Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 104 - Issue 06: 25 Mar, 2013
In this Issue
In this Issue
p. 0682

Gold: Macroeconomics and Nanoscience
p. 0683 | Balaram, P.

Brahma Kamal – the spiritually revered, scientifically ignored medicinal plant
p. 0685 | Pant, Manu; Semwal, Prabhakar

Kashmir saffron in crisis
p. 0686 | Husaini, Amjad M.; Bhat, M. Ashraf; Kamili, Azra N.; Mir, Mudasir A.

Is Ladakh a ‘cold desert’?
p. 0687 | Raj, Anup; Sharma, Punam

Conservation of bats
p. 0689 | Mariappan, Pitchaimuthu; Raj, Subramaniyan Vignesh; Balasundaram, Chellam

Climate change matters because the oaks cannot move upward
p. 0689 | Bisht, Vinod K.; Kuniyal, Chandra P.

Clonal seed production technology – alluring prospects for temperate mulberry genotypes
p. 0690 | Srinivasulu, Y.; Rathore, M. S.; Shabnam, A. A.; Kour, R.; Dhar, Anil; Sahaf, K. A.

UK–India partnership: a new centre for brain development and repair
p. 0692 | Prakash, Megha

Meeting Report
Electron microscopy – CWEM-2012
p. 0692 | Mukhopadhyay, N. K.

Public health systems research: evidence-based integrative medicine provides leadership in chronic care
p. 0695 | Narahari, S. R.; Kanjarpane, Aniruddha

A decade of Bt cotton experience in India: pointers for transgenics in pipeline
p. 0697 | Ramasundaram, P.; Vennila, S.

Scientific Correspondence
Time’s arrow as a signature of fuzzy spacetime
p. 0699 | Sidharth, B. G.

Implications of temperature change on spring arrival dates of chiffchaff (Pylloscopus collibyta Vieillot) in a site in Croatia
p. 0700 | Dolenec, Zdravko

Early Ediacaran (Terminal Neoproterozoic) sponges and additional associated microbiota from Chambaghat Formation, Krol Group, Himachal Lesser Himalaya
p. 0702 | Babu, Rupendra; Mehrotra, Naresh Chandra; Shome, Sabyasachi; Nath, Shambhu; Mathur, Vinod Kumar

Arthropod from the Bikaner–Nagaur Basin, Peninsular India
p. 0706 | Singh, Birendra P.; Bhargava, O. N.; Kishore, Naval; Ahluwalia, A. D.; Chuabey, Ravi S.

General Articles
High-altitude ballooning programme at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics
p. 0708 | Nayak, Akshata; Sreejith, A. G.; Safonova, M.; Murthy, Jayant

Empirical analysis of the relationship between technology innovation and basic research
p. 0714 | Zhao, Zhi-Yun; Lei, Xiao-Ping

Review Articles
Current update on anti-diabetic biomolecules from key traditional Indian medicinal plants
p. 0721 | Noor, Ayesha; Bansal, Vinay S.; Vijayalakshmi, M. A.

Research Articles
Isotopic studies of megacryometeors in western India
p. 0728 | Deshpande, R. D.; Maurya, A. S.; Angasaria, R. C.; Dave, Medha; Shukla, A. D.; Bhandari, N.; Gupta, S. K.

Limits of parental divergence for the occurrence of heterosis through morphological and AFLP marker in chilli (Capsicum annuum L.)
p. 0738 | Krishnamurthy, S. L.; Rao, A. Mohan; Reddy, K. Madhavi; Ramesh, S.; Hittalmani, Shailaja; Rao, M. Gopinath

Research Communication
Heat shock at 370C with plasmid ligated at 370C yields more number of Escherichia coli transformants than plasmid ligated at 160C: a possible role of ligated plasmid conformation during heat shock
p. 0747 | Barman, Anjan; Kumar, Praveen; Kumar, Vinay; Doley, Robin; Ray, Suvendra Kumar

Rajasthan lignite as a source of unconventional oil
p. 0752 | Raju, S. V.; Mathur, N.

Power generation using wind energy in northwest Karnataka, India
p. 0757 | Ramasesha, Sheela K.; Chakraborty, Arindam

Two thousand years of iron smelting in the Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, North East India
p. 0761 | Prokop, Pawel; Suliga, Ireneusz

An adaptive system of vigilance in spotted deer (Axis axis) herds in response to predation
p. 0768 | Ghosal, Ratna; Venkataraman, Arun

Book Reviews
Homogenization Methods for Multiscale Mechanics. Chiang C. Mei and Bogdan Vernescu
p. 0772 | Vanninathan, M.

Physics of the Human Body. Richard P. McCall
p. 0773 | Athale, Chaitanya A.

Annual Review of Biophysics, 2012. Douglas C. Rees, Ken A. Dill and James R. Williamson
p. 0774 | Gopal, B.

Personal News
D. K. Rai (1943–2012)
p. 0776 | Thakur, S. N.

Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany
p. 0777

DST-SERB Sponsored School in Chronobiology 2013
p. 0778

Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany
p. 0779

Doctoral Programme - National Institute of Advanced Studies
p. 0780

Call for Participation in DST-SERB School on Science of Climate Change
p. 0781

NASI-Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Awards for the Year 2013 - The National Academy of Sciences, India
p. 0782

NASI–Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Awards for the Year 2013 for Application Oriented Innovations Covering Both Physical and Biological Sciences
p. 0783

p. 0784

DST Postdoctoral Fellowships in Nano Science and Technology - Department of Science and Technology
p. 0785

Call for Applications/Nominations for Appointments to the Khorana Chair - CDFD
p. 0786

Special Call for Industrial Research Proposals in the Domains of Catalysis, Biotechnology, Diagnostics and Engineering
p. 0787

CEFIPRA Call for participation in ESONN 2013 Session
p. 0788

Project Fellow(s) - CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research
p. 0789

Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council
p. 0790

Recruitment for the Posts of Senior Scientist and Scientist - Translational Health Science and Technology Institute
p. 0791

Indo-French Project on Kinetics and Spectroscopy in Extreme Environments
p. 0791

Call for Papers for VIII Annual Conference
p. 0792

Junior Research Fellow - Shriram Institute for Industrial Research
p. 0792

Two JRF Positions under a DST Nano Mission Sponsored Project - SRM Research Institute
p. 0793

Senior Research Fellow - Bharathiar University
p. 0793

Bose Institute, Kolkata
p. 0794

Junior Research Fellow - Davanagere University
p. 0794

B.M. Birla Science Prizes
p. 0794

Junior Research Fellow - Regional Cancer Centre
p. 0795

Junior Research Fellow - University of Madras
p. 0795

Junior Research Fellow - National Institute of Technology, Rourkela
p. 0795

Project Fellow - Mangalore University
p. 0795

Junior Research Fellow - Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women University
p. 0796

Junior Research Fellow - North Maharashtra University
p. 0796

Junior Research Fellow - Guru Nanak Dev University
p. 0796

Research position - Shivaji University, Kolhapur
p. 0796

Senior and Junior Research Scientists - DBT-IISc Partnership Programme for Advanced Research in Biological Sciences and Bioengineering
p. 0797

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