Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 96 - Issue 05: 10 Mar, 2009
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0624

Editorial
Biology in India: Through the Looking Glass
p. 0625 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Is resorting to 'lowest quote' a saner practice?
p. 0627 | Sarma, V. Venkateswara

Group of altruistic people needed to fill the education gap
p. 0627 | Bera, Rajendra K.

National Knowledge Commission and higher education system
p. 0628 | Nagar, P. K.

NET (CSIR-UGC) examination scheme in life science needs to be revised
p. 0628 | Dagla, H. R.

Yes, scientists also need money
p. 0629 | Roy, S. C. Dutta

Biofuels: concern about substrate selection
p. 0630 | Syal, Sudhir; Kumari, Mamta

Natural groundwater recharging ponds: struggle for survival
p. 0630 | Vashisht, A. K.; Vashisht, S. R.

Some taxonomic inaccuracies in conservation publications
p. 0631 | Bahir, M. M.

Collapse of beneficial microbial communities and deterioration of soil health: a cause for reduced crop productivity
p. 0633 | Seneviratne, Gamini

Soil as a source and/or sink for carbon
p. 0634 | Kumaraswamy, S.

Soil as a source and/or sink for carbon(Response)
p. 0634 | Krishnayya, N. S. R.

Impact factor does not have to monopolize scientific journals ranking
p. 0634 | Kozak, Marcin

News
Launch of Homi Bhabha birth centenary celebrations
p. 0635 | Sheth, Parul R.

Avian biology
p. 0636 | Sethi, Vinaya Kumar; Bhatt, Dinesh; Kumar, Amit

Research News
Invisibility cloaks
p. 0638 | Rajput, Abhay S. D.

Opinion
Indian biological sciences: aiming even higher
p. 0639 | Ramaswami, Mani

Commentary
A statistical test of astrology
p. 0641 | Narlikar, Jayant V.; Kunte, Sudhakar; Dabholkar, Narendra; Ghatpande, Prakash

The global importance of patents
p. 0643 | Bera, Rajendra K.

Scientific Correspondence
The melting of the Siachen glacier
p. 0646 | Upadhyay, Rajeev

Present state of the three tidal inlets of the Pulicat Lake: facts from remote sensing and field surveys
p. 0648 | Rao, K. Nageswara; Subraelu, P.; Rajawat, A. S.; Ajai

General Articles
Nanoscience and nanotechnology: ethical, legal, social and environmental issues
p. 0651 | Patra, Debasmita; Ejnavarzala, Haribabu; Basu, Prajit K.

An enforceable international compact for infectious diseases: strategies to operationalize new initiatives to strengthen global health security
p. 0658 | Rubin, Harvey; Rao, C. Kameswara

Review Articles
On the cytotoxicity of carbon nanotubes
p. 0664 | Hussain, M. A.; Kabir, M. A.; Sood, A. K.

Waterlogging tolerance: nonsymbiotic haemoglobin-nitric oxide homeostasis and antioxidants
p. 0674 | Sairam, R. K.; Kumutha, D.; Ezhilmathi, K.

Research Communication
Spatial pattern of methane emissions from Indian livestock
p. 0683 | Chhabra, Abha; Manjunath, K. R.; Panigrahy, Sushma; Parihar, J. S.

Molecular diagnosis of transgenic tomato with osmotin gene using multiplex polymerase chain reaction
p. 0689 | Randhawa, Gurinder Jit; Singh, Monika; Chhabra, Rashmi; Guleria, Smriti; Sharma, Ruchi

Production of andrographolide from adventitious root cultures of Andrographis paniculata
p. 0694 | Praveen, N.; Manohar, S. H.; Naik, P. M.; Nayeem, A.; Jeong, J. H.; Murthy, H. N.

Climatic influence on radial growth of Pinus wallichiana in Ziro Valley, Northeast Himalaya
p. 0697 | Shah, Santosh K.; Bhattacharyya, Amalava; Chaudhary, Vandana

Climate change and its impact on the Himalayan glaciers - a case study on the Chorabari glacier, Garhwal Himalaya, India
p. 0703 | Chaujar, Ravinder Kumar

Late Holocene changes in hypoxia off the west coast of India: Micropalaeontological evidences
p. 0708 | Nigam, R.; Prasad, V.; Mazumder, A.; Garg, R.; Saraswat, R.; Henriques, P. J.

Production of epsom, gypsum and other industrial products from the mill tailings of Jhamarkotra rock phosphate project, India
p. 0713 | Ranawat, P. S.; Kumar, K. Mohan; Sharma, Navin K.

Book Reviews
Water First: Issues and Challenges for Nations and Communities in South Asia by Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt and Robert J. Wasson (eds)
p. 0718 | Sharma, K. D.

Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 2008 by R. Jeanloz Et Al(eds)
p. 0719 | Ghosh, Prosenjit

Membrane Separation Processes by Kaushik Nath
p. 0720 | Kumar, Anil

School Health Services in India. The Social and Economic Contexts by Rama V. Baru (ed. )
p. 0721 | Rajaraman, Divya

Personal News
N. V. G. Sarma (1931-2008)
p. 0723 | Swarup, Govind; Ananthkrishnan, S.

Historical Notes
Homi Jehangir Bhabha and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
p. 0725 | Wadia, Spenta R.

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