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Science Reporter

 

ISSN: 0036-8512                

VOLUME 41

NUMBER 5        

     MAY  2004

 

CONTENTS

COVER STORY

 

Cloning For Customized Cures                                      

Sukanya Datta, Parvinder Chawla, Hasan Jawaid Khan, B C Sharma

9

 

 

ARTICLES

Distress Call Of An Ancient Mariner—The Sea Turtle Story      

Basudev Tripathy  

             

16

Transgenic Fish

T. S. Nagesh and Ashok Hegde                                                

24

 

 

Detecting Deception

Amod Kumar Singh

27

 

 

FICTION

 

·                     The Pisteria Syndrome by Malvika Dekhane                  

38

 

 

COLUMNS

 

CAREER: Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry                

41

HEALTH: Hypertension: A Silent Killer                                    

46

 

 

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE                                         

4

IN FOCUS      

5

SPECTRUM                                                                           

20

FACT FILE 

 

·                     Star Watch: Constellation Andromeda                          

31

·                     Indian Icons: P. C. Mahalanobis                                 

32

·                     Herbal Healers: Sweet Wormwood                             

33

·                     Ingenious Inventions: Striking a Match                                  

34

QUIZ TIME    

36

CROSSWORD

37

POINT-COUNTERPOINT                                                      

44

·                     Should Human Cloning be Allowed?

 

 

JUNIOR SCIENTIST

 

FUN QUIZ                                                                              

50

DID YOU KNOW?                                                                 

52

HUMOUR                                                                              

54

ENTERTAINMENT ARENA                                                  

56

SCIENCE PROJECT                                                               

58

·                     Float Your Boat

 

PUZZLE CORNER                                                                 

60

HOW?            

62

WHY?            

63

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 41, May 2004, pp 9-15

 

Cloning For Customized Cures

 Sukanya Datta, Parvinder Chawla, Hasan Jawaid Khan, B C Sharma

 

Therapeutic cloning promises to be a real Pandora’s box. The article deals with the promise that therapeutic cloning holds out for treating many hitherto untreatable diseases.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 41, May 2004, pp 16-19, 49

 

Distress Call Of An Ancient Mariner—The Sea
Turtle Story

 Basudev Tripathy

 

Five of the seven species of sea turtles found worldwide are reported to occur in Indian coastal waters and the Bay Islands. But a lot needs to be done for the conservation of these turtles. The article chronicles the sea turtle saga.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 41, May 2004, pp 24-26

 

Transgenic Fish

T. S. Nagesh and Ashok Hegde

 

To provide the much-needed thrust to aquaculture industry, it is important to create transgenic varieties of fish. The article deals with the story of how biotechnology is providing a much-needed boost to aquaculture.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 41, May 2004, pp 27-30

 

Detecting Deception

Amod Kumar Singh

 

For as long as human beings have deceived each other, people have tried to develop techniques for detecting deception and determining the truth. The article dwells on several advanced techniques that are being used today to get round the veil of deception and catch the real culprits.