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Diabetes Drug Makes Brain Cells Grow
TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of a new study showed that the widely used diabetes drug metformin comes with a rather unexpected and alluring side effect. it encourages the growth of new neurons in the brain. ( 14:43:43 - 2012/07/06)

Iranian Scientists Synthesize Core-Shell Nanocrystals through Surfactant-Free Technique
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad devised a new scheme for preparation of core-shell nanocrystals, by combining the microemulsion and ultrasonication methods, which features moderate synthesis conditions and does not require any surfactants. ( 12:09:09 - 2012/07/05)

Current Strategies for Fighting Obesity Not Working
TEHRAN (FNA)- As the world confronts the growing epidemic of obesity among children and adults, researchers concluded that what the people need is a new battle plan - one that replaces the emphasis on widespread food restriction and weight loss with an emphasis on helping people achieve "energy balance" at a healthy body weight. ( 12:08:43 - 2012/07/05)

New Animal Model May Lead to Treatments for Common Liver Disease
TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists developed the laboratory opossum as a new animal model to study the most common liver disease in people for which there is no cure. ( 12:08:30 - 2012/07/05)

Iranian Researchers Separate Hydrogen from Methane with 100% Efficiency
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers at Kashan University and Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI) separated hydrogen from methane with an efficiency of 99.99% by hybrid synthesizing of a nanoadsorbant. ( 09:54:24 - 2012/07/04)

First Photo of Shadow of Single Atom
TEHRAN (FNA)- In an international scientific breakthrough, a research team succeeded in photographing the shadow of a single atom for the first time. ( 09:25:32 - 2012/07/04)

Scientists Create 'Rubber-Band Electronics'
TEHRAN (FNA)- For people with heart conditions and other ailments that require monitoring, life can be complicated by constant hospital visits and time-consuming tests. But what if much of the testing done at hospitals could be conducted in the patient's home, office, or car? ( 09:24:57 - 2012/07/04)

Iran Introduces Anticancer Nano Drug to Market
TEHRAN (FNA)- A nanoliposomal drug containing the anticancer agent, doxorubicin, was introduced to the Iranian market with the brand name of Sina Doxosome on Tuesday. ( 10:21:29 - 2012/07/03)

Parents Less Likely to Catch a Cold
TEHRAN (FNA)- Being a parent reduces your risk of catching a cold - possibly because of unknown "psychological or behavioral differences between parents and nonparents," according to the findings of a recent study. ( 09:09:33 - 2012/07/03)

Acid-Wielding Worms Drill through Bones
TEHRAN (FNA)- Tiny 'bone-devouring worms', known to both eat and inhabit dead whale skeletons and other bones on the sea floor, have a unique ability to release bone-melting acid. ( 09:07:47 - 2012/07/03)

Newly-Synthesized Heavy Metal Ions Nano Adsorbent Requires Shorter Contact Time
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers at Bu Ali Sina University in collaboration with their counterparts at Hamedan University of Technology managed to synthesize and assess the performances of three types of silica to propose an appropriate heavy metal ions nano adsorbent (used for aqueous separation purposes). ( 14:16:01 - 2012/07/02)

New Gene Mutations That Lead to Enlarged Brain Size, Cancer, Autism, Epilepsy Identified
TEHRAN (FNA)- A research team has discovered new gene mutations associated with markedly enlarged brain size, or megalencephaly. ( 10:24:00 - 2012/07/02)

Scientists Urge New Approaches to Plant Research
TEHRAN (FNA)- In a recent paper, researches discussed why if humans are to survive as a species, we must turn more to plants for any number of valuable lessons. ( 10:15:15 - 2012/07/02)

VP Lauds Accelerating Trend of Iran's Scientific Progress
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian First Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi praised Iran's unbelievably fast progress in various areas of science and technology, and said the country has attained the goals of its plans for scientific progress 13 years ahead of the targeted date envisioned in the country's 20-year outlook plan. ( 17:30:31 - 2012/07/01)

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