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Compounds Dramatically Alter Biological Clock and Lead to Weight Loss
TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have synthesized a pair of small molecules that dramatically alter the core biological clock in animal models, highlighting the compounds' potential effectiveness in treating a remarkable range of disorders - including obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, and serious sleep disorders. ( 10:18:56 - 2012/03/30)

Carbon Dioxide Was Hidden in Ocean during Last Ice Age
TEHRAN (FNA)- Why did the atmosphere contain so little carbon dioxide (CO2) during the last Ice Age 20,000 years ago? Why did it rise when Earth's climate became warmer? Processes in the ocean are responsible for this, says a new study based on newly developed isotope measurements. ( 10:10:30 - 2012/03/30)

Milky Way Image Reveals Detail of a Billion Stars
TEHRAN (FNA)- More than one billion stars in the Milky Way can be seen together in detail for the first time in an image captured by an international team of astronomers. ( 10:48:04 - 2012/03/29)

New Layer of Genetic Information Helps Determine How Fast Proteins Are Produced
TEHRAN (FNA)- A hidden and never before recognized layer of information in the genetic code has been uncovered by a team of scientists thanks to a technique called ribosome profiling, which enables the measurement of gene activity inside living cells - including the speed with which proteins are made. ( 10:15:03 - 2012/03/29)

14 Nano Weeks Organized in Iranian Provinces in One Year
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council provided over 27,000 school students all over the country with nanotechnology education by organizing 14 weeks of nanotechnology education in the last Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2011 to March 19, 2012). ( 13:41:19 - 2012/03/28)

Scientists Find 'Ordinary' Black Hole 12mln Light Years Away
TEHRAN (FNA)- An international team of scientists found a 'normal-size' black hole in the 12 million light year-distant galaxy Centaurus A. ( 10:09:59 - 2012/03/28)

Planetary System Discovered from Early Universe
TEHRAN (FNA)- A group of astronomers discovered an ancient planetary system that is likely to be a survivor from one of the earliest cosmic eras, 13 billion years ago. ( 10:04:33 - 2012/03/28)

10,000 People Register for Student Nanotechnology Olympiad Exam in Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- Over 10,000 people registered for the Third Student Nanotechnology Olympiad in Iran as the registration date is nearing the final days. ( 15:01:57 - 2012/03/27)

Deep-Ocean Impact of Deepwater Horizon Explosion Revealed
TEHRAN (FNA)- Compelling evidence of the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on deep-sea corals was revealed by researchers using a wide range of underwater vehicles. ( 10:06:58 - 2012/03/27)

Study: Gut Bacteria Control Allergic Diseases
TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of a new study revealed that the intestine bacteria might play an important role in influencing and controlling allergic inflammation. ( 09:50:37 - 2012/03/27)

Nanotechnology Used to Measure Low Concentrations of Cyanide Ion in Water
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers successfully measured low concentrations of the toxic and harmful cyanide ion in aqueous environments by using nanotechnology. ( 12:20:01 - 2012/03/26)

Brain Size May Determine Whether You Are Good at Keeping Friends
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers suggested that there is a link between the number of friends you have and the size of the region of the brain - known as the orbital prefrontal cortex - that is found just above the eyes. ( 10:12:57 - 2012/03/26)

Extreme Weather of Last Decade Part of Larger Pattern Linked to Global Warming
TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of a new study showed that the past decade has been one of the unprecedented weather extremes and part of a larger pattern linked to the global warming. ( 10:02:19 - 2012/03/26)

Iranian Scientists Produce New Non-Toxic Pigment for Textile, Ceramic Industries
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers succeeded in the production of hematite nano-capsule as a non-toxic red pigment to be used in textile and ceramic industries. ( 13:34:27 - 2012/03/25)

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