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How Birds Master Courtship Songs
TEHRAN (FNA)- By studying how birds master songs used in courtship, scientists at Duke University have found that regions of the brain involved in planning and controlling complex vocal sequences may also be necessary for memorizing sounds that serve as models for vocal imitation. ( 09:15:20 - 2012/09/18)

Nuclear Fusion: Magnetically Imploded Tubes
TEHRAN (FNA)- Magnetically imploded tubes called liners, intended to help produce controlled nuclear fusion at scientific "break-even" energies or better within the next few years, have functioned successfully in preliminary tests. ( 09:03:37 - 2012/09/18)

Modified Cellulose Acetate Nanofilters Applied to Separate Poison from Water
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers successfully synthesized and modified the performance of cellulose acetate nanofilter membranes in order to separate nitro-aromatic poisons from water. ( 17:24:10 - 2012/09/17)

Iran Produces New Drug to Treat Heart Failure
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian scientists developed and produced a new type of medication for the treatment of heart failure, breaking the US and Israel's monopoly in the field. ( 11:24:11 - 2012/09/17)

How Bees Decide What to Be
TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists reported what is believed to be the first evidence that complex, reversible behavioral patterns in bees - and presumably other animals - are linked to reversible chemical tags on genes. ( 09:56:43 - 2012/09/17)

Most Coral Reefs at Risk
TEHRAN (FNA)- Coral reefs face severe challenges even if global warming is restricted to the 2 degrees Celsius commonly perceived as safe for many natural and human-made systems. ( 09:56:19 - 2012/09/17)

Iranian Researchers Modify Adhesive Properties of Nanocoating
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers from Amir Kabir University of Technology succeeded in modifying the adhesive and corrosive properties of hydroxyapatite nanocoatings through wire-brushing method. ( 10:44:43 - 2012/09/16)

Production of Manganite Nanocatalysts for Removal of Air-Polluting Volatile Organic Compounds
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers from Tabriz and Mazandaran universities made a breakthrough in eliminating volatile organic compounds that pollute the air by producing manganite nanocatalysts with spinel structure. ( 10:44:30 - 2012/09/16)

Ultrasound Boosts Skin's Permeability to Drugs
TEHRAN (FNA)- Using ultrasound waves, engineers have found a way to enhance the permeability of skin to drugs, making transdermal drug delivery more efficient. This technology could pave the way for noninvasive drug delivery or needle-free vaccinations, according to the researchers. ( 10:25:31 - 2012/09/16)

X-Rays Unravel Mysterious Degradation of Van Gogh Painting
TEHRAN (FNA)- With a sophisticated X-ray analysis scientists have identified why parts of the Van Gogh painting "Flowers in a blue vase" have changed color over time: a supposedly protective varnish applied after the master's death has made some bright yellow flowers turn to an orange-grey color. ( 10:24:47 - 2012/09/16)

Five Genes Found to Determine Human Facial Shapes
TEHRAN (FNA)- Five genes have been found to determine human facial shapes, as reported by researchers from the Netherlands, Germany, Canada, Britain, and Australia in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics. ( 09:03:31 - 2012/09/15)

Neural Implant Recovers Ability to Make Decisions
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers have taken a key step towards recovering specific brain functions in sufferers of brain disease and injuries by successfully restoring the decision-making processes in monkeys. ( 09:02:30 - 2012/09/15)

Parental Divorce Linked to Stroke in Males
TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of a new study showed that men with divorced parents are significantly more likely to suffer a stroke than men from intact families. ( 13:21:20 - 2012/09/14)

Stress Breaks Loops that Hold Short-Term Memory Together
TEHRAN (FNA)- Psychologists revealed how stress can addle the mind and how neurons in the brain's prefrontal cortex help remember information in the first place. ( 13:19:10 - 2012/09/14)

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