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A frown or a smile? Children with autism can't discern

...kle. Gazes can be direct or shifty. “Reading?these facial expressions gives context and meaning to the words...g on ?they miss the nuances, the body language and facial expressions and sometimes miss the big picture and instead focus on minor, less socially relevant de...

Thymus transplants gives hope to babies with fatal immune disease

...ge of problems including heart defects and unusual facial features. However, about 1 percent of these babies have no thymus at all, a situation that ends in death, usually by infection. These are the patients who are candidates for thymus transplantation. "We want people to know that when the diagnosis o...

Allergy to hair dye increasing

...ad to dermatitis on the face and, in severe cases, facial swelling may occur. More than two thirds of hair dyes currently contain para-phenylenediamine (PPD) and other related agents. During the 20th century, allergic reactions to PPD became such a serious problem that it was banned from hair dyes in Ger...

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 tw...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...

Computer imaging assists with facial reconstructive surgery

...n the upper ear and chin in photographs could help facial plastic surgeons use computer imaging software to ...MA/Archives journals. “The importance of balanced facial proportions has been studied for centuries by architects, artists, physicians and dentists,?the auth...

Ladybugs may be cute, but watch out when they get near wine

...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 300,0...

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 300,0...

'The eyes have it' -- Autism research yields surprising results

...or at interpreting people’s mental states based on facial expressions, especially expressions around the eye...o interpret mental states when looking at animated facial expressions. The findings also suggest that the use of moving images, rather than conventional still...

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 ...

Study uncovers mutation responsible for Noonan Syndrome

...ive births. NS is characterized by short stature, facial abnormalities, and learning disabilities, as well as heart problems and predisposition to leukemia. Led by researchers at Harvard Medical School-Partners Healthcare Center for Genetics and Genomics (HPCGG) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center...

Highly concentrated botulinum preparation for cosmetic injections can result in severe illness

...f) 4 to 6 injections of this toxin solution in the facial area. All the patients eventually reported sympto...l a number of functions, including movement of the facial muscles and swallowing), with two patients experiencing shortness of breath. The researchers repo...

Perceived facial similarity in children is an estimate of kin recognition

Perceived facial similarity of children is effectively an estimate ...ondition, participants were only asked to rate the facial similarity of each pair of children. In a second condition, participants were asked to classify each...

High levels of blindness in southern Sudan following years of war

...homa control known as ‘SAFE? surgery, antibiotics, facial cleanliness, and environmental change. The authors call for its urgent implementation in southern Sudan. The surveys are also discussed in two ‘Perspective?articles in the same issue of PLoS Medicine. One article discusses the possibility that the...

Blue eyes -- A clue to paternity

...-eight male and female students were asked to rate facial attractiveness of models on a computer. The pictures were close-ups of young adult faces, unfamiliar to the participants. The eye color of each model was manipulated, so that for each model's face two versions were shown, one with the natural eye c...

Unique soybean lines hold promise for producing allergy-free soybeans

...ns and gastrointestinal irritation to more serious facial swelling, shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing and fainting. Avoiding soy products is becoming more difficult because of soy's use as fillers and components of many menu items. While people can read labels before preparing meals at home, avoid...

Do angry men get noticed?

By comparing how quickly human facial expressions of different types are detected in a c...he environment. It has long been hypothesized that facial expressions that signal potential threat, such as anger, may capture attention and therefore "stand ...

New understanding of parasite cell structures may provide treatments for serious tropical diseases

...bility to move. Other symptoms may include unusual facial characteristics, mental retardation, seizures and an inability to suck and/or swallow. Jaundice and gastrointestinal bleeding may also occur." The new research will open areas for further investigation. "Before this work in trypanosomes, there was ...

Speeding the search for elusive chromosomal errors

...s, such as developmental delays, heart defects and facial abnormalities, have gone undiagnosed because they may not have an easily recognizable syndrome," said study leader Tamin H. Shaikh, Ph.D., a molecular geneticist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "Until recently, our laboratory technology ...

Scientists reverse evolution

...ls in rhombomere 4 ?nerves that ultimately control facial expressions in animals. When a mouse is born with a disabled Hoxb1 gene, it suffers facial paralysis, and is unable to blink its eyes, wiggle its whiskers or pull back its ears. Tvrdik and...

Ultrasound may help regrow teeth

...ts usually undergo many surgeries to improve their facial appearance. This work on human patients was presented at the World Federation of Orthodontics in Paris, September 2005. "After proving it worked, we looked at creating a smaller ultrasound carrier where we can take the patient out as a variable," s...

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