Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 88 - Issue 07: 10 Apr, 2005
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1016

Editorial
Women, Science and the X-Chromosome
p. 1017 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Who wants biochemical engineers?
p. 1019 | Patnaik, P. R.

Ultrasound imaging: A boon or bane?
p. 1019 | Yalavarthy, Phaneendra K.

Mind, machine and the tsunami
p. 1020 | Raval, U.

Tsunami engineering study in India
p. 1020 | Mandal, S.

Relevance of mathematics to other branches of science
p. 1021 | Rajappa, S.; Chatterji, Dipankar; Balakrishnan, V.

Phytomining of gold
p. 1021 | Mohan, B. S.

Systems biology is all noise
p. 1022 | Dhar, Pawan Kumar

Ethics in science: On the selective suppression of inconvenient data
p. 1023 | Rajappa, S.

Future earthquakes and other natural hazards: Impact on people living in the Ganga basin
p. 1025 | Singh, Ramesh P.

Coastal water quality off Dakshina Kannada before and after tsunami
p. 1026 | Reddy, H. R. V.; Katti, R. J.; Raveesha, K. P.; Vikas, S. J.; Babu, R. S. Nagendra; Kumar, K. S. Shiva; Chandrashekara

Habitat heterogeneity of the Loktak lake, Manipur
p. 1027 | Sanjit, Laishangbam; Bhatt, Dinesh; Sharma, Romesh Kumar

News
Borlaug award for Dr S. Nagarajan
p. 1028

Meeting Report
Recent advances in mycology
p. 1028 | Sridhar, K. R.

Recent trends in biotechnology
p. 1030 | De, Minakshi

Research News
Impact spherules: Tiny peepholes to earth's geological past
p. 1032 | Sankaran, A. V.

Opinion
Scientific basis of knowledge on Earth's composition
p. 1034 | Herndon, J. Marvin

Scientific Correspondence
First oceanographic expedition to survey the impact of the Sumatra earthquake and the tsunami of 26 December 2004
p. 1038 | Murthy, K. S. R.

First record of late Palaeozoic Euramerian calamitalean foliage shoot Annularia Sternberg in the Late Early Permian (Barakar Formation) Glossopteris floral assemblage of Peninsular Indian Lower Gondwana
p. 1040 | Banerjee, Manju; Mitra, Samik; Dutta, Sutapa

General Articles
Wisdom of Ayurveda in perceiving diabetes: Enigma of therapeutic recognition
p. 1043 | Tiwari, Ashok K.

Review Articles
Pattern of chronic diseases amongst adolescent obese children in developing countries
p. 1052 | Kaur, Supreet; Kapil, Umesh; Singh, Preeti

Special Section: Cosmology (Guest Editor: T. Padmanabhan)
Dark energy: The cosmological challenge of the millennium
p. 1057 | Padmanabhan, T.

The physics of CMBR anisotropies
p. 1068 | Subramanian, Kandaswamy

Cosmological N-body simulation: Techniques, scope and status
p. 1088 | Bagla, J. S.

High redshift intergalactic medium: Probes and physical models
p. 1117 | Sethi, Shiv K.

Accelerating universes in string theory
p. 1125 | Trivedi, Sandip P.

Research Articles
Cratering and spall simulation of Pokhran-1 event with three-dimensional transient finite element analysis
p. 1133 | Ranjan, Rajeev; Singh, R. K.; Sikka, S. K.; Kakodkar, Anil

Antenna beam tilting effects in fixed and mobile communication links
p. 1142 | Prasad, M. V. S. N.; Gupta, M. M.; Sarkar, S. K.; Ahmad, Iqbal

Incidence of loose shell syndrome disease of the shrimp Penaeus monodon and its impact in the grow-out culture
p. 1148 | Gopalakrishnan, A.; Parida, Ajay

Research Communication
On the gravitational deflection of light and particles
p. 1155 | Unnikrishnan, C. S.

Preparation and characterization of magnesium ion conducting glass-polymer composite films
p. 1159 | Kushwaha, S. S. S.; Mishra, J.

Polyethersulfone supported titanium complexes as ethylene polymerization catalysts
p. 1162 | Gupta, Virendrakumar; Vinod, C. P.; Kulkarni, G. U.; Lahiri, Goutam K.; Maity, Niladri; Bhaduri, Sumit

Cloning of synthetic VP2 gene of infectious bursal disease virus in a mammalian expression vector and its use as DNA vaccine in chicken
p. 1164 | Chauhan, S.; Rai, A.; Rai, N.; Dighe, N.; Roy, B.; Gupta, P. K.

Isolation and characterization of a mouse embryonic stem cell line that contributes efficiently to the germ line
p. 1167 | Alex, Jomini Liza; Sarathi, D. Partha; Goel, Sandeep; Kumar, Satish

Age-dependent pollen abortion in cashew
p. 1169 | Bhattacharya, Ashoke

Basement structure of Godavari basin, India - Geophysical modelling
p. 1172 | Sarma, B. S. P.; Rao, M. V. R. Krishna

Maritime heritage in and around Chilika Lake, Orissa: Geological evidences for its decline
p. 1175 | Tripati, Sila; Vor, K. H.

Book Reviews
A Machine to Make a Future: Biotech Chronicles by Paul Rabinow and Talia Dan-Cohen
p. 1182 | Rajagopalan, Rukmini

Volcanoes in Human History by Jelle Zeilinga de Boer and Donald Theodore Sanders
p. 1183 | Rajendran, C. P.

Personal News
S. Kedharnath (1921-2004)
p. 1185 | Subramanian, C. V.

Historical Notes
Einstein and the Indian minds: Tagore, Gandhi and Nehru
p. 1187 | Sorkhabi, Rasoul

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