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Nanoparticle Discovery by Iranian Student Opens Door for Pharmaceuticals
TEHRAN (FNA)- What an Iranian university student thought was a failed experiment led to a serendipitous discovery hailed by some scientists as a potential game changer for the mass production of nanoparticles.

Iranian Researchers Develop Convenient Method for Synthesis of Zinc Oxide Nanoflowers
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers at the University of Kashan and Razi University managed to synthesize zinc oxide nanoflowers and apply them in improving the efficiency of conventional dye-synthesized solar cells to a great deal. ( 13:54:22 - 2012/08/12)

How a Leaf Beetle Walks Underwater
TEHRAN (FNA)- Insects are experts when it comes to adhesion on dry surfaces. However, in nature, plants may be covered by water for quite a long period of time, especially after rain. ( 11:14:59 - 2012/08/12)

New View of Body's Infection Response
TEHRAN (FNA)- A new 3-D view of the body's response to infection -- and the ability to identify proteins involved in the response -- could point to novel biomarkers and therapeutic agents for infectious diseases. ( 10:53:27 - 2012/08/12)

Iran Produces Blood Kits, CT Scan Tubes despite Sanctions
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian official announced on Saturday that the country has managed to produce blood-transfusion kits and Computed Tomography Scanning (CT Scan) tubes despite the western states' threats to sanction and withhold the sale of the two products to Iran. ( 13:39:59 - 2012/08/11)

Minister: Iran Ranks 1st in Region in Scientific Progress
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Culture Minister Seyed Mohammad Hosseini praised the country's scientists and researchers for their astonishing achievements in recent years, and said Iran ranks first in scientific progress in the region. ( 13:12:09 - 2012/08/11)

The Power to Heal at the Tips of Your Fingers
TEHRAN (FNA)- The intricate properties of the fingertips have been mimicked and recreated using semiconductor devices in what researchers hope will lead to the development of advanced surgical gloves. ( 10:20:43 - 2012/08/11)

Underlying Causes of Impaired Brain Function in Muscular Dystrophy Revealed
TEHRAN (FNA)- The molecular missteps that disrupt brain function in the most common form of adult-onset muscular dystrophy have been revealed in a new study. ( 10:05:35 - 2012/08/11)

Scientists Use Worms to Unearth Cancer Drug Targets
TEHRAN (FNA)- Through novel experiments involving small nematode worms, scientists discovered several genes that may be potential targets for drug development in the ongoing war against cancer. ( 14:22:15 - 2012/08/10)

Blood Test for Alzheimer's Gaining Ground
TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists took a step towards developing a blood test for Alzheimer's disease. ( 14:19:03 - 2012/08/10)

Making People Happy Better Motivator than Higher Pay for Workers
TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of a new study revealed that a sense of belonging and attachment to a group of co-workers is a better motivator for some employees than money. ( 12:35:24 - 2012/08/09)

Asia Contributes over 55% to World's Scientific Publications on Nanotechnology
TEHRAN (FNA)- Statistics regarding the number of scientific publications during the first half of 2012 indicated that Asia has contributed over 55% to the world's scientific publications on nanotechnology. ( 12:33:44 - 2012/08/09)

Iran to Unveil 8 Home-Made Radiomedicines by February
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran is due to unveil 8 new radiomedicines with applications for diagnosis, prevention and treatment of a number of diseases by early February 2013. ( 15:52:12 - 2012/08/08)

Iran Receives World Approval for Newly Discovered Bacteria
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's newly-discovered bacteria named Mycobacterium Iranicum which causes tuberculosis-like meningitis and skin lesions in the human body received a world approval and was registered under Iran's name. ( 15:01:35 - 2012/08/08)

Iranian, Spanish Scientists Find New Method to Produce NO2 Nanosensor
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers at Materials and Energy Research Center of Iran in association with Spanish researchers from University of Barcelona succeeded in the synthesis of nanosensors made of indium oxide (In2O3) nanoparticles through a novel alternative current electrophoresis deposition method. ( 12:53:27 - 2012/08/08)

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