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New Method Helps Identify Causal Mechanisms in Depression

New Method Helps Identify Causal Mechanisms in Depression

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - People with major depressive disorder have alterations in the activity and connectivity of brain systems underlying reward and memory, according to a new study. People with major depressive disorder have alterations in the activity and connectivity of brain systems underlying reward and memory, according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience...

New Approach to Predict Respiratory Allergy in Early Childhood

New Approach to Predict Respiratory Allergy in Early Childhood

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - A new study suggests that immune response in early childhood to a handful of allergen molecules can predict the onset of allergic rhinitis and asthma in adolescence. A new study in EBioMedicine by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the Medical University of Vienna, Austria suggests that immune response in early childhood to a handful of allergen...

Brain Is Still 'Connected' during Non-REM Sleep

Brain Is Still 'Connected' during Non-REM Sleep

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - When we sleep, our organism goes through different phases of sleep, however the brain remains interconnected during non-REM sleep, which was thought not to happen. The finding by a European team of researchers has also made it possible to analyse the scientific basis of consciousness, an increasingly important field of neuroscience.Sleep is composed of various cycles in...

Iran-made rotavirus, rabies vaccines to hit market by 2019

Iran-made rotavirus, rabies vaccines to hit market by 2019

TEHRAN, Dec. 04 (Press Shia) – Domestically manufactured rotavirus and rabies vaccines will enter Iranian market by 2019, Head of Pasteur Institute of Iran (IPI) announced Monday. According to Head of Pasteur Institute of Iran (IPI), Dr. Houman Kaghazian, the manufacture of rabies vaccine went underway at Pasteur Institute five years ago, and will be ready to enter the Iranian market in two...

2017 Mustafa Prize laureates honored at award ceremony

2017 Mustafa Prize laureates honored at award ceremony

TEHRAN, Dec. 03 (Press Shia) – The 2017 Mustafa Prize Ceremony was held on December 3, at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall, coinciding with the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad.The 2017 Mustafa Prize Ceremony was held on December 3, at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall, coinciding with the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad as Professor Sami Erol Gelenbe, a computer scientist, and Professor M. Amin...

Harmful Effects of Being Overweight Underestimated

Harmful Effects of Being Overweight Underestimated

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - The harmful effects of being overweight have been underestimated, according to a new study that analyzed body mass index (BMI), health and mortality data in around 60,000 parents and their children, to establish how obesity actually influences risk of death. The University of Bristol study is published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.Previous studies have...

Iran, S. Korea sign $720m contract

Iran, S. Korea sign $720m contract

TEHRAN, Dec. 02 (Press Shia) – Iran inked a $720m contract with South Korea to buy 450 rail buses from the latter within 6-year period.Pointing to the fact that there are only 120 rail buses active in the country, Iran’s Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi added that the contract is worth € 720, adding the Iranian side had previously signed another contract with the...

Supermassive Black Hole Binary Photobombs Andromeda Galaxy, Tightest Pair Ever Seen

Supermassive Black Hole Binary Photobombs Andromeda Galaxy, Tightest Pair Ever Seen

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – While looking for an unusual star in the nearby Andromeda galaxy, astronomers instead found a pair of supermassive black holes. The binary system is the most closely orbiting pair of black holes of their kind we have ever seen.In a statement Thursday, NASA ascribed the finding to the black holes photobombing images of Andromeda (also called M31, after its position in the...

Mannequin robot among top eight in ICSR 2017

Mannequin robot among top eight in ICSR 2017

TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (Press Shia Agency) – The mannequin robot of Sharif university of technology ranked among the top eight in ICSR 2017 Robot Design Competition, Japan.Director of the Center of Excellence in Design, Robotics, and Automation of Sharif University of Technology Ali Meghdari said “22 countries attended the 9th International Conference on Social Robotics which was held last week in...

Malaysian investment group in Technomart

Malaysian investment group in Technomart

TEHRAN, Nov. 29 (Press Shia Agency) – The head of Iran National Technomart said “a Malaysian investment group attends technomart which is being held on the margins of the Research Week Exhibition this year.”The head of Iran National Technomart Majid Motaghi-TalabIn said in a press conference held in the ministry of science, research and technology “representatives from Malaysia, Pakistan,...