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Iran Unveils 2 New Knowledge-Based Drugs
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran on Tuesday unveiled two new home-made knowledge-based medicines used for treating cancer patients, congenital immunodeficiency syndromes and thrombosis as well as chemotherapy. ( 14:22:48 - 2013/03/12)



Sleep Loss Precedes Alzheimer's Symptoms
TEHRAN (FNA)- Sleep is disrupted in people who likely have early Alzheimer's disease but do not yet have the memory loss or other cognitive problems characteristic of full-blown disease. ( 13:31:58 - 2013/03/12)



Epigenetics Mechanism May Help Explain Effects of Mom's Nutrition On Her Children's Health
TEHRAN (FNA)- Pioneering studies by molecular geneticist Robert A. Waterland are helping explain how the foods that soon-to-be-moms eat in the days and weeks around the time of conception - or what's known as periconceptional nutrition-may affect the way genes function in her children, and her children's health. ( 13:30:59 - 2013/03/12)



Over 20,000 Students to Attend 4th Iran Nano Olympiad in April
TEHRAN (FNA)- A number of 20,494 Iranian students have registered in the Fourth Nano Olympiad to compete in the biggest scientific nanotechnology contest in the country on April 20, 2013. ( 13:25:44 - 2013/03/11)



Novel Marker Helps Identify Preeclampsia Risk in Pregnancy
TEHRAN (FNA)- Pregnant women who have a reduced number of capillaries under their skin during pregnancy may be at heightened risk for preeclampsia, according to a new research. ( 13:17:14 - 2013/03/11)



Findings Suggest Possible New Treatment for Depression, Other Disorders
TEHRAN (FNA)- What makes us happy? Family? Money? Love? How about a peptide? The neurochemical changes underlying human emotions and social behavior are largely unknown. Now though, for the first time in humans, scientists have measured the release of a specific peptide, a neurotransmitter called hypocretin, that greatly increased when subjects were happy but decreased when they were sad. ( 13:15:22 - 2013/03/11)



Super Tiny Satellites Launched
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers are building simple, miniature satellites to bring down their costs and expand their availability. ( 10:24:07 - 2013/03/10)



Bees Get a Buzz from Caffeine
TEHRAN (FNA)- You may need a cup of coffee to kick start the day but it seems honeybees also get their buzz from drinking flower nectar containing caffeine. ( 09:59:23 - 2013/03/10)



Iran Joins IUBMB
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Republic of Iran joined the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology after its successful hosting of an international biochemistry conference. ( 15:35:58 - 2013/03/09)



Thriving in Battery Acid, Among Toxic Metals
TEHRAN (FNA)- In the movie Alien, the title character is an extraterrestrial creature that can survive brutal heat and resist the effects of toxins. In real life, organisms with similar traits exist, such as the "extremophile" red alga Galdieria sulphuraria. ( 10:35:34 - 2013/03/09)



Human Brain Support Cells Make Mice Smarter
TEHRAN (FNA)- Glial cells - a family of cells found in the human central nervous system and, until recently, considered mere "housekeepers" - now appear to be essential to the unique complexity of the human brain. ( 10:19:40 - 2013/03/09)



New Clues to How Flu Virus Spreads
TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of a new study showed that people may more likely be exposed to the flu through airborne virus than previously thought. ( 15:36:44 - 2013/03/08)



Potential Target to Better Treat, Cure Anxiety Disorders
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers for the first time identified a specific group of cells in the brainstem whose activation during rapid eye movement sleep is critical for the regulation of emotional memory processing. ( 14:48:43 - 2013/03/08)



How We Taste Sweet, Bitter and Umami
TEHRAN (FNA)- A team of investigators discovered how ATP - the body's main fuel source - is released as the neurotransmitter from sweet, bitter, and umami, or savory, taste bud cells. ( 12:52:02 - 2013/03/07)



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