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New type 1 diabetes therapy shows promise for long-term reversal in both humans, dogs

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SHAFAQNA- What if instead of daily insulin injections or wearing pumps, just getting a shot every few months could reverse Type 1 diabetes for you -- or your dog? It might take ushering in healthy pancreatic cells like a Trojan horse. The…

"The Qur'an, Knowledge,& Science"

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SHAFAQNA- The Description of Knowledge in the Qur'an and by the Prophet (P) There are plenty of references to knowledge and the pursuit of knowledge in the Qur'an. The general feeling they leave the reader with is that the possessor of knowledge…

Mutation-counting blood test could predict if cutting-edge immunotherapies can beat a cancer

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SHAFAQNA- Some cancers generate the seeds of their own destruction. Certain random mutations that accumulate in rapidly dividing tumor cells can spur the immune system to attack the cancer. Researchers are now learning that the extent of…

Reduced Movements At Night

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SHAFAQNA- He splits the sky at dawn, and appoints the night as a time of stillness and the Sun and Moon as a means of reckoning. (Qur'an, 6:96) The Arabic word sakanan, which appears in the original of the above verse, means "repose, rest,…

Smart new method to manufacture organic solar cells

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SHAFAQNA- (Nanowerk News) The ability to use cheap materials and simple manufacturing methods are two huge advantages of printed organic solar cells. Olle Inganäs, professor at Linköping University, is head of a research group that…

The Impact of Modern Science on Islamic Theology

SHAFAQNA - When we compare medieval science with modern science, we notice that they are different in several important aspects. This is especially noticeable in the case of some theological perspectives. When modern science penetrated the…

A Japanese scientist embraced Islam by Studying the Fig Tree and the Olive Tree

SHAFAQNA - Prof. Dr. Taha Ibrahim Halifa, a biology professor and former dean at the University of El-Azhar, discovered that a great Japanese scientist in the field of agriculture converted to Islam after discovering great scientific miracles…

DOES ISLAM OPPOSE MODERN DAY SCIENCE?

SHAFAQNA - Question: How does Islam view modern day science? Some Islamic scholars argue that while advancements in science in the last two hundred years may have brought about great progress for many humans on the material level, this…

Divine Revelation, Human Reason and Science

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SHAFAQNA- by Ayatullah `Abdullah Jawadi Amuli  Knowledge and Action  Man is a thinking creature whose action is guided by his thought. It is neither possible to deprive him of thought nor to suspend his faculty of action and turn him into…

Neutrinos seen scattering off an atom’s nucleus

SHAFAQNA- Famously sneaky particles have been caught behaving in a new way. For the first time, scientists have detected neutrinos scattering off the nucleus of an atom, sciencenews.org reported. The process, predicted more than…

Humans will colonize Mars by 2040

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SHAFAQNA- Buzz Aldrin has said that humans need to find a planet to colonize quickly, and has highlighted Mars as humanity’s next step believing it is achievable by the 2040s. The former astronaut and second person to walk on the…

Scientific Contributions of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- Compiled by: Ayatullah Shaheed Murtadha Mutahhari The Imam who encountered the issue of ruling and caliphate was Imam al-Sadiq, so to say. By this we mean the circumstances which developed during that time causing the one who claimed…

The bacterial flagellar motor: brilliant evolution or intelligent design?

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SHAFAQNA- The complexity of nature's most impressive swimmer leads some to mistakenly believe it was designed, but it is proof of evolution at work, writes Matt Baker. (Source: royaltystockphoto/iStockphoto) In terms of speed…

Malaria may weaken the skeleton

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SHAFAQNA- Malaria parasites leave a trail of destruction in an infected person’s body. The microscopic invaders massacre red blood cells, produce harmful chemicals, and sometimes damage the brain. A new mouse study suggests that the parasites…

How to maintain, or even improve, your memory as you age?

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SHAFAQNA- As you age, some slowdown in memory and processing is to be expected. That can mean a forgotten birthday, an accidentally retold story, a temporarily misplaced wallet. Such run-of-the-mill forgetfulness may increase over the…

Will surgery sap your brain power?

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SHAFAQNA- Colin Wahl, a market research consultant in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, was recovering nicely from triple bypass surgery last year when he noticed a white spot on the incision. It proved to be an obstinate infection that required…

Cancer patients could be spared gruelling chemotherapy after huge breakthrough

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SHAFAQNA- Cancer researchers have made a breakthrough that could see some patients being spared gruelling chemotherapy. Experts at Queen’s University Belfast believe treating bowel tumours could now be “tailored” depending on the…

Relation between temperature and sleeping

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SHAFAQNA- Scientists warn of sleepless nights in a warming world By 2050, a bad night’s rest could be almost twice as common as it is now. That’s the conclusion of the largest study yet on sleep and temperature, which finds…

5 Ways Science Shows That Your Brain is Keeping You From Success

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SHAFAQNA- Your mind can be your best buddy or worst enemy. This brain expert helps you figure out when your brain is friend of foe. Sometimes even talented, hardworking people believe that nothing will ever go their way. Do you ever stop,…

Easy ways to build your child’s interest in science

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SHAFAQNA- Science, the most dreaded of all subjects, can be a lot more fun for your child if you introduce it in their day-to-day life through fun-filled activities. After all, there are biology lessons in your own backyard, and chemistry in…

Scientists Say Smart Bandages Will Enter Clinical Trials Soon [Video]

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SHAFAQNA- A smart bandage is a new form of biomedical device, which can detect how well a wound is healing without unraveling the bandages, will enter into clinical trials next year. Scientists from the Institute of Life Science (ILS) at…

Nanotech hydrogels can be uses in photodynamic therapy for cancer

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Researchers at Arak University have produced a type of nanocomposite hydrogel with self-healing properties that can be used in photodynamic therapy for cancer. Chitosan is a natural polymer with excellent biocompatibility,…

Qualities of an Ideal Scientist : An Islamic Perspective

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SHAFAQNA - Qualities of an Ideal Scientist : An Islamic Perspective Scientists are individuals with several extraordinary qualities. However, these qualities differ among scientists from various disciplines and depend on the nature and type…

Using nanodiamonds to see smaller

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SHAFAQNA- Can you give an overview of LuciGem’s technology for the illumination and tracking of small molecules using fluorescent diamonds and phosphorescent nanorubies? Many of the most fundamental, life governing biological processes take…

Hi-Res Graphene Probes Monitor Brain Activity

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SHAFAQNA- Measuring brain activity with precision is essential to developing further understanding of diseases such as epilepsy and disorders that affect brain function and motor control. Neural probes with high spatial resolution…

ESA’s Jupiter mission moves off the drawing board

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SHAFAQNA- Demanding electric, magnetic and power requirements, harsh radiation, and strict planetary protection rules are some of the critical issues that had to be tackled in order to move ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer – Juice –…

Dr Ahmed Zewail, a 1999 Nobel laureate in chemistry Dr Ahmed Zewail “There is nothing fundamental in Islam against science.”

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SHAFAQNA- Ntaryike Divine Jr. – A famed Egyptian-born scientist has challenged journalists in the Arab world to dispel what he called a widespread and biased idea that Islam is anti-science. Dr Ahmed Zewail, a 1999 Nobel laureate in chemistry,…

Does Islam Oppose Modern Day Science?

SHAFAQNA - Question: How does Islam view modern day science? Some Islamic scholars argue that while advancements in science in the last two hundred years may have brought about great progress for many humans on the material level, this has…