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4th Int'l Conference on Nanostructures Kicks Off Work in Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- The 4th International Conference on Nanostructures (ICNS4) started work in the International College of Sharif University of Technology on Kish Island on March 12 with the participation of a number of international and domestic researchers active in the field of nanotechnology. ( 15:36:03 - 2012/03/13)

Correcting Human Mitochondrial Mutations
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers identified, for the first time, a generic way to correct mutations in human mitochondrial DNA by targeting corrective RNAs, a finding with implications for treating a host of mitochondrial diseases. ( 10:11:08 - 2012/03/13)

Iran to Hold 2 Educational Workshops Concurrent with 4th Conference on Nanostructures
TEHRAN (FNA)- Two educational workshops entitled 'International Patent' and 'Advance Electrospinning' are scheduled to be held during the 4th International Conference on Nanostructures (ICNS4) on Kish Island in mid March. ( 13:43:34 - 2012/03/12)

Systemic Tumor Disappearance Following Local Radiation Treatment
TEHRAN (FNA)- A rarely seen phenomenon in cancer patients - in which focused radiation to the site of one tumor is associated with the disappearance of metastatic tumors all over the body - has been reported in a patient with melanoma treated with the immunotherapeutic agent ipilimumab (Yervoy™). ( 10:17:53 - 2012/03/12)

Is Caffeine in Your Drink Really Natural?
TEHRAN (FNA)- That caffeine in your tea, energy drink or other beverage - is it really natural? Scientists are reporting successful use for the first time of a simpler and faster method for answering that question. ( 09:43:08 - 2012/03/12)

Drug Helps Purge Hidden HIV
TEHRAN (FNA)- A team of researchers successfully flushed latent HIV infection from hiding, with a drug used to treat certain types of lymphoma. Tackling latent HIV in the immune system is critical to finding a cure for AIDS. ( 10:21:31 - 2012/03/11)

Clock Gene Helps Plants Prepare for Spring Flowering
TEHRAN (FNA)- Insight into plants' body clocks showed how they adjust to changing seasons, causing flowers to bloom in spring. ( 09:49:44 - 2012/03/11)

Iranian, Belarusian Researchers Find Opportunity for Interaction in Int'l Conference on Nanotechnology
TEHRAN (FNA)- Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research Center of Kashan University in association with Belarus Science Academy is due to organize an international conference entitled 'Iran-Belarus International Conference on Modern Applications of Nanotechnology (IBCN2012)' in Minsk from June 27 to 29, 2012, to promote interaction between the Iranian and foreign researchers. ( 14:31:30 - 2012/03/10)

Insects Have 'Personalities' Too
TEHRAN (FNA)- A new study in Science suggests that thrill-seeking is not limited to humans and other vertebrates. Some honey bees, too, are more likely than others to seek adventure. ( 10:56:14 - 2012/03/10)

Genetic Manipulation Boosts Growth of Brain Cells Linked to Learning
TEHRAN (FNA)- UT Southwestern Medical Center investigators have identified a genetic manipulation that increases the development of neurons in the brain during aging and enhances the effect of antidepressant drugs. ( 09:44:54 - 2012/03/10)

New Throat Cancer Gene Uncovered
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers identified a specific gene linked to throat cancer following a genetic study of a family with 10 members who have developed the condition. ( 14:24:26 - 2012/03/09)

Discovery of Hair-Cell Roots Shows Brain May Modulate Sound Sensitivity
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers discovered that the hair cells of the inner ear have a previously unknown "root" extension that may allow them to communicate with nerve cells and the brain to regulate sensitivity to sound vibrations and head position. ( 14:15:53 - 2012/03/09)

New Target against Obesity Involves Brown Fat
TEHRAN (FNA)- In the war against obesity, one's own fat cells may seem an unlikely ally, but new research suggests ordinary fat cells can be reengineered to burn calories. ( 12:18:04 - 2012/03/08)

Nanotrees Harvest Sun's Energy to Turn Water into Hydrogen Fuel
TEHRAN (FNA)- Engineers built a forest of tiny nanowire trees in order to cleanly capture solar energy without using fossil fuels and harvest it for hydrogen fuel generation. ( 12:17:47 - 2012/03/08)

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