National Academy Science Letters

( Vol. 30, No. 1 & 2, 2007 )



Editors' Page

Lead Articles

NMR : From molecules to human behavior with emphasis on Indian contributions

            C.L. Khetrapal... 1

Soft lithography : Inexpensive route for mass scale nanopatterning

            Akanksha Singh, S.W. Gosavi, Chantal Khan Malek and S.K. Kulkarni... 15  

Science & Technology Policy Issues

Ginkgo biloba a living fossil : Need conservation initiatives

            V.K. Purohit, P.C. Phondani, D. Dhyani, L.S. Rawat and R.K. Maikhuri... 31

Medicinal plant resources of Gandhamardan hill range, Orissa : An urgent need for conservation

            Chiranjibi Pattanaik and C.S. Reddy... 35


Fluoride as a pollutant : Cause of concern and call for action 

            Subhansini Sharma, Pratima Soni, Arti Sharma, Shweta Sharma, Pawan K. Singh and K.P. Sharma... 39 

Short Research Communications

Stomata and chlorophyll content as marker traits for hardening of in vitro raised Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Del. plantlets

            Vinod Singh Gour, S.K. Sharma, C.J.S.K. Emmanuel and Tarun Kant... 45

Developmental toxicity of VPA in the rat : Effect on embryo-fetal development

            Kiran Gupta and K.P. Singh... 49

Sequence analysis of mitochondrial 16S ribosomal RNA gene fragment in two populations of Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Culicidae : Diptera)

            S. Chaudhry and R. Kohli... 55

Alkaline protease production by an actinomycete strain isolated from the tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon (Fabricius, 1798)

            Maloy Kumar Sahu, K. Sivakumar and L. Kannan... 61

Academy News

A report on Science Communication Activities of the Academy (Nov. - Dec. 06)                                 ...67 Felicitation

Academy's Calendar

Announcements : 1. International Symposium on Advances in Neuroscience

2.(a) NASI-Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award - 2007

   (b) NASI-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award - 2007