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           Current-Science Vol-63

 
     
 
                                             July 10, 1992

In this issue
5-5
NEWS

Chemical Abstracts in CD-ROM CAS lowers connect-hour charges—Subbiah Arunachalam
7-7
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE

Anopheles minimus in Assam—Wajihullah, Batita Jana and V. P. Sharma
7-9
COMMENTARY

Nuclear power and safety—R. Chidambaram
9-10
GENERAL ARTICLES

Gravitation—Hermann Bondi
11-20
Food prospects in India by the turn of the century—L. V. Venkataraman
20-25
REVIEW ARTICLE

Synthesis and characterization of fullerenes C60 and C70 and superconductivity in K and Rb-doped C60—Y. Hariharan, A. Bharathi, C. S. Sundar, V. S. Sastry, M. Yousuf, T. S. Radhakrishnan, G. V. N. Rao, T. Geetha Kumary, N. Subramanian, P. Ch. Sahu, V. S. Raghunathan and M. C. Valsakumar
25-33
RESEARCH ARTICLE

Climatology of long-period oscillations in the equatorial middle atmosphere over Thumba, India—S. C. Chakravarty, Jayati Datta and C. P. Revankar
33-42
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

Trace elements in groundwaters of Hubli city, Karnataka, India—S. N. Hegde and S. C. Puranik
43-44
Regeneration and transformation of Nasturtium indicum: a wild crucifer—Sudip K. Ghosh, Nrisingha Dey, Somnath Bhattacharya and R. K. Mandal
44-46
BOOK REVIEWS

Indian Journal of Chemistry—Special combined issue (Sections A and B), reviewed by P. Balaram
47-47
Annual Review of Microbiology 1991, reviewed by T. Ramakrishnan
47-48
                                              July 25, 1992

In this issue
53-54
RESEARCH NEWS

Peste des petits ruminants in India—S. Ramachandran and R. Nayak
55-55
COMMENTARY

Science in the European Community—the extent of collaboration—Subbiah Arunachalam
56-58
E. C. G. Sudarshan and the development of weak interaction theory—N. Mukunda
59-59
GENERAL ARTICLE

The pain and joy of a major scientific discovery—R. E. Marshak
60-64
The nature of the four-Fermion interaction—E. C. G. Sudarshan and R. E. Marshak
[Reproduced from Proceedings of the Padua Conference, 1957]
65-75
Theory of the Fermi interaction—R. P. Feynman and M. Gell-Mann[Reproduced from Physical Review, 1958]
76-81
REVIEW ARTICLE

On the observations of radio sources occulted by the ion-tail of comets—A. K. Sharma
82-87
RESEARCH ARTICLE

Remnants of greenstone sequence from the Archaean rocks of Rajasthan—Rajani Upadhyaya, B. L. Sharma Jr, B. L. Sharma Sr and A. B. Roy
87-92
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

Optical studies of two smectic liquid crystals—A. M. Babu, S. B. Bellad, M. A. Sridhar, A. Indira, M. S. Madhava and J. Shashidhara Prasad
92-94
Production and characterization of monoclonal antibodies to foot-and-mouth disease virus subtype A22—P. Shashidhara Reddy, P. R. Sakkubai, B. U. Rao, K. Prabhudas and G. Butchaiah
94-98
Acanthocheilonema viteae in Mastomys natalensis: Evaluation of efficacy of microfilarial vaccine—R. K. Chatterjee, D. P. Singh and S. Misra
98-102
BOOK REVIEW

India's Information Revolution—Srinivas Bhogle
103-104
Erratum

Sulphur enrichment in a sediment core from the central western continental margin of India—P. S. Rao and Ch. M. Rao
104-104
                                           August 10, 1992

In this issue
109-110
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE

Yeast budding forages through redundancy—Rakesh K. Mishra
111-112
NEWS

Brain storming sessions in the area of plant sciences—Parveen Farooqui
112-114
RESEARCH NEWS

Organic structures with remarkable carbon-carbon distances—J. Chandrasekhar
114-116
GENERAL ARTICLES

Chemical and biological investigations on Azadirachta indica (the neem tree)—T. R. Govindachari
117-122
Biotechnology regulatory policy for biomedical products: the United States perspective—Kiki Bambakidis-Hellman
123-126
International Sustainable Biosphere Initiative: a participatory research agenda for India—P. S. Ramakrishnan
127-131
REVIEW ARTICLES

Anyon superconductivity—Avinash Khare
132-135
Endocrine control of fish reproduction—Samir Bhattacharya
135-139
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS                                       

Discovery of Precambrian-Cambrian transitional fossil sabelliditids from India—D. C. Das Sarma, P. K. Raha, A. K. Moitra, P. Ashok Kumar, S. Anantharaman, M. Rama Rao and V. Sundaram
140-142
A novel male sterility system in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench)—U. R. Murty
142-144
Giant spermatogonial cells generated by vincristine and their uses—Abraham Stanley and M. A. Akbarsha
144-147
BOOK REVIEWS

The World of Martin F. Glaessner—V. V. Sastri
148-148
Chromosomes—S. C. Lakhotia
148-149
PERSONAL NEWS

Prof. R. Narasimha elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of London
150-150
Dedicated scientist and teacher an obituary of M. R. A. Rao by S. S. Krishnamurthy
150-151
Explorer of Himalayan mycoflora an obituary of K. S. Thind by C. V. Subramanian
151-152
                                           August 25, 1992

In this issue
157-157
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE

Marcroseismic studies—D. K. Ghosh, P. L. Narula and S. K. Shome
159-160
RESEARCH NEWS

Materials with negative Poisson's ratio—G. S. Ranganath
160-163
Trends in experimental neural transplantation—B. K. Misra
163-165
Complete nucleotide sequence—T. Ramakrishnan
165-166
Erratum

Seismotectonics of Himalaya—Umesh Chandra
166-166
GENERAL ARTICLE

Tropical mycology and biotechnology—C. V. Subramanian
167-172
REVIEW ARTICLES

Metallogeny—the search for a rationale behind space-time selectivity of ore deposit formation—Asoke Mookherjee
173-180
Design of crystal sturdture-specific surfactants based on molecular recognition at mineral surfaces—Pradip
180-186
Conjugal gene transfer in filamentous cyanobacteria—Tasneem Fatma and L. V. Venkataraman
186-192
RESEARCH ARTICLE

Climatic shifts over Mahanadi river basin—P. Govinda Rao and K. Krishna Kumar
192-196
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

A mathematical prey-predator model for tree and man—S. Baranidharan and D. Ganesh kumar
196-200
On the occurrence of lava flows from Krol Formation, Narendranagar area, Garhwal Himalayas, Tehri-Garhwal district, Uttar Pradesh—Rachhpal Singh and M. S. Bodas
200-201
Heavy metal concentrations in air, water and rock samples at Antarctica during 1989-1990—R. N. Khandekar, R. M. Tripathi, R. Raghunath, A. P. Sathe and K. S. V. Nambi
201-204
Enhanced expression of a mosquito larvicidal gene(s) of Bacillus sphaericus 1593M in Escherichia coli—F. Rajamohan, C. Suresh and Kunthala Jayaraman
205-208
                                         September 10, 1992

In this issue
213-216
RESEARCH NEWS

Development of flower in plants—T. Ramakrishnan
217-217
SPECIAL SECTION: ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY

Affine geometry—N. Mohan Kumar
218-222
Projective algebraic varieties—V. Srinivas
222-228
Resolution of singularities in various characteristics—Shreeram S. Abhyankar
229-232
Riemann surfaces, projective curves and the iso-spectral problem—Kapil H. Paranjape
233-238
The Weil conjectures—V. Srinivas
239-246
Andre Weil: The Apprenticeship of a Mathematician, reviewed by Raghavan Narasimhan
247-248
Extracts from Andre Weil: The Apprenticeship of a Mathematician
248-252
GENERAL ARTICLES

Shannon's Sampling Theorem—Maurice Dodson
253-260
Information theoretic models in statistical linguistics—Part I: A model for word frequencies—S. Naranan and V. K. Balasubrahmanyan
261-269
National Board for Higher Mathematics
270-274
PERSONAL NEWS

A front-rank mathematician, an obituary of K. G. Ramanathan by S. Raghavan
275-276
                                        September 25, 1992

In this issue
281-282
RESEARCH NEWS

Current cocepts of atherogenesis—C. C. Kartha
283-284
Disease and social evolution—Raghavendra Gadagkar
285-286
COMMENTARY

Fundamentalism and secularism—P. N. Haksar
287-289
OPINION

Must we have high dams in the geodynamically active Himalayan domain?—K. S. Valdiya
289-296
GENERAL ARTICLES

Information theortic models in statistical linguistics—Part II: Word frequencies and hierarchical structure in language—statistical tests—S. Naranan and V. K. Balasubrahmanyan
297-306
Glucocorticoids: The anti-inflammatory agents—K. K. Mishra and H. P. Pandey
306-310
REVIEW ARTICLES

Nitrogenous pollutants in the atmosphere: Their assimilation and phytotoxicity—H. S. Srivastava
310-316
RESEARCH ARTICLES

Close packing and pressure-induced amorphization—S. K. Sikka and Surinder M. Sharma
317-320
Fluid processes in Earth's lower crust: evidence from microscale isotopic zonation in graphite crystals—M. Santosh and H. Wada
320-324
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

Thermally induced structural changes in wool: A high-resolution solid-state carbon-13 CPMAS NMR study—N. R. Jagannathan, Ashok A. Itagi and V. Subramaniam
325-328
Effect of 5,5-diphenylhydantoin on carotenoid pigments in human serum using laser Raman spectroscopic technique—Aranya B. Bhattacherjee, Koel Chaudhury, M. M. Bajaj and D. C. Jain
328-329
A new hybrid between Sesanum alatum and Sesamum indicum—R. S. Ramalingam, K. A. A. J. prabakaran, S. Kirija and A. Narayanan
330-331
Application of competitive ELISA in the diagnosis of equine infectious anaemia—P. K. Uppal and M. P. Yadav
332-333
                                         October 10, 1992

In this issue
341-342
RESEARCH NEWS

Ultrafast electron transfer rates as influenced by vibrational modes—S. Umapathy
343-344
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE

Nucleophilic carbenes—S. S. Krishnamurthy
345-345
OPINION

Has the behaviour of the stock market been affected by the scam?—A statistical analysis—K. N. Ganeshaiah
345-347
GENERAL ARTICLE

Evolution of river Cauvery: A point of view—B. P. Radhakrishna
348-353
REVIEW ARTICLES

Fascination of non-Newtonian fluids—R. A. Mashelkar
354-378
Structure formation in the universe: comparison of some observations and models
T. Padmanabhan
379-393
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

Snow line depression over Tiber during the last Ice Age—S. K. Gupta and P. Sharma
393-396
Fossil charophyta from the Deccan intertrappean beds of Gurmatkal, Gulbarga District, Karnataka—S. Srinivasan, Ashok Sahni and Sunil Bajpai
396-398
ACADEMY NEWS

58th Annual Meeting of the Indian Academy of Sciences
399-399
INSA Medal for Yound Scientists—Award 1992
399-400
                                          October 25, 1992

Editor's note
405-406
Unit one: Introduction and overview

Alois Alzheimer: A short biography and a new translation of his key paper—Holger Hoehn
407-410
Pathogenetic mechanisms in demantias of the Alzheimer's type—George M. Martin and Ken-ichiro Fukuchi
410-415
Recognition of Alzheimer's disease as a major public health problem: An historical account of the American experience—Robert Katzman
416-418
Unit Two: The Phenotype

Experience with the differential diagnosis and prevalence of dementing illness in India—Noshir H. Wadia
419-430
Pathobiology of Alzheimer's disease: A morphologist's view—S. K. Shankar
430-439
Unit Three: Demography and Epidemiology

Changing demography of elderly in India—P. N. Mari Bhat
440-448
A progress report on the prevalence of Alzheimer's lesions in a Bombay hospital population—S. A. Barodawala and P. S. Ghadi
449-455
Towards a program of cross-cultural research on the epidemiology of Alzheimer's disease—Lon R. White
456-469
Do environmental neurotoxins or novel infectious agents play a role in the genesis of Alzheimer's disease?—Darab K. Dastur and Daya K. Manghani
470-484
Unit Four: Genetics

World-wide distribution of familial Alzheimer's disease—Thomas D. Bird
485-487
Principles of linkage analysis applied to genetic mapping of familial Alzheimer's disease—Ellen M. Wijsman
487-491
The molecular genetics of familial Alzheimer's disease—Gerad D. Schellenberg
491-494
Unit Five: Review of recent Publications on AD

Review of recent publications on Alzheimer's disease—S. S. Agarwal
495-498
                                  November 10 & 25, 1992

In this issue
503-504
Basic Science: Where do we stand in India?

Saving Indian Science[Guest editorial]—C. N. R. Rao
505-508
Indian biology research at cross roads—G. Padmanaban
509-511
Funding chemical sciences research in India—Goverdhan Mehta
512-514
Earth sciences in India: the concerns ahead—Vinod K. Gaur
514-516
The physics in our future—T. V. Ramakrishnan
517-522
Engineering science in India: some issues and challenges—R. A. Mashelkar
522-528
GENERAL ARTICLE

The quality of scientific journals published in India—some random thoughts—S. Ramaseshan
529-534
Enzymatic activity of ribosomal RNA—Dipankar Chatterji
535-535
RESEARCH NEWS

Raman scattering, spectropolarimetry and symbiotic stars—H. Schild and H. M. Schmid
536-539
The strange case of the naked mole-rat—Anindya  Sinha
540-541
COMMENTARY

Support for science in India—M. Vijayan
541-542
OPINION

Multi-lingual admission test for IITs—Changes under socio-ppolitical compulsion?—Asoke Mookherjee
543-544
The real brain drain—S. P. Sukhatme
544-546
REVIEW ARTICLES

Organometallic chemistry in water—Ashoka G. Samuelson
547-550
RNA world and ribosomes—D. P. Burma
550-560
RESEARCH COMMUNICATONS

Global search for optimal biomolecular structures using mutually orthogonal Latin squares—A novel algorithm—N. Gautham and Z. A. Rafi
560-564
Reciprocal relationship between magnesium and cerium as a common basis for coconut root (wilt) and a human cardiomyopathy—M. S. Valiathan, J. T. Eapen and C. K. Mathews
565-566
Stable isotopic variations in foraminiferal test from Arabian Sea and its relation to the annual south-west monsoonal rainfall over the Indian subcontinent—D. V. Borole
567-569
A new occurrence of alkaline lamprophyre near Kellampalle, Prakasam District, Andhra pradesh, India—J. Ratnakar, D. V. Ramakrishna, K. Vijaya Kumar, V. Nagsai Sarma and E. V. S. S. K. Babu
569-570
Chemical analysis of a sediment core from Paradip Lake, Orissa and its application to environmental reconstruction for 450 years—B. Sekar, G. Rajagopalan, B. D. Nautiyal and R. K. Dube
571-573
Comparison of codon usage in genes of plant viruses and their hosts—S. N. Sudha, S. Krishnaswamy and Vaithilingam Sekar
573-575
BOOK REVIEWS

The Physics of Monsoons—P. R. Pisharoty
576-576
Applied Elasticity—K. R. Y. Simha
576-576
PERSONAL NEWS

A creative library scientist, A centenary tribute to Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan by M. A. Gopinath
577-578
REPORTS AND DOCUMENTS

UK Government. Annual Review of Government Funded Research and Development —Third world science and Environment Perspectives—V. Siddhartha
579-579
HALDANE CENTENNIAL

J. B. S. Haldane: His life and science—Vidhyanand Nanjundiah
582-588
The rate of spontaneous mutation of a human gene—J. B. S. Haldane
589-598
Disease and evolution—J. B. S. Haldane
599-604
Animal communication and the origin of human language—J. B. S. Haldane
604-611
The cost of natural selection—J. B. S. Haldane
612-625
A defence of beanbag genetics—J. B. S. Haldane
626-645
                                      December 10, 1992                             

In this issue
647-648
NEWS

Professor Georges Charpak—winner of the 1992 Nobel prize for physics—P. V. Ramana Murthy
649-651
Nobel Prize for chemistry
652-653
Regulatory role of protein phosphorylation recognized—Ghanashyam Swarup
653-654
RESEARCH NEWS

Plant virus structures. A touch of local colour—P. Balaram
655-655
The Saga of transcription—T. Ramakrishnan
656-656
GENERAL ARTICLE

Fast breeder reactor safety—a perspective—R. D. Kale
657-666
REVIEW ARTICLE

Coupled cluster approach for static properties—Sourav Pal and Keya Basu Ghose
667-676
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

An algorithm for conducting hypotheses testing based on Neyman-Pearson Lemma. I. The case of continuous univariates—S. Parthasarathy and K. Sekar
677-681
Self-diffusion coefficient of 86-Rb in mica-rich soils—B. B. Mishra, S. K. Ghosh, P. Sachdev, M. S. Sachdev, D. L. Deb and R. P. Arora
681-682
Trace fossil Limulicubichnus from the Lower Miocene rocks of Kutch—S. J. Patel and D. M. Shringarpure
682-684
Phenology of seasonally dry tropical forest—J. S. Singh and V. K. Singh
684-689
HISTORICAL NOTES

Science in British India. I. Colonial tool—R. K. Kochhar
689-694
                                                     December 25, 1992

In this issue
699-699
SPECIAL SECTION: OZONE

Seventy years of ozone research—H. U. Dutsch
701-711
Laboratory studies of the photochemistry of ozone—R. P. Wayne
711-722
Ozone observations and research in New Zealand—A historical perspective E. Farkas
722-727
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE

Dumping nuclear waste in the molten lava on the flanks of an active volcano—Rama; comments by A. N. Prasad
728-728
Is the Mexican beetle Zygogramma bicolarata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) expanding its host range? The beetle battle—A. R. V. Kumar
729-730
RESEARCH NEWS

Where too much is not a good thing—T. Ramakrishnan
731-731
GENERAL ARTICLE

Biological control programmes—time to retrospect—R. Uma Shanker and K. N. Ganeshaiah
732-733
RESEARCH ARTICLES

Direct numerical simulation of the initial evolution of a  turbulent axisymmetric wake—A. J. Basu, R. Narsimha and U. N. Sinha
734-740
Commercial exploitation—A threat to Indian orchids?—R. Lokesha and R. Vasudeva
740-743
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

NMR chemical shielding tensors as a tool for probing molecular environment: Carbon-13 NMR and X-ray studies on malonic acid—N. R. Jagannathan, S. S. Rajan and E. Subramanian
743-744
Nonspecific defence mechanisms of Cirrhinus mrigala against Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhi—Debasish Pal and Chanchal Das Gupta
744-747
Late Quaternary turbidites of the Arabian Sea abyssal plain, west of Lakshadweep—K. S. Adiga and V. K. K. Kalluraya
747-749
BOOK REVIEWS

Annual Review of Medicine 1992, reviewed by C. C. Kartha
750-751
Annual Review of Plant Physiology and Plant Molecular Biology 1991, reviewed by M. M. Johri
751-752
Annual Review of Genetics 1991, reviewed by T. Ramakrishnan
752-753
Reliability Analysis and Prediction: (A Methodology Oriented Treatment) reviewed by G. W. A. Dummer
753-754