Archive "Science"

Science VP in China for promotion of tech. coop.

Science VP in China for promotion of tech. coop.

TEHRAN, Oct. 24 (Press Shia) – Iran’s VP for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari heading a high-ranking delegation has traveled to China at the invitation of President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chunli Bai.Parviz Karami, Advisor to Sorena Sattari, said following the visit of Chinese President to Iran in January, two MoUs on scientific and technological cooperation were signed...

Iranians break world record in online census

Iranians break world record in online census

TEHRAN, Oct. 24 (Press Shia) – Iranians’ participation in the first online census in the country has been unprecedented in the world, Iran’s ICT Minister Mahmoud Vaezi said.Mahmoud Vaezi, Iranian Minister of Information and Communication Technology, said this was the first time that Statistical Center of Iran (SCI) conducted the census online, adding “the project was carried out so...

Healthy Viewing: New Screen Time Guidelines for Kids

Healthy Viewing: New Screen Time Guidelines for Kids

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – How much screen time is healthy for kids? Parents who are unsure of the answer can turn to a new set of guidelines put forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The new recommendations outline how much time kids — ranging from infants to adolescents — can spend watching TV and engaging with other media that involves using a screen....

Tehran to host 1st West Asian Conf. on Cancer

Tehran to host 1st West Asian Conf. on Cancer

TEHRAN, Oct. 23 (Press Shia) – The executive secretary of the West Asian Conference on Cancer has said it will be held November 17-19.MD Farhad Samiei told reporters on Sunday that the alarming rise in diagnosis with cancer of individuals of all age groups provided the impetus for WHO to name it the silent crisis of the human health; “industrial pollution of air, soil, and food has...

Iranian biosensor makes accurate, cheap cancer detection

Iranian biosensor makes accurate, cheap cancer detection

TEHRAN, Oct. 23 (Press Shia) – Iranian researchers have developed highly accurate and cost-efficient biosensors that can detect cancers that require tissue sampling.Dr. Mohammad Abdolahad, the project manager of ‘biosensor for detection of metastatic phase of cancer’ told Mehr News that his team has been successful in developing various biosensors in the past six years, but their latest...

Importance of Amount of Physical Activity on Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

Importance of Amount of Physical Activity on Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – New research reveals the importance of both the amount and timing of physical activity in reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D). Two new papers published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes ) reveal the importance of both the amount and timing of physical activity in reducing the risk of developing type 2...

Iranian firm wins ASPA 2016 grand prize

Iranian firm wins ASPA 2016 grand prize

TEHRAN, Oct. 22 (Press Shia Agency) – An Iranian knowledge-based company won the Grand Prize of the Asian Science Park Association 2016 that was held in India.An Iranian knowledge-based company established in 2008 in Isfahan Science and Technology Town managed to win the Grand Prize of the ASPA Award 2016 for presenting reactive extrusion technology and polymer nanocomposites. The grand...

Amirkabir MAV team ranks 1st at China competition

Amirkabir MAV team ranks 1st at China competition

TEHRN, Oct. 22 (Press Shia) – The MAV team of Amirkabir Univeristy of Technology won best outdoor performance in the International Micro Air Vehicle Competition (IMAV 2016) in China.In this section of competitions, 16 teams competed against one another indoors and 16 others outdoors. Iran participated in the competition with 7 teams. The MAV team of Amirkabir University of Technology...

Oldest Known Planet-Forming Disk Discovered

Oldest Known Planet-Forming Disk Discovered

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A group of citizen scientists and professional astronomers, including Carnegie's Jonathan Gagné, joined forces to discover an unusual hunting ground for exoplanets. They found a star surrounded by the oldest known circumstellar disk -- a primordial ring of gas and dust that orbits around a young star and from which planets can form as the material...

Iranian, Russian top unis. sign 30 MoUs

Iranian, Russian top unis. sign 30 MoUs

TEHRAN, Oct. 22 (Press Shia) – Iran and Russia signed 30 memorandums of understanding in the 2nd summit of Iranian and Russian Top Universities’ Chancellors in Tehran.The MoUs were signed between the two sides with an aim to expand scientific and educational activities, student and professor transfer, holding joint courses and conducting joint research. 23 Russian delegations with 20...