Tag: "facial" at biology news
Facial attraction -- choice of sexual partner shaped the human face
...ion between the mouth and eyebrows, known as upper facial
height, develops differently in men and women. Unlike other facial
features, however, this difference cannot be explained simply in terms of men being bigger than wome...
Macho men are seen as bad choice for long-term love
... Andrews Universities found that men with feminine facial
features are seen as more committed and less likel...ared to their feminine counterparts, who had finer facial
features with fuller lips, wide eyes and thinner, more curved eyebrows. The scientists say the r...
Synchrotron could help save the Tassie devil
...t to save the Tasmanian devil from the outbreak of facial
tumour disease currently decimating devil populati...nges could occur in Tasmanian devils hair when the facial
tumour disease is triggered. But, the theory needs to be fully tested, Dr Church says. It might wor...
Testing the force of a shark's bite
...ntil researchers were ready to analyse its jaw and facial
muscles last week. A collaborative project involving NSW DPI, the Universities of NSW, Newcastle and Tampa, Florida, and led by Dr Stephen Wroe aims to reveal the cranial mechanics, bite force and feeding behaviour in the Great White Shark using hi...
Reading a face is tricky business
...ences at Northwestern. As a result, the ratings of facial
expressions they did see were biased. In other ...mental events that signal danger, such as someones facial
expression of fear, may be preferentially detected so as to alert the individual to make an appropri...
JCI table of contents: July 19, 2007
...od clotting, and a characteristic configuration of facial
features. In a study in mice appearing online on July 19 in advance of publication in the August print issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Jeffrey Robbins and colleagues from Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center show that blocking...
Study examines cause of hearing loss for patients with certain genetic disease
...ining to the ear or hearing] fullness, aural pain, facial
nerve weakness, and aural pain and facial
nerve weakness combined, the authors write. Intralabyrinthine (inner ear) hemorrhage was found in...
Researchers use adult stem cells to create soft tissue
...se a patients own stem cells to develop tissue for facial
reconstruction following disfiguring injuries from war, cancer surgery or accidents. The Columbia research team, led by Jeremy Mao, D.D.S., Ph.D., associate professor of dental medicine, aims to create long-lasting soft tissue implants from mesench...
Bisphosphonate treatment is associated with jaw bone problems
...bisphosphonates are at an increased risk of jaw or facial
bone deterioration or infection, according to a st...us bisphosphonates and osteonecrosis of the jaw or facial
bones, a condition in which poor blood supply to the area leads to bone death or deterioration. Bisp...
Daddies' girls choose men just like their fathers
... parental characteristics, in women. The team used facial
measurements to give a clear view of how fathers facial
features relate directly to the features of faces their daughters find attractive. The study, supp...
JCI table of contents: May 24, 2007
...and function of the brain. The most severe form of facial
defects is cyclopia, in which only a single eye de... single Shh allele in Gas1-/- mice exacerbated the facial
deformities, providing evidence that Shh and Gas1 interact. The study suggests that GAS1 in humans m...
Salk scientist Ursula Bellugi elected to National Academy of Sciences
...zzling genetically based disorder leaves language, facial
recognition and social skills remarkably well preserved in contrast to severe inadequacy in other cognitive aptitudes. This disorder arises from a faulty recombination event during the development of sperm or egg cells. As a result, almost invariably...
Ape gestures offer clues to the evolution of human communication
...r hands, feet and limbs more flexibly than they do facial
expressions and vocalizations, further supporting .... We know gestures are evolutionarily younger than facial
expressions and vocalizations, as shown by their presence in apes and humans but not in monkeys. "A ...
UTSA neurobiologist awarded $225,000 from Whitehall Foundation
...l a variety of bodily functions including chewing, facial
expression, heart rate, breathing and digestion. "We would like to understand how simple, evolutionarily conserved mechanisms are used to generate the network of neurons that produce complex behaviors associated with the head, " said Gaufo. "With...
Man's earliest direct ancestors looked more apelike than previously believed
...an"s earliest direct ancestor as having a vertical facial
profile and a relatively large brain an interpretation widely accepted until now. Dr. Bromage"s reconstruction also suggests that humans developed a larger brain and more vertical face with a less pronounced jaw and smaller teeth at least 300,00...
Cholesterol could be key to treating fetal alcohol syndrome
... The syndrome also can lead to growth retardation, facial
abnormalities and lowered mental functioning. It i... development of the brain; at four to eight weeks, facial
structures, heart and eyesight could be affected. Two to three months into fetal development, alcoho...
New genetic mutations found that may cause cleft lip/palate
...nd we were especially interested in how it affects facial
development. Prior to this study, the fibroblast growth factors had been looked at in syndromic forms of clefting but had not been examined in non-syndromic forms," said Riley, whose research team is based in the lab of Jeff Murray, M.D., a professor...
Lost cuckoo breaks its silence
...th a black crown and green bill, and striking blue facial
markings. The Wildlife Conservation Society operates a field conservation projects throughout Indonesia, and works with local partners to safeguard this archipelagos amazing wildlife, many of which are found nowhere else on earth. The WCS project ...
Eye movement tasks can be used to assess fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
.... This is especially true when the characteristic facial
features are absent, and subtle neurobehavioral problems are the primary feature. Furthermore, many of the children affected by prenatal alcohol exposure live in remote communities, lacking access to FASD diagnostic clinics and sophisticated neuroim...
Gene found for rare disorder may reveal new pathway in mental retardation
...ing problems, deformed upper limbs and distinctive facial
features. In the current study, mutations in two...cause mental retardation, but with less pronounced facial
features and none of the limb defects, such as missing hands or fingers, that are hallmarks of class...
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