Archive "Science"

Researchers Chart A New Way to Look at Concussion

Researchers Chart A New Way to Look at Concussion

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A research team studying concussion has published an interactive diagram showing the many facets of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) -- from sleep problems to mood disorders to the increased danger of dementia -- and how they connect with and affect each other. A Portland State University research team studying concussion has published an interactive diagram showing the...

3 Cups Of Coffee Daily Could Improve Heart Function, Study Finds

3 Cups Of Coffee Daily Could Improve Heart Function, Study Finds

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - The effects of beverages such as coffee and tea are widely studied but still not clearly understood. Recently, the decision to have coffee carry cancer warning labels was met with mixed responses from experts and the general public. Adding another key finding to the on-going debate on how caffeine affects our health, new research states that it may not be harmful to...

Iranian Army unveils 3 new achievements

Iranian Army unveils 3 new achievements

TEHRAN, Apr. 16 (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Army unveils 3 new achievements all of which are pieces of equipment relating to combat helicopters.In a ceremony in the presence of Iran’s deputy Army Ground Forces Commander for Coordination today two days ahead of the Army National Day, the 3 achievements were unveiled.  All the 3 achievements are equipment that can be installed on...

Living Near A Green Space May Not Have Any Impact on Obesity

Living Near A Green Space May Not Have Any Impact on Obesity

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Having a green space in the area around your home may not have any impact on the amount of exercise you take or on local levels of obesity, according to new Irish research. The study was carried out by researchers at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and published this week.Nearly four out of five Irish adults over the age of 50 are classified as...

Iran, Senegal to mull over nano coop.

Iran, Senegal to mull over nano coop.

TEHRAN, Apr. 15 (Press Shia) – Iran and Senegal will ink a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the course of the recent visit of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and senior managers in the field of nanotechnology to Senegal.Given the above issue, an expert-level session was held between Iranian and Senegalese officials in various fields especially nanotechnology. Ali Morteza...

Sitting Is Bad for Your Brain: Study

Sitting Is Bad for Your Brain: Study

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Studies show that too much sitting, like smoking, increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes and premature death. Sitting too much is linked to changes in a section of the brain that is critical for memory, according to a preliminary study by UCLA researchers of middle-aged and older adults.Researchers at UCLA wanted to see how sedentary behavior influences brain...

Background Hum of Space Could Reveal Hidden Black Holes

Background Hum of Space Could Reveal Hidden Black Holes

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Deep space is not as silent as we have been led to believe. Every few minutes a pair of black holes smash into each other. These cataclysms release ripples in the fabric of spacetime known as gravitational waves. Now Australia’s Monash University scientists have developed a way to listen in on these events.The gravitational waves from black hole mergers...

Alzheimer’s Disease Gene Successfully Removed From Human Brain

Alzheimer’s Disease Gene Successfully Removed From Human Brain

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Scientists were able to successfully remove a gene that caused Alzheimer's disease from the human brain, possibly paving the way for a new kind of treatment against the dreaded illness. There have been numerous proposals on a possible treatment or cure for Alzheimer's disease, including an enzyme inhibitor and frontal lobe stimulation. This one is different...

Binge-Eating Mice Reveal Obesity Clues

Binge-Eating Mice Reveal Obesity Clues

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Mice fed on a high-fat or chocolate-based diet show abnormal feeding behaviors such as snacking, bingeing and disrupted eating patterns, according to new research. The findings help to explain the behavioral triggers leading to obesity and point towards new ideas for preventing weight gain.Obesity is a growing issue in many countries, accelerated by easy access to...

Official calls for promoting medical equipment export to Brazil

Official calls for promoting medical equipment export to Brazil

TEHRAN, Apr. 09 (Press Shia) – Deputy Minister of Health and Director General of Medical Equipment Office the Ministry of Health and Medical Education Reza Masa’eli urged the promotion of export of domestically-manufactured medical equipment to Brazil.Turning to the presence of domestic manufacturers of medical equipment in the international exhibitions, he said, “the issue of promotion of...