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Iran Reveals Plans for Giant Progress in Medicine, Technology
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran plans to boost its capacities and capabilities to make huge and rapid advancements in drug production, aerospace, nanotechnology, civilian nuclear energy, optoelectronics and other fields in 14 years.

Iranian Universities Set up Nanotechnology Courses
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Secretariat of Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council announced that different Iranian universities have set up various majors and courses on nanotechnology at MSc and PhD levels as part of the plans and programs mentioned in the 10-Year Strategic Document of Nanotechnology. ( 15:18:38 - 2011/03/13)

Giftedness Linked to Prenatal Exposure of Higher Levels of Testosterone
TEHRAN (FNA)- A longstanding debate as to whether genius is a byproduct of good genes or good environment has an upstart challenger that may take the discussion in an entirely new direction. ( 11:27:12 - 2011/03/13)

Iranian Researcher Finds Simple Method to Synthesize Hematite Nanoparticles
TEHRAN (FNA)- An Iranian researcher from Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman succeeded in the single-stage synthesis of hematite nanoparticles without using complicated devices or organic materials. ( 16:31:59 - 2011/03/12)

Smoking May Increase Risk for Lung Disease
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers said that approximately one out of every twelve adult smokers have abnormal lung densities present on chest computed tomography (CT) images suggestive of interstitial lung disease which is associated with substantial reductions in lung volumes. ( 11:38:55 - 2011/03/12)

Coffee Drinking Linked to Reduced Stroke Risk in Women
TEHRAN (FNA)- Drinking more than a cup of coffee a day is associated with a 22 percent to 25 percent lower risk of stroke, compared with those who drink less, findings of a study revealed. ( 15:09:40 - 2011/03/11)

Loud Music May Cause Neurophysiological Harm
TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of a new study showed that listening to loud music through earphones for extended periods in noisy surroundings can cause neurophysiological changes related to clear discrimination of sounds, even if the hearing threshold in normal. ( 14:23:39 - 2011/03/11)

Iranian Researchers Modify Cells Surface by Magnetic Nanoparticles
TEHRAN (FNA)- The researchers at Iran's Tarbiat Modarres University managed to modify cells surfaces and biomolecules magnetically by means of achieving magnetic nanoparticles bonding technology. ( 12:13:56 - 2011/03/10)

Curbing Cholesterol Could Help Combat Infections
TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of a new study revealed that lowering cholesterol could help the body's immune system fight viral infections. ( 12:13:03 - 2011/03/10)

Eating Apples Extends Lifespan of Test Animals by 10 Percent
TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists are reporting the first evidence that consumption of a healthful antioxidant substance in apples extends the average lifespan of test animals, and does so by 10 percent. ( 11:04:57 - 2011/03/09)

New Method Improves Mechanical Properties of Polymeric Bone Scaffolds
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers at Amirkabir University of Technology managed to improve the mechanical properties of polymeric scaffolds and reduce their degradation rate by adding a polymeric component. ( 16:15:29 - 2011/03/08)

Brain Evaluates Information Based on Future Expectations
TEHRAN (FNA)- After a good night's sleep, people remember information better when they know it will be useful in the future, findings of a new study suggested. ( 11:17:44 - 2011/03/08)

Iranian Scientists Obtain Nanosilica from Rice Husk
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers at Iran's Zanjan University reported success in synthesizing silica nanoparticles from rice husk and using it as an effective nanocatalyst in chemical reactions. ( 16:00:12 - 2011/03/07)

Middle-East's Largest Serum Factory Inaugurated in Southern Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday inaugurated the largest and the most advanced serum production factory of the Middle-East in the country's Southern province of Fars. ( 14:17:14 - 2011/03/07)

New Gene Regions Identified That Predispose People to Heart Attacks
TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists have identified 13 new gene sites associated with the risk of coronary artery disease and validated 10 sites found in previous studies. ( 11:49:52 - 2011/03/07)

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