind. Every few seconds, they had to a...g a series of either unrelated words or unfamiliar faces
on a computer screen, one word or face every few seconds. Participants had to press a button to indi...
From da Vinci to Monet: Understanding how artists can manipulate the human visual system
... recognition system that sees in color, recognizes faces
and evaluates the environment. We use both systems simultaneously. Artists like Monet understood this dichotomy in our visual processes and used it empirically to give the illusion of color and space. The two parts are sometimes called the "where" a...
AAAS president calls to restore American health system
...tendees at the meeting. The American health system faces
an array of crises, said Bloom, chair of the Department of Neuropharmacology at the Scripps Research Institute of La Jolla, California, and former editor-in-chief of the AAAS journal, Science . Among the urgent problems now confronting the U.S. heal...
Researchers record first 'pheromone images' in brains of mice
...In each case, test animals repeatedly explored the faces
and anogenital areas of the stimulus animals with their snouts. The scientists then recorded male mouse responses to females, males of the same and different genetic backgrounds, and castrated males. To be certain they were recording responses to ph...
Science picks -- leads, feeds and story seeds (February 2003)
...r running through the heart of metropolitan Boston faces
water-quality problems, but they aren't any worse than those in other similarly urban rivers, according to a new USGS study. As a matter of fact, the quality of the Lower Charles River water can be considered good--it meets water-quality standards an...
McLean Hospital and Repligen announce results of brain imaging study of secretin
...subject was presented with a series of pictures of faces
with either a neutral, happy or fearful facial exp...lure to activate the amygdala when viewing fearful faces
is a characteristic of people with autism and patients with amygdala damage. The current study was ...
Facial markings help paper wasps identify each other
...y by employing chemicals called pheromones. "Their faces
are far more beautiful and different than you'd ex...terrupted the societal rankings by painting wasps' faces
and abdomens, altering their yellow markings. Back in the colony, these painted wasps were the victi...
UIC chemists identify compound that inhibits cell migration
... who has had a tumor removed through surgery still faces
the problem that some cancer cells escaped. By taking a cocktail of drugs, including anti-migratory compounds like UIC-1005 and other compounds we've yet to discover, the cancer could be more effectively contained. So even if not every cancer cell wa...
Teen angst rooted in busy brain
...ged between 10 and 22 were shown images containing faces
or words, or a combination of the two. The researchers asked them to describe the emotion expressed, such as angry, happy, sad or neutral. The team found the speed at which people could identify emotions dropped by up to 20 per cent at the age of 11...
Structure reveals details of cells cargo-carriers
...group also identified the part of the complex that faces
away from the ER membrane, which includes components that attract another molecule that knits together, or "polymerizes," the coat, pinching off the vesicle from the ER membrane like a mold. The new structure hints at how the coat disassembles itself...
US government commits $36 million to protect Congo's forests
...ered apes in the world. Biodiversity in the Basin faces
serious threats, most notably logging and bushmeat hunting. Logging feeds the bushmeat trade as roads built to gain access to forestlands become access routes for hunters. The widespread slaughter of wild animals in the Congo Basin creates "empty for...
Promising multi-strain HIV vaccine candidate emerges
...ts as multiple strains that present many different faces
to the immune system, say the authors. The surface of the AIDS virus, HIV, is coated with a protein called gp120 that has chemical features that vary from strain to strain. It has been difficult for researchers to find a single vaccine component that...
Gene may bias amygdala response to frightful faces
...ain activity was scanned. They matched one of two faces
that appeared at the bottom of the screen having the same emotion angry or afraid expressed on a face at the top of the screen. This task is known to activate the amygdala, a small almond-shaped structure deep in the brain that processes fearful s...
Acid rain threatens forests in more ways than previously thought
...certain critical nutrient, such as calcium, a tree faces
the risk of dying. In parts of Germany, for example, trees are already dying not from the direct effects of the acid, but from magnesium deficiency, this magnesium loss from the soil stemming from leaching by acid rain. Such leaching results in the...
Historic U.S.-Peru debt-for-nature swap
...ly 1,800 bird species. Yet this rich biodiversity faces
a number of threats including the loss of habitat due to unsustainable logging (particularly of hardwoods such as mahogany and cedar), conversion of forest land to agriculture, mining, oil and gas exploration and unsustainable harvesting of nontimber...
Brains of outgoing people react more to happy faces than those of shy individuals
... of outgoing people react more positively to happy faces
than those of shy individuals, study shows It does... human face. Activation of the amygdala by fearful faces
compared to neutral faces
has been relatively consistently reported in scientific literature, Canli ...
Study suggests infants 'tune in' to familiar face groups
...IS / ST. PAUL--How good are you at recognizing the faces
of monkeys? Chances are, you were very good at six... good--or at least fast--at discriminating between faces
of people. That's the conclusion of a study by researchers at the University of Minnesota and two En...
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