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VOLUME 46                                                      NUMBER 8                         August 2009

 

HEALTH SPECIAL

 

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

Combating Cervical Cancer — Challenging New Frontiers

P. CHEENA CHAWLA

 

8

FEATURE ARTICLES

THE NUTRITIVE ALL-ROUNDER – TOMATO

P.K. SHARMA, C. RANI, M.K. RANA & R. ANGRISH

 

19

EXPOSED TO RADIATION?

M.S.S. MURTHY

 

23

EMERGING TRENDS IN VACCINOLOGY

TULIKA ARORA

 

27

COMBATING CANCER—ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES

VISHWAS B. CHAVAN & PRIYADARSHINI SHANKAR

 

30

 

DIVERSITY IN SEXUALITY

JAIMINI DAHANE

 

36

T FOR TRANSGENDER

M.S.S. MURTHY

 

39

FIGHTING INTESTINAL INFECTIONS

VIVEK SHARMA

 

43

ARTIFICIAL BLOOD—THE FUTURE OF BLOOD

SAMIYA FATIMA, PRATHIBHA SONI & P. KALYANI

 

46

SHORT FEATURES

AUTOIMMUNITY

INDRANI BHATTACHARYYA & MAYUKH CHOUDHURY                

 

HEALING INJURIES

DEEPA BAL                                                                                                       

 

41

 

 

 

54

DEPARTMENTS

 

REACTIONS

6

 

EDITORIAL       

7

 

SPECTRUM       

16

PUZZLE CORNER

50

 

FLORAL RECORDS                                                                                        

53

AMAZING ADAPTATIONS

56

 

FUN QUIZ

58

 

WHAT’S NEW  

60

 

CROSSWORD                   

62

 

 

 

 


Science Reporter

Vol. 46, April 2009, pp 8-15

Combating Cervical Cancer — Challenging New Frontiers

P. CHEENA CHAWLA

New screening methods are now available and potent vaccines

for preventing cervical cancer are a reality

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, April 2009, pp 19-22

THE NUTRITIVE ALL-ROUNDER – TOMATO

P.K. SHARMA, C. RANI, M.K. RANA & R. ANGRISH

Tomatoes not only taste good but are packed with several essential

minerals and vitamins

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, April 2009, pp 23-26

EXPOSED TO RADIATION?

M.S.S. MURTHY

There are several health hazards from electromagnetic radiation,

including mobile phones

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, April 2009, pp 27-29

EMERGING TRENDS IN VACCINOLOGY

TULIKA ARORA

Work is on to develop new generation vaccines

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, April 2009, pp 30-33

COMBATING CANCER—ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES

VISHWAS B. CHAVAN & PRIYADARSHINI SHANKAR

Most cancers can be treated by employing an integrative approach

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, April 2009, pp 36-38

DIVERSITY IN SEXUALITY

JAIMINI DAHANE

A great deal of confusion still persists regarding the causes of homosexuality           

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, April 2009, pp 39-40

T FOR TRANSGENDER

M.S.S. MURTHY

Understanding the biological basis of transgenders will make us understand

that it does not make them any less human

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, April 2009, pp 43-45

FIGHTING INTESTINAL INFECTIONS

VIVEK SHARMA

Bacteriotherapy is helpful in the treatment of many gastrointestinal disorders          

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, April 2009, pp 46-48

ARTIFICIAL BLOOD—THE FUTURE OF BLOOD

SAMIYA FATIMA, PRATHIBHA SONI & P. KALYANI

Artificial blood scores over real blood in more ways than one