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Minister: Iran Ranks 16th in World Pharmacology
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran stands 16th in the world ranking of pharmacological advancements and achievements and 20th in medical sciences, Health Minister Marziyeh Vahid Dastjerdi announced on Monday.

Iranian Health Ministry Sets Compulsory Certificates for Nano-Based Food, Health Products
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's health ministry required all the companies which produce nano-based food and health care products to be certified by a nanotechnology committee affiliated to the Iranian food and drug organization. ( 12:19:47 - 2012/11/12)

Recipe for 'Supercharging' Atoms with X-Ray Laser
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers using the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) have found a way to strip most of the electrons from xenon atoms, creating a "supercharged," strongly positive state at energies previously thought too low. ( 10:26:09 - 2012/11/12)

New Way Plants Control Flower Production
TEHRAN (FNA)- Flowers don't just catch our eyes, they catch those of pollinators like bees as well. They have to, in order to reproduce. Because plants need to maximize the opportunity for pollinators to gain access to their seeds, variations in the timing of flowering can have profound effects on flower, fruit, and seed production, and consequently agricultural yields. ( 10:07:40 - 2012/11/12)

Official: Iran Self-Sufficient in Vaccine Production
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran has become almost needless of importing different kinds of vaccines from foreign countries, a health official said Sunday. ( 17:35:06 - 2012/11/11)

Scientists Produce Efficient Nanocatalysts for Methane Partial Oxidation
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers from Tarbiat Modarres University and Research Institute of Petroleum Industry acquired the technical know-how for the process of dry combination conversion and methane partial oxidation by synthesizing perovskite nanocatalysts through sol-gel method. ( 12:40:21 - 2012/11/11)

Feel-Good Hormone Helps Jog Memory
TEHRAN (FNA)- The feel-good hormone dopamine improves long-term memory. This is the finding of a team led by Emrah Duzel, neuroscientist at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the University of Magdeburg. ( 11:03:27 - 2012/11/11)

Possible Building Blocks of Primitive Life
TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists believe that prior to the advent of DNA as Earth's primary genetic material, early forms of life used RNA to encode genetic instructions. What sort of genetic molecules did life rely on before RNA? ( 10:49:56 - 2012/11/11)

Iranian, Iraqi Universities to Conduct Joint Academic Projects
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Khoramshahr Marine Science and Technology University and Iraq's Basra University of Marine Sciences announced plans to increase mutual cooperation in different academic and research fields. ( 15:31:25 - 2012/11/10)

Iran's Nanotechnology Capabilities Displayed in Russia Open Innovations Expo 2012
TEHRAN (FNA)- Representatives of Iran's industrial and technological sectors displayed their activities and achievements in the field of nanotechnology in Russia Open Innovations Expo 2012, which was held at the venue of Moscow Innovations International Expo from October 31 to November 3, 2012. ( 14:06:45 - 2012/11/10)

Fairy-Wren Babies Need Password for Food
TEHRAN (FNA)- It's always a good idea to listen to your mother, but that goes double for baby fairy-wrens even before they are hatched. ( 10:39:33 - 2012/11/10)

Comet Collisions Explain Stellar Mystery
TEHRAN (FNA)- Every six seconds, for millions of years, comets have been colliding with one another near a star in the constellation Cetus called 49 CETI, which is visible to the naked eye. ( 10:26:31 - 2012/11/10)

Exercise May Help Reduce Cancer Risk in Women
TEHRAN (FNA)- Experts say that while physical activity is necessary for both men and women, there are gender-specific benefits that women need to be active. ( 14:49:55 - 2012/11/09)

Child Care Providers Part of Solution to Childhood Obesity
TEHRAN (FNA)- A new study highlights how child care providers can be part of the solution to childhood obesity. ( 14:24:46 - 2012/11/09)

Iranian Scientists Remove 90% of Arsenic from Polluted Waters
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers from Bu-Ali Sina University, Yazd University and Hamedan University of Medical Sciences succeeded in removing arsenic from polluted waters by using calcium peroxide nanoparticles. ( 12:23:17 - 2012/11/08)

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