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Filling Need for Fast, Accurate Assessment of Blood's Ability to Clot

Filling Need for Fast, Accurate Assessment of Blood's Ability to Clot

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Case Western Reserve University researchers have developed a portable sensor that can assess the clotting ability of a person's blood 95 times faster than current methods -- using only a single drop of blood. Even better, the device provides more information about the blood than existing approaches. Rapid and accurate assessments are essential to ensuring that...

Peking University to Admit More Iranian Students: President

Peking University to Admit More Iranian Students: President

BEIJING (Press Shia) – President of Peking University, a leading Chinese center with a history of around 120 years of academic activities, unveiled plans to attract more students from the Middle East, particularly from Iran. Peking University pursues a new policy of admitting more students from the Middle East and Central Asia, especially from Iran, Lin Jianhua said at a meeting with Iranian...

Lack of Sun in Teen Years Linked to Nearsightedness Later On

Lack of Sun in Teen Years Linked to Nearsightedness Later On

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Teens and young adults who spend more time outdoors may be less likely to become nearsighted later in life than those who spend less time outdoors, a new study suggests. People in the study who spent more time exposed to ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation — which the researchers calculated based on the participants' exposure to sunlight — between ages...

Portions of Brain Fall Asleep, Wake Back Up All The Time

Portions of Brain Fall Asleep, Wake Back Up All The Time

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – When we are in a deep slumber our brain's activity ebbs and flows in big, obvious waves, like watching a tide of human bodies rise up and sit down around a sports stadium. It's hard to miss. Now, Stanford researchers have found, those same cycles exist in wake as in sleep, but with only small sections sitting and standing in unison rather than the entire stadium....

Embryonic Cluster Galaxy Immersed in Giant Cloud of Cold Gas

Embryonic Cluster Galaxy Immersed in Giant Cloud of Cold Gas

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Astronomers studying a cluster of still-forming protogalaxies seen as they were more than 10 billion years ago have found that a giant galaxy in the center of the cluster is forming from a surprisingly-dense soup of molecular gas. "This is different from what we see in the nearby Universe, where galaxies in clusters grow by cannibalizing other galaxies. In this...

Novel Compound to Alleviate Pain, Itch Discovered

Novel Compound to Alleviate Pain, Itch Discovered

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – In a new study, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a possible drug candidate that suppresses pain and itch in animal models. Their new approach also reduces the potential for drug abuse and avoids the most common side effects -- sedation and anxiety -- of drugs designed to target the nervous system's...

Women, Men Really Do See Things Differently

Women, Men Really Do See Things Differently

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Women and men look at faces and absorb visual information in different ways, which suggests there is a gender difference in understanding visual cues, according to a team of scientists that included psychologists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The researchers used an eye tracking device on almost 500 participants at the Science Museum over a five-week...

Crunching The Numbers: Researchers Use Math in Search for Diabetes Cure

Crunching The Numbers: Researchers Use Math in Search for Diabetes Cure

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – New research by a mathematics professor has successfully reactivated oscillations in insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells — one of the first necessary steps to resurrecting the dormant cells and restoring the production of insulin. Researchers at Florida State University's biomathematics program are using a mix of math and technology in an ambitious...

First-Ever Capsule to Treat Hemophilia Developed

First-Ever Capsule to Treat Hemophilia Developed

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – In the near future, hemophiliacs could be able to treat their disease by simply swallowing a capsule. Thanks to a breakthrough led by researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, treatment for hemophilia can now be administered via a biodegradable system, a capsule, giving people affected by the hereditary bleeding disorder hope...

New Stars Describe Galaxy's Formation

New Stars Describe Galaxy's Formation

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - An astronomer from LJMU's Astrophysics Research Institute discovered a new family of stars in the core of the Milky Way Galaxy which provides new insights into the early stages of the Galaxy's formation. The discovery has shed new light on the origins of globular clusters -which are concentrations of typically a million stars, formed at the beginning of the...