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NASA's Fermi Finds Record-Breaking Binary in Galaxy Next Door

NASA's Fermi Finds Record-Breaking Binary in Galaxy Next Door

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Scientists have found the first gamma-ray binary in another galaxy and the most luminous one ever seen. Using data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and other facilities, an international team of scientists has found the first gamma-ray binary in another galaxy and the most luminous one ever seen. The dual-star system, dubbed LMC P3, contains a...

Universal Flu Vaccine Designed by Scientists

Universal Flu Vaccine Designed by Scientists

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – An international team of scientists have designed a new generation of universal flu vaccines to protect against future global pandemics that could kill millions. The vaccine could give protection for up to 88% of known flu strains worldwide in a single shot, spelling the end of the winter flu season. The collaboration involving the universities of Lancaster, Aston and...

New Treatment Strategy Could Cut Parkinson's Disease Off at The Pass

New Treatment Strategy Could Cut Parkinson's Disease Off at The Pass

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Researchers report they have identified a protein that enables a toxic natural aggregate to spread from cell to cell in a mammal's brain -- and a way to block that protein's action. The study made by Johns Hopkins University in mice and cultured cells suggests that an immunotherapy already in clinical trials as a cancer therapy should also be tested as a way to...

Our Corner of Milky Way Bigger than Previously Thought

Our Corner of Milky Way Bigger than Previously Thought

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Some galaxies are near perfect spirals, with two or four arms starting at the center of the swirling stellar mass and entirely encircling it as the arms stretch outward. But not our galaxy. According to new research, the Milky Way galaxy is more of a patchwork spiral galaxy. The evidence lies in our own galactic neighborhood. The section of the Milky Way that contains...

Artificial Blood Vessels Developed in Lab Can Grow with Recipient

Artificial Blood Vessels Developed in Lab Can Grow with Recipient

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Artificial blood vessels bioengineered in the lab and implanted in young lambs are capable of growth within the recipient, a groundbreaking new study demonstrates. If confirmed in humans, these new vessel grafts would prevent the need for repeated surgeries in some children with congenital heart defects. The study led by University of Minnesota biomedical engineers was...

New Low-Mass Objects Could Help Refine Planetary Evolution

New Low-Mass Objects Could Help Refine Planetary Evolution

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – When a star is young, it is often still surrounded by a primordial rotating disk of gas and dust, from which planets can form. Astronomers like to find such disks because they might be able to catch the star partway through the planet formation process, but it's highly unusual to find such disks around brown dwarfs or stars with very low masses. New work from a team...

New Hope in Fight against Aggressive, Often Hard to Treat Brain Tumor

New Hope in Fight against Aggressive, Often Hard to Treat Brain Tumor

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A potential way of stopping one of the most aggressive types of brain tumor from spreading has now been identified by researchers, which could lead the way to better patient survival. Glioblastoma is one of the most common types of malignant brain tumors in adults. They are fast growing and can spread easily. The tumor has threadlike tendrils that extend into other parts...

Iran, Netherlands Weigh Plans to Boost Scientific Cooperation

Iran, Netherlands Weigh Plans to Boost Scientific Cooperation

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A meeting was held in the Netherlands on Saturday to explore avenues for the expansion of academic and scientific cooperation with Iran. A delegation from Iran’s presidential bureau for Science and Technology Affairs attended the meeting with a group of Dutch academics, scientists and university students to coordinate efforts in promoting technological...

Pluto’s ‘Heart’ Sheds Light on Possible Buried Ocean

Pluto’s ‘Heart’ Sheds Light on Possible Buried Ocean

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A giant asteroid impact in the dwarf planet's past offers new insights into the possibility of an ocean beneath its surface. Ever since NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto last year, evidence has been mounting that the dwarf planet may have a liquid ocean beneath its icy shell. Now, by modeling the impact dynamics that created a massive crater on...

Greenland Rising as Ice Melts

Greenland Rising as Ice Melts

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - A new study on the Greenland Ice Sheet provided valuable insight on climate change, using unique research methods to establish new estimates of ice loss for both modern and ancient times. The research was published in Science Advances. It was led by Shfaqat A. Khan of the National Space Institute at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Space). The study improves...