Thursday, June 20, 2013

WHY THE WESTERN IMPERIALISTS FEAR IRAN...Scientific & Technological Achievements of Iranians 2013
*Iranians Develop New Parkinson’s Treatment
Iranian researchers at Amirkabir Polytechnic University have developed a new method to treat Parkinson’s through deep stimulation of brain.Behzad Iravani, the project manager, said, “No definite treatment has been presented for the disease. Its neural damage is irreversible and the available drugs do not prove so efficient and only decrease the symptoms,” ISNA reported.Iravani noted that the deep mind stimulation is one of the efficient methods to treat the disease, adding that many research projects have been conducted on animals, mainly mice, using this method.Elaborating on the research process, Iravani said electrodes were planted in the brains of mice and their behaviors were studied.Their path was recorded using video preprocessing. The time, frequency and other properties of the path were extracted as indicators for investigating the behavior.According to Iravani, the new method is aimed at curing Parkinson’s without any drug and only through deep stimulation of the brain.Reception of medicines by people with Parkinson’s increases dopamine unnaturally, which decreases the natural release of the material inside the body and makes the patient’s body resistant again treatment.Iranian scientists and researchers have made great progress over recent years in the production of new medicines as well as designing and developing new methods and systems to treat different types of diseases.
*New Iranian Method to Treat Children With ADHD
Iranian scientists at the University of Tehran have designed a software for children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which is able to boost their auditory attention.
Afiyeh Sareli, an MS student in physical education, has designed and presented the method in the form of software, increasing the efficiency and accessibility of the method, ISNA reported.
“These children are suffering from hyperactivity and attention deficit simultaneously and this issue weakens their skills for learning,” Sarli said.The system can be easily used by parents and occupational therapists by giving a cellphone to these children and asking them to do their homework.The process has been conducted on 10 children of about 8-12 years in 10 one-hour sessions and showed the auditory skills of the children were on the rise, encouraging the parents and occupational therapists to use the software.The software based on Attention Process Training (APT) and nerve-cognition theory. The theory argues that it is possible to strengthen attention skills through stimulation process.The software consists of three parts: in the first part, it helps children improve their auditory skills by working on animal names. In the second part, they will listen to names of fruits and take multiple-choice test and find the correct answer for each question. In the last part, according to the children’s age-groups, they can listen to stories and take multiple-choice tests.The specific causes of ADHD are not known. There are, however, a number of factors that may contribute to, or exacerbate ADHD. They include genetics, diet and the social and physical environments.Exposure to tobacco smoke during pregnancy impairs normal development of the fetus, including the central nervous system and can increase the risk of the child developing ADHD.
*Iranian doctor greatest world woman inventor in 2013
An Iranian doctor from Mashad Medical Science University received the award of the greatest world woman inventor in Geneva International Festival for Inventions in year 2013.Dr. Zahra Alizadeh Thani, who is a specialist in radiology of heart and coroners, also received gold medal and special award of 41st Geneva Festival in addition to her award as the world inventor.Dr. Alizadeh Thani has invented a device to determine level of tightness of heart coroners.The device also makes it possible to determine if the patient needs angioplasty.

*UCLA live-tweets surgery to implant brain pacemaker while patient strums guitar
A team of UCLA Health System brain specialists implanted a brain pacemaker in a 39-year-old man on Thursday. It was the 500th such procedure the team had completed, but the first time the group had invited followers to observe the procedure on Twitter. The procedure stimulates an area of the brain and implants a brain pacemaker to treat Parkinson's disease and essential tremors. During Thursday's operation, which was overseen by Dr. Nader Pouratian, the patient was awakened and asked to play a guitar to assist the team in placing electrodes into position. Dr. Pouratian is director of the UCLA Functional and Movement Disorder Program.Brad Carter, the patient, is a Los Angeles-based actor, musician and stand-up comedian who developed hand tremors in 2006. He had lost the ability to perform, but after the brain stimulation portion of the surgery, his detxerity on the guitar was much improved. Carter gave his authorization for the surgery to be shared via Twitter and the social media outlet's Vine video application.UCLA live-tweeted the surgery with the hope that it would help alleviate future patients' fear of the procedure. About 10 million Americans live with essential tremors and more than 1 million suffer from Parkinson's disease. Many UCLA patients have found deep brain stimulation beneficial in stopping the tremors and helpful in enabling them to lead normal lives.Before the procedure began, the patient explained what notes he would be playing on the guitar.
*Three Iranian-Americans among the 30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech
Women are (relatively) few and far between in the tech industry. They make up less than 10% of venture capitalists, and they leave the industry at twice the rate of men, according to a recent study by the Kauffman Foundation.So it is quite an achievement for three Iranian-American women (Soraya Darabi, Parisa Tabriz and Roxanne Varza), to have made it to the list of the most important women 30 years old or under in tech compiled by the Business Insider.Profiles:Soraya Darabi is a two-time entrepreneur working on her latest venture, Zady. Zady is still in stealth mode, but has already raised a $1.35 million round led by NEA. Prior to starting Zady, Darabi founded Foodspotting, a geo-local guide for finding quality eats around you. Earlier this year, OpenTable acquired the startup for $10 million. Parisa Tabriz manages Google's information security engineering team at Google, which is responsible for improving Google's product security. This team of "hired hackers" conducts security design and code reviews, builds and enhances Google technology to make secure development possible and easy, conducts security engineering training, and does vulnerability response. Parisa received her B.S. and M.S. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and was advised by Nikita Borisov.Roxanne Varza currently runs some of Microsoft's startup-related initiatives in Europe, specifically its BizSpark and Spark programs. Prior to joining Microsoft, Varza worked as the editor of TechCrunch France. She is also VP of Business Development and Partnerships for Girls in Tech Global and started and leads the French and British chapters of the organization.
*Iran scientist wins UNESCO Young Scientist Award
An Iranian scientist has been named as one of the winners of 2013 UNESCO Young Scientist Awards for her outstanding contribution to the management of biosphere reserves.
The International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) program made the announcement after meeting at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris from May 27 to 30.
Atieh Kazemi Mojarad received the prestigious prize for her study on sustainable development of biosphere reserves through the protection of key ecosystem services.The MAB Program has been granting awards of up to USD 5,000 to young researchers since 1989 in order to encourage young scientists to undertake studies on ecosystems, natural resources and biodiversity.Five other young researchers were also awarded in the MAB Program. They are Julio Blas Garcia from Spain, Angela Camargo from Mexico, Bilal Habib from India, Hilaire Kouakou from Ivory Coast and Claudia Munera from Nicaragua.The program also awarded two other young researchers as part of its Michel Batisse Award for Biosphere Reserve Management. Marisa Coetzee and Harry Biggs from South Africa received the USD 6,000 award for their contribution to the management of biosphere reserves.A biosphere reserve is a cooperative and conservation reserve created to protect the cultural and biological diversity of a region, while encouraging sustainable financial development. It also is a center for monitoring, education and research on natural and managed ecosystems.
*Iran produced over 4000 chemistry articles in 2012
An Iranian academic says the Islamic Republic produced more than 4,000 articles in the field of chemistry in 2012.
Ja’far Mehrad, the director of the Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC), made the remarks based on a report by Thomson Reuters, Mehr News Agency reported.Thomson Reuters has put the number of articles written by Iranian chemistry specialists at 4,473 in 2012, which is 2.325 percent of science production in this field in the world,” Mehrad said.The ISC director stated that in the field of chemistry, Iran has been ranked 13th in the world in terms of science production in the world in 2012. SClamgo Journal and Country Rank (SJR) -- a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals -- has confirmed the figures, demonstrating that Iran’s standing has never been below four in the past two decades. The Islamic Republic also stands high in other scientific fields. In 2012, it ranked 17th in terms of science production in the world and produced 34,155 articles, according to the latest statistics released by the Scopus database. According to the statistics published in the journal Nature, Iran ranked first in scientific growth in the world in 2011. In 2000, the Islamic Republic ranked 53rd in the world in terms of highly cited medical articles, but improved to the 23rd rank in 2011. According to the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), Iranian researchers and scientists published a total of 60,979 scientific articles in major international journals from 1999 to 2008.
*Iranian Academic Among Top Int’l Mathematicians
Iranian university professor, Majid Es’haqi Gorji, who teaches in Semnan University in central Iran, has been included in the list of the world’s top mathematicians, said the university president, Ali Kheiroddin. Studying mathematics and computer sciences, the university professor has been added to the list of top international mathematicians, according to the latest tally by the Essential Science Indicator (ESI), ISNA reported. Es’haqi has written over 150 articles over seven years and an English reference book. Working with 10 international journals as editor-in-chief or as an editorial board member and establishing the international Journal of Nonlinear Analysis and Applications with some of the world’s prominent mathematicians on analysis are some of the professor’s activities. Es’haqi is the first Iranian researcher whose article on physics and mathematicians has been published in the United States National Academy of Sciences (NAS) journal. He has also evaluated several articles on mathematics analysis in many international journals. With all the resources they need in one place, Essential Science Indicators can determine the influential individuals, institutions, papers, publications and countries in their fields of study--as well as emerging research areas that could impact their work. This unique and comprehensive compilation of science performance statistics and science trends data is based on journal article publication counts and citation data from Thomson Scientific databases. It is an ideal analytical resource for policymakers, administrators, analysts and information specialists in government agencies, universities, corporations, private laboratories, publishing companies and foundations, as well as members of the scientific press.
*Iranian researchers produce clean fuel from water
Iranian researchers at Zanjan Fundamental Sciences University along with researchers from Russia and the US have synthesized a catalyst which has the capability of water oxidation as a clean fuel.There are efforts underway to analyze water to hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen obtained from the analysis can be used as a clean energy, because in case it is analyzed water is produced.
The scientists have managed to make compounds with high efficiency and lowest level of energy consumption to oxidize water to oxygen. They also synthesized a type of manganese oxide capable of oxidizing water in acidic conditions, acting like expensive platinum. The cheap material is as qualified as platinum in the process of water oxidation.Any type of energy, including wind, tide and etc can be changed to electricity for hydrogen production. Therefore, hydrogen can work efficiently as energy saver.The results of the study have been published in Dalton Transactions Journal.
*Iranians Produce Hormone To Cure Breast Cancer
Iranian scientists have produced a hormone to cure breast cancer, which could mark a giant step in cancer treatment.
Researchers at Mashhad Medical University have synthesized and examined inhibitory effects of Aromatase enzyme with potential effects of anti-breast cancer and induction of pregnancy, ISNA reported. The invention is related to the family of drugs used in the hormones for treatment of breast cancer, especially the third generation of non-steroidal inhibitory Aromatase enzyme.
These drugs are the newest and most efficient drugs inhibiting Aromatase. Farzin Hadizadeh, one of the researchers on the project, said the invention deals with designing, synthesizing and evaluating four Aromatase inhibitors. The combinations used in the medicine are of high purity and made easily. They also cost lower compared to the foreign counterpart. Iran has taken wide strides in science and technology, particularly in medical and medicinal fields, in recent years. In August, former Iranian Health Minister Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi boasted the country’s astonishing progress in producing medical equipment and drugs, and said Iran ranks 12th in the world ranking of biomedicine production.“Iran ranks 1st in the region, 4th in Asia and 12th in the world in producing biological drugs,” Dastjerdi said in a ceremony in Tehran while unveiling 8 new types of hi-tech medicines used for treating various kinds of diseases. She also announced that the global export of biomedicines amounts to $1,000 billion and Iran can have a large share of this figure.
*Iranian students win grand prize in Malaysian 2013 Chem-E-Car Competition
Iranian students won the grand prize in the 8th round of Malaysian Chem-E-Car Competition 2013 attended by 35 teams.
Hossein Hassan-zadeh, a chemistry engineering student at Poly Technique University of Orumiyeh, northwestern Iran, said the competition was involved of the two sections of poster and performance, and the Iranian team was granted the prize considering its points in the two sections.The team ranked 3rd in the previous round of competitions held in Singapore.In Chem-E-Car Competition, the chemistry and chemistry engineering students are competing in building cars whose motive force is supplied by a chemical reaction.The cars used in the matches should be self-controlled and not to start moving through pushing or tuning. Using dry battery or other batteries, mechanical or chemical braking systems, mechanical or electronic timing tools to end the chemical reaction is banned.
*Iran Develops Lung Cancer Vaccine

Iranian researchers have produced a vaccine, using cationic liposome nano-particles, which could help treat different types of cancers. The vaccine, which improves people’s immune system against one of the important markers of cancer named “Her2/neu”, could be applied for the treatment of breast, uterus and lung cancers, ISNA reported. Amir Jalali, lead researcher of Immunology Group of Mashhad Medical University, said immunologic peptides from Her2/neu protein were designed at the beginning of the study. “They were encapsulated inside cationic nano-particles dubbed ‘LPD’ and later injected to mice with tumors,” he said. Jalali added that the size of tumor and the immune response of the mice were examined later.
The results of the study demonstrated that using the peptides, there was a good and influential immune response against cancer markers. The study was published in the journal Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine.

[ed notes:congratiations to the Islamic Iranian nation for its achievements and acomplishments all under illegal zionist western sanctions,also congrats to Iranians abraod excelling in their respective fields...also see other previous years acomplishments,also under sanctions... " Iranian Scientific and Technical Achievements in 2011 "

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