Tag: "faces" at biology news
Baby brains learn to 'tune in' faces, Science authors say
...is and colleagues, people tune their brains to the faces
they see the most within the first year of life, h...ferences that are most important for telling human faces
apart, and losing the ability to detect those differences that are not so useful. This evidence for ...
Study: Higher energy intake, obesity affects all age groups, not just youths
...e groups, he said. This is not a problem that only faces
teens or young adults but one that faces
all Americans. Nielsen said the research involved analyzing nationally representative data from the...
Rock climbing harms cliff ecosystems
...diversityof vegetation on cliffs. Notably, climbed faces
had only 4% as manyvascular plant species as those that were unclimbed. Moreover, thediversity of bryophytes and lichens in climbed areas were roughly 30 and40% of that in climbed areas, respectively. Rock climbing also decreases the cover of vegeta...
AAAS speakers report worldwide 'epidemic' of obesity
..., and Latin America. But now, the developing world faces
rapid shifts in urbanization, technology, food processing, and even leisure time, and all these factors contribute to the rise of obesity in these countries, said Barry Popkin of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Popkin suggested that ...
Perception is stored in single neurones
...ey showed the monkeys a series of line drawings of faces
on a computer monitor. (In another set of experiments the monkeys learned to recognize fish.) The faces
consisted of an outline of the head and a total of four variable features: eye height, eye separatio...
New research findings offers possible clues for avoiding sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
...r when death occurs in infants sleeping with their faces
covered by soft porous bedding Bethesda, MD The...e (1) a variable seal between bedding and infants' faces
and (2) gas gradients in the bedding beneath the infants, with O2-poor and CO2-rich air nearest to t...
Science's Top Ten: nanoscale computing circuits named top scientific advance of 2001
...he international science and engineering community faces
a "sobering new era" after the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States, challenged by shrinking budgets, information-sharing and collaboration restrictions, and shifting research priorities. In a special section devoted to "The Year of Li...
Potential of tailoring drugs to genetic makeup confirmed--but challenges remain
...r, the application of pharmacogenomics information faces
significant challenges, and further basic science, clinical and policy research is needed to determine in what areas pharmacogenomics can have the greatest impact, how it can be incorporated into practice, and what are its societal implications. One ...
Gene chips bring new order to lung cancer types, could yield sharper diagnoses, better drugs
... than in leukemia or lymphoma. The same difficulty faces
specialists trying to identify the basic characteristics of most solid tumors. In the lung cancer experiment, the researchers obtained 203 lung tissue samples, 139 of which were adenocarcinomas. To determine which genes were active and which were sil...
Study: control of chloride channels localized, discovery may boost cystic fibrosis treatment
... to parents who each carry the defective CFTR gene faces
a 25 percent risk of being born with cystic fibrosis. He or she has a 50-50 chance of being a carrier of CF and a 25 percent chance of being normal. About one of every 20 Caucasians in the United States has the defective CFTR gene. Dr. Francis Coll...
Finding a face in a crowd
...s, Inc., of Jersey City, N.J., that can find human faces
anywhere in a field of view. It can track up to 10 faces
simultaneously in a live video. It can follow that face as it moves through a crowd while also searc...
Why does a worm need nearly as many genes as a man?
...ugh geological time to cope with the challenges it faces
from other soil dwelling organisms. Its ability to fend off a bacterial toxin, for example, has recently been shown to be affected by mutation in five different genes. Hodgkin suggests that this battle between the microbes in the soil and the worm ma...
Brain scan patterns identify objects being viewed
... able to represent a virtually unlimited number of faces
and objects? Neuroscientists are looking for the ...w represents how complex attributes of objects and faces
are "related visually, structurally or semantically." Such an architecture "has the capacity to pro...
Stigma and global health: Developing a research agenda
...d be describing the isolation and humiliation that faces
people with stigmatizing conditions in many parts of the world. To explore the relationship between stigma and public health, examine the social and cultural determinants of stigma, explore how stigma prevents people from seeking or getting treatment...
Designer diets: ACS symposium will explore relationships between diet and genes, August 28-29
The old adage, "you are what you eat," faces
an update as a prescription to "eat what you are." If researchers are correct, the diet of the future may be custom-tailored to the shape of our personal genetic profiles. Scientists believe the emerging science of nutrigenomics, which studies inter...
Scientists call for development of ecological forecasting
... findings to the scientific community. But society faces
a great number of environmental problems, and if it can't come to us for help and knowledge, there is no place else to go. The federal agencies by themselves can't provide much of the basic scientific understanding of these issues that people need."...
Scientistis say 'business-as-usual' is not an option with global change
...r planet and the urgent need for action. The world faces
significant environmental problems that encompass and go way beyond global warming, they say. "The accelerating human transformation of the Earths environment is not sustainable. Therefore the business-as-usual option of dealing with the Earth is no...
New effort to increase coal production announced
...ng industry. These initiatives come as the country faces
its worse energy crisis since the 1970s. The DOE has just announced a $3 million award to Virginia Tech and to West Virginia University to establish a Center for Advanced Separation Technologies (CAST). This award follows on the heels of another DOE ...
URI professor investigates the muscle behind blue mussels
...ile waves come and go isnt enough, the blue mussel faces
the threat of being ripped off its rocky perch by violent storms or hurricanes. And now comes global warming, which is making the world windier and the waves stronger. The mollusk will either have to get stronger by producing more threads or fall off...
Taming chaos? German scientists force checkerboard patterns from turbulence, suggesting better control strategies
... system. A child shooting at toy ducks in a barrel faces
a problem involving control theory. He's got to anticipate where the duck will be. To make that prediction, he must identify and measure properties that influence what the system can do." Max-Planck scientists describe their control concept as "globa...
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