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Sleep Apnea May Increase Risk of Developing Alzheimer's Disease

Sleep Apnea May Increase Risk of Developing Alzheimer's Disease

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may put elderly people at greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. In "Obstructive Sleep Apnea Severity Affects Amyloid Burden in Cognitively Normal Elderly: A Longitudinal...

How And Why Blood Clots Shrink

How And Why Blood Clots Shrink

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Research elucidating how blood clots contract could help in the development of new treatments for heart attack and stroke. Researchers have used high-powered microscopy and rheometry -- the measurement of how materials become deformed in response to applied force -- to view the blood clotting process in real time and at the cellular level. The findings will be useful...

Astronomers Look 11 Billion Years Back in Time to Reveal Secrets about Milky Way

Astronomers Look 11 Billion Years Back in Time to Reveal Secrets about Milky Way

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Astronomers have uncovered an ancient cosmic artifact 11 billion light-years from Earth: the oldest spiral galaxy ever seen. The newly discovered galaxy, known as A1689B11, is an ancestor of modern spiral galaxies like our own Milky Way, which are defined by long tentacles of gas, dust and stars that wrap around the galaxy's central bulge."Spiral galaxies are...

Iran, Switzerland to expand technological coop.

Iran, Switzerland to expand technological coop.

TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (Press Shia Agency) – Following the presence of a techno-economic delegation from Switzerland’s canton of Vaud in Tehran, scientific and technological cooperation between the two countries will further develop.During the meeting with the Swiss delegation, Ali Morteza Birang, Deputy for International Cooperation of the Office of Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology,...

New Pathway for Handling Stress Discovered

New Pathway for Handling Stress Discovered

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Researchers at the University of California San Diego studying how animals respond to infections have found a new pathway that may help in tolerating stressors that damage proteins. Naming the pathway the Intracellular Pathogen Response or 'IPR,' the scientists say it is a newly discovered way for animals to cope with certain types of stress and attacks, including...

Lack of Oxygen, Not Blood Flow, Delays Brain Maturation in Preterm Infants

Lack of Oxygen, Not Blood Flow, Delays Brain Maturation in Preterm Infants

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Premature infants are at risk for a broad spectrum of life-long cognitive and learning disabilities. Historically, these conditions were believed to be the result of lack of blood flow to the brain. Now a new study finds that major disturbances are actually caused by low oxygen. Previously, it was believed that lack of blood flow was causing preterm brain cells to...

Iranian Wi-Fi confiscated by Iraqi security centers

Iranian Wi-Fi confiscated by Iraqi security centers

TEHRAN, Nov. 05 (Press Shia) – Iranian internet equipment Wi-Fi were confiscated by Iraqi security centers during Arbaeen ceremony.Minister of Communications and Information Technology (ICT) Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi made the remarks on Sunday. Turning to the communications services of pilgrims and mourners heading to Iraq for performing Arbaeen rites and rituals, he said “drastic...

Obesity Increases Incidence, Severity, Costs of Knee Dislocations

Obesity Increases Incidence, Severity, Costs of Knee Dislocations

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - The obesity epidemic is resulting in a higher risk of knee dislocations as well as serious vascular injuries and higher treatment costs, a new national study finds. A new study of more than 19,000 knee dislocation cases in the US between 2000 and 2012 provides a painful indication of how the nation's obesity epidemic is changing the risk, severity and cost of a...

Knowledge-based firms to partake in Germany’s Medica 2017

Knowledge-based firms to partake in Germany’s Medica 2017

TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran is to set up its third national pavilion for high-tech products in Medica 2017, The International Trade Fair and Conferences for Medical Technology and Equipment, taking place in Germany.With supports from Presidential Deputy for Science and Technology, Iran’s third national pavilion for high-tech products will be set up in Dusseldorf, Germany from...

IranConMin 2017 kicks off in Tehran

IranConMin 2017 kicks off in Tehran

TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (Press Shia Agency) – The 13th International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery & Vehicles, Mining, Building Material Machines and Natural Stone Industry (IranConMin 2017) has kicked off Sat. morning in Tehran.Iran Mine House, IMAG (the international trade fair service within the Messe MünchenGroup ) and Palar Samaneh Co. are...