Decrease in Sunshine, Increase in Rickets

TEHRAN – Britain's increasing cloudiness during the summer could be an important reason for the mysterious increase in rickets among British children over the past few decades, suggests new research.

15 foreign firms keen on investing in Iran’s ICT

Nov. 12 – Fifteen foreign companies have voiced readiness to invest in Iran’s information and communication technology projects, CEO of the Office of Innovation and Investment Support at ICT Ministry said Sunday.

Sleep Apnea May Increase Risk of Developing Alzheimer's Disease

TEHRAN - Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may put elderly people at greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

How And Why Blood Clots Shrink

TEHRAN - Research elucidating how blood clots contract could help in the development of new treatments for heart attack and stroke.

New Pathway for Handling Stress Discovered

TEHRAN - Researchers at the University of California San Diego studying how animals respond to infections have found a new pathway that may help in tolerating stressors that damage proteins.

Lack of Oxygen, Not Blood Flow, Delays Brain Maturation in Preterm Infants

TEHRAN - Premature infants are at risk for a broad spectrum of life-long cognitive and learning disabilities. Historically, these conditions were believed to be the result of lack of blood flow to the brain. Now a new study finds that major disturbances are actually caused by low oxygen.
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