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VP Underlines Failure of Scientific, Technological Sanctions against Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Vice-President in Scientific and Technological Affairs Nasrin Soltankhah downplayed effectiveness of sanctions against Iran's scientific and technological sectors, saying pressures and boycotts have strengthened the nation's drive towards development.

Scientists Utilize Fullerenes as Cushion for Nanoparticles
TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of a new study revealed that a double layer of spherical C60 carbon-molecules, called fullerenes, is an ideal substrate for nanoparticles. ( 13:49:04 - 2010/04/13)

Children with Food Allergies Should Carry Two Doses of Epinephrine
TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of a 6-year review showed that many children with severe food-related allergic reactions need a second dose of epinephrine. ( 13:17:27 - 2010/04/13)

Low-Cost Way Developed for Predicting Alzheimer
TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists found that brain's capacity for processing information is a reliable predictor of Alzheimer disease which can be used as a cheap and easy test to detect the disease in the elderly. ( 12:57:32 - 2010/04/12)

Scientists Introduce New Method to Promote Carbon-Based Solar Cell
TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists devised an unusual solution to make large sheets of carbon available for light collection -- attach what amounts to a 3-D bramble patch to each side of the carbon sheet. ( 12:28:22 - 2010/04/12)

Wireless Nano Sensors to Save Bridges, Buildings
TEHRAN (FNA)- A feasibility study showed that inexpensive wireless sensors based on nanotechnology can be used to alert engineers to problematic cracks and damage to buildings, bridges and other structures before they become critical. ( 12:35:02 - 2010/04/11)

New Picture Shows Hiding Galaxy Behind Milky Way
TEHRAN (FNA)- A leggy cosmic creature is comming out of hiding in a new infrared view from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. ( 12:09:59 - 2010/04/11)

Mechanism for Silencing Retroviruses Found
TEHRAN (FNA)- A researcher discovered a previously unknown mechanism for silencing retroviruses, segments of genetic material that can lead to fatal mutations in a cell's DNA. ( 13:20:26 - 2010/04/10)

Study Reveals Human Body's Ability to Break Down Carbon Nanotubes
TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of a new study showed that carbon nanotubes can be broken down by an enzyme -- myeloperoxidase (MPO) -- found in white blood cells. ( 12:09:01 - 2010/04/10)

Scientists Make Breakthrough in Combating HIV-1
TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists made major breakthrough in understanding how the Vpu protein of HIV-1 interferes with the antiviral activity of Tetherin, a novel effector of innate immunity. ( 14:31:47 - 2010/04/09)

New Principle in Material Science Discovered
TEHRAN (FNA)- Engineers discovered a new mechanism that governs the peak strength of nanostructured metals. ( 14:19:27 - 2010/04/09)

Scientists Find Weak Relation between High Vegie Intake, Low Cancer Risk
TEHRAN (FNA)- An analysis of dietary data from more than 400,000 men and women found only a weak association between high fruit and vegetable intake and reduced overall cancer risk. ( 13:23:12 - 2010/04/08)

Iran to Mass-Produce Low-Cost Green Packaging
TEHRAN (FNA)- A group of Iranian researchers succeeded in the synthesis of a new type of environmentally friendly, also called green, packaging materials which are less costly compared to their available counterparts. ( 13:03:50 - 2010/04/08)

IRGC Ranks First in Building Intelligent Submarines
TEHRAN (FNA)- A team of students from Javad-ol-A'emmeh College of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy clinched the first stand in the first round of national contests for building remote-controlled submarines. ( 17:07:32 - 2010/04/07)

Exercise in Pregnancy Reduces Size of Offspring
TEHRAN (FNA)- Fresh studies revealed that regular moderate-intensity aerobic exercise leads to a modest reduction in offspring birth weight without restricting the development of maternal insulin resistance. ( 13:32:15 - 2010/04/07)

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