Archive "Science"

Feeding A Mars Mission: Challenges of Growing Plants in Space

Feeding A Mars Mission: Challenges of Growing Plants in Space

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Plants will play a critical role in the survival of human beings on long-duration space missions, such as a mission to Mars. However, as a paper published in Botany Letters shows, many challenges need to be addressed if astronauts are to successfully grow enough food on board spacecraft and on other planets. Lucie Poulet and colleagues from the University of...

Chemical Exposure Linked to Lower Vitamin D Levels

Chemical Exposure Linked to Lower Vitamin D Levels

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) and other endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) may reduce levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. The study is the first to find an association between EDC exposure and vitamin D levels in a large group of US adults....

Iran attends IASP conf. in Moscow

Iran attends IASP conf. in Moscow

MOSCOW, Sep. 21 (Press Shia) – The largest global innovation conference, IASP, kicked off in the Russian capital Moscow on Tue. with an Iranian delegation also in attendance.The global innovation conference of IASP was inaugurated in Moscow on Sep. 20 under the auspices of the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP). An Iranian delegation led by Vahid Ahmadi,...

Using Sunlight to Split CO2 into Alcohol Fuels

Using Sunlight to Split CO2 into Alcohol Fuels

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Chemists demonstrated that an organic semiconductor polymer called polyaniline is a promising photocathode material for the conversion of carbon dioxide into alcohol fuels without the need for a co-catalyst. Chemists at The University of Texas at Arlington have been working on this project. "This opens up a new field of research into new applications for...

Codeine Too Risky For Kids, Experts Say, Urging Restrictions on Use

Codeine Too Risky For Kids, Experts Say, Urging Restrictions on Use

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is urging parents and health providers to stop giving codeine to children, calling for more education about its risks and restrictions on its use in patients under age 18. A new AAP clinical report in the October 2016 issue of Pediatrics, "Codeine: Time to Say `No,'" cites continued use of the drug in pediatric...

Iran organizes educational nano workshops in China

Iran organizes educational nano workshops in China

TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (Press Shia) – Iran's TAVANA Educational Nano Labs organized three educational workshops for school students and a four-day educational course in a nanotechnology company in China this summer, INIC said Mon. According to Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC), The workshops aimed to develop international activities and export equipment and educational packages...

Optical telescope to come on stream in Oct.

Optical telescope to come on stream in Oct.

TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (Press Shia Agency) – Head of Iranian Space Agency said the installation of the ground-based optical telescope for observing celestial objects is almost finished and the project will become operational during World Space Week in October.Mohsen Bahrami, Head of Iranian Space Agency, said the project of ground-based optical system for observing celestial objects has been...

Increase in Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Hinders Treatment of Kidney Infections

Increase in Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Hinders Treatment of Kidney Infections

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Researchers use hospital emergency room data from around the US to document emergence of E. coli strain that fights medication. They recommend development of new antibiotics and treatment guidelines. The increase in illnesses and deaths linked to medication-resistant bacteria has been well-documented by researchers and received extensive public attention in recent...

‘Enigma’ brings Iran ‘major international project’

‘Enigma’ brings Iran ‘major international project’

TEHRAN, Sep. 18 (Press Shia) –The Iranian Human Brain Mapping (IHBM) is holding its 3rd congress, September 17-19, Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran.In the second day of the congress, Professor Paul Matthews, Director of Division of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London, provided the meeting with the latest brain methods to detect individual differences. He said that using the latest...

Iranian firm to participate in Germany’s Medica 2016

Iranian firm to participate in Germany’s Medica 2016

TEHRAN, Sep. 18 (Press Shia Agency) – An Iranian knowledge-based company as the sole participating manufacturer of medical products from Iran will attend the world’s leading trade fair for the medical industry in Düsseldorf, Germany.Each year, the international Dusseldorf Exhibition Centre is host to the top producers of medical equipment in the world. Medica, as the world's leading trade...