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Iranian researcher develops phone for visually impaired

Iranian researcher develops phone for visually impaired

TEHRAN, Dec. 16 (Press Shia) – Iranian researcher, Asra Paknahad, has developed a new smartphone and is designing a smart stick that can help the visually-impaired in using phones and navigating.Ms. Asra Paknahad, from Islamic Azad University Sanandaj branch, told Mehr News Agency her team has plans for the design of a smart stick for the visually-impaired to that can faciliate navigation. ...

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Causes Long-Term Damage in Mice

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Causes Long-Term Damage in Mice

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - A new study in mice found that mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) can precipitate not only acute damage but also a lifelong degenerative process. A new Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology study in mice found that mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) can precipitate not only acute damage but also a lifelong degenerative process.At 24 months, animals exposed to...

Healthy Eating Linked to Kids' Happiness

Healthy Eating Linked to Kids' Happiness

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Healthy eating in children is associated with better self-esteem and fewer emotional and peer problems, such as having fewer friends or being picked on or bullied, regardless of body weight, according to a new study. Results of a research in The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, show that better self-esteem is associated with better adherence to healthy...

18th Research, Tech. Expo kicks off in Tehran

18th Research, Tech. Expo kicks off in Tehran

TEHRAN, Dec. 13 (Press Shia Agency) – The 18th Research & Technology Week & 7th Techmart Exhibition is being held in Tehran from 13-17 Dec., with participation of nearly 200 domestic and foreign research centers.According to its website, the exhibition aims at a systematic technology trading of technical and expertise services between technology suppliers and clients. The event provides an...

Certain Books Can Increase Infant Learning during Shared Reading, Study Shows

Certain Books Can Increase Infant Learning during Shared Reading, Study Shows

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Parents and pediatricians know that reading to infants is a good thing, but new research shows reading books that clearly name and label people and objects is even better. That's because doing so helps infants retain information and attend better."When parents label people or characters with names, infants learn quite a bit," said Lisa Scott, a...

Iran, Spain to promote coop. on advanced technologies

Iran, Spain to promote coop. on advanced technologies

TEHRAN, Dec. 12 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran and Spain reached an agreement to enter into scientific cooperation on advanced technologies. The first meeting of the joint commission of economic collaborations between Iran and Spain was held on the 4th and 5th of December 2017 in the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness of Spain, with the representative of the Vice-Presidency for...

Talking to Ourselves And Voices in Our Heads

Talking to Ourselves And Voices in Our Heads

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - As far our brain is concerned, talking to ourselves in our heads may be fundamentally the same as speaking our thoughts out loud, new research shows. The findings may have important implications for understanding why people with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia hear voices.UNSW Sydney scientist and study first author Associate Professor Thomas Whitford says it has...

Psychologist Examines Methods of Classifying Mental Disorders

Psychologist Examines Methods of Classifying Mental Disorders

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - A new article presents the challenges in using three major diagnostic manuals from a scientific perspective and offer some recommendations for re-conceptualizing the mental disorders they describe. Mental illnesses, such as major depression, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, affect nearly 1 in 5 adults in the United States, according to the National...

10% of Iranian inventions obtain patents

10% of Iranian inventions obtain patents

TEHRAN, Dec. 10 (Press Shia) – Iranian deputy minister of health stressed the necessity of facilitating the process of applying for international patents for Iranian inventions and said “at present, 10% of Iranian inventions have obtained patents.” Deputy Health Minister Reza Malekzadeh attended a workshop on the management of intellectual property and the industrialization of technology...

Long-Term Prevention of Organ Rejection

Long-Term Prevention of Organ Rejection

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Medical researchers have developed a procedure for preventing organ rejection in rats after renal transplantation, and for suppressing the creation of antibodies in the recipients' immune systems. Immunoproteasome inhibition, which suppresses the production of antibodies, is crucial to this process.Approximately one half of all organ recipients experience...