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  • Ocean Carbon: Humans Outpace Ancient Volcanoes
    14:02 - Sep 17 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- A new study of an ancient period that is considered the closest natural analog to the era of modern human carbon emissions has found that massive volcanism sent great waves of carbon into the oceans over thousands of years -- but that nature did not come close to matching what humans are doing today. The study estimates that humans are now introducing the element three to eight times faster, or possibly even more. The consequences for life both in the water and on land are potentially catastrophic. The findings appear this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • T Cells Take Lead in Controlling SARS-CoV-2, Reducing COVID-19 Disease Severity
    13:59 - Sep 17 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Ever since SARS-CoV-2 first appeared, researchers have been trying to understand whether sometimes the immune system does more harm than good during the acute phase of COVID-19. The latest study by researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology clearly argues in favor of the immune system.
  • As Pandemic Progressed, People's Perceived Risks Went Up
    13:58 - Sep 17 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- In the first week of the coronavirus pandemic, people living in the United States underestimated their chances of catching the virus, or of getting seriously ill from the virus, according to a recently published Caltech-led study. But as the days progressed, those same people became more worried about their personal risk, and, as a result, began to increase protective behaviors such as washing hands and social distancing.
  • Researchers Develop New Strategy to Mimic Heart-Regenerating Effects of Cardiac Cell Transplants
    13:49 - Sep 17 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Ling Gao and colleagues have developed a strategy that uses exosomes - tiny membrane-bound sacs secreted by cells - to mimic the heart-regenerating effects of cardiac cell transplants, while potentially avoiding risks associated with whole-cell transplants.
  • Theoretically, Two Layers Are Better Than One for Solar-Cell Efficiency
    12:48 - Sep 16 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Solar cells have come a long way, but inexpensive, thin film solar cells are still far behind more expensive, crystalline solar cells in efficiency. Now, a team of researchers suggests that using two thin films of different materials may be the way to go to create affordable, thin film cells with about 34% efficiency.
  • Heparan Sulfate Aids COVID-19 Virus to Penetrate Human Lung Cells
    12:48 - Sep 16 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- A molecule known as ACE2 sits like a doorknob on the outer surfaces of the cells that line the lungs. Since January 2020, researchers have known that SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, primarily uses ACE2 to enter these cells and establish respiratory infections.
  • Sub-Nanoparticle Catalysts
    12:33 - Sep 16 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Due to their small size, nanoparticles find varied applications in fields ranging from medicine to electronics. Their small size allows them a high reactivity and semiconducting property not found in the bulk states. Sub-nanoparticles (SNPs) have an extremely small diameter of around 1 nm, making them even smaller than nanoparticles. Almost all atoms of SNPs are available and exposed for reactions, and therefore, SNPs are expected to have extraordinary functions beyond the properties of nanoparticles, particularly as catalysts for industrial reactions. However, preparation of SNPs requires fine control of the size and composition of each particle on a sub-nanometer scale, making the application of conventional production methods near impossible.
  • Depression Detectable through Heart Rate Fluctuations, Small Study Finds
    13:59 - Sep 15 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- New research has shown depression can be detected by monitoring a person's heart rate over a 24-hour period. The small study needs more verification but it points to a biomarker that could be easily integrated into patient monitoring systems.
  • Study Finds: New Coronavirus Can Infect Brain Cells
    13:56 - Sep 15 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can sometimes hijack brain cells, using the cells' internal machinery to copy itself, according to a new study.
  • Growing Gold Nanoparticles inside Tumors Can Help Kill Cancer
    13:34 - Sep 15 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Gold has shown promise in fighting cancer in many studies, and now researchers have found a way to grow gold nanoparticles inside cancer cells within 30 minutes. From there, the gold can help with imaging and even be heated up to kill the tumors.
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Spain Sees Record Daily Coronavirus Cases

TEHRAN (FNA)- Local officials in Madrid announced highly anticipated restrictions on Friday to limit contagion of the novel coronavirus as Spain shattered its all-time record for daily cases.
Early Voting Begins in Three US States

TEHRAN (FNA)- Lines formed at polling stations in three states on Friday, 46 days out from November 3, election day itself, as early voting began.
Kremlin: Too Much Absurdity in Navalny Case to Take Anyone’s Word on Trust

TEHRAN (FNA)- Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that there are too many absurd inconsistencies in the alleged poisoning of Russian blogger Alexey Navalny to take anyone's word for it.
UK Coronavirus Cases Rise by 4,322, Death Toll Increases by 27

TEHRAN (FNA)- The UK coronavirus death toll has risen by 27 and 4,322 COVID-19 cases were recorded in the past 24 hours, according to the latest figures from the government.
US Deploys Armored Vehicles to Syria, Steps Up Air Patrols After Dust-Up with Russian Forces

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Pentagon sent a number of armored vehicles, radar systems and additional troops to Syria in a show of force, bolstering the US military presence in the country following a run-in with Russian forces last month.
‘It Is Not Where We Want to Be’: WHO Says Coronavirus Killing About 50,000 People A Week

TEHRAN (FNA)- The World Health Organization (WHO) warned Friday that the coronavirus is “not going away”, noting that it’s still killing about 50,000 people a week.
Coronavirus Deaths on Rise in France

TEHRAN (FNA)- The numbers of deaths in France of people diagnosed with COVID-19 is trending upwards for the first time since the end of its lockdown, the public health agency said Friday, warning that all coronavirus indicators were now worsening.
Action Against Israeli Arms

TEHRAN (FNA)- Pro-Palestine activists continue to occupy the rooftop of arms component factory, UAV Engines who make drone parts for Israeli firm Elbit Systems. The protestors are calling for Elbit factories and their affiliates in the UK to be closed immediately. Elbit Systems is the chief supplier of drones to the Israeli Occupation Army with devastating consequences for Palestinian lives, as Amina Taylor explains. [VIDEO]
US: Oregon Wildfires Leave Trail of Devastation in Town of Gates

TEHRAN (FNA)- The wildfires in Oregon left a trail of devastation in their wake in the small town of Gates, as seen. The local primary school can be seen gutted by fire, while burnt out lorries and other fire damaged buildings can also be seen in the area. [VIDEO]
US: Anti Trump, BLM Protesters Demonstrate in Philadelphia

TEHRAN (FNA)- Everywhere US President Trump goes on the campaign trail he seems to bring BLM protest. In Philadelphia, the Trump supporters and his haters and BLM are facing off. “Go home racists” chants the Black Lives Matter/anti-fascist crowd to the Trump supporters outside the President’s town hall in Philadelphia. [PHOTOS]
Hurricane Sally: Deadly Storm Leaves 550,000 without Power in US

TEHRAN (FNA)- Tropical Storm Sally has left more than half a million Americans without power as its torrential rains and storm surges lashed the US Gulf coast. [PHOTOS]
Greece: Migrants Continue Lodging in Makeshift Tents in Moria as Authorities Struggle to Relocate them to New Camp

TEHRAN (FNA)- Asylum seekers from the devastated Moria refugee camp continued to lodge in makeshift tents next to a supermarket parking, as seen in drone footage from Wednesday, while the Greek authorities were reported saying they struggle to convince migrants to move into the new temporary camp. [VIDEO]
Ecuador: Police Disperse Anti-Austerity Protest with Water Cannons

TEHRAN (FNA)- Ecuadorian police used water cannons to disperse protesters who took to the streets of Quito to demonstrate against austerity measures taken by the government. [VIDEO]
Thousands of Migrants Search for Shelter after Fire Destroys Moria Camp

TEHRAN (FNA)- More than 12,000 people, mostly refugees from Afghanistan, Africa and Syria, are without shelter and are having to sleep out in the open without proper sanitation after the fire tore through the Moria migrant camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece. [PHOTOS]
COVID-19: Use Masks to Help Slow Spread

TEHRAN (FNA)- Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robert Redfield has raised eyebrows after telling the Senate face masks are a “powerful public health tool” and may even be more effective against Covid-19 than vaccines. [PHOTOS]