Archive "Science"

Unexpected Finding May Deter Disabling Diabetic Eye Disease

Unexpected Finding May Deter Disabling Diabetic Eye Disease

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A new study is the first to find that a particular type of lipid, or fat, thought to only exist in the skin, now lives in your eye and might play a major role in deterring diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is considered one of the most disabling complications of diabetes and the leading cause of new cases of vision loss among adults.A new Michigan State...

Iran, Venezuela ink pharmaceutical MoU

Iran, Venezuela ink pharmaceutical MoU

TEHRAN, Apr. 08 (Press Shia) – A comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Iran and Venezuela in the field of pharmaceuticals in the presence of Iranian Minister of Health and Medical Education Dr. Seyyed Hasan Ghazizadeh Hashemi and Venezuelan Foreign Minister Venezuelan Jorge Arreaza Montserrat.The MoU, which was signed on Saturday, underlined strengthening mutual...

A New Class of Antibiotics to Combat Drug Resistance

A New Class of Antibiotics to Combat Drug Resistance

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Researchers report on the discovery of a new class of antibiotics that may be effective at treating drug-resistant infections. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Nosopharm, a biotechnology company based in Lyon, France, are part of an international team reporting on the discovery of a new class of antibiotics.The antibiotic, first identified...

Iranian data bases come under external cyber attack

Iranian data bases come under external cyber attack

TEHRAN, Apr. 07 (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian ICT minister reported late Friday that some of Iran’s data bases had come under cyber attack from outside the country disrupting the Internet."A number of small routers have shifted to factory default," the Minister of Communications and Information Technology (ICT) Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi posted on his Twitter account on Friday...

Common Diabetes Drug May also Help with Nicotine Withdrawal

Common Diabetes Drug May also Help with Nicotine Withdrawal

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – In a mouse study, a drug that has helped millions of people around the world manage their diabetes might also help people ready to kick their nicotine habits. In a report published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), investigators say metformin, an inexpensive drug commonly used to treat patients with type 2 diabetes, appears to block...

Finding Alien Life Unlikely Due to Lack of Phosphorus in Universe

Finding Alien Life Unlikely Due to Lack of Phosphorus in Universe

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Amid efforts to find alien life, scientists have not yet confirmed the existence of an extraterrestrial civilization. Findings of a new study suggest this has something do with the element phosphorus lacking in the cosmos.Life-Giving PhosphorusPhosphorus is the 11th most common element on Earth, and it is fundamental to all living things. Phosphorus is one of only six...

Injectable Bandage Created

Injectable Bandage Created

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - A penetrating injury from shrapnel is a serious obstacle in overcoming battlefield wounds that can lead to death. Given the high mortality rates due to hemorrhaging, there is an unmet need to quickly self-administer materials that prevent fatality due to excessive blood loss. With a gelling agent commonly used in preparing pastries, researchers from the Inspired...

13th RoboCup Iran Open to kick off Thu.

13th RoboCup Iran Open to kick off Thu.

TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (Press Shia Agency) – The adult competitions for the 13th edition of RoboCup Iran Open will kick off on April 5 at Tehran International Exhibition Center, with participation of about 500 teams.According to the chairman of Iranian National RoboCup Committee, Morteza Mousakhani, 478 teams will participate in Iran Open, a competition domain designed to advance robotics and AI...

Iran develops space technology to serve people

Iran develops space technology to serve people

TEHRAN, Apr. 02 (Press Shia Agency) – Head of Iranian Space Agency (ISA) Morteza Barari says Iran has planned to develop remote sensing as well as communications satellites to serve the Iranian people in their daily lives. Stating that space technology has already entered Iranian citizens’ lives, Barari added “perhaps one of the most prominent aspects are the mobile smartphones that are...

5 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

5 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “Today, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s every 65 seconds. By mid-century, someone in the United States will develop the disease every 33 seconds.” To date, there is no cure regarding this most common form of dementia, which affects nearly all individuals worldwide regardless of race, or socioeconomic...