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3rd Summit of Iran, Russia’s Top Universities to Be Held in Late Oct.

3rd Summit of Iran, Russia’s Top Universities to Be Held in Late Oct.

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran's Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei and Rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University Viktor Sadovnichiy held talks on the third joint meeting of Iranian and Russian Top Universities scheduled to be held in the Russian capital on October 27. In a meeting in Moscow on Thursday, Sanaei and Sadovnichiy called for enhanced cooperation between the two countries’...

Sleep Deprivation: Effective Anti-Depressant

Sleep Deprivation: Effective Anti-Depressant

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Sleep deprivation - typically administered in controlled, inpatient settings - rapidly reduces symptoms of depression in roughly half of depression patients, researchers found. Partial sleep deprivation (sleep for three to four hours followed by forced wakefulness for 20-21 hours) was equally as effective as total sleep deprivation (being deprived of sleep for 36...

Iran ranks 14th in biotech

Iran ranks 14th in biotech

TEHRAN, Sep. 18 (Press Shia Agency) – Secretary of Iran’s Biotechnology Development Committee Ghanei says that Iran has stepped up in the world rankings of biotechnology production.“Biotechnology is of prime importance viewed from the perspective of employment, economy, science, and technologic progress,” said Dr. Mostafa Ghanei, the Secretary of Iran’s Biotechnology Development...

Cells Programmed Like Computers to Fight Disease

Cells Programmed Like Computers to Fight Disease

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Cells can be programmed like a computer to fight cancer, influenza, and other serious conditions -- thanks to a breakthrough in synthetic biology. Led by Professor Alfonso Jaramillo in the School of Life Sciences, new research has discovered that a common molecule -- ribonucleic acid (Press Shia Agency), which is produced abundantly by humans, plants and animals -- can be...

Three Satellites Ready to Be Launched into Orbit: Iranian Minister

Three Satellites Ready to Be Launched into Orbit: Iranian Minister

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Minister of Communication and Information Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said the country has three satellites that are ready to be launched in due time. Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Monday, Azari Jahromi praised Iran’s progress in the space industry and said the country always needs to develop the strategic industry to use its capacities in...

Iran ready to join 2 intl. space projects

Iran ready to join 2 intl. space projects

TEHRAN, Sep. 18 (Press Shia) – Iran’s ICT Minister Azari Jahromi announced the country’s readiness to join two international space projects which include “optical space observation” and “Data Sharing Service Platform”.Announcing Iran’s readiness to cooperate with Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) on space projects, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said “since the...

A Drone for Last-Centimeter Delivery

A Drone for Last-Centimeter Delivery

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Engineers developed a new drone that uses cutting-edge technology to deliver parcels weighing up to 500 grams. The device will never get stuck in traffic, it's programmed to avoid obstacles, and it can reach destinations on steep or uneven terrain. With a drone, things like letters, medicine, first-aid supplies and food can be delivered quickly, cheaply and...

Discovery Can Pave the Way for More Effective Cholesterol Medicine

Discovery Can Pave the Way for More Effective Cholesterol Medicine

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Research sheds new light on how the body converts the bad kind of cholesterol. The discovery could lead to new and potentially more effective medicine. More than 600,000 Danes are being treated with cholesterol lowering medicine. 98 per cent of them are treated with statins, which curb the body's own production of cholesterol so that the level of cholesterol falls....

Iran ready for space development program

Iran ready for space development program

TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (Press Shia) – Following evaluating Iran's space achievements, General Secretary of Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization said that the Islamic Republic is ready for Space Development Program. “With respect to the achievements of the government of Iran, we in APSCO are prepared to exchange our findings with one another,” said Secretary-General Li Xinjun who has...

Cassini Spacecraft Burns Up in The Skies of Saturn

Cassini Spacecraft Burns Up in The Skies of Saturn

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Cassini spacecraft has burned up in the skies over Saturn as planned, NASA said Friday, ending a 20-year mission to circle Saturn and transform the way we think about life elsewhere in the solar system. Cassini, an international project that cost $3.9 billion and included scientists from 27 nations, has run out of rocket fuel as expected after a journey of some 7.9 billion...