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2nd Mustafa Scientific Prize slated for 3 Dec.

2nd Mustafa Scientific Prize slated for 3 Dec.

TEHRAN, Nov. 04 (Press Shia) – The second edition of Mustafa Scientific Prize will be held on 3 December 2017 at Tehran's Vahdat Hall with 60 notable scientists from the Muslim world in attendance.Ali Omrani, the Chairman of the Executive Committee of Mustafa Prize, made the announcement during a talk with Mehr News correspondent on Friday, adding “over thousand prominent figures...

Brain Activity Is Inherited, May Inform Treatment for ADHD, Autism

Brain Activity Is Inherited, May Inform Treatment for ADHD, Autism

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - A new study concludes that while individually unique, each connectotype demonstrates both familial and heritable relationships. Every person has a distinct pattern of functional brain connectivity known as a connectotype, or brain fingerprint. A new study conducted at OHSU in Portland, Oregon, concludes that while individually unique, each connectotype demonstrates...

Huge Planet Found Orbiting Dwarf Star

Huge Planet Found Orbiting Dwarf Star

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – What does it take to build a gas giant? Building models of planet formation and studying exosolar systems have both provided us with some hints. But there's a small but growing list of cases where the two of these approaches disagree about what's possible. A new paper adds to that list by describing a gas giant planet that orbits a dwarf star, creating a...

Chimpanzees Shown Spontaneously 'Taking Turns' to Solve Number Puzzle

Chimpanzees Shown Spontaneously 'Taking Turns' to Solve Number Puzzle

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A new study has shown chimpanzees spontaneously taking turns to complete a number sequencing task. A new study from Kyoto and Oxford universities and Indianapolis Zoo has shown chimpanzees spontaneously taking turns to complete a number sequencing task.Previous studies have shown chimps working together in strictly alternating turn-taking scenarios. However, these...

Discovery Challenges Belief about Brain's Cellular Makeup

Discovery Challenges Belief about Brain's Cellular Makeup

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A new discovery is challenging science's longstanding beliefs regarding the cellular makeup of the brain, report scientists. A discovery made by Junhwan Kim, PhD, assistant professor at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, is challenging science's longstanding beliefs regarding the cellular makeup of the brain. This breakthrough was outlined in a study...

Important Mechanism of Epigenetic Gene Regulation Identified

Important Mechanism of Epigenetic Gene Regulation Identified

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Researchers identified a mechanism how cells pass on the regulation of genetic information through epigenetic modifications. These insights open the door to new approaches for future cancer treatments. How can defective gene activity, which can ultimately lead to cancer, be avoided? Researchers at the University of Zurich have now identified a mechanism how cells pass on...

Iran to launch Dousti Satellite by year end

Iran to launch Dousti Satellite by year end

TEHRAN, Oct. 30 (Press Shia Agency) – The head of Iranian Space Agency said Sharif University’s Dousti satellite is ready for launch and voiced optimism that it will be launched by the end of the year.Speaking at the 23th Iranian International Press and News Agencies Exhibition, head of Iranian space agency Mohsen Bahrami said “Sharif University’s satellite named Dousti (Friendship) is...

First hybrid solar plant comes on stream in Sari

First hybrid solar plant comes on stream in Sari

TEHRAN, Oct. 30 (Press Shia) – The first hybrid solar power plant with a production capacity of 3 KW became operational in Mazandaran province.Speaking at the opening ceremony of the solar-wind power plant Mon., the CEO of Mazandaran’s power company Ghasem Shahabi said using fossil fuels as a source of energy create pollution and damages the environment, causes global warming and climate...

Iran, Austria to cooperate on automotive parts production

Iran, Austria to cooperate on automotive parts production

TEHRAN, Oct. 30 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran has signed a contract with Austria on joint cooperation on development of automotive parts technology, executive secretary of the Supreme Council for Science, Research and Technology (ATF) said Monday.According to Mostafa Kazemi, the contract has been signed between East Azarbaijan Science & Technology Park (EASTP) and Austrian...

New Molecule Shows Promise in HIV Vaccine Design

New Molecule Shows Promise in HIV Vaccine Design

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Researchers have designed a novel protein-sugar vaccine candidate that, in an animal model, stimulated an immune response against sugars that form a protective shield around HIV. The molecule could one day become part of a successful HIV vaccine. Researchers at the University of Maryland and Duke University have designed a novel protein-sugar vaccine candidate that,...