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Iran Plans to Produce 15 New Vaccines
TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute in Iran Hadi Famil Qadakchi announced on Tuesday that the country plans to produce 15 new types of vaccine in the next three years.

Barley Takes a Leaf out of Reindeer's Book in Land of Midnight Sun
TEHRAN (FNA)- Barley grown in Scandinavian countries is adapted in a similar way to reindeer to cope with the extremes of day length at high latitudes. ( 10:30:26 - 2012/05/13)

Molecular Subtypes and Genetic Alterations May Determine Response to Lung Cancer Therapy
TEHRAN (FNA)- Cancer therapies targeting specific molecular subtypes of the disease allow physicians to tailor treatment to a patient's individual molecular profile. ( 09:56:59 - 2012/05/13)

Arvand Complex Produces Medicine Grade PVC
TEHRAN (FNA)- Arvand Petrochemical Complex has started production of medicine grade PVC as one of the most scarce PVC grades in the world, Head of Iran's National Petrochemical Company (NPC) Abdolhosain Bayat announced. ( 09:44:58 - 2012/05/12)

Scientists Identify Protein That Stimulates Brown Fat to Burn Calories
TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists have identified a protein which regulates the activation of brown fat in both the brain and the body's tissues. ( 09:41:08 - 2012/05/12)

Unseen Planet Revealed by Gravity
TEHRAN (FNA)- More than a 150 years ago, before Neptune was ever sighted in the night sky, French mathematician Urbain Le Verrier predicted the planet's existence based on small deviations in the motion of Uranus. ( 09:38:22 - 2012/05/12)

Scientists Identify Neurotranmitters that Lead to Forgetting
TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists pinpointed a mechanism that is essential for forming memories in the first place and, as it turns out, is equally essential for eliminating them after memories have formed. ( 13:32:31 - 2012/05/11)

Diabetes Drug Could Treat Leading Cause of Blindness
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers discovered that a drug already prescribed to millions of people with diabetes could treat one of the world's leading causes of blindness. ( 13:17:05 - 2012/05/11)

Leader's Advisor Hails Iran's Scientific, Technological Progress
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Supreme Leader's senior Advisor for International Affairs Ali Akbar Velayati praised Iran's astonishing and rapid progress in different scientific and technological fields, and said enemies are attempting to undermine Tehran's achievements. ( 12:22:07 - 2012/05/10)

Eating Fast Increases Diabetes Risk
TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of a new study revealed that people who wolf down their food are two and a half times more likely to suffer from type 2 diabetes than those who take their time. ( 10:35:05 - 2012/05/10)

Babies' Brains Benefit from Music Lessons
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers discovered that very early musical training benefits children even before they can walk or talk. ( 10:32:39 - 2012/05/10)

Afghan Minister Praises Iran's Progress in Science, Technology
TEHRAN (FNA)- Afghan Minister of Communication and Information Technology Amir Zai Sangin lauded Iran's astonishing progress in various fields of science and technology, and urged Iranian officials to pave the way for the transfer of scientific and technological experiences to Afghanistan. ( 11:20:46 - 2012/05/09)

New Way to Stop Cancer? Block Their Recycling System, and Tumor Cells Die
TEHRAN (FNA)- All cells have the ability to recycle unwanted or damaged proteins and reuse the building blocks as food. But cancer cells have ramped up the system, called autophagy, and rely on it to escape damage in the face of chemotherapy and other treatments. ( 10:08:30 - 2012/05/09)

Quantum Dots Brighten Future of Lighting
TEHRAN (FNA)- With the age of the incandescent light bulb fading rapidly, the holy grail of the lighting industry is to develop a highly efficient form of solid-state lighting that produces high quality white light. ( 09:45:09 - 2012/05/09)

Robot Reveals Inner Workings of Brain Cells
TEHRAN (FNA)- Gaining access to the inner workings of a neuron in the living brain offers a wealth of useful information: its patterns of electrical activity, its shape, even a profile of which genes are turned on at a given moment. However, achieving this entry is such a painstaking task that it is considered an art form; it is so difficult to learn that only a small number of labs in the world practice it. ( 10:34:36 - 2012/05/08)

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