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Iran produced 35 domestic nano health products: INIC

Iran produced 35 domestic nano health products: INIC

TEHRAN, Oct. 15 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran has so far domestically manufactured 35 nano health products, INIC Director of Human Resources Development Working Group said Saturday.Seyed Mehdi Rezayat, Director of Human Resources Development Working Group of Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC), told Mehr News that a number of companies in Iran are active in the field of nano health...

IRANIMEX 2016 to host 110 foreign firms

IRANIMEX 2016 to host 110 foreign firms

TEHRAN, Oct. 15 (Press Shia) – Secretary of International Maritime and Offshore Technologies Exhibition (IRANIMEX) said that more than 24 foreign and 260 domestic firms will participate at the event.Peiman Masoudzadeh said the exhibition will run from October 18-21 in Kish International Exhibitions Center and will be attended by both private and state-owned companies. “The event aims...

Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm Gives Sense of Sensation to Paralyzed Man

Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm Gives Sense of Sensation to Paralyzed Man

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A man rendered quadriplegic in a road traffic accident has regained sensations in his arms and fingers through a mind-controlled robotic arm connected to his brain. Nathan Copeland, a 28-year-old resident of western Pennsylvania, was injured in 2004 but in the spring of 2015 had four microelectrode arrays implanted into his brain by neurosurgeon Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara....

Observable Universe Contains Two Trillion Galaxies, 10 Times More than Previously Thought

Observable Universe Contains Two Trillion Galaxies, 10 Times More than Previously Thought

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The universe suddenly looks a lot more crowded, thanks to a deep-sky census assembled from surveys taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and other observatories. Astronomers came to the surprising conclusion that there are at least 10 times more galaxies in the observable universe than previously thought. This places the universe's estimated population at,...

New Dwarf Planet Discovered in Outer Reaches of Solar System

New Dwarf Planet Discovered in Outer Reaches of Solar System

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – About 8.5 billion miles away from the center of the solar system, a small dwarf planet orbits our sun. Unknown and undetected for millennia, this planetary body, known as 2014 UZ224, is among the most distant objects in our solar system, more than twice as far from our sun as Pluto. The discovery of the dwarf planet by a team of Michigan scientists adds to a...

Iran, Austria form joint technology working group

Iran, Austria form joint technology working group

TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (Press Shia Agency) – The first meeting of Iran-Austria Joint Working Group on Technology was held in Tehran under the five-year roadmap for the two countries. The session was held at the presence of Ali Morteza Birang, Iranian Deputy Science Vice-President for International Affairs Ali Morteza Birang and Austrian ambassador to Iran Friedrich Stift. “Vast opportunities...

Deadly Mixture: Scientists Uncover Harmful Drug Interactions

Deadly Mixture: Scientists Uncover Harmful Drug Interactions

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Millions of Americans take more than one prescription drug, and often times doctors do not know which drugs, when combined, can cause serious illness or death. Sadly, such warnings come only after the damage is done, when enough clear reports of adverse reactions begin to emerge. Now, scientists at Columbia University in New York have harnessed the power of data...

Iran calls for more tech. coop. with Germany

Iran calls for more tech. coop. with Germany

TEHRAN, Oct. 10 (Press Shia) – Iran and Germany need to expand their strategic relations in scientific and technological fields and their cooperation should not be restricted to student exchange, Iran's VP for Science and Technology said Mon.Sorena Sattari made the remarks in a joint meeting with a high-ranking scientific delegation from Germany on Monday, adding “Iran has cooperated in a...

Iran’s Coastal Waters New Home to Rarely Seen Venomous Sea Snake

Iran’s Coastal Waters New Home to Rarely Seen Venomous Sea Snake

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Günther's sea snake, a rarely seen venomous sea snake with distribution thought to stretch from the Malay Peninsula to Pakistan, has now been recorded from Iranian coastal waters off the western Gulf of Oman. Scientists Mohsen Rezaie-Atagholipour, Qeshm Environmental Management Office, Qeshm Island, Iran, Parviz Ghezellou, Medicinal Plants and Drugs Research...

Researchers use dragonheads to treat Alzheimer's

Researchers use dragonheads to treat Alzheimer's

TEHRAN, Oct. 10 (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian researchers used Dracocephalum’s extract to synthesize gold nanoparticles that can be used in treatment of Alzheimer's disease.Niloufar Dorosti, the project manager, told Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC) that in the research, Dracocephalum’s extract was used to revive gold metal ions into metal nanoparticles. After the required...