Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 83 - Issue 09: 10 Nov, 2002
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1051

Editorial
Drugs control: A slippery slope
p. 1053 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Prevention of smallpox in ancient India
p. 1055 | Balasubramanian, A. V.

Has Indian science slowed down?
p. 1055 | Padmanaban, G.

Indian science slows down -- III: While we sleep
p. 1056 | Prathap, Gangan

Towards a global perspective on globalization
p. 1056 | Kochhar, Rajesh

Can information technology be another useful tool to diagnose and understand schizophrenia?
p. 1057 | Chattopadhyay, Subhagata

Hepatitis C: a major health problem of India
p. 1058 | Pal, Sanjoy Kumar; Chalamalasetty, Baba S.; Choudhuri, G.

Botanists! Just think for a while
p. 1060 | Banerjee, Shekhar

News
DST and the earmarked fund for pharmaceutical research and development
p. 1061 | Sen, Nirupa

Time for 'soul-searching' urges PM as Team CSIR completes 60 years
p. 1062 | Sen, Nirupa

USA not to ratify the Kyoto Protocol
p. 1063 | Sen, Nirupa

Research News
Cloning the fish
p. 1063 | Pandian, T. J.

Oscillating neutrinos and the sun
p. 1064 | Panchapakesan, N.

From the archives
From the archives
p. 1066

Random selections
Random selections
p. 1067

Commentary
Taxonomic research in India: Future prospects
p. 1068 | Hariharan, G. N.; Balaji, P.

Scientific Correspondence
Bhawad L(LL)6 chondrite: Petrography and Mössbauer study
p. 1071 | Paliwal, B. S.; Sisodia, M. S.; Tripathi, R. P.

Mutualism/symbiosis from the Early Cretaceous (inter­trappeans) of Rajmahal Basin, Jharkhand, India
p. 1073 | Banerji, Jayasri; Ghosh, Amit K.

Somatic embryogenesis of Sturt's Desert pea (Swainsona formosa)
p. 1074 | Sudhersan, C.; Aboel-nil, M.

Breeding types in Nothapodytes nimmoniana Graham. : An important medicinal tree
p. 1077 | Gowda, H. C. Hombe; Vasudeva, R.; Mathachen, Georgi P.; Shaanker, R. Uma; Ganeshaiah, K. N.

Evolution of Mycobacterium leprae towards reduced virulence
p. 1078 | Kale, Anagha U.; Chanda, Somedatta; Watve, Milind G.

General Articles
METSAT -- a unique mission for weather and climate
p. 1081 | Kaila, V. K.; Kirankumar, A. S.; Sundaramurthy, T. K.; Ramakrishnan, S.; Prasad, M. Y. S.; Desai, Pranav S.; Jayaraman, V.; Manikiam, B.

Fields Medals and Nevanlinna Prize: 2002
p. 1088 | Rajan, C. S.; Nitsure, Nitin; Radhakrishnan, Jaikumar

Shuttle-breeding: An effective tool for rice varietal improvement in rainfed lowland ecosystem in eastern India
p. 1097 | Mallik, S.; Mandal, B. K.; Sen, S. N.; Sarkarung, S.

Review Articles
Molecular mechanisms of glucocorticoid action
p. 1103 | Gupta, B. B. P.; Lalchhandama, K.

Research Account
Studies on the behavioural ecology and physiology of a hypogean loach, Nemacheilus evezardi, from the Kotumsar Cave, India
p. 1112 | Pati, Atanu Kumar; Agrawal, Arvind

Research Communication
Tomographic reconstruction of the ionosphere using generalized singular value decomposition
p. 1117 | Bhuyan, K.; Singh, S. B.; Bhuyan, P. K.

Dielectric properties of fluormica glass-ceramics
p. 1121 | Jogad, Mahantappa S.; Krishnamurthy, B. S.; Kothiyal, G. P.; Saraswati, V.

Gamma-ray spectroscopic analysis of biotite granites
p. 1124 | Ramasamy, V.; Dheenathayalu, M.; Meenakshisundaram, V.; Ponnusamy, V.

Pharmacokinetics of chloroquine in Indian tribal and non-tribal healthy volunteers and patients with Plasmodium falciparum malaria
p. 1128 | Dua, Virendra K.; Gupta, N. C.; Kar, P. K.; Edwards, G.; Singh, Neeru; Sharma, V. P.

Characterization of cucumber mosaic virus isolate infecting Gladiolus cultivars and comparative evaluation of serological and molecular methods for sensitive diagnosis
p. 1132 | Raj, S. K.; Srivastava, A.; Chandra, G.; Singh, B. P.

Direct somatic embryogenesis of safflower - a scanning electron microscopic study
p. 1138 | Mandal, Abul Kalam Azad; Gupta, Snehasis Dutta

Role of biological preparations in enhancement of rice seedling growth and grain yield
p. 1140 | Vasudevan, Preeti; Reddy, M. S.; Kavitha, S.; Velusamy, P.; Paulraj, R. S. David; Purushothaman, S. M.; Priyadarisini, V. Brindha; Bharathkumar, S.; Kloepper, J. W.; Gnanamanickam, S. S.

Role of biological preparations in enhancement of rice seedling growth and grain yield
p. 1140 | Vasudevan, Preeti; Reddy, M. S.; Kavitha, S.; Velusamy, P.; Paulraj, R. S. David; Purushothaman, S. M.; Priyadarisini, V. Brindha; Bharathkumar, S.; Kloepper, J. W.; Gnanamanickam, S. S.

Pollination ecology of the Red Sanders Pterocarpus santalinus (Fabaceae), an endemic and endangered tree species
p. 1144 | Rao, S. Purnachandra; Raju, A. J. Solomon

Book Reviews
Quantum Generations: A History of Physics in the Twentieth Century
p. 1149 | Lawande, S. V.

An Introduction to the Science of Cosmology
p. 1151 | Nath, Biman B.

Alfred Russel Wallace - A Life
p. 1151 | Nanjundiah, Vidyanand

Bioinformatics for Beginners
p. 1154 | Gautham, N.

The Ethics of Human Cloning
p. 1155 | Lakhotia, S. C.

Eco-Economy
p. 1156 | Swaminathan, M. S.

Historical Notes
The story of C. V. Raman's resignation from the Fellowship of the Royal Society of London
p. 1157 | Singh, Rajinder

Advertisements
DST, Women Scientists scholarship
p. 1159

IAS, Refresher Course on Quantum Chemistry
p. 1163

IAS, Summer Research Fellowships
p. 1164

DST, Instrumentation Development Programme
p. 1165

DST, Proposals: Condensed Matter Physics
p. 1166

DST, Proposals: Nanomaterials
p. 1167

Poornaprajna Institute, Bangalore: Appointment of Research Scientists
p. 1168

Poornaprajna Institute, Bangalore: Appointment of Junior Research Fellows
p. 1169

S.K.E. Society G.S.S. College, Tilakwadi, Belgaum : Appointments
p. 1170

NDRI, Bangalore: Appointments
p. 1170

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