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Iranian Scientists Make Machine for Rapid Diagnosis of Heart Attack

“We have used graphene plates to build a (mini) laboratory on a chip and it can diagnose heart attack in patients just by means of a small amount of his/her blood in less than 20 minutes,” the Managing-Director of the Iranian knowledge-based company that has made the machine, Sarvar Yousefinasab Nobari, said on Wednesday. “The machine is portable, its application…

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Top Iran cultural body slams US protracted detention of stem-cell scientist

“The US government constantly delays Dr. Soleimani’s trial in violation of academic and research protocols, and has so far failed to produce any official report on the reason behind his arrest,” said Iran’s Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution in a statement published on its website on Wednesday. Masoud Soleimani was arrested upon his arrival in Chicago in October last…

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Iran sanctions curbing global scientific progress: Top journal

As a result of the draconian sanctions, Iranian scientists have been denied opportunities to publish their findings, attend meetings, and access essential supplies and information, the publication said. According to the weekly peer-reviewed medical outlet, such bans are to the detriment of international collaboration and nations’ ability to respond to health crises and narrow inequalities. The current US administration announced…

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Iran to Open Center for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Iraq

Iran and Iraq will increase their medical cooperation as officials of the two sides agreed to launch educational programs for Iraqi researchers, hospital personnel, and physicians to get trained by Iranian experts and researchers in the field hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Iraqi Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Qusay Abdul Wahab al-Suhail visited different medical centers and hospitals in…

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Iranian math genius immortalized with eponymous prize

The NAS Award in Mathematics has now been renamed the Maryam Mirzakhani Prize in Mathematics after the Iranian scientist and will be awarded biennially for exceptional contribution to the mathematical sciences by a mid-career mathematician. Nominations for the inaugural prize are due by October 7, 2019. The former NAS Award in Mathematics was established in 1988 by the American Mathematical Society…

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Great Satan US holds Iranian scientist over transporting medical materials

Professor Masoud Soleimani was arrested upon his arrival to the state of Chicago in October last year on charges that he had violated trade sanctions against Iran. He has been held in detention south of Atlanta since then. The scientist was planning to complete the final stage of his research on treating stroke patients as a visiting scholar at the…

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Iran Ranks 1st in Mideast in Production of Science

 Iran ranked first in the Middle-East in the production of science in 2018, a reputable international magazine reported. Scimago Institutions Rankings, a science evaluation source to assess worldwide universities and research-focused institutions, has released the data of the Middle-Eastern countries’ ranking in 2018. Based on the report, Iran stood atop the Middle-Eastern states in production of science with 60,268 documents,…

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Leading Iranian stem cell scientist behind bars in US for 7 months without trial

Top Iranian stem cell scientist Dr. Masoud Soleimani has been behind bars in the United States without trial for the past seven months. Back in October last year, Soleimani, a professor and biomedical researcher at the Tarbiat Modares University (TMU) in Tehran, was arrested by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) upon his arrival in the US. According to his Atlanta attorney,…

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Iranian Scientists Produce Nano Bandage for Diabetic Wounds

Iranian researchers used nanotechnology to produce highly-efficient dressings for wounds resulting from diabetes and burning. The bandage produced by bacterial cellulose nanofibers heals the diabetes and burning wounds more rapidly compared to other dressings. The wound dressing has already passed tests on animals and will enter the market soon after receiving the needed license from the Food and Drug Administration…

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Iran Develops Know-How for Production of 4 Vital Cancer, Diabetes Drugs

Iran joined the US and Germany as a third state manufacturing two vital cancer drugs and two medicines commonly taken by diabetic patients. The two cancer drugs which are due to be unveiled in Tehran on Tuesday in the presence of Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari and Health Minister Saeed Namaki are named Regorafenib and Sorafenib. Regorafenib…

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