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3D Face Scans That Spot Early Autism and Help Identify Genes Responsible (VIDEO) Autism has been a disease difficult to identify in young children, often preventing initiation of early stage therapy that can have the most dramatic positive impact. Researchers at University of Missouri, spurred by one of the scientists on the team who has been working with autistic kids and seemed to have noticed patterns, wanted to see whether children with autism have any characteristic facial features, since many brain conditions are known to. The team used 3D cameras to scan kids’ faces as they fidgeted in their chairs. One group of kids was known to be autistic, while the other was developing normally. Because 3D scanning allows the measurement of features along the actual surface of the face, they were able to compare parameters that are effectively impossible to get from traditional photography.

They did this by creating maps out of the scans and identifying a lot of distances to be measured. Press release: Advanced 3-D Facial Imaging May Aid in Early Detection of Autism… Gear VR Innovator Edition. Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition is powered by the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and is not compatible with other smartphones or devices. Some high-quality gaming apps may require the use of an Android game controller, sold separately, to offer control capabilities in addition to the Gear VR’s integrated touchpad and tracking sensors. Enter coupon code STAVR1 at checkout to receive $30 off Samsung Gamepad with purchase of Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition. Samsung Gamepad Samsung Gear VR The new Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition delivers a completely new experience you’ve never seen before, literally surrounding you with virtual video, images and games in a full 360 degree immersive environment.

Innovation At Its Best Powered by Oculus and the Galaxy Note 4, Gear VR Innovator Edition gives content creators and VR enthusiasts a chance to get their hands on the first virtual reality experience powered by a smartphone. See the Difference Immersive Environments All-In-One Experience Milk VR At a Glance: Swapping Young Blood for Old Reverses Aging | Innovators. In what could have profound implications for understanding the process of aging, a trio of scientific papers published today show that infusing elderly mice with the blood of young mice can reverse many of the mental and physical impairments of growing old. Expanding on earlier research, the three studies—published concurrently in Nature Medicine and Science—demonstrate rejuvenating effects in memory, muscle strength, endurance, and sense of smell. Together, they suggest that there might be factors in the young blood that can produce globally regenerating effects in older animals.

In addition to reversing the normal ravages of aging, the papers suggest, young blood might help turn around declines in cognitive function associated with age-related conditions such as heart enlargement and Alzheimer's disease. The UCSF and Stanford scientists also directly injected old mice with young-mouse blood plasma, the yellowish liquid base of blood in which proteins and other solids are suspended. Controlling genes with your thoughts. Researchers led by ETH Zurich professor Martin Fussenegger have constructed the first gene network that can be controlled by our thoughts. The inspiration for this development was a game that picks up brainwaves in order to guide a ball through an obstacle course.

It sounds like something from the scene in Star Wars where Master Yoda instructs the young Luke Skywalker to use the force to release his stricken X-Wing from the swamp: Marc Folcher and other researchers from the group led by Martin Fussenegger, Professor of Biotechnology and Bioengineering at the Department of Biosystems (D-BSSE) in Basel, have developed a novel gene regulation method that enables thought-specific brainwaves to control the conversion of genes into proteins - called gene expression in technical terms. "For the first time, we have been able to tap into human brainwaves, transfer them wirelessly to a gene network and regulate the expression of a gene depending on the type of thought. Machine Vision Systems | Machine Vision Technology. Microscan Leads Machine Vision System Technology Microscan holds one of the world's most robust patent portfolios for machine vision systems technology, including hardware design, software algorithms and machine vision illumination.

Our Visionscape® brand of machine vision hardware and software is an industry pioneer, improving automated technical inspection, gauging and measurement capability to the benefit of manufacturers worldwide. Microscan is in continual development of our Visionscape hardware and software as well as our NERLITE® machine vision lighting products, to ensure we provide cutting edge technology and the most complete offerings for machine vision applications. About Machine Vision While human inspectors working on assembly lines visually inspect parts to judge the quality of workmanship, machine vision systems use cameras and image processing software to perform similar inspections. 3D-Printed Embryonic Stem Cells Created | Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine. Imagine if you could take living cells, load them into a printer, and squirt out a 3D tissue that could develop into a kidney or a heart. Scientists are one step closer to that reality, now that they have developed the first printer for embryonic human stem cells.

In a new study, researchers from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh have created a cell printer that spits out living embryonic stem cells. The printer was capable of printing uniform-size droplets of cells gently enough to keep the cells alive and maintain their ability to develop into different cell types. The new printing method could be used to make 3D human tissues for testing new drugs, grow organs, or ultimately print cells directly inside the body. Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) are obtained from human embryos and can develop into any cell type in an adult person, from brain tissue to muscle to bone.

The two inks were dispensed in layers, one on top of the other to create cell droplets of varying concentration. Fasotec Print a 3D model of your unborn baby with the ‘Shape of an angel’ service. Fasotec and Hiroo Ladies clinic, have started a service that makes 3D models showing the inside of the abdomen during pregnancy. This service began on July 30. Currently, many clinics provide photos taken during ultrasound scans. But this is the world’s first service to provide a 3D model that you can actually hold. “We actually got three expectant mothers to try this out. The 3D model is generated using a special technology, called BioTexture, for 3D processing of the image data. “This is the eight month of pregnancy, so the face isn’t clear yet. The standard service costs 100,000 yen, not including the cost of imaging.

This Video is provided to you by, AkihabaraNews Official Partner. The Dirtiest Things in a Hotel Room Revealed | The Germiest Places. Want to stay away from germs during your next hotel stay? Then don’t turn on the TV or lights — new research shows that TV remotes and light switches are among the most contaminated items in hotel rooms.

Researchers from the University of Houston took bacteria samples from several items in hotel rooms in three regions of the United States. While the toilet and the sink were expected to have high levels of bacteria, researchers also found more surprising items with high contamination levels, such as the remote and the switch on the bedside lamp. Hotel rooms “don’t have to have it ready for surgery,” said study researcher Jay Neal, a microbiologist at the University of Houston, but there certainly is room for improvement in their cleanliness. The amount of bacteria on the remote may not mean that it's “any dirtier than at home, but there’s a stranger factor” in a hotel room, said Neal, who oversaw the research performed primarily by student Katie Kirsh.

How GE Branded My Unborn Baby. 238,900 miles from Earth, I see my unborn child for the first time. My view is a grainy black-and-white image on a 10-inch screen, unremarkable and indistinguishable in every way, save for the tiniest of bubbles. It’s the great unknown. It’s my moon. I never cared about an ultrasound before my wife’s, before that grainy black-and-white image was our crystallizing future, before the radioscopic pulse of the diagnostic sound waves transitioned seamlessly into a heartbeat. The cadence was impossibly confident for an entity so small and distant.

It was the sound of life itself. It wasn’t until hours later, staring at a snapshot in a trance, that I realized how intensely we’d been manipulated by a higher power. My child was but a bundle of organized cells just a few weeks in development, yet he or she had already been enlisted as a soldier in the $4.6 billion ultrasound market war. The Power Of Unconscious Branding On my end, I experience a sort of Pavlovian association, he explains. The face machine that knows if you're happy or bored.

9 August 2013Last updated at 09:50 ET By Samantha Fenwick You and Yours BBC reporter Samantha Fenwick tried out the expression-mapping software What do your facial expressions give away about you? New technology is claimed to be able to figure out if you're happy or sad, bored or enthralled - and is offering companies the chance to find out how you react to their online advertising. Biometric tracking uses a standard webcam to map the facial expressions of people who have given their permission to be monitored. The technology is currently being used to map how volunteers react to big budget advertising campaigns before they are launched.

The BBC conducted an informal experiment with developer Realeyes for Radio 4's consumer programme You & Yours. The experiment measured the emotions of 150 Radio 4 listeners, charting every grin or grimace as they listened to some of the station's better-known tunes. Continue reading the main story “Start Quote End QuoteMihkel Jäätma Realeyes managing director. Huggies Smart Belt Lets Expecting Dads Vicariously Experience Baby's Kicks. 4inShare Kimberly-Clark, the maker of Huggies brand of diapers, wants to help expecting fathers participate in their kids lives even before it’s time to go diaper shopping. The company partnered with Ogilvy & Mather, Argentine advertising firm to create a pair of belts worn around the belly by both the mother and father, which let dads feel the baby kicks in real time. The belt worn by the mother senses and localizes kicks as they happen and immediately transmits the data to the belt worn by the father. In turn, dad’s belt replicates the sensation of the kicks and gives visual cues to where the kicks are originating.

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