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Iran Plans to Start Work on Two New Engines for Satellite Carrier Rockets
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology approved two major national projects in the fields of research and technology, which include designing and developing two new engines for the country's satellite carrier rockets.

Production of Geopolymers Strengthened by Silicon, Alumina Nanoparticles
TEHRAN (FNA)- Materials engineers from Islamic Azad University in Iran obtained the optimum conditions of strength in the geopolymers which are made of waste materials such as rice paddy ash and furnace ash by studying the effect of silicon and alumina nanoparticles on their compressive strength. ( 17:04:48 - 2013/02/12)

One-Two Punch Against Bacteria and Cancer
TEHRAN (FNA)- Cancer researchers from Rice University suggest that a new human-made drug that's already proven effective at killing cancer and drug-resistant bacteria could best deliver its knockout blow when used in combination with drugs made from naturally occurring toxins. ( 13:08:37 - 2013/02/12)

Cell Circuits Remember Their History
TEHRAN (FNA)- MIT engineers have created genetic circuits in bacterial cells that not only perform logic functions, but also remember the results, which are encoded in the cell's DNA and passed on for dozens of generations. ( 13:08:03 - 2013/02/12)

Iran to Send New Satellites into Orbit in Coming Months
TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of Iran's Space Agency Ahmad Fazeli said the country will send new satellites made by Iranian universities to the space in the next few months. ( 13:45:46 - 2013/02/11)

Salmon Use Magnetic Field for Navigation
TEHRAN (FNA)- When migrating, sockeye salmon typically swim up to 4,000 miles into the ocean and then, years later, navigate back to the upstream reaches of the rivers in which they were born to spawn their young. ( 12:05:10 - 2013/02/11)

New Treatments for Diabetes and Obesity?
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers at the University of Michigan's Life Sciences Institute have found that amlexanox, an off-patent drug currently prescribed for the treatment of asthma and other uses, also reverses obesity, diabetes and fatty liver in mice. ( 11:59:29 - 2013/02/11)

Iran Inaugurates 2 Nanotechnology Laboratories for Students in Isfahan, Fars Provinces
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Ministry of Education and Training in cooperation with Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council constructed and inaugurated two Nanotechnology Laboratories for Students in Isfahan and Fars provinces on February 6 and 7, 2013. ( 10:36:40 - 2013/02/10)

Being Overweight Linked to Higher Risk of Gum Disease
TEHRAN (FNA)- Obesity is a significant health concern for all people and it's a risk factor for developing type2 diabetes, heart disease and certain forms of cancer, and now a new study revealed that it also may be a risk factor for gum disease. ( 10:02:29 - 2013/02/10)

Study Raises Questions about Dietary Fats, Heart Disease Guidance
TEHRAN (FNA)- Dietary advice about fats and the risk of heart disease is called into question on bmj.com today as a clinical trial shows that replacing saturated animal fats with omega-6 polyunsaturated vegetable fats is linked to an increased risk of death among patients with heart disease. ( 10:00:16 - 2013/02/10)

Iran Unveils Tubular Centrifuge for Vaccine Production
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran unveiled a home-made tubular centrifuge with applications in producing different types of vaccines and drugs, Iranian Deputy Health Minister for Research and Technology Mostafa Qaneyee announced on Saturday. ( 16:49:15 - 2013/02/09)

Iran to Orbit New Home-Made Satellite
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran plans to send a new home-made satellite into the space by the next few days, a senior Iranian space research official announced on Saturday. ( 13:49:47 - 2013/02/09)

Paralyzed Man Using Thoughts to Touch Friend
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers describe in PLoS ONE how an electrode array sitting on top of the brain enabled a 30-year-old paralyzed man to control the movement of a character on a computer screen in three dimensions with just his thoughts. ( 12:58:01 - 2013/02/09)

Placental Mammal Diversity Exploded Dinosaurs
TEHRAN (FNA)- An international team of scientists has generated the most comprehensive tree of life to date on placental mammals, which are those bearing live young, including bats, rodents, whales and humans. ( 12:57:46 - 2013/02/09)

Key Protein Revealed as Trigger for Stem Cell Development
TEHRAN (FNA)- A natural trigger that enables stem cells to become any cell type in the body has been discovered by scientists. ( 14:28:30 - 2013/02/08)

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