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  • Fighter Jet Crashes Ardabil, Pilot Still Missing 25 Dec 2019

    Fighter Jet Crashes Ardabil, Pilot Still Missing

    TEHRAN (Iran News) – A fighter jet of the Iranian Air Force crashed in the northwestern province of Ardabil on Wednesday, and the pilot is still missing. The MiG-29 fighter jet had taken off from an airbase in the city of Tabriz and was patrolling in the airspace of Ardabil Province when it crashed in […]

Iran tops ME states in health care report card: official 29 Aug 2018

Iran tops ME states in health care report card: official

Iranian Deputy Health Minister Akhoundzadeh says that Iran is the best country of the region in the field of providing health care services. “Iran tops the countries of the region in providing health care services,” said Shahin Akhoundzadeh, Iranian Deputy Health Minister, on Monday, after hailing the efforts in Iran which according to him have […]

For first time in decades, astronaut quits NASA training 29 Aug 2018

For first time in decades, astronaut quits NASA training

For the first time in five decades, a NASA astronaut candidate has resigned from training, the US space agency said Tuesday. Robb Kulin resigned from NASA effective August 31 for personal reasons, spokeswoman Brandi Dean said, declining to provide further details. It’s not an easy gig to get — some 18,000 people routinely seek the […]

NASA spacecraft approaches asteroid, snaps first pic 28 Aug 2018

NASA spacecraft approaches asteroid, snaps first pic

Two years after launching from Florida, a NASA spacecraft is closing in on an ancient asteroid, Bennu, for a sample of space dust that could reveal clues to the start of life in the solar system. The spacecraft, OSIRIS-REx, has even snapped its first, blurry pic of the cosmic body, which is about the size […]

Tracking Sargassum’s Ocean Path 26 Aug 2018

Tracking Sargassum’s Ocean Path

In recent years, large amounts of Sargassum have been washing up on beaches from the Caribbean to west Africa. This floating seaweed drifts on the oceans currents. New research explores how the Sargassum might grow while it is meandering along the currents, not just where it floats, combining both ocean physics and seaweed biology for […]

Promising Candidate for Universal Flu Vaccine 26 Aug 2018

Promising Candidate for Universal Flu Vaccine

A universal flu vaccine that protects people against most influenza strains is one step closer to reality. The candidate vaccine elicited a strong antibody response to a structure on the surface of flu viruses, called the hemagglutinin (HA) stalk. It protected mice from infection by various flu strains. The candidate vaccine, described in Nature Communications this week, […]

Mammography clinics, cancer detection centers to be inaugurated in months 25 Aug 2018

Mammography clinics, cancer detection centers to be inaugurated in months

TEHRAN – Some 50 mammography clinics and early cancer detection centers will be opened at universities of medical sciences nationwide over the next few months, an official with the Ministry of Health has said. One of the main goals of these centers is the offering of treatment to the patients suffering from refractory and special […]

Eye exam may predict Alzheimer’s 24 Aug 2018

Eye exam may predict Alzheimer’s

Advances in eye exam technology could one day help doctors diagnose people with Alzheimer’s disease long before symptoms appear, researchers said Thursday. Using equipment similar to the kind already available at most eye doctors’ offices, researchers detected signs of Alzheimer’s in a small sample of 30 people, according to a study published in the Journal […]

Scientists track how yellow fever raced through Brazil 24 Aug 2018

Scientists track how yellow fever raced through Brazil

The yellow fever virus lurked deep in the Amazon jungle until around July 2016 when it leapt toward the highly populated south of Brazil, carried by monkeys and the mosquitoes that liked to bite them. At a speed of about two miles (3.3 kilometers) per day, the virus made its way to the outskirts of […]

Using Electronic Cigarettes Can Damage DNA 24 Aug 2018

Using Electronic Cigarettes Can Damage DNA

Researchers report that vaping of e-cigarette usage may modify the genetic material, or DNA, in the oral cells of users, which could increase their cancer risk. The popularity of electronic cigarettes continues to grow worldwide, as many people view them as a safer alternative to smoking. But the long-term effects of e-cigarette usage, commonly called […]

Scientists confirm ice exists at Moon’s poles 23 Aug 2018

Scientists confirm ice exists at Moon’s poles

Scientists say they have confirmed the existence of ice on the Moon’s surface for the first time, a discovery that could one day help humans survive there. Signs of ice on the Moon have been reported by scientists for years, but previous observations could have been explained by other phenomena, such as unusually reflective lunar […]