• Stroke: Preventing the damage by acting on the neuronal environment
    With over 300 cases per day in France, stroke is the leading cause of handicap among adults, and the second cause of death. Eighty to 85 percent are caused by the occlusion of a cerebral artery by a blood clot (ischemic stroke), with nearby neurons dying because of oxygen deprivation.

  • New study describes various gene therapy strategies for treating Parkinsons disease
    Parkinsons disease is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by motor and nonmotor deficits majorly caused by the loss of dopaminergic cells in the Substantia Nigra pars compacta (SNc) as well as the destruction of nigrostriatal pathway.

  • A cure for HIV? Feasible but not yet realized
    This week a team of scientists and physicians from the U.K. published news of a second HIV positive man, in London, who is in long-term (18-month) HIV remission after undergoing treatment for Hodgkins lymphoma. The unexpected success has launched a new round of discussion about a potential cure for HIV.

  • The brains support cells show defective development in Huntingtons disease
    The neurological disorder Huntingtons disease causes behavioural and motor changes, which among other things are a result of dysfunctional maturation or formation of glial cells, the brains support cells, researchers from the University of Copenhagen demonstrate in a new study based on mouse trials.

  • Platelets grown from stem cells may be alternative to donated platelets
    Researchers have developed a way to grow human platelets in the laboratory from stem cells derived from fat tissue. The achievement, reported today in the journal Blood, suggests manufactured platelets could eventually reduce the reliance on donated platelets to help patients with cancer and other disorders.

 

 

 

Vice-presidency News
The specialized accelerator of PersisGene is opened in Shiraz
According to the public relations and information center of the Vice-Presidency for science and technology affairs, Sorena Sattari, the vice president for science and technology affairs, inaugurated the specialized accelerator of PersisGene in Shiraz (area of 10 hectares) with the support of the private sector.
 13:38 - 11/03/2019 - Comments : 0More >>
Iran will no longer need the import of medications owing to its knowledge-based and startup ability
According to the vice president for science and technology affairs, knowledge-based companies and startups have placed the country on the pass of meeting 97% of medication needs through innovation and role-playing of the private sector. Soon, new and Iranian made medications will enter the market to decrease the import rate in the area of health.
 12:01 - 06/03/2019 - Comments : 0More >>
World News
Stroke: Preventing the damage by acting on the neuronal environment
With over 300 cases per day in France, stroke is the leading cause of handicap among adults, and the second cause of death. Eighty to 85 percent are caused by the occlusion of a cerebral artery by a blood clot (ischemic stroke), with nearby neurons dying because of oxygen deprivation.
 10:47 - 19/03/2019 - Comments : 0More >>
New study describes various gene therapy strategies for treating Parkinsons disease
Parkinsons disease is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by motor and nonmotor deficits majorly caused by the loss of dopaminergic cells in the Substantia Nigra pars compacta (SNc) as well as the destruction of nigrostriatal pathway.
 09:36 - 19/03/2019 - Comments : 0More >>
Council News
A symposium for use of stem cells in treatment of neonatal diseases
The scientific secretary of “symposium on use of stem cells in treatment of neonatal diseases” regarded the objective of the event to be evaluating the practical approaches in implementation, presenting new services in this field, and designing and performing applied research to provide services to relevant groups.
 12:06 - 28/01/2019 - Comments : 0More >>
Iran’s Movement toward Developing Stem Cells along with the World
Secretary of the third national festival and international congress on stem cells and regenerative medicine said: Iran has moved in cellular sciences and regenerative medicine along with the world so that it has ranked first in the region and 14th in world in stem cells.
 09:04 - 05/12/2018 - Comments : 0More >>
National News
The Vice President for Science and Technology Affairs Awarded the Kharazmi Winners
The closing ceremony of the 32nd international Kharazmi festival was held in the presence of Sorena Sattari, the vice president for science and technology affairs, and Mansour Gholami, the minister of science, research, and technology
 11:56 - 06/03/2019 - Comments : 0More >>
Iranian researchers use cutting-edge genome editing technique
CRISPR-Cas9 is a genome editing tool. It is faster, cheaper and more accurate than previous techniques of editing DNA. This editing process has a wide variety of applications including basic biological research, development of biotechnology products, and treatment of diseases.
 15:28 - 18/02/2019 - Comments : 0More >>