Total visitors:964 since 01-9-03

SCIENCE REPORTER

 

ISSN: 0036-8512    
VOLUME 40

NUMBER 9

 SEPTEMBER 2003

                                                                                                 

 

 CONTENTS

 

 

COVER STORY

 

Probing into Medicine                                       

9

Nikhat Manzoor
 

ARTICLES

 

Stem CellsóRegenerative Wonders               

22

P. K. Suresh

 

 

 

Twin Anomalies                  

26

Prema Menon and K. L. N. Rao

 

 

 

Medical Applications of Liposomes                

42

Aiman Fatima

 

 

 

Doctor Robot                                                       

52

Manoj Komath

 

 

 

Murals of Heat                                                    

58

Deepak Das

 

 

 

COLUMNS

 

HEALTH: Vision Perfect                                    

45

 

 

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE                                              

4

IN FOCUS                                                            

5

ENTERTAINMENT ARENA                            

16

 

 

SCIENCE NEWS                                 

17

 

 

SPECTRUM                                                         

18

FACT FILE 

 

         Star Watch: Constellation Sagittarius

31

         Ingenious Inventions: Elevating Experience!                                                 

32

         Herbal Healers: Goodness of Gugul         

33

         Safe Sanctuaries: Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary                                           

34

CROSSWORD  
                                                   

38

SKY CORNER                                                      

36

PUZZLE CORNER                                              

40

QUIZ TIME                                                          

47

DID YOU KNOW?                                                                                              

48

HOW?                                                                   

50

WHY?                                                   

51

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 40, September 2003, pp 9-15

 

BiosensorsóProbing into Medicine        

Nikhat Manzoor

 

The marriage of microchips and drugs is creating new opportunities for medical treatment raising the possibility of high-tech medical devices in the times to come.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 40, September 2003, pp 22-25, 46

 

 

Stem CellsóRegenerative Wonders

P. K. Suresh

 

Stem cells hold out exciting possibilities in human disease therapy. The article looks at the innumerable options this exciting technology has opened up.

 

 

 

Science Reporter 

Vol. 40, September 2003, pp 26-29

 

Twin Anomalies

Prema Menon and K. L. N. Rao

 

The tragic death of the Iranian conjoint twin sisters in a surgical operation made headlines recently. The article throws light on this unique medical condition.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 40, September 2003, pp 42-55 

                                               

Medical Applications of Liposomes

Aiman Fatima

Liposomes are highly effective drug delivery vehicles.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 40, September 2003, pp 52-54 

                                               

Doctor Robot

Manoj Komath

 

More and more doctors round the world are taking help of robots for performing delicate and risky operations. The article dwells on some such surgical robots.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 40, September 2003, pp 56-58 

       Murals of Heat

Deepak Das

 

Infrared thermography is a safe, accurate and powerful medical diagnostic tool. The article sheds light on this unique technique.