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Iranian biotech drugs replaced American ones in Russia

Iranian biotech drugs replaced American ones in Russia

TEHRAN, Sep. 10 (Press Shia) – Iranian biotech medicines exported to Russia have taken over the country’s market 100% and have replaced their American versions, according to National Talents Foundation.Meanwhile, Iran’s status in the field of knowledge-based and innovative economy has leaped 42 places in global indexes in 2016 and reached 78th place from 120th in 2014. Drug registration...

Want Your Question Answered Quickly? Use Gestures as Well as Words

Want Your Question Answered Quickly? Use Gestures as Well as Words

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - When someone asks a question during a conversation, their conversation partner answers more quickly if the questioner also moves their hands or head to accompany their words, according to a study that focuses on how gestures influence language processing. The results of the study, led by Judith Holler of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and Radboud...

Blindness Study Shows How Gene Causes Middle-Age Sight Loss

Blindness Study Shows How Gene Causes Middle-Age Sight Loss

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Chemical changes in the eye that can lead to blindness have been identified by scientists, a conference has heard. Their findings aid understanding of a genetic condition that causes sight loss for one in 3,000 people in the UK. It was presented at the Eye Development and Degeneration 2017 conference in Edinburgh.Scientists examined how changes in a gene known as...

Iranian marine corporations more active in intl. scene

Iranian marine corporations more active in intl. scene

TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (Press Shia) – Marine Industries Technology Development Council has dispatched marine experts to international exhibitions in an effort to enhance and empower Iran’s national brand in the area of high tech products.According to Presidential Deputy for Science and Technology, Marine Industries Technology Development Council has dispatched internal marine experts to participate...

Eating Meat Linked to Higher Risk of Diabetes

Eating Meat Linked to Higher Risk of Diabetes

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Higher intake of red meat and poultry is associated with significantly increased risk of developing diabetes, which is partially attributed to higher content of heme-iron in these meats, new research shows. While a plant-based diet is generally considered healthier than a meat-based diet in preventing the risk of diabetes, not all meats affect the risk equally. As...

Researchers introduce new combination cancer therapy

Researchers introduce new combination cancer therapy

TEHRAN, Sep. 05 (Press Shia) – Iranian researchers at the Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, have introduced a new method to combat cancer by combining photodynamic therapy and cold atmospheric plasma.Leila Karami, PhD student of Radiology Engineering and a researcher at Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, said her project has been conducted on human lung...

Iranian researchers discover new archaea species

Iranian researchers discover new archaea species

TEHRAN, Sep. 05 (Press Shia Agency) – Researchers in Iranian Biological Research Center have discovered and registered the 12th species of Archaea in IBRC’s Microorganism Bank.Concerning this new microorganism, Seyyed Abolhassan Shahzade Fazeli, the head of Iranian Biological Research Center said “isolation and maintenance of strains are among the important missions of Microorganism Bank of...

Biggest Asteroid Ever Detected Flies Past Earth

Biggest Asteroid Ever Detected Flies Past Earth

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The largest asteroid ever recorded has passed Earth at a distance of 145 million miles, giving scientists the opportunity to learn more about its physical characteristics. The 2.7-mile wide astral body, called Florence, will not approach the planet this close again until 2500.It is classified as a “potentially hazardous” asteroid by the International...

INIC controls quality of Iranian nano products

INIC controls quality of Iranian nano products

TEHRAN, Sep. 04 (Press Shia) – A manager at Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council said INIC carries out quality control tests on Iranian nano products before releasing them into the market.Stressing that monitoring the domestic market for Nano products is a priority for Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC), head of the Industrial Promotion Group at the INIC Ali Tahari told Press...

Iran’s global share of math production on rise

Iran’s global share of math production on rise

TEHRAN, Sep. 04 (Press Shia Agency) – The position of Iranian researchers in international journals shows that Iran’s share of mathematics papers in the world has increased from 2.3% in 2011 to 3.3% in 2017, according to ISI figures.According to Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC), Dr. Mohammad Javad Dehghani noted that the Essential Science Indicator of Institute for Information...