New method by Iranian expert relieves migraine patients “for good”

Friday, November 29, 2019

New method by Iranian expert relieves migraine patients “for good”

A prominent Iranian specialist has successfully developed an outpatient surgical method which is said to help stop migraine pains from occurring ever again.

Dr. Bahman Ghayouran is the professor and chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and member of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the International Society of Plastic Surgery and Ohio State Medical Association.

Ghayouran, recognized with America's Top Plastic Surgeon Award in 2008 and America's Best Physician Award in 2000, has written more than 50 books in various medical fields including plastic surgery and migraine treatment.

The surgical method developed by Dr. Ghayouran for migraine treatment is considered a great service for the patients suffering from the illness. Migraine, which causes severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation usually on one side of the head, lasting for hours and even days, prevents patients from doing their daily tasks.



International Festival of Culture and Ethnic Groups in Northern Iran

The 13th International Festival of Ethnic Culture and Relations began with the participation of more than 20 ambassadors and charge d'affaires, foreign and domestic guests, the directors of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism and administrators of Golestan province in Gorgan, Iran.




Mustafa Prize granted to Iranian, Turkish scientists

The 3rd Mustafa Prize was conferred upon three Iranian and two Turkish scientists during a ceremony which was held in Tehran.

Ali Khadem Hosseini, an Iranian professor at the University of California, Los Angeles; Mohammad Abdolvahed, a faculty member at the University of Tehran; Hossein Baharvand, an Iranian professor at Royan Institute; Umran Inan, a Turkish scientist at Koç University and Stanford University; and Ugur Sahin, a Turkish professor of experimental oncology and founder of TRON GmbH, Mainz, Germany, won the prize.

Mustafa Prize was launched in 2013 to promote science and technology in the Islamic world.



Iran add two silvers to medal tally at World Para Atheltics C’ships

Ali Mohammadyari and Hashemiyeh Motaghian won two silver medals at the Dubai 2019 World Para Athletics Championships.

Mohammadyari earned a silver at the Men's Discus Throw F 56 with a 43.51 throw.

Brazilian thrower Claudiney Batista won the gold medal with 45.92 and Yogesh Kathuniya from India seized a bronze with a throw of 42.05m.

Motandhian also won a silver in the women’s javelin F56 with a throw of 22.67m. Rio 2016 Paralympic champion Diana Dadtzite from Latvia seized the gold with 25.54m and Brazilian Raissa Rocha claimed a bronze with 22.28m.

Iran’s Mahdi Olad (Men’s Shot Put F11 - Gold), Alireza Mokhtari (Men's Shot Put F53 – Silver), Mehran Nekouei Majd (Men's Shot Put F34 – Silver), Sajad Mohammadian (Men’s Shot Put F42 – Bronze) had won medals for Iran.

The event has brought more than 1,400 athletes from 120 nations together from Nov. 7 to 15.



Tallinn Black Nights festival to screen nine films from Iran

A lineup of nine Iranian films is screening in the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which will take place in the Estonian city from November 15 to December 1.

Narges Abyar’s award-winning drama “When the Moon Was Full” will be screened in the official competition, the organizers have announced.

“When the Moon Was Full” tells the story of a woman from Tehran who marries a man from an Iranian province near the border of Pakistan. Soon after, she discovers that her new brother-in-law is a religious extremist trying to recruit her husband for his bloody cause.

“Dance with Me” by Sorsuh Sehat is an entry to the debut film competition.

Jahangir’s friends gather in his house for his last birthday in “Dance with Me”.  Everybody knows he is sick and dying, but the situation makes his friends think about their own lives at the party.

“The Warden” by Nima Javidi and “Just 6.5” by Saeid Rustai will be competing in the Fresh Currents category.

“The Warden” tells the story of an Iranian prison warden who is assigned to transfer prisoners to a new building during the 1960s.

“Just 6.5” shows a police group under the leadership of Samad who was assigned to arrest Nasser Khakzad, a major drug trafficker in Tehran

“A Hairy Tale” by Homayun Ghanizadeh will go on screen in out of the competition section.

The film is a black comedy about three barbers: Danesh, who is in love with Homa, a well-known actress; Khan, who is mad about the movie “Casablanca”; and Shapur, who is a fan of tinned tuna and politics.

Finding the dead bodies of women with shaved heads near their barbershop leads Inspector Kiani to the barbers to sort out the messy situation.

In addition, four Iranian short films will be competing in the festival.

“Funfair” by Kaveh Mazaheri is an entry to the Shorts International Live Action Competition and “Like a Good Kid” by Arian Vazirdaftari will be screened in the Shorts New Talents Competition.

Other Iranian shorts are “Mr. Deer” by Mojtaba Musavi and “Song Sparrow” by Farzaneh Omidvarnia.



Iranian students shine at RoboCup Asia Pacific 2019

Two Iranian students managed to win first place in the individual section and second place in the group section of RoboCup Asia Pacific 2019 Rescue and Humanoid competition.

The event was held in Moscow, Russia, on November 6 to 11, attended by different countries such as Iran, UAE, Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan, and India.

Ali Sina Emami and Kiarash Mafi after competing with teams from Korea, China, Taiwan, and Japan won first place in the individual competition and second place in group competition, IRIB reported on Monday.

RoboCup Asia Pacific (RCAP) is a super-regional headquarter representing the RoboCup Federation coordinating RoboCup activities in the Asia Pacific region. RCAP headquarter is located in Singapore.

RoboCup (Originally called as Robot World Cup Initiative) is an international research and education initiative. It is an attempt to foster AI and intelligent robotics research by providing a standard problem where a wide range of technologies can be integrated and examined, as well as being used for integrated project-oriented education. 

While the soccer game is used as a standard problem where a broad-range of efforts will be concentrated and integrated, competition is only a part of RoboCup activity. Current activities of the RoboCup consists of technical conferences, RoboCup international competitions and conferences, RoboCup challenge programs, education programs, and infrastructure development.


Asian Film Festival Barcelona praises Iran with 3 awards

Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian cinema was praised at 7th Asian Film Festival Barcelona with three awards including the best film.

Asian Film Festival is aimed at approaching international audience to Asian stories and showing chosen films from 25 Asian countries. The festival which was held from October 30 to November 10, named “Reza” directed by Alireza Motamedi the best film in its main section.

It also praised Shahram Mokri for directing “Invasion” as the best director in its Discovery section.

Iranian director Rouhollah Hejazi also won the best screenplay award in the Panorama section.

“Sheeple” by Houman Seyyedi, “Footwork” by Mazdak Mirabedini, “Orange Days” by Arash Lahooti, “Orduckly” by Behrouz Gharib Pour, “Yeva” by Anahid Abad, “First Autograph For Rana” by Ali Zhakan, “Wild Jonquils” by Rahbar Ghanbari, “Pastarioni” by Soheil Movafagh and “Astigmatism” by Majid-Reza Mostafavi were other representatives of Iran at the festival.