Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 95 - Issue 09: 10 Nov, 2008
In this Issue
In this Issue
p. 1100

Editorial
Economics, Modelling and the Financial Crash
p. 1101 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Thinning boundaries between disciplines, award of D Sc degrees and out-dated university rules
p. 1103 | Meher-homji, V. M.

Another h-type index for institutional evaluation
p. 1103 | Rousseau, Ronald; Rons, Nadine

A critique on the tsunami-earthquake link
p. 1104 | Roy, A. B.

An income-generating scheme for vector management of chikungunya fever in Kerala and Karnataka
p. 1104 | Kumar, N. Pradeep; Joseph, Rajan; Jambulingam, P.; Kalyanasundaram, M.

Rice cultivation is not cause for climate change
p. 1105 | Sarma, V. Venkateswara

Devaluing classic Indian literature on science
p. 1106 | Sharma, N. D.

Ramro Korang Lake needs studies on fish diversity and water quality analysis for aquaculture
p. 1107 | Jha, Keshav Kumar

The Great Indian Bustard (Ardeotis nigriceps) on the verge of extinction
p. 1108 | Rajput, Abhay S. D.

Justifying tiger farms - a step backward for tiger conservation?
p. 1109 | Lee, Benjamin P. Y. -h.; Dinata, Yoan

Justifying tiger farms - a step backward for tiger conservation?(Response)
p. 1110 | Xavier, Nicky

News
Chandrayaan-1: India's first mission to moon launched
p. 1111

RRL Jammu renamed as Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine
p. 1113 | Rajput, Abhay S. D.

IUCN's 2008 Sabin Award for Amphibian Conservation
p. 1113 | Rajput, Abhay S. D.

The Champalimaud Vision Award 2008
p. 1113 | Rajput, Abhay S. D.

Research News
Phenomenon of 'green Sahara'
p. 1114 | Pereira, Neelam

Contraceptive vaccines for men
p. 1115 | Sheth, Parul R.

Commentary
One more reason for breastfeeding - prevention of diabetes!
p. 1116 | Balasubramanyam, M.

Cost effective utilization of existing resources for biomedical research in India
p. 1118 | Kalia, Vijay Kumar

Opinion
Correlation coefficient and the fallacy of statistical hypothesis testing
p. 1121 | Kozak, Marcin

Scientific Correspondence
HIV status estimation using optimization, rough sets and demographic data
p. 1123 | Marwala, Tshilidzi; Crossingham, Bodie

Occurrence of zincian ilmenite from Srikurmam placer sand deposit, Andhra Pradesh, India
p. 1124 | Rao, M. Jagannadha; Raj, Aaron A. Jaya; Paul, K. John

A note on the recent earthquakes in the Bengal Basin
p. 1127 | Raj, A.; Nath, S. K.; Thingbaijam, K. K. S.

General Articles
Concerted rainwater harvesting technologies suitable for hilly agro-ecosystems of Northeast India
p. 1130 | Samuel, Manoj P.; Satapathy, K. K.

Special Section: TWAS Science Frontiers (Guest Editor: D. Balasubramanian)
Perspectives on paediatric HIV/AIDS: Prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV
p. 1133 | Coovadia, Hoosen Mohamed

Dialogue between membrane lipids and acetylcholine receptor
p. 1150 | Barrantes, F. J.

The primordial helium abundance
p. 1165 | Peimbert, Manuel

Recent developments in magnetic nanostructures
p. 1177 | Moran-Lopez, J. L.; Guirado-Lopez, R. A.; Montejano-Carrizalez, J. M.; Aguilera-Granja, F.; Rodriguez-Alba, R.; Mejia-Lopez, Jose; Romero, Aldo H.; Garcia, Martin E.

Supramolecular nanotechnology: from molecules to devices
p. 1202 | Toma, Henrique E.

Macromolecular recognition at the air-water interface: application of Langmuir-Blodgett technique
p. 1226 | Chatterji, Dipankar; Rajdev, Priya

Neurotrophins - players in the regulation of neuronal survival and apoptosis
p. 1237 | Cheung, Zelda H.; Ip, Nancy Y.

String theory: a framework for quantum gravity and various applications
p. 1252 | Wadia, Spenta R.

Science frontiers - semigroups of maps on operator algebra, their dilations and applications
p. 1268 | Sinha, Kalyan B.

Unknowns in the chemistry of boron
p. 1277 | Jemmis, Eluvathingal D.; Prasad, Dasari L. V. K.

Strongly correlated electrons in solids
p. 1284 | Ramakrishnan, T. V.

More opportunities than challenges - perspectives on chemical engineering
p. 1310 | Ge, Wei; Wang, Wei; Ren, Ying; Li, Jinghai

Multiple pressures of soaring food prices and food security in Africa
p. 1317 | Jones, Monty P.; Sanyang, Sidi

Research Articles
Influence of sediment source and monsoonal variations on the late Quaternary clay mineral assemblages at ODP site 728A, northwestern Arabian Sea
p. 1320 | Das, S. S.; Maurya, A. S.; Pandey, A. C.; Bhan, Uday; Rai, A. K.

Tunable surface modification of silica nanoparticles through 'click' chemistry
p. 1327 | Chandran, S. Prathap; Hotha, Srinivas; Prasad, B. L. V.

Research Communication
Invisible gold in the high-sulphur Tertiary coals of Northeast India
p. 1334 | Nayak, B.; Chakravarty, S.; Bhattacharyya, K. K.

Scorpion sting: A study of the clinical manifestations and treatment regimes
p. 1337 | Bawaskar, H. S.; Bawaskar, P. H.

Variation of physical properties of the granites of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
p. 1341 | Laxmi, G. Udaya; Himabindu, D.; Ramadass, G.

Pollen proxy records of Holocene vegetation and climate change from Mansar Lake, Jammu region, India
p. 1347 | Trivedi, Anjali; Chauhan, M. S.

Book Reviews
Annual Review of Microbiology, 2007 by L. Nicholas Ornston, Susan Gottesman and Caroline S. Harwood (eds)
p. 1355 | Sardesai, Abhijit A.

Annual Review of Physiology, 2008 by David Julius (ed. )
p. 1357 | Mathew, M. K.

Arthropod Borne Viral Infections: Current Status and Research, The Eighth Sir Dorabji Tata Symposium by D. Raghunath and C. Durga Rao (eds)
p. 1358 | Banerjee, Kalyan

Indian Astronomy - A Primer
p. 1360 | Rao, S. Balachandra

Personal News
K. Sundaram (1926-2008)
p. 1361 | Sainis, K. B.

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Corrigendum (LADY DOAK COLLEGE, MADURAI)
p. 1371

Announcement of DST Sponsored Training
p. 1371

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