Iran scientists make artificial liver
Press TV / PressTV
03-Feb-2009 (25 comments)

The device developed using tissue engineering technology is a simulation of normal liver which can help detoxify the blood and excrete unnecessary compounds," said research-team leader Jalaoldin Ghanavi.

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This is fake..

by Parthian on

They have been attempting in the United States to come up with an artificial liver for the past 25 years. They have been unable to do that so far, because it is one of the most complex organs in the body. As important as heart is, its function, and mechanism is fairly simple relative to liver which must purify the blood from 100s of thousands of compounds. This is definitely a fake story.


Great Discovery

by Anonymous21 (not verified) on

IRI Ministry of Intelligence has issued a new bulletin through PressTV. Mulla apologists are out again to dispatch it.



by Mehrnaz (not verified) on

Dear Cothca, Thank you, I do like Niloufar Parsi. She is brilliant. But there is two of us actually and all the better!

Yes I do read but spend proportionate amount of time also thinking.


Iran must play by the rules!

by Defiant (not verified) on

Iran under mullahs is acting like a very spoiled defiant child wanting to have his/her own way, and even imposing it upon the world, no matter what and regardless of what international norms, rules and regulations (not set by the U.S. but by the United Nations) dictate. Rules of the game respected and adhered to by all respectable law-abiding countries of the world.

If mullahs really care about the wellbeing of Iran/Iranians and have their prosperity in mind and really want to have sanctions lifted, they MUST start playing by the international rules.

Mullahs cannot keep acting like lawless defiant children always challenging/defying the whole world, inviting them to a duel since one of these days the world might take them up on their offer.

Playing by international rules of conduct for a country does not mean losing one's independance, whatever that INDEPENDANCE means nowadays that there is no East-West political rivalry and sphere of influence and no more Communism!



by nnnppp (not verified) on

So what? You haven't refuted anything I've said.

Your data producing efforts are admirable, however, non-sequitur. Try again!



by capt_ayhab on

I do agree with you regarding the sanctions. It perhaps was blessing in disguise. 

Considering 8 years of devastating war, which left major part of the country in ruins, tenacity of Iranians has brought about great rebuilding and progress.

One factor that has hindered the real progress, been the corruption in high echelons of Akhund  Manbarship. For instance, Rafsanjani is considered one of the wealthiest men in the entire world. We both know that his family has accumulated that wealth at the expense of national treasury, and monopoly of certain goods.

With all that said, one can not feel but proud when, despite all the negativity surrounding Iran, Iranian engineers and scientist have, from scratch, come up with wonderful inventions, even if , to some extent, was with some help from existing technology.


capt_ayhab [-YT]



by capt_ayhab on

according to CIA Factbook, here is the litaracy data on Iran:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 77%

male: 83.5%

female: 70.4% (2002 est.) 

Also, 47% of medical doctros are women


Compare that to the WORLD:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 82%

male: 87%

female: 77%

over two-thirds of the world's 785 million illiterate adults are found
in only eight countries (India, China, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nigeria,
Ethiopia, Indonesia, and Egypt); of all the illiterate adults in the
world, two-thirds are women; extremely low literacy rates are
concentrated in three regions, South and West Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa,
and the Arab states, where around one-third of the men and half of all
women are illiterate (2005 est.)

And compare against Saudi Arabia:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 78.8%

male: 84.7%

female: 70.8% (2003 est.) 

Actually population of Iran is 51% male and 49% female.


capt_ayhab [-YT]

rosie is roxy is roshan

Russia/devious purposes /Gotcha..

by rosie is roxy is roshan on

Devious also means cagey, clever. I think the Russian relations with Iran are positive to achieve balance of power in not only Eurasia but by extension world at large. I will give you a link to something I wrote. Please don't jump down my throat if there is ignorance or holes in my logic.

Article/my long post My General..


Gothca: I know these two women well. They are as different as night and day in personality, style, way of relating to me and to others, and their ideolgies have many things in common but some VERY significant differences. All this gotchaing onsite is toxic to the website discourse, causes unjustified mistrust that spreads, can be hurtful to the people gotchad, and IS BAD FOR YOU because you are allowing yourself to be misled by your own with all due respect overactive mind. It is BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD all around. It should stop. If one time in ten the gotchaing is right is it worth it if the other 9 are wrong.

Anonymous Observer


by Anonymous Observer on

I am really not convinced about the effect of the sanctions.  I do not think that it has had much effect of Iran.  I think that Iranians (government and individuals) can get what they want with or without sanctions.  So, they can be lifted tomorrow as far as I am concerned.  I don’t think it will make much of a difference.


Anonymous Observer

by Abarmard on

No denial on the time factor but this is what we have to work with. Now from a pragmatic and logical perspective, I would argue that if Iran was not under these unfair sanctions then we would move faster than the current speed. So if you are an Iranian and care for the future of Iran, the best possible move is to voice your opposition against the sanctions and let the Iranian people inside do the rest.

Anonymous Observer

What About the "Time" Factor?

by Anonymous Observer on

I always see this talk on this and other sites about how the IRI had made progress in bringing electricity, water, etc. to rural areas, "built" stuff, etc., and I really think that those who make these arguments have a very superficial understanding of the subject.

First of all, all this talk about progress is oevr-stated.  For example, look at this report from Al-Jazeera about how a rural area has received a natural gas system and electricity after the revolution.  But in the same report, you can hear that there is no middle and high school and no health clinic in the same village (in the 21st century). 


Second, Shah left in 1979.  Are we to expect the IRI of doing nothing for 30 years?  Is bringing electricity to a village after 30 years of being in power a great accomplishment when the same village lacks a health clinic?  This is not to mention that many places in Iran still do not have running water (such as Hamidiyeh village in Khoozestan and places in Kurdistan which were featured on Iran’s own press not too long ago) and people have to go to a spring or a river to wash their cloths and get cooking water.

I think that a little prospective is in order.  Thirty years is a very long time.  Bringing basic necesseties to a population is no great accomplishment and neither is some technological and scientific progress.  Who is to say that the same would not have happened if the monarchy was in place?  In fact, all indications are that there probably would have been more scientific and technological progress if Shah’s regime (which presumably would have been replaced by his son by now) had remained in power.  Take the nuclear power plant at Bushehr for example.  The development on that site started during Shah’s regime.  If he was not deposed the plant would probably have been operational some time in the 1980’s.  However, under the IRI, even after the end of the war in 1988 (almost 21 years ago), and with massive Russian assistance, the plant is still non operational.

I am no fan of Shah’s regime or the monarchy.  But I think that everyone should look at the issue with a little more prospective rather than buying into IRI’s propaganda lock, stock and barrel. 




by Abarmard on

They can and they are. Check out the news. google it.

The difference now compared to before is that now they do the entire project in house. And we can't dispute the fact that Iranians have not learn the efficiency rule, similar to the Italians or Greeks. 

By the end of 2012 Iran will export gas.



IIf they can build a

by abar (not verified) on


If they can build a satellite, why can't they refine their own oil or build the engines for the Khodor instead buying it from Pegouet (sp?)??

I think Russia has helped them in launching this satellite for it's own devious purposes, using Iranians as a tool to posture against the US defense sheild in Poland.


Today Women outnumber their

by nnnpp (not verified) on

Today Women outnumber their male counterparts"

Disingenous, gratuitous, and misleading:

There are more women, because the men are unemployed because the IRI cannot create jobs for them. They can't afford to have wives and have family;hence, women have to fend for themselves and getting an education is the only way.

Also, religious families during the shah's era did not allow their daughters to attend secular schools because they deemed them as Haram but after the revolution the relgious families were comfortable to send their daughters to school with Hejab having been made compulsory by the Islamic republic of repression.

Also, how many women were educated during the Quajar period before the Shah took over and how many were educated after the Shah?

That is how you compare performances; It's called "scientific methodology"!


Mehrnaz=Niloufar Parsi Are

by gottcha (not verified) on

Mehrnaz=Niloufar Parsi

Are you for real?? You sound like a programmed parrot.

Do you ever read?

Babak Khorramdin

IRI= Champion of backward mentality

by Babak Khorramdin on






So Is IRI responsible for all this scientific achievement?

by LOL (not verified) on


are you still hard at work advertising for your beloved regime? what are you trying to say posting news from IRI government controlled media?!!!!!!

How come we have not heard about it anyhwere or read about it in any of the world repurtable scienfic journals? is this a "Zionist" conspiracy again?!!!!!!!!

Why is the progressive scientific minded IRI establishment keepoing such a major achievement to itself and not sharing such a scientific breakthrough with the rest of the world?! LOL!


Another Congratulations

by Mehrnaz (not verified) on

People who have done or are doing PhDs in the past decade, were born at the time of the revolution, they did not live under the Shah. Many Iranian children are lost to the West (US in particular) though the brain drain, and many Iranians who have been educated outside Iran, whether they support or oppose the IR, choose to keep their link alive and contribute to the country's progress because of their love for the people and for the beautiful heritage we are proud of, as well as concern for equality and social justice which goes beyond governments, borders and nationalities.

There is no doubt that the current scientific achievements in Iran have their roots in the past achievements, pre-revolution. It is also the case that many of the achievements now, including the high literacy rate for women, are specific to the period of the Islamic revolution. It is misguided to view things in isolation and black and white to score political points. There are specifics to situations that impede or encourage certain developments and these are always rife with contradictions. What is clear is that there are enough people in and out of Iran who are working towards building a prosperous, healthy and literate society with a proud and confident identification (rather than a slave nation) which is diametrically opposite to the destructive and envious attitude of those who belittle, undermine and reel in rage at every indication of progress, whether or not it benefits the people of Iran.

A confident and able society will defy autocracy as it defies subjugation to colonial dictats and mores.

Payandeh bad mellat-e Iran


to CEO of every single major

by Anonymousll (not verified) on

to CEO of every single major info tech co. in the world fromMicrosoft to Intel to Yahoo to Sun to Google to Ebay, etc.

Not only those people in the sciences but our women/men authors, movie directors, designers, poets, political scientists/pundits, politicians and so forth are product of the education system that the Shah put in place. Pahlavis established the first and best universities in Iran. And to this day, despite the IRI, they are still producing great people, however, most of them have to go abroad for their pHd.

Without the IRI, Iranian children, male and female can reach their fullest potential in any field. Unfortunately, they are captives of the IRI and don't even know what kind of opportunities they have been missing while the world has move on.

rosie is roxy is roshan

Actually there is an Iranian at very top level management up

by rosie is roxy is roshan on

to CEO of every single major info tech co. in the world fromMicrosoft to Intel to Yahoo to Sun to Google to Ebay, etc. Considering people in Iran mostly can't work with those types of companies it's pretty impressive; if there were no IRI there would be many many more. Also as you probably know the first major wave of Iranian immigrants to the US was pre-Revolution, it was when there was a shortage of doctors in the US in the sixties and they had to be imported from Iran. m


Facts are

by Hajminator on

In average, the most efficient and performant PhD students in science, in where I am, are Jews and Iranians.

In each research field, you can find one of them being either the most known or respected scientists.

Those who don't agree or whatever, khodetoono pareh pooreh konid, facts speak by themselves.



rosie is roxy is roshan

What I mean to say is that the IRI scientists in the

by rosie is roxy is roshan on

medical field are interested in types of research that are related to rejuvenating, reproducing livng cells, tissue, organisms, etc. In that way they are related. Anyway I meant stem cell research. Sorry.



Rosie jan

by Mehbod (not verified) on

It is a elector-mechanical device not a colon jeegar sweetheart.


Was this posted in any

by hendoonehbazi (not verified) on

Was this posted in any scientific journal of repute and not just the mouthpeice of Islamic Republic???

Is this the same nuclear technology made in the kitchen of 16-year old??


rosie is roxy is roshan

It's not surprising..

by rosie is roxy is roshan on

Iran is something like ninth in cloning research in the world. This seems similar.