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Iran Plans to Send Two Satellites into Orbit
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Space Agency (ISA) officials announced that the country plans to send two satellites into space by February.

Monkey Studies Reveal Promising Vaccine Approach for HIV
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers developed a vaccine candidate in rhesus macaque monkeys that may eventually lead to a vaccine against Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). ( 14:24:23 - 2011/05/12)

INIC to Establish Nano-Labs for Students in Iranian Provinces
TEHRAN (FNA)- The secretary of Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council announced that INIC plans to establish nanotechnology laboratories for students in different Iranian provinces. ( 14:12:05 - 2011/05/12)

Coffee Reduces Breast Cancer Risk
TEHRAN (FNA)- Coffee drinkers enjoy not only the taste of their coffee but also a reduced risk of cancer with their cuppa, findings of a new research showed. ( 14:05:01 - 2011/05/12)

Iran's Nano Center Produces Educational Films
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC) said it has produced educational movies to display the applications of nanotechnology in different fields, including petroleum and petrochemical, textile, construction, automobile, water, environment and medicine, since 2004. ( 10:12:55 - 2011/05/11)

Newly Discovered Asteroid May Be Origin of Our Planet
TEHRAN (FNA)- Astronomers from the Armagh Observatory in Northern Ireland have found that a recently discovered asteroid has been following Earth in its motion around the Sun for at least the past 250,000 years, and may be intimately related to the origin of our planet. ( 10:10:50 - 2011/05/11)

INIC Launches Website to Support Registration of Nanotechnology Patents
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council launched an online system on its website to provide support for the registration of nanotechnology related patents. ( 10:34:54 - 2011/05/10)

Researchers Turn Zebrafish Genes Off and on
TEHRAN (FNA)- A team of researchers announced that they have designed a new tool for identifying protein function from genetic code, with the help of which they have succeeded in switching individual genes off and on in zebrafish, then observing embryonic and juvenile development. ( 10:33:55 - 2011/05/10)

Iran to Launch 1st Electrical, Thermal, Cooling Power Plant Today
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran announced on Monday that the country's experts and scientists have managed to build a pilot model of the first power plant in the country which can generate electricity, heat and cold simultaneously. ( 12:28:54 - 2011/05/09)

Tehran University Inaugurates Faculty of Novel Sciences, Technologies
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Novel Sciences and Technologies Faculty of the Tehran University officially kicked off work at MSc and PhD levels late in April. ( 09:11:52 - 2011/05/09)

How Marine Microbes Interact With Environment
TEHRAN (FNA)- From a bucket of seawater, scientists have unlocked information that may lead to deeper understanding of organisms as different as coral reefs and human disease. ( 09:10:38 - 2011/05/09)

Scientists Give Computers 'Schizophrenia'
TEHRAN (FNA)- Computer networks that can't forget fast enough can show symptoms of a kind of virtual schizophrenia, giving researchers further clues to the inner workings of schizophrenic brains. ( 09:08:16 - 2011/05/09)

Iranian Scientists Develop New Drug Delivery System in Living Tissues
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers in close collaboration with their Canadian colleagues managed to devise a novel drug delivery system which involves radiotherapy by harmless infrared radiation. ( 11:30:24 - 2011/05/08)

Malaria Mosquitoes Accurately Find Their Way to Smelly Feet
TEHRAN (FNA)- Malaria mosquitoes utilize CO2 from exhaled air to localize humans from afar. In the vicinity of their preferred host, they alter their course towards the human feet. ( 11:20:25 - 2011/05/08)

Cigarette Smoking, Arsenic Exposure Elevate Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
TEHRAN (FNA)- Arsenic exposure and smoking each elevate the risk of disease, but findings of a new study showed that when these two are combined together, the danger of dying from cardiovascular disease is magnified. ( 14:05:58 - 2011/05/07)

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