Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 105 - Issue 12: 25 Dec, 2013
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1650

Guest Editorial
Vesicle traffic wins the Nobel
p. 1651 | Shaha, Chandrima

Region-specific biodiversity education – the role of People’s Biodiversity Register
p. 1653 | Laladhas, K. P.; Preetha, N.; Baijulal, B.; Oommen, O. V.

Biased attitude of electronic media towards science
p. 1654 | Tripathi, Nimisha; Singh, Raj S.

Restructuring the pattern of refresher courses for science teachers organized by UGC Academic Staff Colleges
p. 1654 | Dharmapalan, Biju

Sacred mountains: their ecological importance
p. 1655 | Meher-homji, V. M.

Buried river channels
p. 1655 | Shareef, N. M.

Is it the right time to look for m-sand as natural sand substitute?
p. 1656 | Naik, Prabir Kumar

Multi geophysical parameters for earthquake forecasting
p. 1657 | Singh, Ramesh P.

Soil acidification: a recent issue in Arunachal Pradesh, Eastern Himalaya
p. 1657 | Bhuyan, S. I.; Tripathi, O. P.; Khan, M. L.

Meeting Report
Conserving biodiversity for sustainable development
p. 1659 | Quamar, M. F.

Sethna – a man of courage
p. 1660 | Sheth, Parul R.

Research News
Cellular postal services through vesicles – control system for the transport and delivery of cellular cargo: the 2013 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine
p. 1661 | Niharika, Nidhi; Bandopadhyay, Rajib

Promoting agricultural education among rural women: a critical intervention for sustaining farm and home
p. 1664 | Dash, H. K.; Srinath, Krishna

Possible limitations of the document co-citation analysis in psycho-oncology research
p. 1666 | Qian, Ge

Scientific Correspondence
MineVue radar for delineation of faults in underground coal mines of India
p. 1668 | Singh, K. K. K.

Why desert camels are least afflicted with osteo-dental fluorosis?
p. 1671 | Choubisa, Shanti Lal

General Articles
Perception, anticipation and responses of people to changing climate in the Gangetic Plain of India
p. 1673 | Tripathi, Ashutosh; Singh, Gopal S.

Climate change and its impact on plant diseases
p. 1685 | Gautam, H. R.; Bhardwaj, M. L.; Kumar, Rohitashw

Research Articles
Uncertainty quantification and reliability analysis of CMIP5 projections for the Indian summer monsoon
p. 1692 | Sengupta, Agniv; Rajeevan, M.

Nondestructive studies on iron pillar at Kodachadri, Karnataka, India
p. 1704 | Kumar, Anish; Jayakumar, T.; Rajkumar, K. V.; Narayanan, M. M.; Hegde, G. N.; Rai, A. K.; Bhat, V. V.

Ayurvedic Amalaki Rasayana and Rasa-Sindoor suppress neurodegeneration in fly models of Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s diseases
p. 1711 | Dwivedi, Vibha; Tripathi, Bipin K.; Mutsuddi, Mousumi; Lakhotia, Subhash C.

Research Communications
Dissolved oxygen as a tracer for intermediate water mixing characteristics in the Indian Ocean
p. 1724 | Ramesh, S.; Ramadass, G. A.; Ravichandran, M.; Atmanand, M. A.

Geomorphology and evolution of coastal landforms between Mimisal and Rajamadam, Palk Strait, east coast of India
p. 1730 | Lalbiakzuali, Cory; Gandhi, M. Suresh; Mohan, V. Ram

Getting a kick out of it: multimodal signalling during male–male encounters in the foot-flagging frog Micrixalus aff. saxicola from the Western Ghats of India
p. 1735 | Preininger, Doris; Stiegler, Michael J.; Gururaja, K. V.; Vijayakumar, S. P.; Torsekar, Varun R.; Sztatecsny, Marc; Hödl, Walter

Observation of forest phenology using field-based digital photography and satellite data
p. 1740 | Parihar, J. S.; Goroshi, Sheshakumar; Singh, R. P.; Krishnayya, N. S. R.; Sirsayya, M. B.; Kumar, Alok; Rawat, L. S.; Sonakia, Ajit

Book Reviews
Transforming Indian Agriculture – INDIA 2040: Productivity, Markets and Institutions. Marco Ferroni (ed.)
p. 1748 | Kesavan, P. C.

Turn Left at Orion. Guy Consolmagno and Dan M. Davis
p. 1749 | Pai, Sanjay A.

Marine Mammal Species of India. E. Vivekanandan and R. Jeyabaskaran
p. 1750 | Sinha, R. K.

Flowering Plants of Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh, India. K. Madhava Chetty, K. Sivaji and K. Tulasi Rao
p. 1751 | Sanjappa, M.; Venu, P.

Personal News
John D. Corbett (1926–2013)
p. 1753 | Ganguli, Ashok Kumar

Historical Notes
A history of Karl Landsteiner’s stature in Nobel Prizes
p. 1754 | Kantha, Sachi Sri

Karl Landsteiner (1868–1943) – a 20th century scientist as the ‘Einstein of biomedical science’
p. 1757 | Maheshwari, Ramesh

Institutional Members
p. 1760

p. 1765

National Remote Sensing Centre
p. 1768

DST Postdoctoral Fellowships in Nano Science and Technology - Department of Science and Technology
p. 1769

Call for Expression of Interest (EoI) for Initiation of a Policy Research Centre - Department of Science and Technology
p. 1770

Research Associates, JRF and Project Assistants - Pondicherry University
p. 1771

ICMR International Fellowships (2014-2015) - Indian Council of Medical Research
p. 1772

Fifty-Eighth Refresher Course in Experimental Physics
p. 1773

INDO-US International Congress-cum-Workshop on IPR
p. 1774

Scientific Research in the Arctic Region (2014–2015) - National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research
p. 1774

Specialized Training Programme on Fission Track Thermochronology - Kurukshetra University
p. 1775

Junior Research Fellow - College of Engineering, Pune
p. 1775

UGC-Networking Resource Centre 9th Teacher/Researcher Training Workshop in Biological Sciences at Indian Institute of Science
p. 1776

Junior Research Fellow - Banaras Hindu University
p. 1776

Project Assistant - Karunya University
p. 1777

Dr K.S. Krishnan Research Associateship Programme – 25th Batch - Department of Atomic Energy
p. 1777

Workshop and Hands-on-Training on Plant DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics of Medicinal Plants - Bose Institute
p. 1778

Invites Application for M.Phil. Natural Resource Management 2014-15 Batch - Indian Institute of Forest Management
p. 1778

Junior Research Fellow - Women’s Christian College
p. 1779

Organizing National Seminar on ‘Impact of Urbanization on Biota and the Role of Governmental and Non-governmental Organizations in their Conservation’ - Department of Zoology and Genetics
p. 1779

Junior Research Fellow - Consortium for Scientific Research
p. 1779

Junior Research Fellow - Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya
p. 1780

Junior Research Fellow - University of Kalyani
p. 1780

Project Assistant - VIT University
p. 1780

Junior Research Fellow - VELS Univesity
p. 1780

Inspire Feculty Award - Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
p. 1781

Organizing UGC Sponsored National Conference on Frontiers in Applied Spectroscopy - Maharani’s Science College for Women
p. 1781

The World Academy of Sciences
p. 1782

Agilent Technologies
p. 1783

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