SCIENCE REPORTER

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ISSN: 0036-8512                                                                                              

VOLUME 45                                                      NUMBER 8                 AUGUST 2008

CONTENTS

 

 

 

COVER STORY

Travails of Modern Medicine

H.K. PARWANA

 

9

FEATURE ARTICLES

 

Dark Side of Pharmaceutical &

Personal Care Products

Trupti Das

               

19

CSIR IN THE SERVICE OF THE NATION

NORTH-EAST INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

23

Doctor’s Difficulties

Analava Mitra, Amrita Basu & Rangadhar Pradhan

 

 

 

33

 

 

 

 

Living Well with Diabetes!

Richa Saxena                                                                               

 

 

38

SHORT FEATURES

·         Targeting Drugs                                                                                                                                    

 

14

·         Depression in Children                                                  

23

FICTION

The Message

SAMUEL SANDI

 

 

44

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE

4

IN FOCUS           

5

 

SPECTRUM       

16

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

36

POINT-COUNTERPOINT: Do We Still Need Science Popularization Efforts in India Even After 60 Years of Scientific Pursuit?

 

47

 

 

FUN QUIZ

 

50

CROSSWORD   

52

STRANGE PLANTS

·         Stone Plants

 

53

 

 

 

IN THE PICTURE

·         Strange Fishes of the Corals

54

WHAT’S NEW                                                                                   

56

PUZZLE CORNER

60

HUMOUR          

62

  

  

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 August 2008, pp 9-13

 

Travails of Modern Medicine

H.K. PARWANA

Better research and long-term trials are the need of

the hour before new drugs are launched

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 August 2008, pp 19-22

Dark Side of Pharmaceutical &

Personal Care Products

Trupti Das

There is a need to make people aware of the proper

use and disposal of the commonly used PPCPs

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 August 2008, pp 23-26

CSIR IN THE SERVICE OF THE NATION

NORTH-EAST INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

NEIST is one of the major scientific institutes in the North East region with a glorious existence of 46 years.

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 August 2008, pp 33-35

Doctor’s Difficulties

Analava Mitra, Amrita Basu & Rangadhar Pradhan

Medical science has indeed made great leaps forward

but doctors continue to face several problems

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 August 2008, pp 38-41

 

Living Well with Diabetes!

Richa Saxena

With simple lifestyle modifications and healthy dietary

practices diabetic complications could be kept at bay