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Submitted by Admin on Tue, 10/28/2014 - 08:32

donor look a like

A recent study in Spain aimed to find out an association between men's attractiveness (rated by independent male and female viewers) vs masculinity to determine if it had an impact on the quality of the sperm.  The study published in Evolutionary Biology found that men with high testosterone based features (jaw and cheekbone width, etc) had lower quality sperm.  Men with more attractive features had better sperm.  However, this study was severely limited by the number of participants (only 50 males).

Some sperm banks are selling possible candidates based on celebrity resemblences. resemblance.

Tags: MaleMan

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Submitted by Admin on Mon, 10/27/2014 - 15:15

A recent analogy of facial aging spoken at a conference compares our faces to a pillow.  Our facial volume is like the spongey core of the pillow, which loses shape and dimension over time.  Our skin is the fabric over the pillow becoming more wrinkly over time. 

While this analogy may have some merit, most patients do not want to be called a "pillow face".  This is a derogatory term used when the face is overly injected with filler.

Obviously, there are many anatomical and aesthetical nuances of the face which the injector has to relate so that the face appears both refreshed and natural.

Tags: Facial Aging

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Submitted by Admin on Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:15

RosaceaRosacea

Rosacea is a skin condition which occurs along the face and is a chronic condition.  It is typically seen along the middle of the face including the cheek, nose, chin, and forehead.  It is classically thought of as being a variety of symptoms including redness (erythema), prominent blood vessels (telangiectasia), oily skin, large pores, and facial flushing.

Rosacea is often underdiagnosed.   It is thought to be about 10% of US population has Rosacea in some form.

What causes Rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory process which is caused by a variety of triggers.  Some of the known inciting factors for rosacea include:

Sun
Emotional stress
Hot weather
Wind
Exercise 
Alcohol
Hot baths
Spicy foods
Skin care products
Medications
Specific Vegetables
Specific Fruits

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Submitted by Admin on Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:10

Recently researchers at the University of Illinois discovered how to view live cells with a new technique which is called white-light diffraction tomography.  This allows scientists to see cells in three dimension and see how cells respond in their native tissues.  This technology may allow the study of new insight of how our bodies interact with surroundings and the outside world opening up a world of new possibilities.  Seeing the cellular world and all of its interactions will allow for us to study how environmental factors and certain drugs affect us like never before.

Tags: Microscope

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