Nature magazine editorial on neuroscience research in Iran
Published at: 2005-05-20
Iran’s long march
Nature 435, 247-248 (19 May 2005)
Scientific excellence can re-emerge in Iran, unless there is political upheaval or further sanctions.
Stories about people who prevail against the odds are always heart-warming, and the tale in this issue of Nature about a group of Iranian neuroscientists is no exception. Such successes have been rare in Iran’s recent history. Over the past few years, however, the country has been investing more public money in science, and nurturing the gradual emergence of a climate in which high-quality research can flourish.