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Deputy Minister: Iran to Build Centrifuges to Produce Biotechnological Products
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Deputy Health Minister for Research and Technology Mostafa Qaneyee announced that the country plans to build centrifuges for producing biotechnological products.

Low Dopamine Levels Linked to Aggression
TEHRAN (FNA)- Out of control competitive aggression could be a result of a lagging neurotransmitter called dopamine, findings of a new research revealed. ( 09:53:40 - 2012/06/12)

Physicists Discover Mechanisms of Wrinkle and Crumple Formation
TEHRAN (FNA)- Smooth wrinkles and sharply crumpled regions are familiar motifs in biological and synthetic sheets, such as plant leaves and crushed foils, but how a featureless sheet develops a complex shape has long remained elusive. ( 09:51:39 - 2012/06/12)

Qualified People Invited to Register in 2nd Stage of Iran Nano 2012 Festival
TEHRAN (FNA)- Applicants who qualified in the first stage of registration for the Fifth International Nanotechnology Festival and Exhibition were invited to complete their registration information to participate in Iran Nano 2012. ( 14:31:01 - 2012/06/11)

Tehran, Islamabad Discuss Medical Cooperation
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Red Crescent Society (IRCS) and Pakistani officials in a meeting in Islamabad conferred on the two countries' cooperation in medical and health fields. ( 11:13:52 - 2012/06/11)

Novel Brain Imaging Technique Explains Why Concussions Affect People Differently
TEHRAN (FNA)- Patients vary widely in their response to concussion, but scientists haven't understood why. Now, using a new technique for analyzing data from brain imaging studies, researchers have found that concussion victims have unique spatial patterns of brain abnormalities that change over time. ( 10:49:09 - 2012/06/11)

Researchers Watch Tiny Living Machines Self-Assemble
TEHRAN (FNA)- Enabling bioengineers to design new molecular machines for nanotechnology applications is one of the possible outcomes of a study by University of Montreal researchers that was published in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology June 10. ( 10:30:58 - 2012/06/11)

VP: Sanctions Speed up Iran's Scientific Growth
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology Nasrin Soltankhah downplayed effects of sanctions on the country's technological and scientific progress, and said embargos have actually backfired as they have increased the speed of Iran's scientific growth and advancement. ( 18:29:55 - 2012/06/10)

Study: US Best-Seller Herbicide Causes Birth Defects
TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of a new scientific study confirmed growing conviction that the world's most widely used chemical herbicide, Monsanto Corporation's Roundup, is toxic and a danger to human as well as animal organisms and the US producer has systematically lied about the safety of its product. ( 16:38:03 - 2012/06/10)

Why Mother's Immune System Does Not Reject Developing Fetus as Foreign Tissue
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers at NYU School of Medicine have made an important discovery that partially answers the long-standing question of why a mother's immune system does not reject a developing fetus as foreign tissue. ( 10:26:55 - 2012/06/10)

Hubble Spots Bright Spark in Nearby Spiral Galaxy
TEHRAN (FNA)- A new image, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows a detailed view of the spiral arms on one side of the galaxy Messier 99. Messier 99 is a so-called grand design spiral, with long, large and clearly defined spiral arms -- giving it a structure somewhat similar to the Milky Way. ( 10:04:33 - 2012/06/10)

Engineered Robot Interacts with Live Fish
TEHRAN (FNA)- A bioinspired robot has provided the first experimental evidence that live zebrafish can be influenced by engineered robots. ( 10:08:29 - 2012/06/09)

US Experiencing Warmest Spring on Record
TEHRAN (FNA)- According to NOAA scientists, the average temperature for the contiguous US during May was 64.3°F, 3.3°F above the long-term average, making it the second warmest May on record. The month's high temperatures also contributed to the warmest spring, warmest year-to-date, and warmest 12-month period the country has experienced since recordkeeping began in 1895. ( 10:06:09 - 2012/06/09)

Researchers Identify Changes in Cholesterol Metabolic Pathways
TEHRAN (FNA)- A new study identified molecular changes responsible for abnormal cholesterol production and metabolism in the livers of patients with a common liver condition, and these changes may explain the severity of a patient's liver disease and risks to their heart health. ( 14:37:40 - 2012/06/08)

City Kids More Likely to Have Food Allergies than Rural One
TEHRAN (FNA)- Finding of a new study showed that children living in urban centers have a much higher prevalence of food allergies than those living in rural areas. ( 14:30:49 - 2012/06/08)

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