Archive "Science"

Flexible Wearable Electronics Use Body Heat for Energy

Flexible Wearable Electronics Use Body Heat for Energy

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - In a proof-of-concept study, North Carolina State University engineers designed a flexible thermoelectric energy harvester that has the potential to rival the effectiveness of existing power wearable electronic devices using body heat as the only source of energy. Wearable devices used to monitor a variety of health and environmental measures are becoming...

Massive Dead Disk Galaxy Challenges Theories of Galaxy Evolution

Massive Dead Disk Galaxy Challenges Theories of Galaxy Evolution

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – By combining the power of a "natural lens" in space with the capability of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers made a surprising discovery. Astronomers discovered the first example of a compact yet massive, fast-spinning, disk-shaped galaxy that stopped making stars only a few billion years after the big bang.Finding such a galaxy early in the history...

Iranian scientist receives 2017 Young Scientists Award

Iranian scientist receives 2017 Young Scientists Award

TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (Press Shia) – The International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Program of UNESCO has named Amirhosein Mosavi as one recipient of the 2017 Young Scientists Awards.The MAB Program has been granting awards of up to $5,000 each since 1989 to encourage young researchers to undertake work on ecosystems, natural resources and biodiversity. This...

Iran, Armenia ink MoU for educational cooperation

Iran, Armenia ink MoU for educational cooperation

TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (Press Shia) – Iran’s Industrial Management Institute (IMI) and Gladzor University of Armenia have signed an MoU in Tehran for expansion of training and consultation collaborations.The newly-sealed Memorandum of Understanding aims at strengthening and expanding cooperation in providing advanced and professional education as well as improving quality and quantity of various...

Steaming Fish More Healthy than Boiling

Steaming Fish More Healthy than Boiling

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Researchers found that steaming freshwater fish for more than two minutes reduces the presence of cylindrospermopsin, a poisonous substance, by up to 26%. A group of researchers from the Area of Toxicology in the Department of Nutrition and Bromatology, Toxicology and Legal Medicine at the University of Seville has published the globally pioneering study.The study...

Scientists A Step Closer to Drug Treatment for Hepatitis B

Scientists A Step Closer to Drug Treatment for Hepatitis B

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A major new insight into how hepatitis B virus works could pave the way for new drug treatments for the infection which is the major cause of liver cancer worldwide, report scientists. The team at the Universities of York and Leeds identified an "assembly code" in the genetic material of Hepatitis B Virus that allows it to create a protective casing in...

Tehran to host 18th intl. congress of microbiology

Tehran to host 18th intl. congress of microbiology

TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (Press Shia Agency) – The 18th edition of International Congress of Microbiology with participation of top microbiology professors from around the world will be held in Tehran University of Medical Sciences late August.The Iranian Congress of Microbiology brings infectious disease specialists together for presentation and discussion of research in the fields of clinical...

Common Household Chemicals Lead to Birth Defects in Mice, Research Finds

Common Household Chemicals Lead to Birth Defects in Mice, Research Finds

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A connection between common household chemicals and birth defects has been uncovered by new research. A new study at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) and the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech has found a connection between common household chemicals and birth defects.Known as quaternary ammonium compounds or...

Russia starts production of equipment for Bushehr NPP

Russia starts production of equipment for Bushehr NPP

MOSCOW, Jun. 19 (Press Shia Agency) – Russia launched production of equipment necessary for the construction of new reactors at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran, Sputnik reported on Monday. President of JSC NIAEP-holding Company of JSC Atomstroyexport (JSC ASE), the project's general contractor, Valery Limarenko made the annoucment on Monday, adding that a number of deals...

Blood Test Detects Stroke, Heart Attack Risk in Lupus Patients with No CVD Symptoms

Blood Test Detects Stroke, Heart Attack Risk in Lupus Patients with No CVD Symptoms

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A specific biomarker detected in the blood of lupus patients with no symptoms of cardiovascular disease (CVD), thought to be at low risk of CVD based on traditional risk factors, is associated with the presence of atherosclerosis, new research indicates. The results of a study presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR) 2017 press conference...