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Iranian Defense Ministry Inaugurates Space Center
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi inaugurated a new space center to monitor and observe different space objects and satellites passing through the country's atmosphere.

Scientists Discover New Layer of Human Cornea
TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists at the University of Nottingham have discovered a previously undetected layer in the cornea, the clear window at the front of the human eye. ( 10:28:44 - 2013/06/12)

Brain-Computer Interfaces: Just Wave a Hand
TEHRAN (FNA)- Small electrodes placed on or inside the brain allow patients to interact with computers or control robotic limbs simply by thinking about how to execute those actions. This technology could improve communication and daily life for a person who is paralyzed or has lost the ability to speak from a stroke or neurodegenerative disease. ( 10:18:28 - 2013/06/12)

Wirelss Bionic Eye Being Developed at University
TEHRAN (FNA)- Australia's Monash University is developing a new bionic eye that uses seminal wireless technology to communicate with a processor that sits inside the brain, allowing blind people to discern shapes through a series of mapping dots when they put on a pair of sunglasses. ( 10:28:21 - 2013/06/11)

Pa. Jail Offers Tourists A Taste of Prison Food
TEHRAN (FNA)- In a city that has become renowned for its innovative restaurant scene, a local tourist attraction is offering decidedly different fare: prison food. ( 10:28:20 - 2013/06/11)

Homemade Beverages Best for Beating Heat
TEHRAN (FNA)- Beverages are essential to stay hydrated in the summer heat. Whether they are part of a meal or in between, a refreshing drink helps you rejuvenate. Just like choosing your food, the choice of your drinks can make the difference between how you feel and how it affects your body's water balance. ( 10:16:31 - 2013/06/10)

New Tech Uses WiFi for Gesture Control around House
TEHRAN (FNA)- Four researchers at the University of Washington leverage wireless signals to enable whole-home sensing and recognition of human gestures. It's called WiSee. Not WiWillSee. WiSee. ( 10:15:09 - 2013/06/10)

Iran Applying Nanotechnology in Growing Number of Industries
TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary-General of the Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC) Saeed Sarkar appreciated Iran's advancements in nanotechnology, and announced that 8 industries in the country are making use of the nanotechnology to improve the quality of their products. ( 16:52:24 - 2013/06/09)

Ahmadinejad Underlines Importance of Iran's New Space Center
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad expressed pleasure in the inauguration of the country's first space center, and underlined its importance for the country. ( 13:41:20 - 2013/06/09)

Genetic Mutation Linked With Typical Form of Migraine Headache
TEHRAN (FNA)- A research team led by a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at the University of California, San Francisco has identified a genetic mutation that is strongly associated with a typical form of migraine. ( 10:12:39 - 2013/06/09)

New Cause of Life-Threatening Disease Identified
TEHRAN (FNA)- Danish researchers have just published findings that explain a previously unknown mechanism used by cells to communicate with one another. The research significantly contributes to understanding why some children are born with malformations and why children and adults may develop life-threatening diseases. ( 10:10:49 - 2013/06/09)

Iran Unveils 3 New Medicines
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Minister of Science, Research and Technology Kamran Daneshjou on Saturday unveiled three new drugs produced by Iranian scientists at Razi University in the western Kermanshah province. ( 18:30:06 - 2013/06/08)

Iran to Launch New Home-Made Satellite Soon
TEHRAN (FNA)- Chancellor of Iran's Sharif University of Technology Reza Rousta Azad announced that Tehran is preparing to orbit a new home-made satellite, called 'Sharif Sat', by the end of summer. ( 12:03:36 - 2013/06/08)

Clues to What Causes Compulsive Behavior
TEHRAN (FNA)- By activating a brain circuit that controls compulsive behavior, MIT neuroscientists have shown that they can block a compulsive behavior in mice - a result that could help researchers develop new treatments for diseases such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Tourette's syndrome. ( 10:01:25 - 2013/06/08)

MRI Study: Breastfeeding Boosts Babies' Brain Growth
TEHRAN (FNA)- A study using brain images from "quiet" MRI machines adds to the growing body of evidence that breastfeeding improves brain development in infants. Breastfeeding alone produced better brain development than a combination of breastfeeding and formula, which produced better development than formula alone. ( 10:01:17 - 2013/06/08)

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