American scientist explains:
Science, means to promote global peace
Renowned scientist from Tuft University stressed science as means to promote peace in the world.
Publish date : Thursday 21 September 2017 12:43
Angelo Azzi, senior scientist at Tufts University stressed that to help Americans and Iranians to better understand to better understand each other as his objective for his several visits to the Islamic Republic and that science can be the means to promote world peace, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).
He made the remarks on the sideline of the first International Congress of " Nutrition: from Laboratory Research to Clinical Studies" (NLRCS) in Mashhad saying,” I want to show Iranian that Americans are not devil and I will show Americans that Iranians are very nice.”
“Science in Iran has a long history but recently due to a number of political factors, Iran has been isolated even in terms of science and communication so its scientists have been left a little bit alone,” he added.
“I’ve traveled to Iran many times and the reason to come back here is that I like Iran, not a particular city but the people. Iranians are incredibly hospitable, clever and friendly,” the scientist went on to say.
“I also want to help a country with a great potential to fully develop and to give the possibility to young Iranian scientists to find a proper job. So far, I have helped four Iranian students to find a good place for studying abroad.” Dr. Azzi explained.
The purpose of the NLRCS is to bring together cellular and molecular researchers, nutritionists, physicians, experts in food and health and other specialists to discuss the challenges of the interplay between Nutrition Sciences and medical intervention in all age group. The meeting tried the exchange of ideas and knowledge between the different disciplines for basic research and clinical interdisciplinary collaborations focusing on nutrition and health issues.
“The responsibility for informing society about nutritional habits lies with science, not industry. But because of some economic aspects, the industry sometimes tells people what is good for them and what they should eat or what they should not eat. But in the meantime, scientists and academics need to play their role and advise industry employees to improve the quality of their products for the health of the community.
Professor Angelo Azzi is also the editor-in-chief of Molecular Aspects of Medicine journal and his researches focus on the molecular function of tocopherols and carotenoids.