Faranak Bakhtiari

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  • A two-year-old girl who suffered brain death and donated two kidneys and a liver at Masih Daneshvari Hospital in Tehran, on January 18, 2014. 2022-05-20 18:01

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Organ donation: dead or alive?

    TEHRAN – Making a decision for a brain-dead member is one of the toughest conditions for a family, but it would be easier if they feel to spare other families awaiting an organ transplant the pain of losing a child or to keep alive the memory of their loved one.

  • By Faranak Bakhtiari 2022-05-18 18:01

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Stay young Iran!

    TEHRAN – While celebrating the national population week, starting May 14, the country is experiencing below-replacement fertility and soon hosting an aging population. Is it possible to stay young?

  • Dim the lights for birds at night 2022-05-13 16:15

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Dim the lights for birds at night

    TEHRAN – Iran celebrates World Migratory Birds Day 2022 under the slogan “dim the lights for birds at night.”

  • A swift move towards knowledge-based economy 2022-04-03 16:24

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    A swift move towards knowledge-based economy

    TEHRAN – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei designated the Iranian New Year (1401) as “The Year of Production: Knowledge-Based and Job-Creating”.

  • Wildlife population shrinking towards extinction 2022-03-04 17:42

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Wildlife population shrinking towards extinction

    TEHRAN – The entire populations of wildlife species are shrinking and the remaining populations will go extinct in the near future unless humans change their practices.

  • A decade of growth in research and science production 2022-02-23 16:51

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    A decade of growth in research and science production

    TEHRAN – A review of Scopus global ranking in terms of the normalized citation index over the past 10 years shows that Iran has moved up to 16th place in 2020 from 22nd in 2011.

  • Water stress pushing reptiles, amphibians to extinction 2022-02-19 18:10

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Water stress pushing reptiles, amphibians to extinction

    TEHRAN – Drought, reduced precipitation, and rainfall fluctuations have endangered the lives of living organisms, especially reptiles and amphibians that are vulnerable to water and temperature changes.

  • روند های فناوری 2022-01-19 17:34

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Tehran, Moscow developing science diplomacy through technological co-op

    TEHRAN – Scientific cooperation between Iran and Russia is based on five models in various fields of nanotechnology, aviation, electronic equipment, and telecommunications, and the establishment of the Iranian house of innovation in Russia is the latest example of this cooperation.

  • Iran’s scientific growth seen to continue in 2022 2022-01-07 17:07

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran’s scientific growth seen to continue in 2022

    TEHRAN – Studies show that Iran enters the year 2022 with the 15th rank in science production worldwide and it is expected to make progress over the next years as the coronavirus pandemic is going to ease.

  • Overcoming aging crisis with family support incentives 2021-11-17 17:49

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Overcoming aging crisis with family support incentives

    TEHRAN – The decline in the marriage rate, followed by a dramatic decrease in childbearing, has sounded the alarm of the aging population, an issue that has forced government officials to enact legislation to support the population growth and the youth.

  • Trawling: a catastrophe that must be stopped 2021-09-18 17:03

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Trawling: a catastrophe that must be stopped

    TEHRAN – The obvious violations of trawling vessels in the southern coast of the country in recent years, despite the dissatisfaction of locals, have posed a serious threat to the marine ecosystem, that must be stopped to prevent its irreparable damages.

  • Iranian cheetah in critical condition 2021-08-31 17:23

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iranian cheetah in critical condition

    TEHRAN – The population of Asiatic cheetahs in Iran is less than 40, which means that under the current situation and in the long run, not only is it not possible to maintain the species’ population and health but the genetic diversity will be lost and face extinction.

  • Borderless collaboration for a borderless disaster 2021-08-07 19:54

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Borderless collaboration for a borderless disaster

    TEHRAN – Sand and dust storms (SDSs) are blowing thousands of kilometers in and out of the national borders of 150 countries these days, and their statelessness necessitates negotiations for political intervention between several countries.

  • Rangers at forefront of nature conservation 2021-08-02 17:05

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Rangers at forefront of nature conservation

    TEHRAN – Environmental defenders and rangers are at the forefront of protecting wildlife, natural resources, and ecosystems, while sometimes sacrificing their lives to protect nature.

  • COVID-19 highlights benefits of breastfeeding 2021-07-31 17:16

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    COVID-19 highlights benefits of breastfeeding

    TEHRAN – Breastmilk is the best source of nutrition for babies and protects them against illness, disruption of breastfeeding can lead to a decrease in protective immune factors contained in breastmilk so that the next generations could be more vulnerable to future pandemics.

  • Nanotechnology development in Iranian agricultural sector 2021-07-26 18:36

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Nanotechnology development in Iranian agricultural sector

    TEHRAN – Agriculture is one of the fields in which nanotechnology has been able to develop, as over 50 widely used nanoproducts have been launched in the agricultural sector of Iran.

  • Thank you! I don’t need a plastic bag 2021-07-11 16:25

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Thank you! I don’t need a plastic bag

    TEHRAN – Plastic pollution is getting the whole world in hot water. In Iran, plastic bags have the highest share in the total 4 million plastic waste generated annually, so that, it is time to say no to plastic bags.

  • Land subsidence sinking Iran 2021-07-06 18:00

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Land subsidence sinking Iran

    TEHRAN – Out of 31 Iranian provinces, 29 are vastly subsiding and increasingly vulnerable, so that officials need to make urgent decisions in this regard.

  • Iranian hospitality for refugees impressive despite challenges 2021/06/19

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iranian hospitality for refugees impressive despite challenges

    TEHRAN – Over the past four decades, Iranian people have shown impressive hospitality and generosity to refugees, as the country is the 8th largest hosting nation for displaced people.

  • Let’s keep the world beating by donating blood 2021-06-14 16:20

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Let’s keep the world beating by donating blood

    TEHRAN – As developing countries expand treatment facilities and developed ones invent new medical measures, the need for blood and blood products increases daily, so that, with blood donation, we can save millions of lives and keep the hearts of many beatings.

  • Every child has the right to a childhood 2021-06-12 17:51

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Every child has the right to a childhood

    TEHRAN – Despite laws banning child labor, available statistics show that over the years, many children have worked in underground workshops, on the streets, or scavenging on rubbish dumps, while every child must benefit from childhood.

  • Environment missing from presidential debates 2021-06-07 17:22

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Environment missing from presidential debates

    TEHRAN – Low rainfall and water scarcity are among the major environmental issues that Iran has been dealing with throughout history. However, all the seven presidential candidates for the upcoming elections have missed out on environmental issues in their debates.

  • ‘Silent earthquake’ casts shadow over environment 2021/05/31

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    ‘Silent earthquake’ casts shadow over environment

    TEHRAN – Geologists call subsidence a “silent earthquake” because an earthquake is instantaneous and its effects are visible at the same time, but subsidence is the cause of environmental depletion and its impact appears gradually; which is getting a big threat in the country.

  • Half of endemic turtle species in Iran endangered 2021-05-23 17:47

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Half of endemic turtle species in Iran endangered

    TEHRAN – Iran is home to 10 endemic species of turtles, five of which are sea turtles, and all five are endangered due to human activities, oil pollution, and coastal degradation and development.

  • Biodiversity conservation, an asset to fight coronavirus 2021-05-22 19:09

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Biodiversity conservation, an asset to fight coronavirus

    TEHRAN – Loss of natural habitats is the reason behind the outbreak of zoonotic diseases so that biodiversity protection is a great tool to fight epidemics such as coronavirus.

  • Organ donation, a generous life-saving ‘gift’ 2021-05-21 16:53

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Organ donation, a generous life-saving ‘gift’

    TEHRAN – Organ donation is the donation of life to thousands of patients whose future is hanging in the balance, a humane and benevolent act that can prevent the death of 3,000 people annually in Iran.

  • population 2021-05-19 17:24

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Middle-aged Iran: zero population growth in 20 years

    TEHRAN – Iran, which is now called “middle-aged” with about 70 percent of the active population, is sounding the alarm about the declining trend of population growth and the upward trend of aging.

  • Fight against pandemic by healthy diet during Ramadan 2021-05-04 17:08

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Fight against pandemic by healthy diet during Ramadan

    TEHRAN – As the coronavirus pandemic is putting the world through a hard time, following a proper diet during the holy month of Ramadan is very important to provide immunity, energy, and nourishment and prevent health problems.

  • Immediate action needed to control water shortage crisis 2021-05-01 17:19

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Immediate action needed to control water shortage crisis

    TEHRAN – A recent report by Nature Scientific Journal on Iran’s water crisis indicates that from 2002 to 2015, over 74 billion cubic meters have been extracted from aquifers, which is unprecedented and its revival takes thousands of years along with urgent action.

  • Persian Gulf National Day 2021-04-28 16:41

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Persian Gulf National Day: Let’s protect precious marine environment

    TEHRAN – The Persian Gulf is a valuable water body in terms of ecosystem and biodiversity, but has been affected severely due to different depleting factors. So, let’s mind its protection on April 30, Persian Gulf National Day.