Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 92 - Issue 04: 25 Feb, 2007
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0412

Bridging the gap: Converting our best national laboratories into 'IISER'
p. 0413 | Chakraborty, Tushar Kanti

Where is environmental science going in India?
p. 0414 | Bharti, Pawan K.

Human population: The next millennia
p. 0414 | Badescu, Viorel; Cathcart, Richard B.

Can the extract of Annona squamosa cure Type 1 diabetes mellitus?
p. 0415 | Premanath, M.

School textbooks on science: are they getting adequate attention?
p. 0415 | Chakrabarti, Bhupati

Relativistic resolutions of the twin paradox
p. 0416 | Grøn, Ø. G.

Degradation of Himalayan forests
p. 0418 | Pandey, D.; Singh, K. D.

Degradation of Himalayan forests(Response)
p. 0419 | Prabhakar, R.

Seismogenic significance of lineaments of the Indian subcontinent
p. 0420 | Veeraswamy, K.; Raval, U.; Roy, A. B.

Meeting Report
Environmental pollution
p. 0421 | Babar, Md.

Tenth Orissa Bigyan Congress
p. 0423 | De, Minakshi

Science and ethics of stem cell research
p. 0424 | Mclaren, Anne

Science and biodiversity: the predicament of Sri Lanka
p. 0426 | Pethiyagoda, Rohan; Gunatilleke, Nimal; Silva, Mangala De; Kotagama, Sarath; Gunatilleke, Savitri; Silva, Padma De; Meegaskumbura, Madhava; Fernando, Prithiviraj; Ratnayeke, Shyamala; Jayewardene, Jayantha; Raheem, Dinarzarde; Benjamin, Suresh; Ilangakoon, Anouk

Technical Note
A device for finer-scale sub-sectioning of aqueous sediments
p. 0428 | Valsangkar, Anil B.

Scientific Correspondence
Role of bathymetry in tsunami devastation along the East Coast of India
p. 0432 | Thakur, N. K.; Kumar, A. Pradeep

An alternate use of Calotropis gigantea: Biomethanation
p. 0435 | Shilpkar, Prateek; Shah, Mayur; Chaudhary, D. R.

Studies on stem structure of X Laburnocytisus adamii (Poit) Scheid
p. 0437 | Thakur, Priyanka; Sharma, Kulwant Rai; Denne, Mary Pat; Thakur, Ajay

General Articles
Universities at the crossroads
p. 0441 | Béteille, André

The role of postdoctoral training for careers in research and higher education
p. 0450 | Muniyappa, K.

Review Articles
Multifunctional agroforestry systems in India
p. 0455 | Pandey, Deep Narayan

Research Articles
Language behaviour and the brain: Some fundamental questions
p. 0464 | Narasimhan, R.

Thermodynamic analysis of absorption refrigeration system based on entropy generation
p. 0472 | Kaynakli, Omer; Yamankaradeniz, Recep

Biogeography and hotspots of amphibian species of China: Implications to reserve selection and conservation
p. 0480 | Chen, Youhua; Bi, Junfeng

Cooling and exhumation of the Trans-Himalayan Ladakh batholith as constrained by fission track apatite and zircon ages
p. 0490 | Kumar, Rajeev; Lal, Nand; Singh, Sandeep; Jain, A. K.

Uniaxial compressive stress-strain model for clay brick masonry
p. 0497 | Kaushik, Hemant B.; Rai, Durgesh C.; Jain, Sudhir K.

Research Communication
Low-latitude HF Doppler short-period oscillations associated with storm sudden commencements
p. 0502 | Anjaneyulu, P.; Das, N. Lakshmana; Rao, B. M.; Ramakrishna, Ch.

Climatic variability and its impact on cereal productivity in Indian Punjab
p. 0506 | Hundal, S. S.; Prabhjyot-kaur

Surface-modified zeolite-A for sequestration of arsenic and chromium anions
p. 0512 | Kumar, P.; Jadhav, P. D.; Rayalu, S. S.; Devotta, S.

Atmospheric pCO2 and climate during late Eocene (36 ± 5 Ma) on the Indian subcontinent
p. 0518 | Singh, B. P.; Lee, Yong Il

Sex detection of Carica papaya and Cycas circinalis in pre-flowering stage by ISSR and RAPD
p. 0524 | Gangopadhyay, Gaurab; Roy, Subhash K.; Ghose, Kaushik; Poddar, Ramit; Bandyopadhyay, Tanoy; Basu, Debabrata; Mukherjee, Kalyan K.

Free-radical scavenging activities of Himalayan rhododendrons
p. 0526 | Prakash, Dhan; Upadhyay, Garima; Singh, B. N.; Dhakarey, Ruchi; Kumar, Sandeep; Singh, K. K.

Active faults and neotectonic activity in the Pinjaur Dun, northwestern Frontal Himalaya
p. 0532 | Philip, G.; Virdi, N. S.

Book Reviews
The Legacy of Albert Einstein - A Collection of Essays in Celebration of the Year of Physics by Spenta R. Wadia (ed. )
p. 0543 | Sen, Diptiman

Nano: The Next Revolution by Mohan Sundara Rajan
p. 0544 | Venugopal, S.

Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering 2006, Martin L. Yarmush Et Al(eds)
p. 0545 | Saranathan, Manoj

Publications received
Publications received
p. 0547

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p. 0552

Workshop on High Performance Computing
p. 0553

p. 0554

Biodiversity Conservation and Characterization using Biotechnological Tools
p. 0554

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p. 0556

Manipal Life Sciences Centre
p. 0558

Indo-German (DST-MPG) programme of cooperation
p. 0558

Department of Applied Chemistry
p. 0559

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE - IISc Young Engineering Fellowship Programme (2007)
p. 0559

Senior Research Fellow for a 3-year BRNS–DAE project, entitled ‘Cloning of cellulase
p. 0560

Appointment of JRF under Ramanna Fellowship Research Grant Refresher course on 'Advances in Biophysics' Refresher course on 'Experimental Physics'
p. 0560

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