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Faster Biological Aging Ups Risk of Disease
TEHRAN (FNA)- An international team of scientists found new evidence that links faster 'biological' ageing to the risk of developing several age-related diseases, including heart disease, multiple sclerosis and various cancers. ( 09:33:00 - 2013/03/28)

Vitamin D Insufficiency Linked to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes
TEHRAN (FNA)- There is a link between vitamin D insufficiency and adverse health outcomes such as gestational diabetes and preeclampsia in mothers-to-be and low birth weight in newborns, a new article suggested. ( 09:28:49 - 2013/03/28)

Iranian Scientists Use Optimized Nanofibers to Measure Toxic Heavy Metals
TEHRAN (FNA)- In a research conducted to determine the effective parameters on nanofibers adsorbents, Iranian researchers from Islamic Azad University succeeded in designing and optimizaing modified acrylonitrile nanofibers to measure toxic heavy metals. ( 11:40:30 - 2013/03/27)

Iranian Researchers Use Spectroscopy Advantages in Nanobiotechnology Studies
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers introduced the advantages of matrix fluorescent spectroscopy methods in nanobiotechnology studies and presented novel data analysis methods to be used in this field. ( 10:56:47 - 2013/03/27)

Obesity Linked to Microorganisms Living in Gut
TEHRAN (FNA)- How much a person eats may be only one of many factors that determines weight gain as a recent study suggested that a breath test profile of microorganisms inhabiting the gut may be able to tell doctors how susceptible a person is to developing obesity. ( 09:21:10 - 2013/03/27)

Discovery May Allow Scientists to Make Fuel from Carbon Dioxide in Atmosphere
TEHRAN (FNA)- Excess carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere created by the widespread burning of fossil fuels is the major driving force of global climate change, and researchers the world over are looking for new ways to generate power that leaves a smaller carbon footprint. ( 09:20:13 - 2013/03/27)

Iranian Researchers Use Modified Nanogels for Drug Delivery to Brain
TEHRAN (FNA)- Pharmaceutical researchers from Tehran and Zanjan Universities of Medical Sciences optimized the drug therapy of brain tumors by improving the process of diffusion and penetration of methotrexate into the central neural system by using nanogel carriers. ( 10:08:25 - 2013/03/26)

Iranian Scientists Use Sonar Waves to Synthesize Zinc Oxide Nanostructures
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers in association with their US and Malaysian counterparts obtained the technology to produce zinc oxide nanostructures through the simple sonochemical method. ( 09:34:42 - 2013/03/26)

180,000 Deaths Worldwide Each Year May Be Associated With Sugary Soft Drinks
TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of a new study revealed that sugar-sweetened sodas, sports drinks and fruit drinks may be associated with about 180,000 deaths around the world each year. ( 09:07:32 - 2013/03/26)

Study: Better Looking Birds Have Healthier Babies
TEHRAN (FNA)- A female great tits' (Parus major) appearance is shown to signal healthy attributes in offspring, a study found. ( 09:06:37 - 2013/03/26)

Int'l Student Congress in Iran to Study Latest Achievements in Nanobiotechnology
TEHRAN (FNA)- The 3rd International Student Biotechnology Congress will be held in Tehran by Biotechnology Student Society of the University of Tehran and Biology and Biotechnology Student Society of al-Zahra University from May 6 to 8, 2013. ( 11:14:50 - 2013/03/25)

Road Traffic Pollution as Serious as Passive Smoke in Developing Childhood Asthma
TEHRAN (FNA)- A new research conducted in 10 European cities estimated that 14% of chronic childhood asthma is due to exposure to traffic pollution near busy roads. ( 10:19:18 - 2013/03/25)

Researchers Alter Mosquito Genome with Goal of Controlling Disease
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers successfully used a gene disruption technique to change the eye color of a mosquito - a critical step toward new genetic strategies aimed at disrupting the transmission of diseases such as dengue fever. ( 10:17:05 - 2013/03/25)

Short, Poor Sleepers at Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of a new study showed that people who sleep poorly or not long enough have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease. ( 10:41:45 - 2013/03/24)

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