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Iran Nanotechnology Committee Plans to Compile 9 New National, Int'l Standards
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran Nanotechnology Standardization Committee announced plans to compile 7 new national and 2 international standards. ( 12:04:08 - 2012/07/15)

Controlling Your Computer with Your Eyes
TEHRAN (FNA)- Millions of people suffering from multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injuries or amputees could soon interact with their computers and surroundings using just their eyes, thanks to a new device that costs less than £40. ( 10:31:41 - 2012/07/15)

Intelligent Co-Pilot Created for Cars
TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists said they have developed a new semiautonomous safety system for cars. ( 10:31:35 - 2012/07/15)

Health Minister Stresses Iran's Influential Role in World Science, Technology
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Health Minister Marziyeh Vahid Dastjerdi appreciated the country's scientific and medical progress despite the western sanctions against Tehran, and described Iran as one of the powerful states in science and technology. ( 16:20:47 - 2012/07/14)

New Hopes for Effective Treatment of Parkinson's by Using Carbon Nanotubes
TEHRAN (FNA)- An Iranian researcher presented an appropriate and quick method based on electrochemical methods by synthesizing carbon nanotube modified electrode to measure carbidopa drug in the treatment of Parkinson's disease. ( 10:20:57 - 2012/07/14)

Antarctica at Risk from Human Activities
TEHRAN (FNA)- The continent of Antarctica is at risk from human activities and other forces, and environmental management is needed to protect the planet's last great wilderness area, said an international team of researchers. ( 09:30:15 - 2012/07/14)

New Way to Treat Diabetes
TEHRAN (FNA)- Biologists announced that they have discovered a chemical that offers a completely new and promising direction for the development of drugs to treat metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes - a major public health concern in the United States due to the current obesity epidemic. ( 16:52:01 - 2012/07/13)

Newly Isolated 'Beige Fat' Cells Could Help Fight Obesity
TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists announced that they have isolated a new type of energy-burning fat cell in adult humans which they say may have therapeutic potential for treating obesity. ( 16:50:39 - 2012/07/13)

Iranian VP Warns of Enemies' Plots to Stop Revolutionary Nation's Progress
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology Nasrin Soltankhah underscored Iran's major share in the Muslim world's scientific advancements, and warned that enemies have hatched plots to prevent the progress and flourishing of the revolutionary countries. ( 15:43:51 - 2012/07/12)

Liver Stiffness Predicts Liver Failure, Cancer, Mortality
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers concluded that liver stiffness, measured by transient elastography (TE), is an independent predictor of liver failure, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and mortality in cirrhotic patients coinfected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), and hepatitis C virus (HCV). ( 12:05:18 - 2012/07/12)

Nanodevice Builds Electricity from Tiny Pieces
TEHRAN (FNA)- A team of scientists made a significant advance in using nano-devices to create accurate electrical currents. ( 12:03:25 - 2012/07/12)

July 21 Announced as Deadline for Registration in Upcoming Iran Nano Festival
TEHRAN (FNA)- The registration deadline for the fifth international exhibition and festival on nanotechnology entitled "Iran Nano 2012" is approaching and registration is possible for the interested representatives of different organizations before July 21. ( 10:12:20 - 2012/07/11)

When You Eat Can Lead to Obesity
TEHRAN (FNA)- New research presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB) suggests that, not only the amount and type of food eaten but the time of day it is eaten is important in contributing to obesity. ( 09:31:49 - 2012/07/11)

Million-Fold Increase in Computing Efficiency
TEHRAN (FNA)- Modern-day computers are based on logic circuits using semiconductor transistors. To increase computing power, smaller transistors are required. Moore's Law states that the number of transistors that can fit on an integrated circuit should double every two years due to scaling. But as transistors reach atomic dimensions, achieving this feat is becoming increasingly difficult. ( 09:29:56 - 2012/07/11)

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