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Scientists Reverse Memory Loss in Animal Brain Cells
TEHRAN (FNA)- Neuroscientists took a major step in their efforts to help people with memory loss tied to brain disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. ( 09:25:48 - 2013/04/18)

AEOI Official: Iran Self-Sufficient in Producing Radiomedicines
TEHRAN (FNA)- Deputy Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Mohammad Qannadi announced that the country has managed to gain self-sufficiency in producing radiomedicines for the treatment of different diseases. ( 15:15:19 - 2013/04/17)

Scientists Produce Nano Scaffold to Revive Bone Structure
TEHRAN (FNA)- Appropriate scaffold was synthesized by Iranian researchers from Tehran University of Medical Sciences to regenerate bone matrix. ( 14:43:26 - 2013/04/17)

Strange Gammay Ray Bursts Involved Star Death?
TEHRAN (FNA)- A team of scientists has pinpointed a new type of exceptionally powerful and long-lived cosmic explosion, prompting a theory that they arise in the violent death throes of a supergiant star. ( 10:25:32 - 2013/04/17)

Bad Decisions Arise from Faulty Information
TEHRAN (FNA)- Making decisions involves a gradual accumulation of facts that support one choice or another. ( 10:11:58 - 2013/04/17)

Measurement of Vitamin C in Natural, Medical Samples Using Carbon Nanotubes
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers from Sistan and Baluchestan University succeeded in measuring ascorbic acid as an anti-oxidant existing in natural and medical samples through electrochemical method and modification of carbon paste electrode by using carbon nanotubes. ( 14:31:13 - 2013/04/16)

Western Diet May Increase Risk of Dying Young
TEHRAN (FNA)- Data from a new study of British adults suggest that adherence to a "Western-style" diet (fried and sweet food, processed and red meat, refined grains, and high-fat dairy products) reduces a person's likelihood of achieving older ages in good health and with higher functionality. ( 10:17:05 - 2013/04/16)

Sleep Helps Musicians Play New Learned Melodies
TEHRAN (FNA)- A new study that examined how the brain learns and retains motor skills provides insight into musical skill. ( 10:08:09 - 2013/04/16)

Cutting Pollutants to Slow Sea Level Rise
TEHRAN (FNA)- With coastal areas bracing for rising sea levels, new research indicates that cutting emissions of certain pollutants can greatly slow down sea level rise this century. ( 10:46:03 - 2013/04/15)

Skin Cells Morphed into Functional Brain Cells
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine have discovered a technique that directly converts skin cells to the type of brain cells destroyed in patients with multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and other so-called myelin disorders. ( 10:15:00 - 2013/04/15)

New Bird Flu Strain Seen Adapting to Mammals, Humans
TEHRAN (FNA)- A genetic analysis of the avian flu virus responsible for at least nine human deaths in China portrays a virus evolving to adapt to human cells, raising concern about its potential to spark a new global flu pandemic. ( 11:43:55 - 2013/04/14)

Scientists Map Elusive 3-D Structure of Key Actor in Cancer, Aging
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers, for the first time ever, solved the puzzle of how the various components of an entire telomerase enzyme complex fit together and function in a three-dimensional structure. ( 11:41:55 - 2013/04/14)

Self-Medication in Animals Much More Widespread Than Believed
TEHRAN (FNA)- It's been known for decades that animals such as chimpanzees seek out medicinal herbs to treat their diseases. But in recent years, the list of animal pharmacists has grown much longer, and it now appears that the practice of animal self-medication is a lot more widespread than previously thought. ( 09:53:15 - 2013/04/13)

Sound Stimulation During Sleep Can Boost Memory
TEHRAN (FNA)- Slow oscillations in brain activity, which occur during so-called slow-wave sleep, are critical for retaining memories. ( 09:48:14 - 2013/04/13)

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