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  • Measuring Social Facial Perception Using Eye-Tracking Rochester, Minn.

    The purpose of this study is to utilize an eye-tracker to assess how facial deformities change the way casual observers direct attention to the face, to utilize eye-tracking to measure the impact of facial reconstructive surgery on social facial perception, and to assess correlations between objective (eye-tracking) and subjective (questionnaire) perceptions of facial deformity.

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  • Surgical Waste of Rhinoplasty Cartilage Rochester, Minn.

    The purpose of this study is to use nasal septum cartilage to generate and grow chondrocytes (control) for the testing of biomaterial scaffolds using Adipose derived stem cells differentiated for Chondrocytes.  Control cartilage is necessary in order to compare and define the characteristics of adipose derived stem cells that are differentiated in the lab's experiments.

  • The Effect of Vibrissae on Subjective and Objective Measures of Nasal Obstruction Rochester, Minn.

    The purpose of this study is to assess the subjective and objective effects that nasal hair has on nasal obstruction. Many studies have been performed measuring and describing the impact of a number of factors on symptoms of nasal obstruction, including anatomical, neoplastic, infectious, and inflammatory causes. Despite this scrutiny, no attention has been paid to the nasal hairs as a potential anatomical contributor to nasal obstruction. .