Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 102 - Issue 01: 10 Jan, 2012
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In this issue
p. 0006

Editorial
Science in India: New Year Reflections
p. 0007 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Responsiveness of academics to e-mails: India versus the West
p. 0009 | Sharma, Abhishek; Malhotra, Aanchal; Sharma, Prachi

Research impact
p. 0009 | Zare, Richard N.

A comparative analysis of NAAS ratings of 2007 and 2010 for Indian journals
p. 0010 | Bishwapati, M.; Lyngdoh, N.; Challam, T.

Masdar City: a zero carbon, zero waste myth
p. 0012 | Abbasi, Tasneem; Premalatha, M.; Abbasi, S. A.

Puducherry mangroves under sewage pollution threat need conservation
p. 0013 | Satheeshkumar, P.; Manjusha, U.; Pillai, N. G. K.; Kumar, D. Senthil

Wild boars: is elimination the way forward?
p. 0014 | Gopakumar, S.; Santhoshkumar, A. V.; Kunhamu, T. K.

News
The AcSIR Bill gets a nod
p. 0016 | Sarkar, Jaimini

Research News
Growing high-quality graphene from incredible solid materials
p. 0017 | Srinivasan, C.; Saraswathi, R.

In Conversation
Ashutosh Sharma
p. 0019 | Malhotra, Richa

Scientific Correspondence
Anomalous concentration of REE–Th–U in microclinite–pyroxenite– albitite in Ajmer and Nagaur districts, Rajasthan
p. 0022 | Muthamilselvan, A.; Panchal, P. K.; Jeyagopal, A. V.; Nanda, L. K.; Maithani, P.B

Five-armed body fossil from the Ediacaran Jodhpur Sandstone, Marwar Supergroup, western Rajasthan, India: a possible precursor of phylum Echinodermata
p. 0024 | Kumar, S.; Srivastava, D. K.; Ahmad, S.

A simple technique to estimate linear body measurements of elephants
p. 0026 | Wijeyamohan, S.; Sivakumar, V.; Read, Bruce; Schmitt, Dennis; Krishnakumar, S.; Santiapillai, Charles

General Articles
Small molecule modulators of epigenetic modifications: implications in therapeutics
p. 0029 | Selvi, B. Ruthrotha; Senapati, Parijat; Kundu, Tapas K.

Review Articles
Trend analysis of rainfall and temperature data for India
p. 0037 | Jain, Sharad K.; Kumar, Vijay

Research Articles
Accurate stresses in laminated piezoelectric finite length cylinders subjected to electro-thermo-mechanical loadings
p. 0050 | Desai, P.; Kant, T.

2D Electrical resistivity imaging for delineation of deeper aquifers in a part of the Chandrabhaga river basin, Nagpur District, Maharashtra, India
p. 0061 | Ratnakumari, Y.; Rai, S. N.; Thiagarajan, S.; Kumar, Dewashish

Special Section: Nanomaterials
Giant single crystalline Au microplates
p. 0070 | Radha, B.; Kulkarni, G. U.

Towards sustainability: a new, solid-state synthetic route for supported metal nanocatalysts
p. 0078 | Sanyal, Udishnu; Kalidindi, Suresh Babu; Nair, Sharika; Jagirdar, Balaji R.

Optical effects near metal nanostructures: towards surface-enhanced spectroscopy
p. 0085 | Thomas, Reshmi; Kumar, Jatish; Swathi, R. S.; Thomas, K. George

Investigation of biodegradable and biocompatible castor oil poly(mannitolcitric- sebacate) polyester as a drug carrier
p. 0097 | Sathiskumar, P. S.; Chopra, Sunita; Madras, Giridhar

Research Communication
Seismic signatures of the sonic boom during the launch of Chandrayaan-1
p. 0105 | Prakasam, K. S.; Rai, S. S.; Meena, G. S.

Performance of the tsunami forecast system for the Indian Ocean
p. 0110 | Kumar, T. Srinivasa; Nayak, Shailesh; Kumar, Patanjali; Yadav, R. B. S.; Kumar, Ajay; Sunanda, M. V.; Devi, E. Uma; Shenoi, S. S. C.

Photosynthetically active radiation, a critical parameter for mass coral bleaching in the North Indian Ocean
p. 0114 | Sridhar, P. N.; Ali, M. M.; Rao, M. V.; Nagamani, P. V.

Book Reviews
Monograph on Indian Halophytes. A. J. Joshi
p. 0119 | Kathiresan, K.

Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering, 2011. Martin L. Yarmush, James S. Duncan and Martha L. Gray (eds)
p. 0120 | Basu, Bikramjit

Annual Review of Genetics, 2010. Allan Campbell, Michael Lichten and Gertrud Schübach (eds)
p. 0122 | Dharmalingam, K.

The Genetics of Cognitive Neuroscience. T. E. Goldberg and D. R. Weinberger
p. 0123 | Rao, Shobini L.

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Applications/Nominations for Appointment of Director—Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology
p. 0126

3rd International Conference on Stem Cells and Cancer (ICSCC–2012): Proliferation, Differentiation and Apoptosis–International Centre for Stem Cells, Cancer and Biotechnology
p. 0128

Unlock the promise of your research—SciVal
p. 0129

Call for Pre-proposal on Application of Molecular Markers for Crop Improvement–Ministry of Science and Technology
p. 0130

Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology
p. 0131

SRF position in BRNS (DAE)—Central Soil and Water Conservation Research and Training Institute
p. 0132

Office of the Director Research DST – Purse Programme – Recruitment of Research Associates, JRF and Project Assistants—Pondicherry University
p. 0133

Pre-Proposal on Metabolic Pathway Engineering in Plants Under Agricultural Biotechnology Programme–Ministry of Science and Technology
p. 0134

International Workshop on Device Modelling for Microsystems-Indian National Academy of Engineering
p. 0135

Research Positions-Cytogenetics Laboratory, Department of Zoology
p. 0135

Junior Research Fellow—Institute of Chemical Technology
p. 0136

Post Graduate School—Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
p. 0136

Research Associateships and Research Fellowships in Climate Science—Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
p. 0137

International Conference on Microbial, Plant and Animal Research
p. 0137

DST sponsored Workshop on ‘Basics in Biotechnology for Women scientists (BBWS)’
p. 0138

The Premier Biotechnology Conference
p. 0138

Accelerating Biology 2012
p. 0139

Project Proposals from Researchers in Universities and Research Institutes—Central Drug Research Institute
p. 0139

4th International Conference on Drug Discovery and Therapy
p. 0140

Shri Hari Om Ashram Prerit Dr Vikram Sarabhai Research Awards and PRL Award, for the year 2011–Physical Research Laboratory
p. 0140

Junior Research Fellowship Programme – August 2012–Physical Research Laboratory
p. 0141

Junior Research Fellow–Government Autonomous Science College
p. 0141

JRF/SRF in Chemistry–Government Arts College, Melur
p. 0142

Life Science Foundation India
p. 0142

Project Assistant/JRF–Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University
p. 0143

Young Scientist Award-2012–Dalela Educational Foundation
p. 0143

University of Hyderabad
p. 0143

Junior Research Fellow–Guru Nanak Dev University
p. 0143

Junior Research Fellow–Department of Geology
p. 0144

JRF in BRNS Project–Delhi Technological University
p. 0144

Junior Research Fellow–Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
p. 0144

Science Writing Internships-Current Science
p. 0145

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