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Iran, Turkey Urge Closer Academic Ties

Iran, Turkey Urge Closer Academic Ties

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Higher education officials from Iran and Turkey at a meeting in Ankara explored avenues for enhancement of academic and educational cooperation. A delegation from Iran’s Ministry of Science, Research and Technology met with officials from Turkey’s Council of Higher Education in Ankara to discuss ways to boost interaction by exchanging teachers and students,...

Ability to Process Speech Declines with Age

Ability to Process Speech Declines with Age

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Researchers have found clues to the causes of age-related hearing loss. The ability to track and understand speech in both quiet and noisy environments deteriorates due in part to speech processing declines in both the midbrain and cortex in older adults. Thirty-two native English-speaking volunteers with clinically normal hearing were assigned to two groups: younger...

Our Galaxy's Most-Mysterious Star Is Even Stranger than Astronomers Thought

Our Galaxy's Most-Mysterious Star Is Even Stranger than Astronomers Thought

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A star known by the unassuming name of KIC 8462852 in the constellation Cygnus has been raising eyebrows both in and outside of the scientific community for the past year. In 2015 a team of astronomers announced that the star underwent a series of very brief, non-periodic dimming events while it was being monitored by NASA's Kepler space telescope, and no one could...

Alternative Treatments Linked to Skipping Flu Shots

Alternative Treatments Linked to Skipping Flu Shots

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Children who have been treated with certain forms of complementary or alternative medicine may be less likely to get the flu vaccine, according to a new study published today. The exact reason behind this link is not clear. However, it may be because the health care providers involved in complementary and alternative medicine treatments are hesitant to recommend...

Japan's Ohsumi Wins Nobel for Studies of Cell 'Self-Eating'

Japan's Ohsumi Wins Nobel for Studies of Cell 'Self-Eating'

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Japanese biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries on how cells break down and recycle content, a garbage disposal system that scientists hope to harness in the fight against cancer, Alzheimer's and other diseases. The Karolinska Institute honored Ohsumi for "brilliant experiments" in the 1990s on autophagy, a...

British Man May Be the First Person Cured of HIV

British Man May Be the First Person Cured of HIV

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A British man with HIV hopes to become the first in the world to be cured of the disease by using a pioneering new therapy designed to eradicate the virus. Tests showed the virus had become undetectable in the blood of the previously HIV-positive man, after he was treated with a pioneering new therapy designed to eradicate the virus. Researchers have cautioned that it is...

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...