Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 83 - Issue 12: 25 Dec, 2002
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1427

Editorial
The mores of publishing in science
p. 1429 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Is science in India on the decline? A rejoinder
p. 1431 | Gupta, B. M.; Garg, K. C.

The menace of acronyms
p. 1432 | Krishnamurthy, K. V.

Contractual appointment of teachers - a welcome proposal of UGC, and additional suggestions to revive excellence in higher education
p. 1433 | Gupta, Y. K.

Reducible iron affects organic matter oxidation and ammonium production in wetland soils and sediments
p. 1434 | Sahrawat, K. L.

Prevention of chronic complications of diabetes mellitus - Does patient education score over treatment
p. 1435 | Vishwanath, B. S.; Darshan, M. V.; Shekar, M. A.

News
Application of nuclear techniques in the prevention of degenerative diseases (obesity and non-insulin dependent diseases) in ageing
p. 1436 | Iyengar, Venkatesh; Shetty, Prakash

Symposium on electrets
p. 1437 | Goel, Malti

Research News
Propanthial S-oxide synthase: Potential target to develop flavoursome, nonlachrymatory user-friendly onions
p. 1439 | Luthra, Pratibha Mehta; Luthra, Rajesh

From the archives
p. 1440

Random selections
Random selections
p. 1441

Commentary
On the safety of nimesulide, a preferential COX-2 inhibitor
p. 1442 | Kulkarni, S. K.

Scientific Correspondence
Holocene vegetation and climatic changes in southeastern Madhya Pradesh
p. 1444 | Chauhan, M. S.

Evidence of fault reactivation off Pondicherry coast from marine geophysical data
p. 1446 | Murty, G. P. S.; Subrahmanyam, A. S.; Murthy, K. S. R.; Sarma, K. V. L. N. S.

General Articles
Chinese initiative in the software industry - Quest to leap
p. 1450 | Kharbanda, V. P.; Suman, Yogesh

Review Articles
Magnesium deficiency and diabetes mellitus
p. 1456 | Hans, Chetan P.; Sialy, R.; Bansal, Devi D.

Research Articles
Development of an optical tweezer combined with micromanipulation for DNA and protein nanobioscience
p. 1464 | Soni, G. V.; Hameed, Feroz Meeran; Roopa, T.; Shivashankar, G. V.

Special Section
Burden of type 2 diabetes and its complications - The Indian scenario
p. 1471 | Ramachandran, A.; Snehalatha, C.; Viswanathan, Vijay

Genetics of Type 2 diabetes
p. 1477 | Hansen, Torben

Insulin resistance syndrome (metabolic syndrome) and Asian Indians
p. 1483 | Misra, Anoop; Vikram, Naval K.

Diabetes and risk factors for coronary artery disease
p. 1497 | Deepa, R.; Arvind, K.; Mohan, V.

Biochemical and molecular mechanisms of diabetes retionpathy
p. 1506 | Balasubramanyam, M.; Rema, M.; Premanand, C.

Glycation and diabetes: The RAGE connection
p. 1515 | Hudson, Barry I.; Hofmann, Marion A.; Bucciarelli, Loredana; Wendt, Thoralf; Moser, Bernhard; Lu, Yan; Qu, Wu; Stern, David M.; Yan, Shi Du; Yan, Shi Fang; Grant, Peter J.; Schmidt, Ann Marie; Dagati, Vivette

Glycated hemoglobin
p. 1522 | Chandalia, H. B.; Krishnaswamy, P. R.

Diabetes and insulin resistance associated disorders: Disease and the therapy
p. 1533 | Chakrabarti, Ranjan; Rajagopalan, Ramanujam

Advances in drug delivery of oral hypoglycemic agents
p. 1539 | Kadhe, G.; Arasan, R. E.

Which insulin to use? Human or animal?
p. 1544 | Mohan, V.

Future options for insulin therapy
p. 1548 | Owens, David R.; Bolli, Geremia B.; Zinman, Bernard

Research Communication
Psychosocial and cultural issues in diabetes mellitus
p. 1556 | Sridhar, G. R.; Madhu, K.

Physico-chemical characteristics of poly(3-hydroxybutyric acid) isolated from Azotobacter chroococcum MAL-201
p. 1565 | Pal, Soma; Paul, Amal K.

Isolation of a novel transcription factor from rice by differential display of mRNA
p. 1568 | Tyagi, Aruna; Klueva, Natalya; Zheng, Honggang; Nguyen, Henry T.

Richness and diversity of filamentous fungi on woody litter of mangroves along the west coast of India
p. 1573 | Maria, G. L.; Sridhar, K. R.

Trapped pollen and spores from spider webs of Lucknow environs
p. 1580 | Bera, S. K.; Trivedi, Anjali; Sharma, Chhaya

Efficacy of Chrysosporium lobatum against larvae of malaria vector, Anopheles stephensi in the laboratory
p. 1585 | Mohanty, Suman Sundar; Prakash, Soam

Possible mechanism and implications of phenolics-mediated reduction of XTT (sodium, 3'-[1-[phenylamino-carbonyl]-3,4-tetrazolium]-bis(4-methoxy-6-nitro) benzene-sulfonic acid hydrate)
p. 1588 | Vyas, Dhiraj; Sahoo, Rashmita; Kumar, Sanjay

Book Reviews
Mathematics and its History
p. 1593 | Rangarajan, Govindan

Ancient Indian Astronomy: Planetary Positions and Eclipses
p. 1593 | Narlikar, J. V.

Method for Affinity-based Separations of Enzymes and Proteins
p. 1594 | Swamy, Musti J.

Probability and Its Applications - Probability Models for DNA Sequence Evolution
p. 1595 | Ramaswamy, R.

RSSDI Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus
p. 1596 | Balasubramanyam, M.; Mohan, V.

Personal News
B. V. Raghavendra Rao
p. 1597 | Suryan, G.

Historical Notes
The story of insulin crystallography
p. 1598 | Vijayan, M.

Acknowledgements
Acknowledgements
p. 1607

Institutional Members
Institutional members
p. 1610

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