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Iran Succeeds in Transplantation of Aortic Valve in Animals
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian physicians managed to transplant the aortic valve of animals successfully, an official announced on Monday. ( 15:47:28 - 2013/05/13)

Iran to Produce Flu, Rabies Human Vaccine Soon
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran plans to mass-produce flu vaccine in the near future, Iranian Deputy Health Minister for Research and Technology Mostafa Qaneyee announced on Monday, adding that production of rabies human vaccine will also start in low volume this year. ( 15:09:10 - 2013/05/13)

Carnivorous Plant Throws Out 'Junk' DNA
TEHRAN (FNA)- Genes make up about 2 percent of the human genome. The rest consists of a genetic material known as noncoding DNA, and scientists have spent years puzzling over why this material exists in such voluminous quantities. ( 10:54:35 - 2013/05/13)

Flu Pandemic Risk: Virus Strains in Pigs, Birds
TEHRAN (FNA)- In the summer of 1968, a new strain of influenza appeared in Hong Kong. This strain, known as H3N2, spread around the globe and eventually killed an estimated 1 million people. ( 10:53:48 - 2013/05/13)

How Individuality Develops as Brain Cells Grow
TEHRAN (FNA)- The adult brain continues to grow with the challenges that it faces; its changes are linked to the development of personality and behavior. But what is the link between individual experience and brain structure? Why do identical twins not resemble each other perfectly even when they grew up together? ( 10:48:53 - 2013/05/12)

Different Brain Networks for Different Laughs
TEHRAN (FNA)- A laugh may signal mockery, humor, joy or simply be a response to tickling, but each kind of laughter conveys a wealth of auditory and social information. These different kinds of laughter also spark different connections within the "laughter perception network" in the human brain depending on their context, according to scientists. ( 10:44:12 - 2013/05/12)

How Genes Turn On and Off
TEHRAN (FNA)- A large, multi-institutional research team involved in the NIH Epigenome Roadmap Project has published a sweeping analysis in the current issue of the journal Cell of how genes are turned on and off to direct early human development. ( 08:47:31 - 2013/05/11)

Brain System for Emotional Self-Control Discovered
TEHRAN (FNA)- Different brain areas are activated when we choose to suppress an emotion, compared to when we are instructed to inhibit an emotion, according to a new study. ( 08:46:32 - 2013/05/11)

Chronic Pain Sufferers Likely to Have Anxiety
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers found that patients coping with chronic pain should also be evaluated for anxiety disorders. ( 13:22:11 - 2013/05/10)

Parental Addictions Linked to Adult Children's Depression
TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of a new research showed that the offspring of parents who were addicted to drugs or alcohol are more likely to be depressed in adulthood. ( 13:20:22 - 2013/05/10)

Nanotechnology Products Displayed in Tehran Int'l Book Fair
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council for the first time opened a stall to present scientific and educational nanotechnology products in Tehran International Book Fair. ( 11:56:42 - 2013/05/09)

Sunshine Could Benefit Health, Prolong Life
TEHRAN (FNA)- Exposing skin to sunlight may help to reduce blood pressure, cut the risk of heart attack and stroke - and even prolong life, a study suggested. ( 11:53:01 - 2013/05/09)

Decline in Snow Cover Spells Trouble for Many Plants, Animals
TEHRAN (FNA)- For plants and animals forced to tough out harsh winter weather, the coverlet of snow that blankets the north country is a refuge, a stable beneath-the-snow habitat that gives essential respite from biting winds and subzero temperatures. ( 11:52:04 - 2013/05/09)

Plants Talk to Plants to Help Them Grow
TEHRAN (FNA)- Having a neighborly chat improves seed germination, finds research in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Ecology. ( 08:16:11 - 2013/05/08)

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