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Our brain looks at eyes first to identify a face

... identification come from, in the first place, the eyes and then the shape of the mouth and nose. The ... this resolution if we take into account the eyes alone ignoring the nose and the mouth but also ... pixels in size. "Furthermore, the pictures of the eyes provide the least 'noisiest' result, which means ...

CSHL-led team identifies key decision-point at which cells with broken DNA repair themselves or die

... identify a protein with the unlikely name eyes Absent, or EYA, as performing a critical role in ... Ph.D., of the Tonks lab, showed that when eyes Absent was not present in damaged cells grown in ... structure, including that oddly named protein, eyes Absent. Why that one? As Tonks explains, "EYA ...

Stem cell therapy makes cloudy corneas clear, according to Pitt researchers

... trigger a rejection response when injected into eyes that are scarred and hazy, according to ... indicate that after stem cell treatment, mouse eyes that initially had corneal defects looked no different than mouse eyes that had never been damaged," Dr. Funderburgh ...

MIT: Why we have difficulty recognizing faces in photo negatives

... every normal lighting condition, a person's eyes appear darker than the forehead and cheeks. He ... a third type of image in which the celebrities' eyes were restored to their original levels of ... because the light/dark relationships between the eyes and surrounding areas are the same as they would ...

Cats' eye diseases genetically linked to diseases in humans

... models because they have relatively large eyes that are comparable to those of human babies. The ... develop early changes in the interior of their eyes by the time they are approximately 2 years old. ... with severe changes in the interior of their eyes after only a couple of months. ...

DNA evidence is in, newly discovered species of fish dubbed H. psychedelica

... year ago that the fish with rare, forward-facing eyes like humans and a secretive nature was the ... . The species has a flattened face with eyes directed forward. It's something Pietsch, with 40 ... in front, like it does in humans. Most fish, with eyes on either side of their head, don't have vision ...

Tom Cruise smile comes with a sunburn price

... is not only a con, but is dangerous to your eyes and skin, says a Royal Society of Chemistry ... over bleaching without UV, and damages skin and eyes up to four times as much as sunbathing, reports a ... The treatment is at least as damaging to skin and eyes as sunbathing in Hyde Park for a midsummer's ...

Spookfish uses mirrors for eyes

... the fundamental optical problem faced by all eyes how to make an image using a mirror." While ... into the abyss below. These 'diverticular' eyes are unique among all vertebrates in that they use ... are largely looking for. The diverticular eyes image these flashes, warning the spookfish of ...

Uncovering secrets of life in the ocean

... worms, sponges, jellyfish - have the simplest eyes that exist. They consist of no more than two ... suggested by Charles Darwin as the first eyes to appear in animal evolution. They cannot form ... how the animals do phototaxis with their simple eyes and nervous system," explains Detlev Arendt, ...

Study says eyes evolved for X-Ray vision

... Troy, N.Y. The advantage of using two eyes to see the world around us has long been ... environments like fields or plains, and they have eyes located on either side of their head. These sideways-facing eyes allow an animal to see in front of and behind ...

New fossil tells twisted tale of how flatfishes ended up with two eyes on one side of head

... sole, have a bizarre structural adaptation: both eyes are on one side of their head. What is even more ... it allows flatfishes to use both of their eyes to look up when they are lying on the seafloor. ... the bottom. Some families of flatfishes have both eyes on the right side of their head while other ...

Are you looking at me?

... In humans, the eyes are said to be the window to the soul, conveying ... if the person is just as close, but their eyes are turned away, the birds resumed feeding ... useful since many predators orient their head and eyes towards their prey as they attack. This ...

New fish has a face even Dale Chihuly could love

... With its unusual flattened face, the fish's eyes appear to be directed forward, something Pietsch ... and habits of fishes. Most fishes have eyes on either side of their head so that each eye sees something different. Only very few fishes have eyes whose radius of vision overlaps in front, ...

Logging road threatens rare peat dome, tigers

... In an investigative report published today by eyes on the Forest, evidence shows that a new logging ... recognized conservation area, according to eyes on the Forest, a coalition of local NGO network ... logging road, said Nursamsu of WWF-Indonesia and eyes on the Forest coordinator. But the tigers of ...

Zoologists challenge longstanding theory that 'eyespots' mimic the eyes of predators' enemies

... conspicuous features, not because they mimic the eyes of the predators own enemies, according to ... been assumed that this is because they mimic the eyes of the predators own enemies. However, recent ... conspicuous features, not because they mimic the eyes of the predators own enemies. This suggests that ...

Blue-eyed humans have a single, common ancestor

... New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. A team at the ... the pigment that gives colour to our hair, eyes and skin. The switch, which is located in the ... melanin in the iris effectively diluting brown eyes to blue. The switchs effect on OCA2 is very ...

Multiple species of bacteria may cause trachoma: Implications for treatment

... of the eyelid. As the eyelashes of the infected eyes turn inward they scar the cornea - the ... that is typically described in trachoma-infected eyes but also the type usually associated with ... strongly linked with severe inflammation of the eyes as was infection with the C. trachomatis bacteria ...

7th annual [BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference 'Molecular Evolution' June 18-19, 2009

... J. Gehring, opening the conference with a keynote lecture, "Evolution of eyes and Photoreceptors", is Professor at the Biozentrum of the University of ... master control gene, that is, Pax6 can induce the formation of ectopic eyes in both insects and vertebrates, necessitates a reconsideration of the ...

'The Vision Revolution': Eyes are the source of human 'superpowers'

... user's manuals listing all the powers we're capable of much of what our eyes can do is still not yet known," Changizi said. "That's why I think this is ... misleadingly simple questions: 1) Why do we see in color? 2) Why do our eyes face forward? 3) Why do we see illusions? 4) Why does reading come so ...

New species of spiders discovered by UBC scientist in Papua New Guinea

... the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC. Two of the jumping spiders' eight eyes have evolved to be large with high-resolution vision to spot prey. Female ... Maddison. "Jumping spiders with their remarkably miniaturized yet acute eyes could help us understand how to push the limits of vision. In addition to ...

Iowa State researcher develops new treatment method for canine eye diseases

... University researcher is exploring a new method of getting medicine to the eyes of infected dogs that is more effective and reliable than using eye drops. ... to replace eye drops that may require an owner to put drops in a dog's eyes several times a day, sometimes without noticeable effect. "With drops, ...

Gene therapy restores vision to mice with retinal degeneration

... cells was found in about 10 percent of ganglion cells in the treated eyes but not in eyes that received a sham injection. Many of the melanopsin-expressing cells ...

Protecting those who heal

... September in Latin America, the IAEA is organizing a study to test the eyes of interventional cardiologists participating in a regional medical ... themselves better in the future and reduce further radiation in their eyes while maintaining the clinical load." The IAEAs Dr. Madan Rehani, a ...

Shrimps see beyond the rainbow

... scientists have shown that shrimp of the species Gonodactylus smithii have eyes that simultaneously measure four linear and two circular polarisations, ... the whole story in our case, though. We found the same structures in the eyes of both boy and girl mantis shrimps, and yet neither have circularly ...

American Chemical Society’s Weekly PressPac -- May 7, 2008

... in medical knowledge about the biochemical changes that occur inside the eyes of individuals with diabetic retinopathy (DR) a leading cause of vision ... report discovery of 37 proteins that were increased or decreased in the eyes of patients with DR compared to patients without the disease. Edward P. ...

Sharper image: UH optometrist establishes sports vision clinic

... the offseason to test, train and condition the female athletes and their eyes in preparation for the 2007-08 season. We started out by examining ... neglect the need for eye protection. The easiest way to protect your eyes as an athlete is to get regular eye exams and to wear proper eye ...

Working memory has limited 'slots'

... than a wider range of fuzzier impressions. Humans rarely move their eyes smoothly. As our eyes flit from object to object, the visual system briefly shuts off to cut ...

Is DNA repair a substitute for sex?

... the gene pool that sex usually does. (For example, a gene coding for brown eyes may repair a gene coding for blue eyes on its paired chromosome, and end up turning the blue-eye gene into a ...

NYU scientists set stage for understanding how color vision is processed

... study was supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health. eyes have been optimized to process maximum amounts of information by perceiving different parameters of the visual world and responding to them. The eyes can perform several major functions, from simple detection of light for ...

Pew Institute teams with Chantecaille Cosmetics to protect global marine life

... percent of the proceeds of its gorgeous new Protected Paradise Face and eyes compacts to support vital marine science research and conservation ... climate change. Chantecailles newly released Protected Paradise Face and eyes makeup compacts will support the Pew Fellows in Marine Conservation, who ...

Language of a fly proves surprising

... of researchers has developed a novel way to view the world through the eyes of a common fly and partially decode the insects reactions to changes in ... organisms have an interest in conserving energy, Nemenman said. Fly eyes account for about one-tenth of the flys energy consumption. The fly wants ...

Typical North American diet is deficient in omega-3 fatty acids

... Nutrition. Omega 3 fatty acids are important for the babys developing eyes and brain, says Dr. Sheila Innis, the studys principal investigator, head ... neurological maturity in babies who are unable to talk. Since the eyes are connected to the brain, they reflect the brains development. The ...

New study uncovers secrets behind butterfly wing patterns

... Irvine, Calif., Oct. 25, 2007 -- The genes that make a fruit fly's eyes red also produce red wing patterns in the Heliconius butterfly found in ... two additional butterfly experts -- Adriana Briscoe, who studies butterfly eyes and color vision, and Tony Long, who studies eyespot patterns on butterfly ...

Researchers: No faking it, crocodile tears are real

... seven animals teared up as they tore into their food, with some of their eyes even frothing and bubbling. There are a lot of references in general ... land. Thats critical to seeing the tearing because in water the animals eyes would be wet anyway. The farms keepers dont train the crocodiles to ...

JCI table of contents: Aug. 16, 2007

... induces the formation of an abnormal network of blood vessels in the eyes of wild-type mice, but not in the eyes of S1P2R-deficient mice. The absence of pathological blood vessel ...

Toxic molecule may help birds 'see' north and south

... a biochemical process involving the protein cryptochrome in a bird's eye. Cryptochrome is a blue-light photoreceptor found in plants and in the eyes of birds and other animals. Schulten was the first to propose (in 2000) that this protein was a key component of birds' geomagnetic sense, a proposal ...

New supplement may help slow sight loss in elderly

... the expensive treatments that are needed to deal with the condition. "Up to 500 people a year in Northern Ireland will lose sight in one or both eyes as a result of late AMD. "We wanted to carry out the study as prevention of progression to late AMD can result in a reduced financial and societal ...

Major breakthrough in early detection and prevention of AMD

... and inflammation program at the National Eye Institute. Ambati's research team was able to detect these same abnormal blood vessels in the living eyes of mice by attaching anti-CCR3 antibodies to tiny semiconductor nanocrystals called "quantum dots" and injecting these into the mice. The antibodies ...

Healing wounds with lasers, vehicles that drive themselves, other cutting-edge optics

... GeoEye-2, which is expected to be launched around 2012 and would have a ground resolution twice as fine as GeoEye-1. These powerful public eyes in the sky have already had an impact. Madden says for instance, a researcher at the University of California, San Diego is using satellite imagery ...

Genital stimulation opens door for cryptic female choice in tsetse flies

... the 30-minute ritual during which the male rubs the underside of the female's abdomen with his hind legs, sings to her by buzzing his wings, rubs her eyes with his front legs, and so on. With Daniel Briceo, professor of biology at the University of Costa Rica, Eberhard modified male genital ...
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