Archive "Science"

Iran to hold 10th intl. Nano Festival in Oct.

Iran to hold 10th intl. Nano Festival in Oct.

TEHRAN, Aug. 09 (Press Shia) – Iran will be hosting the 10th International Nanotechnology Festival (IranNano 2017), as 20the second largest nanotechnology exhibition in Asia, in early October 2017.This year’s festival will be held from October 6 to 9, 2017, at Tehran International Permanent Fairground. Nanotechnology International Festival is held annually by Iran Nanotechnology Initiative...

Regenerative Medicine Breakthrough

Regenerative Medicine Breakthrough

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Scientists developed a device that can switch cell function to rescue failing body functions with a single touch. The technology, dubbed Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT), injects genetic code into skin cells, turning them into other types of cells required for treating disease. Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Ohio State's College...

Iran to host 4th Intl. Zeolite Conf.

Iran to host 4th Intl. Zeolite Conf.

TEHRAN, Aug. 06 (Press Shia) – The 4th Iran International Zeolite Conference will be held as a two-days event at Golpayegan University in Golpayegan, west of Isfahan.The conference is scheduled for August 23 and 24, 2017, and will bring together professionals from industry and academia who are actively interested in the science and technologies of zeolite and zeo-type materials. The...

Neurons That Control Brain's Body Clock Identified

Neurons That Control Brain's Body Clock Identified

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Researchers have found that dopamine-producing neurons are connected with the brain's circadian center. Neurons in the brain that produce the pleasure-signaling neurotransmitter dopamine also directly control the brain's circadian center, or "body clock" -- the area that regulates eating cycles, metabolism and waking/resting cycles -- a key link...

Iran ranks 22 in nanotech patent publication

Iran ranks 22 in nanotech patent publication

TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (Press Shia Agency) – In the first six months of 2017, more than 5500 applications have been recorded by the US Patent Office (USPO) for the nanotechnology-related patents, with US, Korea, Japan and Taiwan as the largest contributors and Iran ranking 22nd. One way to evaluate the progress trend of the countries active in nanotechnology is the overall analysis of patent...

Muscle, Not Brain, May Hold Answers to Some Sleep Disorders

Muscle, Not Brain, May Hold Answers to Some Sleep Disorders

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Scientists exploring the brain for answers to certain sleep disorders may have been looking in the wrong place, suggests new research. A new study shows that a protein in the muscle can lessen the effects of sleep loss in mice, a surprising revelation that challenges the widely accepted notion that the brain controls all aspects of sleep.The finding -- a...

Selection Committee Reaching Final Decision on OIC Science Prize Winners

Selection Committee Reaching Final Decision on OIC Science Prize Winners

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Members of a selection committee evaluating nominees for the Mustafa Prize, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) leading science and technology award, gathered in Tehran for the final assessment process before announcing the prize winners in four categories. The seventh meeting of the policy-making council of the Mustafa Prize was held in Tehran on...

2nd Mustafa Scientific Prize decides on nominees

2nd Mustafa Scientific Prize decides on nominees

TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (Press Shia Agency) – The Seventh meeting of policy-making council of the Mustafa Scientific Prize aimed at finalizing the selection of second round laureates was held on August 1, 2017, in Tehran. Seventh meeting of policy-making council of the Mustafa (pbuh) Prize was held with the participation of Prof. Sorena Sattari, Chairman of the council; Mahdi Saffarinia, Secretary of...

Sun's Core Rotates 4 Times Faster Than Surface

Sun's Core Rotates 4 Times Faster Than Surface

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - The sun's core rotates nearly four times faster than its surface, an international team of astronomers found. Scientists had assumed before that the core was rotating like a merry-go-round at about the same speed as the surface."The most likely explanation is that this core rotation is left over from the period when the sun formed, some 4.6 billion years...

How Mice Babies Ensure Mother's Protection

How Mice Babies Ensure Mother's Protection

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - The calls of new-born mice draw the attention of their mother. A group of neuronal cells in the brain stem, which coordinate exhalation and tension of muscles in the larynx is essential for this process. The calls of new-born mice draw the attention of their mother. A group of neuronal cells in the brain stem, which coordinate exhalation and tension of muscles in the larynx...