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Better Not to Show Kids Movies with Guns

Better Not to Show Kids Movies with Guns

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Children who watched a PG- (Parental Guidance-) rated movie clip containing guns played with a disabled real gun longer and pulled the trigger more often than children who saw the same movie not containing guns, researchers found. Many US households with guns do not secure the weapons, and children in the United States are more likely to die by unintentional gun...

AUT team wins 1st place at France’s IMAV 2017

AUT team wins 1st place at France’s IMAV 2017

TEHRAN, Sep. 25 (Press Shia Agency) – A team from Amir Kabir University of Technology secured the first place in Virtual Challenge category of International Micro Air Vehicle 2017 competition in France.ISAE University and ENAC University had organized the competition which took place in Toulouse of France from September 18 to September 21. About 25 university teams from different countries...

Over 7k plant samples returned to Iran

Over 7k plant samples returned to Iran

TEHRAN, Sep. 25 (Press Shia Agency) – Head of Iranian Biological Resource Center said Mon. that so far 7,200 plant samples that had been taken out of the country have returned home and are now being kept at the Center.Hassan Shahzadeh Fazeli, head of Iranian Biological Resource Center, told Mehr News on Monday that the Center has been able to provide the most standard international conditions...

Iran to export Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis vaccines

Iran to export Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis vaccines

TEHRAN, Sep. 24 (Press Shia) – The vice president of Iran’s Pasteur Institute announced the country’s readiness to export two vaccines.Referring to the country’s vaccine productions, Houman Kaghazian, the head of Pasteur Institute of Iran stated that vaccine production is vital for society’s health care and the prevention of diseases.   According to Kaghazian, the institute is...

Iranian scientist develops VR to diagnose concussion

Iranian scientist develops VR to diagnose concussion

TEHRAN, Sep. 24 (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian scientist Jamshid Ghajar and a team from SyncThink, a neuro-technology company specializing in eye-tracking metrics have developed a mobile eye tracking technology to diagnose concussions.Jamshid Ghajar, a neurosurgeon and director of the Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center has teamed up with the California-based company SyncThink to...

Our Weight Tells How We Assess Food

Our Weight Tells How We Assess Food

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - A new study demonstrated that people of normal weight tend to associate natural foods such as apples with their sensory characteristics. On the other hand, processed foods such as pizzas are generally associated with their function or the context in which they are eaten. "It can be considered an instance of 'embodiment' in which our brain interacts with our...

Iran ranks 5th with most STEM graduates

Iran ranks 5th with most STEM graduates

TEHRAN, Sep. 24 (Press Shia Agency) – In 2016, 335,000 Iranian graduates finished a degree in STEM, making Iran the fifth most science-educated country in the world, according to Forbes.Forbes statistics for 2016 shows that 335,000 Iranian graduates finished a degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in 2016, ranking fifth after China, India, US,...

Breathing Dirty Air May Harm Kidneys

Breathing Dirty Air May Harm Kidneys

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Outdoor air pollution may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease and contribute to kidney failure, say researchers. Outdoor air pollution has long been linked to major health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A new study now adds kidney disease to the list, according to researchers at Washington...

Tehran, Ljubljana ink MoU on educational coop.

Tehran, Ljubljana ink MoU on educational coop.

TEHRAN, Sep. 23 (Press Shia) – Iran and Slovenia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to hold courses on language, Iranian studies and to exchange professors and students.Under terms of the cooperation agreement, the two sides will also conduct various research projects with the aim of familiarizing with literature and culture of the two countries. The MoU on Educational Collaboration...

Tiny Brazilian Frogs Deaf to Own Calls

Tiny Brazilian Frogs Deaf to Own Calls

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Pumpkin toadlets, found on the leaf litter of Brazil's Atlantic forest, are among the smallest frogs in the world. Scientists have now discovered that two species of these tiny orange frogs cannot hear the sound of their own calls. An international team from Brazil, Denmark and the UK, discovered that two species of pumpkin toadlets cannot hear the sound of their own...