Tag: "facial" at biology news
Researchers identify protein promoting vascular tumor growth
...r the growth of blood vessel tumors that can cause facial
deformities in infants and young children, paving the way for an antibody-based treatment to remove cells that fuel the tumors' growth. Blood vessel tumors require macrophages, a type of white blood cells, to develop. In studying these cells' role in...
Computer scientists at UH developing 'nurturing' computers
... computer peripheral. Through bioheat modeling of facial
imagery, almost the full range of vital signs can ... emotional distress. This periorbital area is the facial
area affected the most from blood flow redistribution during anxious states." Since current comput...
Identifying tick genes could halt disease, bioterrorism threat
...yme disease can cause lethargy, joint swelling and facial
paralysis. Some of the symptoms can become chronic arthritis and neurological syndromes. In 2002 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded approximately 24,000 cases of the often-misdiagnosed and under-diagnosed illness. This was a 40 p...
The birth of a beak
...studies, the researchers focused on one particular facial
prominence called the frontonasal mass, or FNM. Research associate Ping Wu, Ph.D., the paper's first author, found that in chickens and ducks there are two areas in the developing FNM in which cells divide rapidly to create the beak's mass. In chicke...
Stanford researcher's findings may shed light on common, deadly birth defect
...ms within the skull: a cleft lip or other abnormal facial
features can read like a map of brain development ...through an emerging "city" of brain structures and facial
features, influencing each phase of development in slightly different ways. Like an architect overse...
Babies with DiGeorge syndrome saved by immune supression, thymus transplant
... missing parathyroid gland, esophageal defects and facial
abnormalities such as low-set ears, wide-set eyes and a small jaw. The disorder can arise spontaneously or run in families. In less than half of cases, infants with complete DiGeorge syndrome will have a defect on chromosome 22. Markert notes the dia...
Rutgers chemist uses NMR to elucidate protein-DNA interaction
...o express themselves in the form of traits such as facial
appearance, hair and eye color or behaviors. In the July 16 issue of the journal Science, Rutgers-Newark chemistry professor Babis Kalodimos offers a solution to this puzzle in his paper, "Structure and Flexibility Adaptation in Nonspecific a...
$5 million grant funds partnership, studies of minority-based issues in reproductive health
...r periods, inability to get pregnant and excessive facial
and body hair. All three of these studies offer participants compensation for their participation. For more information about the studies or to find out how to participate, visit pennstatewomenshealth.com, or contact Patsy Rawa, study coordinator, 8...
New study confirms process leading to disorder causing male characteristics in women
...thesda, MD -- A woman finds herself with excessive facial
hair, obesity, menstrual abnormalities, infertility, and enlarged ovaries may have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), an unfortunate condition thought to be caused by excessive secretion by the ovaries of androgen, a hormone associated with male chara...
How genes get us wired
...orked in a mouse's brain but not in the developing facial
tissues, nerves extended outward from the brain but failed to reach the facial
muscles, leaving the mouse unable to blink its eyes, flatten its ears or make other facial
20 May AAAS lecture: Computers that Respond to Human Emotion
...l expression through physiological signals such as facial
expressions and voice changes, and respond with human-like skills such as listening, empathy and sympathy. The research and technology behind emotionally responsive machinery is state of the art, and controversial. On Thursday, 20 May, AAAS, the sc...
Gene discovered for Cornelia de Lange syndrome, a disabling genetic disease
... fingers or hands. There are typically distinctive facial
features, such as thin eyebrows that join together, long eyelashes, thin lips and excessive body hair. In the past, CdLS was often fatal in infancy; now, most children with the condition live into adulthood. Although CdLS has been known for decades,...
Solving the mystery of the dancer mice, and cleft lip too
...ll investigate the molecular networks that control facial
development to look for other important players in...ion Smile, a non-profit organization that provides facial
reconstruction surgery for indigent children and young adults in the United States and 20 developing...
Bird's song may be linked to speech disorders
...ene involved in setting up structures required for facial
control and vocalization," White said. White's team has shown that FoxP1 and FoxP2, while expressed early in life, stay on throughout the life of the songbird. "This implies that these genes may be involved in the lifelong process of speech," she sa...
Scientists unraveling lice genome to halt blood-sucking pest
...hree types of human lice sometimes can be found on facial
hair, and they can all be treated with insecticides, including shampoos containing pyrethroids. Other species of lice attack animals, such as dogs and cats, but house pets don't maintain or transmit human lice. "Current methods of controlling lice ar...
Specialized brain helped ancient reptiles fly and hunt
...se previous research has shed light on the correct facial
features of dinosaurs from designing a new nose for Diplodocus to removing the lips on Tyrannosaurus rex."If you look closely enough, fossils will reveal a whole lot more than we ever thought," he said....
UMHS researchers find clues to growing new jawbones in cancer patients after radiation therapy
... lower body. In 1995, surgeons began to use it for facial
reconstruction, looking at growing new jaws for children born with small jaws or without jaws. Buchman, director of UMHS's Craniofacial Anomalies Program, has had success using distraction osteogenesis on children and adults with jaw deformities. Su...
How genes orchestrate facial expressions
...all mammals, and so they likely help control human facial
expressions such as smiles and frowns. "In this s...dbrain, the embryo makes nerves that innervate the facial
muscles, and in another part of the hindbrain, the embryo makes nerves that innervate eye movement."...
Earliest European modern humans found
...man bones from the same cave -- a temporal bone, a facial
skeleton and a partial braincase -- are still unde.... In the process, the cavers and Rodrigo found the facial
skeleton, temporal bone and other pieces that are now undergoing analysis. Since then, Trinkaus an...
SPR Annual Meeting features newsworthy discoveries
...ces during the perception of emotional prosody and facial
affect -- D. Erik Everhart, Michael D. Carpenter, Joseph E. Carmona, Amy J. Ethridge, & Heath A. Demaree There might be something to that stereotype of the uncaring male. Adding fodder to the war of the sexes are recent findings that men's and wome...
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