Archive "Science"

Ability to Process Speech Declines with Age

Ability to Process Speech Declines with Age

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Researchers have found clues to the causes of age-related hearing loss. The ability to track and understand speech in both quiet and noisy environments deteriorates due in part to speech processing declines in both the midbrain and cortex in older adults. Thirty-two native English-speaking volunteers with clinically normal hearing were assigned to two groups: younger...

Iran interested in connecting with NASA

Iran interested in connecting with NASA

TEHRAN, Oct. 04 (Press Shia Agency) – The head of Iran’s space agency says the country wishes to start cooperation with NASA since it is an international body and not just an American one.Mohsen Bahrami made the announcement on Tuesday, saying “the level of our space cooperation has increased following the signing of Iran’s nuclear deal, and we have inked MoUs with a number of space...

STS chief calls for further scientific coop. with Iran

STS chief calls for further scientific coop. with Iran

KYOTO, Oct. 04 (Press Shia) – Chairman of Science and Technology in Society forum called on Iran to have a more active presence in the forum and expressed the STS’s readiness to expand scientific cooperation with Iran.Koji Omi, Founder and Chairman of Science and Technology in Society forum (STS forum), made the remarks in a Tuesday meeting with Iranian Minister of Science...

Researchers use nanoparticles to modify concrete structure

Researchers use nanoparticles to modify concrete structure

TEHRAN, Oct. 04 (Press Shia) – Iranian researchers from Sharif University of Technology studied the possibility of using nanoparticles to modify concrete structures by applying various types of nanomaterials. According to Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC), this research also determined the optimum amount of nanoparticles and it can be used in industrial scale in the future. ...

Our Galaxy's Most-Mysterious Star Is Even Stranger than Astronomers Thought

Our Galaxy's Most-Mysterious Star Is Even Stranger than Astronomers Thought

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A star known by the unassuming name of KIC 8462852 in the constellation Cygnus has been raising eyebrows both in and outside of the scientific community for the past year. In 2015 a team of astronomers announced that the star underwent a series of very brief, non-periodic dimming events while it was being monitored by NASA's Kepler space telescope, and no one could...

Researchers produce highly accurate Vitamin C nanosensor

Researchers produce highly accurate Vitamin C nanosensor

TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (Press Shia) – Iranian researchers used nanotechnology to design a sensor which is able to measure low amounts of vitamin C in body, INIC reports.According to Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC), Iranian researchers from Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and Urmia University used nanotechnology to design a sensor which is able to measure low amounts of vitamin...

Alternative Treatments Linked to Skipping Flu Shots

Alternative Treatments Linked to Skipping Flu Shots

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Children who have been treated with certain forms of complementary or alternative medicine may be less likely to get the flu vaccine, according to a new study published today. The exact reason behind this link is not clear. However, it may be because the health care providers involved in complementary and alternative medicine treatments are hesitant to recommend...

Japan's Ohsumi Wins Nobel for Studies of Cell 'Self-Eating'

Japan's Ohsumi Wins Nobel for Studies of Cell 'Self-Eating'

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Japanese biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries on how cells break down and recycle content, a garbage disposal system that scientists hope to harness in the fight against cancer, Alzheimer's and other diseases. The Karolinska Institute honored Ohsumi for "brilliant experiments" in the 1990s on autophagy, a...

Sustainable development impossible with 'brain-drain'

Sustainable development impossible with 'brain-drain'

KYOTO, Oct. 03 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Min. of Science said sustainable development requires dealing with migration, preventing brain-drain, managing urbanization process, and growing cooperation among countries.Mohammad Farhadi, Irainian Minsiter of Science and Technology, made the remarks on Monday at the population and resources panel of the 13th Annual Meeting of Science and...

Iran commemorates Intl. Day for Universal Access to Info.

Iran commemorates Intl. Day for Universal Access to Info.

Iran commemorates Intl. Day for Universal Access to...