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Cracking the Code: Facial Recognition

Scientists disclose the sophisticated math behind the brain’s visual perception of faces. Family, friends, colleagues, casual acquaintances—how does the brain process and recognize the countless sea of faces we wade through every day? New research from Caltech reveals that the brain uses a simple and elegant mechanism to represent facial identity. The findings demonstrate a… READ MORE


In Human Cells and Live Mice Aging is Reversible

A new study reveals changes to gene activity that transpire with age can be reversed. New research implies it is possible to slow or even reverse aging, at least in mice, by undoing changes in gene activity—the same kinds of changes that are the result of decades of life in humans. As reported by a… READ MORE


Yearning to Remain Viable, an Increasing Number of Americans 65 and Older are Turning to Plastic Surgery

Maria Vargas resented looking like an old woman. That was how the 68-year-old felt when she walked down the street. “I’d lost the looks of men,” said Vargas, who is divorced. “I’d walk by men and men would probably go, “Yeah, there’s a cute grandma’.” So in February, after months of grappling with the choice,… READ MORE


Millennials Apt to Post Plastic Surgery Results Via Social Media

Everybody knows millennials rule social media. Also called Generation Y, the typical 18 to 34-year-old crowd has grown up immersed in the digital age. Millennials typically feature their lives on multiple social networks. Social media offers a sanctuary where people openly share every intimate part of their life, one post at a time. Very little is taboo… READ MORE


1 in 5 American Women Ponder Undergoing Plastic Surgery: Body Image Issues Don’t Discriminate

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) may not just be restricted to young girls inundate with skinny girl propaganda and media; a new survey discloses that older women are afflicted by the same body image problems. 85% of 55-to 64-year-old women said they were not satisfied with the appearance of “at least one” body part, according to… READ MORE


2016 Plastic Surgery Techniques Showcase Regenerative Medicine

There have been numerous advances in Plastic Surgery over the past 10 years — both socially and medically. Patients wonder what advancements are on the horizon in the realms of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery? Looks like regenerative medicine may be the next big thing in this constantly evolving field. Matthew Q. Miller of the University… READ MORE


Most Popular Plastic Surgery Ranked by State. Google’s Top-Searched Procedures in the U.S.

In 2015, 15.9 million cosmetic procedures were performed across the U.S. As reported by the American Society for Plastic Surgeons, Breast Augmentation was the most popular Plastic Surgery, but what are proclivities ranked by state? The Plastic Surgery Portal compiled information from Google to determine which procedures Americans are most curious about, but might not… READ MORE


For Patients Who Require Bone Grafts, a 3-D Printer Could Provide Relief

Scientists have successfully 3-D-printed splints for babies’ airways, faux brains to study cortical folding — and now they’ve generated synthetic bone. A team of researchers at Northwestern University has created an extremely pliable, artificial bone that helps expedite recovery and that can be easily manipulated by surgeons in the operating room. “This could also be adapted… READ MORE


Good Genes and Evidence of a Skinny Gene

It is fascinating for doctors to hear patients inquire about whether they inherited good or bad genes. Individuals with a parent who lived to be 95 years are usually optimistic that they inherited the “good genes.” Conversely, in some families, the males die due to a massive myocardial infarction from coronary artery disease in their late 40s. Which… READ MORE


The Most Desirable Facial Features for African-American and Caucasian Female Patients

In a recent article published by The Huffington Post, regarding a Facial Plastic Surgeon in London, Dr. Julian De Silva, who apparently tracked over 1,000 patients for the past 10 years, who requested certain characteristics possessed by celebrities worldwide, compiled attributes that comprise the perfect face that women are seeking in Cosmetic Facial Surgery; however,… READ MORE


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