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Downward head tilt can make people seem more dominant
We often look to people's faces for signs of how they're thinking or feeling, trying to gauge whether their eyes are narrowed or widened, whether the mouth is turned up or down. (2019-06-13)
Motorized scooter head injuries on the rise, Rutgers study finds
Facial and head injuries from riding electric scooters have tripled over the past decade, according to a Rutgers study. (2019-06-11)
Burt's Bees presents research on the proven power of naturals at the 2019 WCD
Burt's Bees, a leading provider of personal care products committed to natural skin care solutions, today announced research supporting new findings related to the skin's composition and the role of nature-based regimens to protect the skin against common environmental stressors. (2019-06-11)
How artificial intelligence detects rare diseases
Every year, around half a million children worldwide are born with a rare hereditary disease. (2019-06-06)
About faces: geometric style of portrait artwork
A team of computer scientists at the Interdisciplinary Center in Israel have developed an innovative method to automatically analyze artistic portraiture, capturing a high level of detail and accuracy of the portraits as well as the artists' individual style. (2019-06-05)
Brain disorder leaves lasting legacy of disability, study finds
Four out of five people with a hidden brain condition that causes limb weakness or paralysis experience lasting physical difficulties. (2019-06-05)
Children's brains reorganize after epilepsy surgery to retain visual perception
Children can keep full visual perception -- the ability to process and understand visual information -- after brain surgery for severe epilepsy, according to a study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health. (2019-06-04)
Facial bones of black adults age differently than other races, Rutgers study finds
Facial bones in black adults maintain higher mineral density as they age than other races, resulting in fewer changes to their facial structure, a Rutgers study finds. (2019-06-04)
Hard food, strong jaw: Jawbone structure responds to forceful chewing
Chewing, or mastication, is thought to impact jawbone structure as bone is continually reconstructed along with alterations in mechanical load. (2019-05-31)
Seeing disfigured faces prompts negative brain and behavior responses
A new study led by Penn Medicine researchers, which published today in Scientific Reports, found that people have implicit negative biases against people with disfigured faces, without knowingly harboring such biases. (2019-05-29)
People with benign skin condition willing to trade time, money to cure disorder
People with benign hyperpigmentation (the darkening or increase in the natural color of the skin), are willing to pay (WTP) nearly 14 percent of their monthly income and approximately 90 minutes a day to cure their condition. (2019-05-20)
Finding the 'Goldilocks' level of enthusiasm for business pitches
Georgia Institute of Technology researchers found how long an entrepreneur displays the highest level of excitement during a pitch also plays a major role in predicting success in receiving funding. (2019-05-17)
Researchers create standardized measurement for pediatric facial palsy
An international team of researchers has developed a standardized measurement for pediatric facial palsy that will improve the care for current and future patients with the condition. (2019-05-09)
Half a face enough for recognition technology
Facial recognition technology works even when only half a face is visible, researchers from the University of Bradford have found. (2019-05-01)
Too much smiling in a sales pitch could kill the deal
Researchers found a direct connection between salesmen spending too much time flashing their biggest smile during a presentation and the amount of capital raised. (2019-04-30)
Massachusetts General study finds women pay more for over-the-counter moisturizers
A study from dermatologists at Massachusetts General Hospital finds significant, gender-based price discrepancies in facial moisturizing products at three top online retailers - Amazon, Target, and Walmart. (2019-04-29)
Widespread brain connections enable face recognition
Remembering a familiar face engages a wider network of brain regions than previously thought, according to a study of healthy men and women published in JNeurosci. (2019-04-29)
How light triggers brain activity
Optogenetics uses light to control brain processes. It is based on light-controlled proteins such as channelrhodopsin-2, an ion channel that opens when it's exposed to light, thus activating cellular processes. (2019-04-23)
Young children judge others based on facial features as much as adults do
Just like adults, children by the age of 5 make rapid and consistent character judgements of others based on facial features, such as the tilt of the mouth or the distance between the eyes. (2019-04-18)
Need for social skills helped shape modern human face
As large-brained, short-faced hominins, our faces are different from other, now extinct hominins (such as the Neanderthals) and our closest living relatives (bonobos and chimpanzees), but how and why did the modern human face evolve this way? (2019-04-15)
The history of humanity in your face
The skull and teeth provide a rich library of changes that we can track over time, describing the history of evolution of our species. (2019-04-15)
Psychologists find smiling really can make people happier
Smiling really can make people feel happier, according to a new paper published in Psychological Bulletin. (2019-04-11)
Biochemical switches identified that could be triggered to treat muscle, brain disorders
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have found that the enzymes ULK1 and ULK2 play a key role in breaking down cell structures called stress granules, whose persistence leads to toxic buildup of proteins that kill muscle and brain cells. (2019-04-10)
Acute flaccid myelitis requires galvanized research response
Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) presents significant challenges not only to patients but also to researchers, and efforts must be accelerated to learn more about the condition, experts from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, write in a new perspective published in mBio. (2019-04-02)
Does wearable behavioral intervention improve social behavior in kids with autism spectrum disorder?
This randomized clinical trial of 71 children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) tested a wearable behavioral intervention deployed on Google Glass and worn by children at home to reinforce facial engagement and emotion recognition to improve social behavior. (2019-03-25)
World's smallest bears' facial expressions throw doubt on human superiority
The world's smallest bears can exactly mimic another bear's facial expressions, casting doubt on humans and other primates' supremacy at this subtle form of communication. (2019-03-21)
Children with autism are in 'in-tune' with mom's feelings like other children
New research addresses limitations of prior autism spectrum disorder (ASD) studies on facial emotion recognition by using five distinct facial emotions in unfamiliar and familiar (mom) faces to test the influence of familiarity in children with and without ASD. (2019-03-20)
Can artificial intelligence solve the mysteries of quantum physics?
A new study published in Physical Review Letters by Prof. (2019-03-12)
Novel treatments offer new hope for patients with autoimmune disease
Researchers at University of Utah Health have developed a new approach that targets the misfunctioning immune cells while leaving normal immune cells in place. (2019-03-04)
Study examines how sensitivity to emotions changes across the lifespan
Why do we become more positive as we grow older? (2019-03-01)
Face it. Our faces don't always reveal our true emotions
When it comes to reading a person's state of mind, visual context -- as in background and action -- is just as important as facial expressions and body language, according to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley. (2019-02-25)
Finnish researchers discover a new form of hereditary osteoporosis
Researchers at the University of Helsinki, Helsinki University Hospital (HUS) and Folkhälsan have identified a new gene whose variants cause hereditary childhood-onset osteoporosis. (2019-02-24)
Catch me if you can: Study reveals disguises are surprisingly effective
In a new study, led by researchers at the universities of York and Huddersfield, disguises reduced the ability of participants to match faces by around 30 percent, even when they were warned that some of the people had changed the way they look. (2019-02-18)
Facial trauma malpractice lawsuits favor physicians, Rutgers study finds
Southern courts favor physicians in malpractice lawsuits over facial trauma treatment, while courts in the Midwest favor patients, according to a Rutgers study. (2019-02-11)
Face transplant surgery can improve speech in victims of severe face trauma
A new case study out of New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development finds that face transplant surgery in patients who have experienced severe facial trauma can improve speech production. (2019-02-11)
First identification of brain's preparation for action
Neuroscientists have identified the processes which occur in our brains milliseconds before we undertake a series of movements, crucial for speech, handwriting, sports or playing a musical instrument. (2019-02-07)
New legislation needed to regulate police facial recognition technology
Facial recognition technology, being trialled by two major police forces in Britain, should be subjected to more rigorous testing and transparency, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Monash University. (2019-02-07)
New therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis successfully tested on mice
A team from Université Laval and the CERVO Brain Research Centre has demonstrated the efficacy in mice of a new therapy that addresses the main manifestation of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). (2019-02-06)
The silence of sickle cell disease
Silent strokes are a common symptom of sickle cell disease, though they can be debilitating. (2019-02-06)
Patients with facial pain report most benefit from self-care techniques
While oral appliances such as splints and bite guards are the most common treatment for facial pain from temporomandibular disorders (TMD), patients rate them as less helpful than self-care treatments, such as jaw exercises or warm compresses, finds a new study by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry. (2019-02-04)
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