Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 90 - Issue 11: 10 Jun, 2006
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1452

Guest Editorial
Some Perspectives on Research in Mechanical Engineering
p. 1453 | Narasimhan, R.

Correspondence
Deemed or doomed?
p. 1455 | Rajanikanth, A.

Bio-nanotechnology: muse for scientists and engineers
p. 1456 | Rathore, M. S.; Panwar, D.; Shekhawat, N. S.

Authorship criteria for maintaining healthy culture of research publications
p. 1457 | Mendki, Prashant S.

A proposal for human resources development for scientific research
p. 1457 | Roy, D. P.

Freshwater shortages and strategy for wetland rice cultivation
p. 1458 | Sahrawat, K. L.

News
Raghavendra Gadgakar elected as a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, USA
p. 1459

Award of Officier des Palmes Académiques for K. J. Rao
p. 1459

Meeting Report
Perspectives in mathematics
p. 1459 | Bujurke, N. M.

Ethnopharmacology and alternative medicine
p. 1460 | Janardhanan, K. K.; George, V.

Research News
New brain hormone
p. 1462 | Prasad, S. K.

Opinion
New combination vaccines: backdoor entry into India’s universal immunization programme?
p. 1465 | Madhavi, Y.

Commentary
Infectious diseases – outbreaks and epidemics
p. 1470 | Virdi, J. S.

Scientific Correspondence
Biosynthetic potential of in vitro grown callus cells of Cassia senna L. var. senna
p. 1472 | Shrivastava, Neeta; Patel, Tejas; Srivastava, Anshu

Stimulatory effect of adonitol on redifferentiation potential of soybean root nodule bacteroids
p. 1474 | Harwani, D.; Meghvansi, M. K.; Prasad, K.; Mahna, S. K.; Werner, D.

General Articles
Regulating stem cell research in India: Wedding the public to the policy
p. 1476 | Basu, Saionton

Research Articles
Optimum surface profile design and performance evaluation of inclined slider bearings
p. 1480 | Ozalp, A. A.; Umur, H.

Development of rubber pressure moulding technique using polybutadiene rubber to fabricate fibre reinforced plastic components based on glass fibre and epoxy resin
p. 1492 | Kar, Kamal K.; Sharma, S. D.; Behera, Suraj K.; Kumar, Prashant

Late Quaternary glaciation and seismicity in the Higher Central Himalaya: evidence from Shalang basin (Goriganga), Uttaranchal
p. 1500 | Pant, R. K.; Juyal, N.; Basavaiah, N.; Singhvi, A. K.

Research Communication
Non-invasive ophthalmic imaging of adult zebrafish eye using optical coherence tomo­graphy
p. 1506 | Rao, K. Divakar; Verma, Y.; Patel, H. S.; Gupta, P. K.

Molecular cloning and sequencing of a polymorphic band from rubber tree [Hevea brasiliensis (Muell. ) Arg. ]: the nucleotide sequence revealed partial homology with proline-specific permease gene sequence
p. 1510 | Venkatachalam, P.; Priya, P.; Gireesh, T.; Amma, C. K. Saraswathy; Thulaseedharan, A.

Polymorphic distribution and phenotypic diversity of Frankia strains in nodule lobes of Hippöphae salicifolia D. Don
p. 1516 | Sarma, Hridip Kumar; Sharma, Bipin Kumar; Singh, Satya Shila; Tiwari, S. C.; Mishra, Arun Kumar

Diversity of phlD alleles in the rhizosphere of wheat cropped under annual rice–wheat rotation in fields of the Indo-Gangetic plains: influence of cultivation conditions
p. 1521 | Imfeld, Gwenael; Shani, Noam; Roesti, David; Fromin, Nathalie; Johri, Bhavdish N.; Gaur, Rachna; Rossi, Pierre; Locatelli, Laurent; Poly, Frank; Aragno, Michel

Prediction of hydraulic conductivity of soils from particle-size distribution
p. 1526 | Chakraborty, Debashis; Chakraborty, Abhishek; Santra, Priyabrata; Tomar, R. K.; Garg, R. N.; Sahoo, R. N.; Choudhury, S. Ghosal; Bhavanarayana, M.; Kalra, Naveen

Impact of tsunami on terrestrial ecosystems of Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
p. 1531 | Fernando, Prithiviraj; Wikramanayake, Eric D.; Pastorini, Jennifer

Factors guiding tsunami surge at the Nagapattinam–Cuddalore shelf, Tamil Nadu, east coast of India
p. 1535 | Murthy, K. S. R.; Subrahmanyam, A. S.; Murty, G. P. S.; Sarma, K. V. L. N. S.; Subrahmanyam, V.; Rao, K. Mohana; Rani, P. Suneetha; Anuradha, A.; Adilakshmi, B.; Devi, T. Sri

Acheulian cave at Susrondi, Konkan, Maharashtra
p. 1538 | Marathe, Ashok

FTIR signatures of type-II clathrates of carbon dioxide in natural quartz veins
p. 1544 | Prasad, P. S. R.; Prasad, K. Shiva; Thakur, N. K.

On the Holocene record of phytoliths of wild and cultivated rice from Ganga Plain: evidence for rice-based agriculture
p. 1547 | Saxena, A.; Prasad, V.; Singh, I. B.; Chauhan, M. S.; Hasan, R.

Lichenometry of yellow Rhizocarpon geographicum as database for the recent geological activities in Himachal Pradesh
p. 1552 | Chaujar, Ravinder Kumar

Oozing of water in parts of Andhra Pradesh, India
p. 1555 | Chandra, S.; Atal, S.; Murthy, N. S. K.; Subrahmanyam, K.; Rangarajan, R.; Reddy, D. V.; Nagbhushanam, P.; Murthy, J. V. S.; Ahmed, S.; Dimri, V. P.

Book Reviews
Neighbouring Nobel: The History of Thirteen Danish Nobel Prizes
p. 1561 | Singh, Rajinder

Time in the Living World
p. 1563 | Saidapur, S. K.

Personal News
M. K. Banerjee (1931-2006)
p. 1564 | Dasgupta, P.

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