Plastics: Polymeric materials (usually organic) of large molecular weight which can be shaped by flow. Plastic usually refers to the final product with fillers, plasticizers, pigments, and stabilizers included (versus the resin, the homogeneous polymeric starting material). (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Face: The anterior portion of the head that includes the skin, muscles, and structures of the forehead, eyes, nose, mouth, cheeks, and jaw.Surgery, Plastic: The branch of surgery concerned with restoration, reconstruction, or improvement of defective, damaged, or missing structures.Plastic Embedding: The infiltrating of histological specimens with plastics, including acrylic resins, epoxy resins and polyethylene glycol, for support of the tissues in preparation for sectioning with a microtome.Facial Expression: Observable changes of expression in the face in response to emotional stimuli.Pattern Recognition, Visual: Mental process to visually perceive a critical number of facts (the pattern), such as characters, shapes, displays, or designs.Recognition (Psychology): The knowledge or perception that someone or something present has been previously encountered.Prosopagnosia: The inability to recognize a familiar face or to learn to recognize new faces. This visual agnosia is most often associated with lesions involving the junctional regions between the temporal and occipital lobes. The majority of cases are associated with bilateral lesions, however unilateral damage to the right occipito-temporal cortex has also been associated with this condition. (From Cortex 1995 Jun;31(2):317-29)Styrenes: Derivatives and polymers of styrene. They are used in the manufacturing of synthetic rubber, plastics, and resins. Some of the polymers form the skeletal structures for ion exchange resin beads.Waste Products: Debris resulting from a process that is of no further use to the system producing it. The concept includes materials discharged from or stored in a system in inert form as a by-product of vital activities. (From Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, 1981)Photic Stimulation: Investigative technique commonly used during ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY in which a series of bright light flashes or visual patterns are used to elicit brain activity.Polyvinyl Chloride: A polyvinyl resin used extensively in the manufacture of plastics, including medical devices, tubing, and other packaging. It is also used as a rubber substitute.Benzhydryl Compounds: Compounds which contain the methyl radical substituted with two benzene rings. Permitted are any substituents, but ring fusion to any of the benzene rings is not allowed.Polystyrenes: Polymerized forms of styrene used as a biocompatible material, especially in dentistry. They are thermoplastic and are used as insulators, for injection molding and casting, as sheets, plates, rods, rigid forms and beads.Visual Perception: The selecting and organizing of visual stimuli based on the individual's past experience.Glass: Hard, amorphous, brittle, inorganic, usually transparent, polymerous silicate of basic oxides, usually potassium or sodium. It is used in the form of hard sheets, vessels, tubing, fibers, ceramics, beads, etc.Scintillation Counting: Detection and counting of scintillations produced in a fluorescent material by ionizing radiation.Neuronal Plasticity: The capacity of the NERVOUS SYSTEM to change its reactivity as the result of successive activations.Emotions: Those affective states which can be experienced and have arousing and motivational properties.Patient Isolators: Equipment used to prevent contamination of and by patients, especially those with bacterial infections. This includes plastic surgical isolators and isolators used to protect immunocompromised patients.Cell Adhesion: Adherence of cells to surfaces or to other cells.Reconstructive Surgical Procedures: Procedures used to reconstruct, restore, or improve defective, damaged, or missing structures.Food Packaging: Containers, packaging, and packaging materials for processed and raw foods and beverages. It includes packaging intended to be used for storage and also used for preparation of foods such as microwave food containers versus COOKING AND EATING UTENSILS. Packaging materials may be intended for food contact or designated non-contact, for example, shipping containers. FOOD LABELING is also available.Perceptual Distortion: Lack of correspondence between the way a stimulus is commonly perceived and the way an individual perceives it under given conditions.Polypropylenes: Propylene or propene polymers. Thermoplastics that can be extruded into fibers, films or solid forms. They are used as a copolymer in plastics, especially polyethylene. The fibers are used for fabrics, filters and surgical sutures.Beauty: Characteristics or attributes of persons or things which elicit pleasurable feelings.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Reaction Time: The time from the onset of a stimulus until a response is observed.Recycling: The extraction and recovery of usable or valuable material from scrap or other discarded materials. (from McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed.)Brain Mapping: Imaging techniques used to colocalize sites of brain functions or physiological activity with brain structures.Adaptation, Physiological: The non-genetic biological changes of an organism in response to challenges in its ENVIRONMENT.Phenols: Benzene derivatives that include one or more hydroxyl groups attached to the ring structure.Phthalic Acids: A group of compounds that has the general structure of a dicarboxylic acid-substituted benzene ring. The ortho-isomer is used in dye manufacture. (Dorland, 28th ed)Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.Discrimination (Psychology): Differential response to different stimuli.Happiness: Highly pleasant emotion characterized by outward manifestations of gratification; joy.Acrylonitrile: A highly poisonous compound used widely in the manufacture of plastics, adhesives and synthetic rubber.Masks: Devices that cover the nose and mouth to maintain aseptic conditions or to administer inhaled anesthetics or other gases. (UMDNS, 1999)Optical Fibers: Thin strands of transparent material, usually glass, that are used for transmitting light waves over long distances.Analysis of Variance: A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.Figural Aftereffect: A perceptual phenomenon used by Gestalt psychologists to demonstrate that events in one part of the perceptual field may affect perception in another part.Cells, Cultured: Cells propagated in vitro in special media conducive to their growth. Cultured cells are used to study developmental, morphologic, metabolic, physiologic, and genetic processes, among others.Social Perception: The perceiving of attributes, characteristics, and behaviors of one's associates or social groups.Equipment Design: Methods of creating machines and devices.Surgical Flaps: Tongues of skin and subcutaneous tissue, sometimes including muscle, cut away from the underlying parts but often still attached at one end. They retain their own microvasculature which is also transferred to the new site. They are often used in plastic surgery for filling a defect in a neighboring region.Esthetics: The branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of the beautiful. It includes beauty, esthetic experience, esthetic judgment, esthetic aspects of medicine, etc.Microscopy, Electron, Scanning: Microscopy in which the object is examined directly by an electron beam scanning the specimen point-by-point. The image is constructed by detecting the products of specimen interactions that are projected above the plane of the sample, such as backscattered electrons. Although SCANNING TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY also scans the specimen point by point with the electron beam, the image is constructed by detecting the electrons, or their interaction products that are transmitted through the sample plane, so that is a form of TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY.Form Perception: The sensory discrimination of a pattern shape or outline.Amygdala: Almond-shaped group of basal nuclei anterior to the INFERIOR HORN OF THE LATERAL VENTRICLE of the TEMPORAL LOBE. The amygdala is part of the limbic system.Facial NeoplasmsPlasticizers: Materials incorporated mechanically in plastics (usually PVC) to increase flexibility, workability or distensibility; due to the non-chemical inclusion, plasticizers leach out from the plastic and are found in body fluids and the general environment.Temporal Lobe: Lower lateral part of the cerebral hemisphere responsible for auditory, olfactory, and semantic processing. It is located inferior to the lateral fissure and anterior to the OCCIPITAL LOBE.Product Packaging: Form in which product is processed or wrapped and labeled. PRODUCT LABELING is also available.Polyethylenes: Synthetic thermoplastics that are tough, flexible, inert, and resistant to chemicals and electrical current. They are often used as biocompatible materials for prostheses and implants.Facial DermatosesOccipital Lobe: Posterior portion of the CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES responsible for processing visual sensory information. It is located posterior to the parieto-occipital sulcus and extends to the preoccipital notch.
  • It results in a younger, fresher looking face with tighter skin tone that lasts 5 to 10 years. (bumrungrad.com)
  • However, a company called Takataka Plastics , which is based in Gulu, Uganda, is making the best of the fact that their nearest plant is six hours away by transforming their plastic waste into useful materials. (greenmatters.com)
  • Peter and Paige teamed up to create Takataka Plastics, which began plastic into building materials, but they eventually began creating reusable plastic face shields for doctors in hospitals when the pandemic began. (greenmatters.com)
  • Takataka Plastics aims to promote sustainable practices, as well as happy and healthy lifestyles, by recycling plastic and providing jobs and help for those who need it. (greenmatters.com)
  • A gatekeeper at Gulu regional hospital wears a face shield made by local organisation Takataka Plastics to deal with COVID-19 shortages of personal protective equipment, Gulu, Uganda, May 2020. (trust.org)
  • The doctor from Gulu regional referral hospital requested we make 10 face shield masks urgently because they didn't have enough" and the hospital had just received its first COVID-19 patient, said Okwoko, 29, a co-founder of Takataka Plastics . (trust.org)
  • A nurse wearing a face shield made by Takataka Plastics attends to a sick child at a health facility in Gulu district, in northern Uganda, May 2020. (trust.org)
  • But Takataka Plastics has been manufacturing in Gulu since March, with 14 staff now having made about 1,200 of the recycled plastic face shields, Okwoko said. (trust.org)
  • This Pre & Post Op Multinutrient Kit (no Vitamin E) has been designed specifically to help patients accelerate healing and obtain better cosmetic results following plastic surgery (as well as general surgeries) by providing all the vital healing supplements, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids that have been shown to be vital for preparing the body for surgery and for helping one have a faster recovery. (makemeheal.com)
  • Hematoma's can occur in three percent of all facial plastic surgeries. (postsurgicalhematoma.com)
  • Back in 2016, the waste incinerators in the U.S. reportedly unleashed 12 million tons of carbon dioxide, and about 50 percent of that came from burning plastic. (greenmatters.com)
  • A worker washes plastic waste collected from hospitals in Gulu, in northern Uganda, before shredding the material to produce face shields, May 2020. (trust.org)
  • Johannesburg, 2 June 2020 - This World Environment Day, Greenpeace Africa will be screening The Story of Plastic, a new documentary directed and produced by Deia Schlosberg. (greenpeace.org)
  • 20 April 2020, Dakar Greenpeace Africa welcomes the implementation of Senegal's ban on plastic water sachets as a step in the right direction to tackle the plastic pollution crisis. (greenpeace.org)
  • Dr. Dulin also completed an extended plastic surgery residency at the renowned Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas. (ai4ps.com)
  • The approach of our UK face transplant team is to maintain as much movement as possible by removing damaged tissues while avoiding damaging nerves. (royalfree.nhs.uk)
  • The reason why children and young adults have smooth and well-defined faces is because of their evenly distributed fatty tissues in their facial contours. (beverlyhills.ph)
  • But the pair - who had been turning collected plastic waste into building materials since last year - shifted gear and instead began manufacturing makeshift plastic face shields from discarded plastic bottles. (trust.org)
  • The social enterprise set to work shredding plastic, melting it and shaping the liquid plastic into face shields and frames. (trust.org)
  • They said they needed more face shields because the previous ones had worked out well for them", Okwoko said. (trust.org)
  • To make the face shields - a two-day process - workers sort, clean, shred, melt and mould the waste plastic. (trust.org)
  • The group is manufacturing both single-use shields that cost about one dollar (3,000 Ugandan shillings), with frames made of cheap foam, or reuseable ones, with plastic frames, that cost about $2.70 (10,000 shillings), Okwoko noted. (trust.org)
  • Plastic pollution is ubiquitous and growing, but knowing the best way to stop it has largely been a guessing game so far. (newscientist.com)
  • Now, a study has found that if the world undertook every feasible action to cut plastic pollution, we would still only manage to get rid of 78 per cent of it by 2040, compared with a business-as-usual scenario. (newscientist.com)
  • Pollution aside, a war on plastic makes financial sense. (newscientist.com)
  • He believes approaches that depend on consumer demand, like refillable products, could now scale-up due to changing public attitudes to plastic pollution. (newscientist.com)
  • Plastics Engineering Company of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, is facing $82,000 in fines for seven serious safety violations, according to officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). (isssource.com)
  • In-store and online retailers will face fines of up to $6,300 per offence under the new legislation. (infoisrael.net)
  • All of us repeatedly use muscles in our face either voluntarily or involuntarily, and often the years of smiling, frowning and laughing can leave a lasting impression - in the form of wrinkles. (aboutfacescosmetic.com)