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stem cells

A new type of embryonic stem cells has been discovered in Iran

The newly-discovered embryonic stem cells will set the stage for fundamental studies on cell therapy, pharmacology, toxicology, developmental biology and tissue engineering.
Shahindokht Mollaverdi-Pope

Pope: Free speech no excuse for insulting religions

Pope Francis has voiced support for Iran’s efforts to ink a comprehensive nuclear deal with P5+1, saying he stands by the Iranian nation and government.
Sorena Sattari

We are neither proud nor complacent; we seek to compensate backwardness

Sorena Sattari, the President of Iran’s National Elites Foundation, says that today’s technological achievements should be a model for our scientific activities tomorrow.
UN-Environment

UN says it’s ready to set up environmental database in Iran

An Iran-UN workshop in Tehran reviewed the State of Environment report, with the UN expressing readiness to set up an environment database in Iran.
Vaeizi

Iran to launch new national search engine: Minister

The minister of communications has said that Iran will launch a new national search engine in the near future to secure its cyberspace.
ACCOMPANY

A robotic companion to ease the loneliness of the elderly

Iranian associate professor Dr. Farshid Amirabdollahian has coordinated ACCOMPANY project to build service robots to help the elderly with an independent life.
Ahvaz-7Sobh daily

Ahvaz residents take their satirical war against dust storm to social networks

Residents of Ahvaz, the provincial capital of Khuzestan near the border with Iraq, are reeling after the southwestern city was walloped by a dust storm that prompted officials to order schools and government offices closed.
Iran-saffron

Iran makes anti-Alzheimerˈs drug from saffron, for 1st time in world

ˈSafrotinˈ, a medicine produced from saffron, can decrease the signs of the Alzheimerˈs disease noticeably.
Iran-sand cat

A sand cat is set free from trap in northeastern Iran

After the sand cat was freed from the trap and transferred to get medical care, all traps set in the region were ordered destroyed.
Zarif letter

Iran’s FM: Violence has no place in Islam, unacceptable to Muslims

“Considering the institutional capabilities of the United Nations, I tend to remain hopeful that the UN and its capacity and mechanisms can be brought to bear” on such an important issue, Zarif said.

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