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New Method Lengthens Carbon Electrodes' Lifetime by Nanotechnology
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers at Amirkabir University of Technology, in collaboration with colleagues from University of Tehran, introduced a highly efficient method for the modification of carbon electrodes which enables them to detect silver ion down to picomolar concentrations.

Iranian Scientists Find New Method for Production of Nanocomposites
TEHRAN (FNA)- The researchers at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran, introduced a new method for direct synthesis of nanocomposites from metallic oxides. ( 19:16:15 - 2009/12/13)

New Insights on Skin Cancer Provided
TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have developed a new model of skin cancer based on the knowledge that a common cancer-related molecule called Src kinase is activated in human skin-cancer samples. ( 17:34:57 - 2009/12/13)

Controlled Synthesis of Silver Nanowires Materialized in Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian researchers at the Islamic Azad University managed to synthesize silver nanowires by MCM-41 mesopor matrix through chemical reduction. ( 14:47:16 - 2009/12/13)

Study Finds Treating Cluster Headache with High-Flow Oxygen Effective
TEHRAN (FNA)- Finding of a new study showed that patients with a cluster headache, which is characterized by bouts of excruciating pain usually near the eye or temple, were more likely to report being pain-free within 15 minutes of treatment with high-flow oxygen than patients who received a placebo treatment. ( 14:03:21 - 2009/12/13)

Androgen Deprivation Therapy Ups Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes
TEHRAN (FNA)- Men of all ages treated for prostate cancer with androgen deprivation therapy, specifically with gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists (GnRH), have an increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, findings of a new study revealed. ( 18:36:23 - 2009/12/12)

New Avenue Developed to Improve Solar Power Efficiency
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers announced that they have succeeded in harvesting the elusive charges using ultra-thin solar cells, opening a potential avenue to improved solar power efficiency. ( 14:55:45 - 2009/12/12)

Scientists to Control Attractive Force for Nanoelectromechanical Systems
TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory are developing a way to control the Casimir force, a quantum mechanical force, which attracts objects when they are only hundred nanometers apart. ( 14:18:58 - 2009/12/12)

New Nanoporous Fibers Help to Analysis of Contaminated Waters
TEHRAN (FNA)- The researchers at Lorestan University, Iran, in collaboration with colleagues from Tehran University, managed to produce new nanoporous fibers with high selectivity and porosity to analyze contaminated waters and various volatile organic compounds found in foods. ( 14:05:38 - 2009/12/10)

Corn Nanoparticles Protect Oil in Foods from Oxidation, Spoilage
TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists form Purdue University found a way to lengthen the shelf life of many food products and sustain their health benefits, using corn nanoparticles. ( 16:18:15 - 2009/12/09)

Blood Lead Levels Linked to Depression in Young Adults
TEHRAN (FNA)- Young adults with higher blood lead levels appear more likely to have major depression and panic disorders, even if their exposure to lead levels if generally considered safe, a report in Archives of General Psychiatry revealed. ( 15:33:07 - 2009/12/09)

Iran Mass-Produces Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Static Woolen Cloth
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers managed to mass-produce anti-bacterial anti-static woolen cloth using nanosilver and nano-titanate coatings. ( 16:09:03 - 2009/12/08)

New Process Developed for Producing Renewable Biofuels
TEHRAN (FNA)- An Arizona State University research team developed a process that removes a key obstacle to producing lower-cost, renewable biofuels. ( 14:51:36 - 2009/12/08)

Synthesis of Nano Manganese Dioxide Reveals Super Capacitors
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian experts synthesized nanostructured manganese dioxide by analyzing and controlling electrolyte acidity (pH) which results in increasing its electrochemical power and fabrication of super capacitors with ultra high capacity. ( 16:01:55 - 2009/12/07)

CO2 Levels Rising in Troposphere over Rural Areas
TEHRAN (FNA)- Spanish researchers measured CO2 levels for the past three years in the troposphere (lower atmosphere) over a sparsely inhabited rural areas and found out that the levels rose "significantly" between 2002 and 2005. ( 15:14:01 - 2009/12/07)

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