Astronomers Identify Purest, Most Massive Brown Dwarf
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An international team of astronomers has identified a record breaking brown dwarf (a star too small for nuclear fusion) with the 'purest' composition and the highest mass yet known.
Blood Fatty Acids Reveal Your Child's Diet
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Eating lots of sugary candy may strain the liver, alter the body's fatty acid metabolism and increase the risk of cardiometabolic diseases already in childhood.
Mouse Study Identifies New Method for Treating Depression
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Standard antidepressant medications do not work for everyone, and even when they do they are slow to kick in.
Brain-Aging Gene Discovered
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have discovered a common genetic variant that greatly impacts normal brain aging, starting at around age 65, and may modify the risk for neurodegenerative diseases.
Probiotics May Not Always Be A Silver Bullet for Better Health
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – To combat the effects of a poor diet, probiotics may be just the thing. However, surprising new research from UNSW suggests probiotics are much less effective when taken alongside a balanced diet, and could even impair certain aspects of memory.
Scientists Say Eating Cheese Can Help Weight Loss
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Scientists said eating cheese does not raise a person’s cholesterol level and could even help you lose weight, the Sun reported.
Nose Form Was Shaped by Climate
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Big, small, broad or narrow, humans inherit their nose shape from their parents, but ultimately, the shape of someone's nose and that of their parents was formed by a long process of adaptation to our local climate, according to an international team of researchers.
Astronomers Find Closest Star to A Black Hole
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Astronomers have found a star that whips around a black hole about twice an hour.
Researchers Make Major Brain Repair Discovery in Fight against Multiple Sclerosis
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Queen's University Belfast scientists have discovered that specific cells from the immune system are key players in brain repair -- a fundamental breakthrough that could revolutionize the treatment of debilitating neurological disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Major Research Project Provides New Clues to Schizophrenia
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Researchers have shown that patients with schizophrenia have lower levels of the vital neurotransmitter GABA as well as changes in the brain's immune cells.
Parental Origin May Alter Gene Copies’ Expression in Brain
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Some neurons preferentially express the copy of a gene inherited from one parent over the other, suggests a study published in Neuron1.
Brain Networks at Rest Are in Readiness for Action, Researchers Suggest
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Just as a sprinter's body and muscles are ready for action as they wait for the starting gun to fire, brain networks at rest appear to be waiting in a state of potentiation to execute even the simplest of behaviors.
Change Your Diet, Help Environment
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – You are what you eat, as the saying goes, and while good dietary choices boost your own health, they also could improve the health care system and even benefit the planet. Healthier people mean not only less disease but also reduced greenhouse gas emissions from health care.
Gene Causes Sudden Death in Young People
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A new gene that can lead to sudden death among young people and athletes has now been identified by an international team of researchers. The gene is a major cause of unexpected death in seemingly healthy young people.
Super-Sized Memory Trainable, Long Lasting
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The ability to perform astonishing feats of memory, such as remembering lists of several dozen words, can be learned, researchers report in Neuron on March 8.
Blueberry Concentrate Improves Brain Function in Older People
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Drinking concentrated blueberry juice improves brain function in older people, according to research by the University of Exeter in in Devon, England.
New Evidence for A Water-Rich History on Mars
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Mars may have been a wetter place than previously thought, according to research on simulated Martian meteorites conducted, in part, at the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).
Iran’s President Urges Use of New Technologies to Protect Environment
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for employment of new technologies and effective management to reduce pressure on the environmental resources, underlining that sustainable development hinges on protection of the environment.
Why Women May Feel More Pain Than Men
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A female brain's resident immune cells are more active in regions involved in pain processing relative to males, according to a recent study by Georgia State University researchers.
Dangers of Concurrent Heat Waves, Air Pollution
TEHRAN (Tasnim) — The combination of prolonged hot spells with poor air quality greatly compounds the negative effects of each and can pose a major risk to human health, according to new research.