Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 95 - Issue 10: 25 Nov, 2008
In this Issue
In this Issue
p. 1378

Editorial
Revisiting the Origins of Life Experiment
p. 1379 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Need for Indian Education Service
p. 1381 | Nagar, P. K.

Dyslexia, orthography and brain
p. 1381 | Padakannaya, Prakash; Ramachandra, Nallur B.; Singh, Nandini C.

Support fund for national researchers and knowledge workers
p. 1382 | Pandey, Kartikay

Challenges in marketing ayurvedic drugs in USA: possible remedies
p. 1382 | Tripathi, Yamini Bhusan

Indian science and technology in a scientometric perspective
p. 1383 | Sangam, S. L.; Girji, R. M.

Time for methanol revolution
p. 1383 | Aishwarya; Syal, Sudhir

Bharatpur wetland: future desert?
p. 1384 | Pattanaik, Chiranjibi; Prasad, S. Narendra; Reddy, C. Sudhakar; Reddy, P. Manikya

Ancient gold-mining activity
p. 1385 | Nandan, K. R. Raghu

Ancient gold-mining activity(Response)
p. 1385 | Nagabhushanam, P.

Social forestry with timber trees: a role for village lakes, streams and rivers
p. 1386 | John, Jacob E.; Louis, Melvin; Samuel, Verghese P.; Wadekar, Sameer

News
Chandrayaan-1
p. 1387

Pluto is now a plutoid - a new class of planetary objects
p. 1388 | Rajput, Abhay S. D.

Wellcome Trust and DBT to boost biomedical research in India
p. 1388 | Rajput, Abhay S. D.

Conservation and stewardship of agricultural biodiversity in an era of climate change
p. 1388 | Parida, Ajay; Swaminathan, M. S.

GM technologies
p. 1391 | Bhore, Subhash J.

Research News
Planetary impacts in focus
p. 1394 | Dhingra, Deepak

Commentary
Male-female income disparity
p. 1396 | Prathap, Gangan

Reflections on the discovery of toxic species of marine micro-algae known to form harmful blooms
p. 1397 | Bhat, S. R.

Resources and priorities for plant biotechnology research in India
p. 1400 | Pal, Suresh; Devi, S. Vimala; Choudhary, Uree N.

Opinion
Future models of green technologies for sustainable development
p. 1403 | Sarma, V. Venkateswara

Scientific Correspondence
Satellite remote sensing and field studies on a sea mouth in the northern part of Pulicat Lake
p. 1405 | Kumar, N. V. Nanda; Nagarjuna, A.; Reddy, D. C.; Rajasekhar, M.; Reddy, K. Mruthyunjaya; Rao, A. Nageswara

Are plants with anti-cancer activity resistant to crown gall?: a test of hypothesis
p. 1407 | Srirama, R.; Ramesha, B. T.; Ravikanth, G.; Shaanker, R. Uma; Ganeshaiah, K. N.

Does recent migration explain elevated blood pressure? A study among migrants in Delhi, India
p. 1408 | Kusuma, Yadlapalli S.; Gupta, Sanjeev K.; Pandav, Chandrakant S.

Restructuring post-school science teaching programmes - Joint Science Education Panel (IASc, INSA, NASI)
p. 1411

General Articles
Patentable subject matter under the US Patent Act, 1952: cases
p. 1421 | Bera, Rajendra K.

Research Articles
Binding studies of curcumin to polyvinyl alcohol/polyvinyl alcohol hydrogel and its delivery to liposomes
p. 1426 | Shah, C. P.; Mishra, B.; Kumar, M.; Priyadarsini, K. I.; Bajaj, P. N.

Induction and maturation of somatic embryos from intact megagametophyte explants in Khasi pine (Pinus kesiya Royle ex. Gord. )
p. 1433 | Choudhury, Hiranjit; Kumaria, Suman; Tandon, Pramod

Rainfall simulation for the study of the effects of efficient factors on run-off rate
p. 1439 | Vahabi, J.; Mahdian, M. H.

Norethindrone ensures masculinization, normal growth and secondary sexual characteristics in the fighting fish, Betta splendens
p. 1446 | Balasubramani, A.; Pandian, T. J.

Erratum
Radiation effects, nuclear energy and comparative risks
p. 1453 | Gopinath, D. V.

Research Communication
Mutant acetolactate synthase gene conferring resistance to the herbicide 'imazethapyr' is an efficient in vitro selection marker for genetic transformation of cotton
p. 1454 | Rawat, Preeti; Ray, Krishna; Pental, Deepak; Burma, Pradeep Kumar

Orthorectification of IRS-P6 LISS IV data using Landsat ETM+ and SRTM datasets in the Himalayas of Chamoli District, Uttarakhand
p. 1458 | Thakur, Arun K.; Singh, Sarnam; Roy, P. S.

Estimates of geothermal gradients from bottom simulating reflectors
p. 1463 | Kumar, N. Aravind; Ashalatha, B.; Sinha, Babita; Thakur, N. K.

Occurrence of ferroan trevorite within olivine megacrysts of the MORB from Southern East Pacific Rise
p. 1468 | Pandey, S. K.; Shrivastava, J. P.; Roonwal, G. S.

Major and trace elements distribution in a weathering profile of a granite gneiss at higher altitudes
p. 1474 | Rashid, Shaik A.

Natural parasitization and biological control: case of the coconut caterpillar
p. 1478 | Muralimohan, K.; Ramkumar; Srinivasa, Y. B.

Book Reviews
Ganita-Yukti-Bhasa (Rationales in Mathematical Astronomy) of Jyestha­deva, Volume I: Mathematics and Volume II: Astronomy. Critically edited with English translation by K. V. Sarma and Explanatory notes by K. Rama­subramaniam, M. D. Srinivas and M. S. Sriram
p. 1483 | Hari, K. Chandra

Coping with Life Stress: The Indian Experience by Meena Hariharan and Radhanath Rath
p. 1484 | Gupta, Amitabha

Against the Tide: A Critical Review by Scientists of How Physics and Astro­nomy Get Done by Martin Lopez Corredoira and Carlos Castro Perelman (eds)
p. 1485 | Kembhavi, Ajit

Snakebite: A Book for India
p. 1487 | Vijayaraghavan, B.

Personal News
Enrique Balech Capdeville (1912-2007)
p. 1488 | Bhat, S. R.

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p. 1489

Science Academies' Summer Research Fellowship Programme for Students and Teachers - 2009
p. 1490

CEMDE
p. 1491

'INNOVATIVE YOUNG BIOTECHNOLOGISTS AWARD' (IYBA) INSTITUTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY GOVT OF INDIA FOR THE YEAR 2008
p. 1492

TRAINEESHIP/STUDENTSHIP IN BIOINFORMATICS AT THE APEX BIOINFORMATICS CENTRE FOR THE YEAR 2008-09
p. 1492

University of Pune - Refresher Course in Life Sciences
p. 1493

INDIA SCIENCE AWARD - 2009
p. 1493

Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics, School of Physics
p. 1494

Emerging Areas in Bioscience and Bioengineering
p. 1494

Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research
p. 1495

Guru Nanak Dev University
p. 1495

Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore
p. 1496

GeNei
p. 1497

Manipal University
p. 1498

India-Singapore Joint Physics Symposium, 2009
p. 1498

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