Archive "Science"

Human Skeletal Stem Cells Identified

Human Skeletal Stem Cells Identified

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Human skeletal stem cells that become bone, cartilage, or stroma cells have been isolated from fetal and adult bones. This is the first time that skeletal stem cells, which had been observed in rodent models, have been identified in humans. The researchers were also able to derive the skeletal stem cells from human induced pluripotent stem cells, opening up new therapeutic...

Gaia Satellite Detects a Shake in Milky Way

Gaia Satellite Detects a Shake in Milky Way

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A team led by researchers from the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB, UB-IEEC) and the University of Groningen has found, through the analysis of Gaia data, substructures in the Milky Way that were previously unknown. The findings, which appeared when combining positions and speed of 6 million stars from the galactic disk, have been...

Bees Help Researchers Confirm Theory about Maintaining Protective Clumps under Tough Conditions (+Video)

Bees Help Researchers Confirm Theory about Maintaining Protective Clumps under Tough Conditions (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Researchers discovered the means by which honeybees keep their temporary clumps intact during adverse weather conditions, confirming their theory about bees’ behavior under stressful conditions. In their paper published in the journal Nature Physics, the group of researchers at Harvard University describes their study of honeybee behavior in their lab and what...

Firefox Launches VR New Browser Specialized for VR Headsets

Firefox Launches VR New Browser Specialized for VR Headsets

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Mozilla's Firefox has launched new browser named Firefox Reality for virtual reality platforms including Oculus, Daydream, and Viveport. Plans for such a browser were actually announced back in April, but only now can users can enjoy the fruits of the work carried out by Mozilla.Firefox Reality is built from scratch for virtual reality, and the team dedicated a lot of...

Eating Low Quality Foods Linked to Cancer Risk

Eating Low Quality Foods Linked to Cancer Risk

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - New study suggests that a lower nutritional quality is associated with an increased risk of developing cancer. The study, conducted by Mélanie Deschasaux of the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM U1153/Inra/Cnam/Paris 13 University-EREN), France and colleagues, in association with the WHO-IARC, suggests broad potential for the use of...

Never-Before-Seen Features Detected Around Neutron Star by Hubble Telescope

Never-Before-Seen Features Detected Around Neutron Star by Hubble Telescope

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - NASA’s Hubble space telescope has detected an unusual infrared light emission from a nearby neutron star, indicating never-before-seen features around the celestial object. Although neutron stars are generally studied in radio and high-energy emissions, such as X-rays, this study demonstrates that new and interesting information about neutron stars can also be gained by...

Virtual Reality Therapy Aimed at Fighting Common Phobias by Using Gaming Equipment

Virtual Reality Therapy Aimed at Fighting Common Phobias by Using Gaming Equipment

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Virtual reality from the gaming industry has been used in a research to treat people by exposing them gradually to their greatest terrors and fight disabling fears of flying, heights, spiders or dogs. Dick Tracey didn't have to visit a tall building to get over his fear of heights. He put on a virtual reality headset.Through VR, he rode an elevator to a high-rise atrium...

Researchers Warn: Heat-Related Deaths Likely to Increase Due to Global Warming

Researchers Warn: Heat-Related Deaths Likely to Increase Due to Global Warming

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Experts argue in a new article that the global temperatures need to be kept checked or more people could die because of extreme temperatures. The Paris Agreement, adopted in 2015 under the auspices of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), binds nations to hold warming well below 2 degrees Celsius (°C) in global mean temperature,...

Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Usage May Not Effect Healthy Older Adults

Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Usage May Not Effect Healthy Older Adults

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - It was found that low-dose usage of Aspirin did not have effect in healthy older adults without previous cardiovascular events. Risk of dying from a range of causes, including cancer and heart disease, varied and will require further analysis and additional follow-up of study participants. These initial findings from the ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly...

Microsoft Security Advisory Warns about 90s-Like Dos Bug

Microsoft Security Advisory Warns about 90s-Like Dos Bug

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - A security advisory has been released by Microsoft about a denial-of-service vulnerability that could render multiple versions of Windows completely unresponsive. The vulnerability affects all versions of Windows 7 through 10 (including 8.1 RT), Server 2008, 2012, 2016, and Core Installations that don't have the latest set of security updates released as part of the...