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News number: 9106062740

14:27 | 2012-09-10

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Iran Vying with US in Neuroscience

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's progress in neurosciences is so great and significant that it is now vying with China and the US for leadership in the field, vice-chairman of Iran's First Neuroscience Congress Ali Younesi said on Monday.



"After China, Iran is the United States' second rival in neuroscience advancements," Younesi told FNA, citing figures and quotations from the latest report released by the United States' National Association of Science.

"Iran is seen among the world's advanced countries in area of neurosciences," he reiterated.

Iran has taken wide strides in science and technology, particularly in medical and medicinal fields, in recent years.

Iran ranks first in scientific progress in the region.

Earlier this month, Iranian Deputy Science, Research and Technology Minister Seyed Javad Sadatinejad boasted the country's astonishing progress in science and technology, and said Iran will be atop the regional nations in science and technology by 2025.

"Given the efforts made by the Islamic Iran's youths, we will rank first in the region in science and technology before 2025," Sadatinejad said.

He reiterated that Iran at present ranks first in the region and ranks 12th in the world in nanotechnology, which shows the country's good status in producing science and technology which is the result of the efforts made by the Iranian scientists and researchers, specially the university students.