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Nanodrug helps treat liver cancer

Nanodrug helps treat liver cancer

TEHRAN, Oct. 09 (Press Shia Agency) – A research group working on nano-delivery of drugs has devised a smart delivery system which incorporates nano-structured system to treatment process.Dr. Mohammad Mehdi Owji the head of the research group, entitled Phytoliposome-Based Smart Nanodelivery System of Two Herbal Medications, provided some insights into the mechanizations and advantages of the...

Niraparib Significantly Improves Outcome of Ovarian Cancer Patients

Niraparib Significantly Improves Outcome of Ovarian Cancer Patients

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The PARP (Poly ADP Ribose Polymerase) inhibitor niraparib significantly improves the outcome of platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer, according to full data from a trial. According to full data from the ENGOT-OV16/NOVA trial presented for the first time at the ESMO 2016 Congress in Copenhagen and published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), the...

Link between Heart, Blood Cells in Early Development

Link between Heart, Blood Cells in Early Development

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – New research reveals endoglin as a critical factor in determining the fate of early undifferentiated cells during development. Endoglin, a receptor involved in cell signaling, has previously been known mostly for its function in blood vessels and angiogenesis. In a new paper published in the journal Nature Communications, researchers from the University of...

Hubble Detects Giant 'Cannonballs' Shooting from Star

Hubble Detects Giant 'Cannonballs' Shooting from Star

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has detected superhot blobs of gas, each twice as massive as the planet Mars, being ejected near a dying star. The plasma balls are zooming so fast through space it would take only 30 minutes for them to travel from Earth to the moon. This stellar "cannon fire" has continued once every 8.5 years for at least the past 400 years,...

Foreign Ministry promotes scientific, technological cooperation

Foreign Ministry promotes scientific, technological cooperation

TEHRAN, Oct. 06 (Press Shia) – Deputy-FM for European and American Affairs has said Foreign Ministry has promoted initiatives to encourage technological ties between Iran and the rest of the world.Majid Takht Ravanchi who was addressing a meeting of envoys and missions of 31 countries on the sidelines of the 9th  International Nanotechnology Festival and Exhibition, believed that in the...

Iran, Turkey Urge Closer Academic Ties

Iran, Turkey Urge Closer Academic Ties

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Higher education officials from Iran and Turkey at a meeting in Ankara explored avenues for enhancement of academic and educational cooperation. A delegation from Iran’s Ministry of Science, Research and Technology met with officials from Turkey’s Council of Higher Education in Ankara to discuss ways to boost interaction by exchanging teachers and students,...

IranNano 2016 Festival kicks off

IranNano 2016 Festival kicks off

TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (Press Shia Agency) – The 9th International Nanotechnology Festival (IranNano 2016) is underway at the Persian Gulf Hall of Tehran Permanent International Fairground on 5-8 Oct., with the participation of 109 institutes and firms.According to Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC), the participants in IranNano 2016 include 72 producing and manufacturing companies, 17...

Ability to Process Speech Declines with Age

Ability to Process Speech Declines with Age

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Researchers have found clues to the causes of age-related hearing loss. The ability to track and understand speech in both quiet and noisy environments deteriorates due in part to speech processing declines in both the midbrain and cortex in older adults. Thirty-two native English-speaking volunteers with clinically normal hearing were assigned to two groups: younger...

Iran interested in connecting with NASA

Iran interested in connecting with NASA

TEHRAN, Oct. 04 (Press Shia Agency) – The head of Iran’s space agency says the country wishes to start cooperation with NASA since it is an international body and not just an American one.Mohsen Bahrami made the announcement on Tuesday, saying “the level of our space cooperation has increased following the signing of Iran’s nuclear deal, and we have inked MoUs with a number of space...

STS chief calls for further scientific coop. with Iran

STS chief calls for further scientific coop. with Iran

KYOTO, Oct. 04 (Press Shia) – Chairman of Science and Technology in Society forum called on Iran to have a more active presence in the forum and expressed the STS’s readiness to expand scientific cooperation with Iran.Koji Omi, Founder and Chairman of Science and Technology in Society forum (STS forum), made the remarks in a Tuesday meeting with Iranian Minister of Science...