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For Plastic Surgeons, Learning 'Danger Zones' Can Increase Safety When Using Facial Fillers

Dermal fillers have become a popular alternative to surgery for patients who want a younger facial appearance. Learning about some key "danger zones" can help plastic surgeons to enhance the safety and effectiveness of facial filler procedures, according to an expert update in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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Bullying Linked to Increased Desire for Cosmetic Surgery in Teens

Adolescents who are involved in bullying—victims and perpetrators alike—are more likely to say they would want to undergo cosmetic surgery to be more attractive or fix perceived flaws, reports a study in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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memristors, Machine Learning, AI, Synapes

Researchers Build Artificial Synapse Capable of Autonomous Learning

Ferroelectric tunnel junctions show ability to make strong or weak connections and learn pattern recognition

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Healthy Vision Month, Vision Loss, NEI, National Eye Institute, Women, Blindness, Visual Impairment, age-related macular degeneration, Glaucoma, Cataract, Eyes

NEI’s Healthy Vision Month 2017 Puts Spotlight on Women

May is Healthy Vision Month when the National Eye Institute (NEI) encourages everyone to make eye health a priority. This message is especially important for women, who make up two-thirds of all people living with blindness or visual impairment from diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, and cataract.1 Among women age 40 and older in the U.S., 2.7 million are blind or visually impaired.2

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Study Examines State of Social, Personality Psychology Research

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University of Illinois at Chicago researchers conducted two studies to examine the state and quality of social and personality research and how practices have changed, if at all.

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With Unique Data, Researchers Track the Impact of Brazil’s ‘Soy Moratorium’ on an Advancing Agricultural Frontier

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Research appearing in PLOS ONE suggests the 2006 Soy Moratorium had a larger effect in reducing deforestation in the Amazon than has been previously understood.

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2D materials, Semiconductor Industry, Defect Detection, Nondestructive Evaluation

A Fast, Non-Destructive Test for Two-Dimensional Materials

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A team of Penn State researchers has developed a fast, nondestructive optical method for analyzing defects in two-dimensional materials, with applications in electronics, sensing, early cancer diagnosis and water desalination.

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Counting the Cuts in Mohs Surgery: A Way to Improve Care and Reduce Costs

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In an analysis of Medicare billing data submitted by more than 2,300 United States physicians, researchers have calculated the average number of surgical slices, or cuts, made during Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS), a procedure that progressively removes thin layers of cancerous skin tissue in a way that minimizes damage to healthy skin and the risks of leaving cancerous tissue behind.







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