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Review

Evidence Based Medical Benefits of Yoga

Shashi K. Agarwal

Yoga helps achieve balanced health by connecting the mind and body through a series of postures, breathing exercises and meditation. Regular practice results in an increase in flexibility and strength, an improvement in posture, and better mood and concentration. Today over 16 million Americans practice yoga on a regular basis.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 2(3), 1-4

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Capacity Building of Extension Workers as Facilitators under Group Approach of Extension: Issues in Indian Context

Barman U

Public sector extension has undergone several changes in India. After Community Development Programme in 1952 some more programmes were introduced before commissioning Training and Visit (T&V) System in 1974. The T & V system had a mixed impact and failed to meet the ever increasing multi faceted demands of the farming communities.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 2(3), 5-7

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Review

Conjugated linoleic acid: a significant review

Jyotstna S. Waghmare

In the last years polyunsaturated conjugated fatty acids, particularly conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) gained growing interest because of its health benefits. CLA is well recognized as an anticarcinogenic, antiatherosclerotic, antimutagenic and an antioxidant.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 2(3), 8-12

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Research

Generalized hyers-ulam stability and examples of non-stability of reciprocal type functional equation in several variables

Ravi K, Rassias JM, Senthil Kumar BV

In this paper, we investigate the generalized Hyers-Ulam stability of reciprocal type functional equations in several variables, using a simple result of G.L. Forti [Comments on the core of the direct method for proving Hyers-Ulam stability of functional equations, J. Math. Anal. Appl. 295 (2004), 127-133] on stability of a functional equation in single variable.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 2(3), 13-22

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Review

A Review on Propolis - As a Novel Folk Medicine

Mathivanan V, Gh Nabi Shah, Mudasar Manzoor, Mir GM, Selvisabhanayakam

Propolis is a natural resinous mixture produced by honeybee Apis mellifera from substances collected from parts of plants, buds and exudates. Bees gather propolis from different plants, in the temperate climate zone mainly from poplar.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 2(3), 23-30

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Review

Optical Coherence Tomography in Dentistry- A Review

Chandra Mouli PE, Senthil B, Karthik R, Parthiban S, Deivanayagi M, Anand K

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a noninvasive and nondestructive method for imaging the micro structural details of the tissue. OCT is comparable to ultrasound as both create a cross-sectional image by measuring the echo time delay and intensity of the reflected and backscattered wavelength.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 2(3), 31-35

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Research

Explicit evaluation of Rogers-Ramanujan continued fraction

Guruprasad PS, Khaled AA. Alloush

In this paper, we derive certain general formulas for explicit evaluations of the Rogers-Ramanujan continued fraction.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 2(3), 36-41

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Research

Statistical investigation of factors associated with senge’s model on organizational learning

Habib A. Elsayir, Alkazeem O. Nasir

The title of this paper is" statistical investigation of factors associated with Senge's model on organizational learning". The aim of the paper is to identify the attitudes of the managerial employees of Saudi organization toward practice of some factors affecting the organizational level.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 2(3), 42-48

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Research

Role of Ponceau-S-Glucose for Generation of Electrical Energy in Photo galvanic Cell

Mahesh Chandra

Photo galvanic effect was studied in photo galvanic cells containing Ponceau-S as dyes and Glucose as reductants. The photo galvanic cells were determined the photo potential, photocurrent, conversion efficiency, power of cell and performance of cell.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 2(3), 49-52

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Review

Pyridyltetrazine chelation of oxorhenium(V) and imidorhenium(V). Oxygen atom transfer from ReVO to tertiary phosphine, oxidation and substitution involving oxo, phosphine oxide and phosphine coordination

Suman Sengupta and Bikash Kumar Panda

Pyridyltetrazine complexes of rhenium have been isolated and characterized in the form of the oxo and imido species of type ReVOCl3(dptz) and ReV(NPh)Cl3(dptz) having meridional geometry where dptz is 3,6-di(2-pyridyl)-1,2,4,5-tetrazine.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 2(3), 53-58

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Variation in heavy metals concentration in the edible oyster Crassostrea madrasensis, clam Polymesoda erosa and grey mullet Liza aurata from coastline of India

Gawade Lata, Harikrishna Chari NV, Sarma VV, Ingole BS

Seven trace metals Zinc(Zn), Iron(Fe), Manganese(Mn), Lead (Pb), Nickel(Ni), Cobalt(Co) and Cadmium(Cd) variation and (or) accumulation in mullet fish L.aurata, edible bivalve oyster C.madrasensis from Gosthany estuary-east coast and edible clam Polymesoda erosa from Mandovi estuary-West coast of India have been studied by Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry (AAS).

Indian journal of science, 2013, 2(4), 59-63

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Synthesis and characterization of pyridine-2-thiolato chelated osmium (II) organometallics bearing a pendant imine-phenol motif and electrogeneration of the trivalent analogue

Bikash Kumar Panda, Suman Sengupta

The reaction of Os(RL1)(PPh3)2(CO)Br, 1b, with sodium salt of pyridine-2-thiol (HPyt), 2, has furnished complexes of the type (Os(RL2)(PPh3)2(CO)(Pyt)), 3, in excellent yield (RL1 is C6H2O-2-CHNHC6H4R(p)-3-Me-5, RL2 is C6H2OH-2-CHNC6H4R(p)-3-Me-5 and R is Me, OMe, Cl). In this process, pyridine-2- thiolato (Pyt) undergoes four-membered chelation, the iminium-phenolato function tautomerizing to the imine-phenol function.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 2(4), 64-70

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Effects of Physical Activity and Garlic in lipids profile and Preventing the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

Babiker MA

In this study, plasma total cholesterol (T.C), low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and triglycerides (TGs) were investigated in a sample of cardiovascular disease free people, in order to find out the effects of each of physical activity and garlic and the inherence of these factors, on the incidence of ischemic heart disease.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 2(4), 71-75

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Oxygen atom transfer from pyridyltetrazine chelated oxorhenium(V) reagents to diphosphines : twin isomerization, effects of diphosphine spacer length and metal oxidation state

Suman Sengupta, Bikash Kumar Panda

The bimolecular reaction of ReVOCl3(dptz), 1, where dptz is 3,6-di(2-pyridyl)-1,2,4,5-tetrazine with excess diphosphine Ph2P(CH2)xPPh2 (x=1-4) has furnished ReIII(OPPh2(CH2)xPPh2)Cl3(dptz), 2with a dangling phosphine function which is spontaneously converted in solution to ReIII(PPh2(CH2)xP(O)Ph2)Cl3(dptz).

Indian journal of science, 2013, 2(4), 76-81

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On the ternary quadratic equation z2 = a2 (x2 + y2) + bxy

Gopalan MA, Geetha K

The ternary quadratic equation z2 = a2 (x2 + y2) + bxy is analysed for its non-zero distinct integral points on it. A few interesting properties among the solutions are presented.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 2(4), 82-85

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Numerical modelling of ground water flow using MODFLOW

Kumar CP

Ground water models provide a scientific and predictive tool for determining appropriate solutions to water allocation, surface water – ground water interaction, landscape management or impact of new development scenarios.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 2(4), 86-92

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Lattice points on the homogeneous cone, z2 = 2x2 + 8y2 – 6xy

Gopalan MA, Geetha V

We obtain infinitely many non-zero distinct integral points on the homogeneous cone given by z2 = 2x2 + 8y2 – 6xy. A few interesting relations between the solutions and special number patterns are presented.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 2(4), 93-96

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Lattice Points on the Homogeneous Cubic Equation with Four Unknowns (x + y) (xy + w2) = (k2-1)z3, k>1

Gopalan MA, Sangeetha V, Manju Somanath

The homogeneous cubic equation with four unknowns represented by (x + y) (xy + w2) = (k2-1)z3, k>1, is analyzed for its patterns of non zero distinct integral solutions.Three different patterns of solutions are presented.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 2(4), 97-99

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Evaluation of cloud computing applications

Sandeep Bhattacharjee, MD. Irfan Alam , Mukesh Kumar Shrivastav, Binayak Roy Choudhury

This paper reveals the concept of cloud computing and some of the relational aspects of such concept. We have tried identifying key attributes and validating the benefits of cloud computing on the business and the society.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 2(5), 100-105

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Research

Phylogenetic analysis of some mammals based on cytochrome P450 gene sequences

Sujay Pal, Soumitra Nath, Bibhas Deb

A phylogenetic study was conducted to understand the evolutionary relationships among 14 species of mammals based on mitochondrial CYP gene sequences. The alignment and analysis of the sequences showed variable numbers of substitutions in CYP gene and reconstructed tree was having satisfactory bootstrap support.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 2(5), 106-108

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Research

Length frequency analysis of Torpedo Trevally, Megalaspis cordyla along Ratnagiri coast, Maharshtra, India

Jadhav TD, Mohite SA

A study on length frequency distribution of Megalaspis cordyla along Ratnagiri coast, Maharashtra showed that, random samples of fish collected from the commercial catches were ranged from 152 to 402 mm of total length. It was observed that modal group of 180-270 mm size fish was caught during March 2011 to Feb 2012.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 2(5), 109-111

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Review

Ethnomedicinal plants from bahraich (U.P.) India

Sahani Sangeeta, Mall TP

The present study reveals about the vast diversity of herbal plants used by tribes as well as poor villagers of Bahraich district. The potential of ethno botanical research and need for documentation of traditional knowledge pertaining to the medicinal plant utilization for the greater benefit of mankind is carried out because most of the villages of Bahraich district are not having sufficient medical facilities.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 2(5), 112-120

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Synthesis and Characterization of CdO Nanorod by Ultrasound assisted Onepot method and its Surface Catalytic effect on Poly (vinyl alcohol)

Anbarasan R, Seethalakshmi M, Maria Franklin Dheepa A, Jayalakshmi T, Dhanalakshmi V

The cadmium oxide (CdO) nanorod was synthesized by the ultrasound (US) assisted one pot method and characterized by various analytical tools. The formation of CdO was confirmed by the characteristic peak of metal-oxygen bond at 1200 cm-1 in the Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 2(5), 121-124

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A Systematic determination of Nickel Piperazine by Spectrophotometric Method

Kavitha Ch, Sarath Babu M, Saraswathi K

Spectrophotometric method for determination of Ni(II) in the trace quantities was developed by using piperazine as ligand in ammonium acetate medium. The Procedure developed was applied for the estimation Ni(II) in microgram quantities in the local water samples.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 2(5), 125-126

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Research

Synthesis and characterization of Poly(benzidine)/oxidized graphite nano composites

Anbarasan R, Saravanan M, Selvakumar R, Baskaran I, Radhakrishnan S, Kannammal L, Meenarathi B

The influence of oxidized graphite (OG) on the structure-property relationship of poly (benzidine) (PB) was studied. A simple oxidation methodology was adopted for the preparation of OG. PB/OG nano composite was synthesized under nitrogen atmosphere for 2 hours at 0-5oC with different % weight loading of OG.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 2(5), 127-130

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Editorial

Non-ionic drug delivery module – Niosomes: an outlook

Balasubramanian J, Narayanan N

Niosomes are non-ionic surfactant vesicles acquired on water of artificial nonionic surfactants, with or without development of cholestrerol levels or other fats which signify a appealing medication distribution component.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 3(6), 4-5

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Analysis

Reliability modelling of a cloud with arrival time of the server subject to maximum operation and repair times

Barak K, Barak MS

This paper is concerned with the reliability measures of a cloud having independent hardware and software failures. For this purpose, a reliability model is developed considering cloud as a single-unit. There is a single server who takes some time to visit the system as and when required to do preventive maintenance, repair and replacement of the components.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 3(6), 6-10

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Analysis

No needs of Neutrinos in Theoretical Calculation of β Decay

Zhen-hua Mei, Shu-yu Mei

Considering the factor of charge potential energy, neutron was decayed in the results of proton and electron only by theoretical calculation; no other energy form particles (antineutrino or neutrino) were permitted theoretically.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 3(6), 11-14

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Analysis

Almost regular pre-closed mappings

Balasubramanian S, Krishnamurthy TK, Aruna Swathi Vyjayanthi P Sandhya C

The aim of this paper is to introduce and study the concept of almost rp-closed mappings and the interrelationship between other closed maps.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 3(6), 15-19

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Analysis

Contra regular pre-open mappings

Balasubramanian S, Sellamuthu M, Sandhya C, Aruna Swathi Vyjayanthi P

The aim of this paper is to introduce and study the concept of conta-rp-open mappings and the interrelationship between other contra-open maps.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 3(6), 20-24

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Review

Biography of Alfred Werner and a brief review on the controversy of Werner theory with Jørgensen theory regarding constitution and configuration of coordination compounds

Bikash Kumar Panda, Suman Sengupta

In this general and popular review article we memorialized briefly about the biography of Alfred Werner who got the Noble prize on 1913 for his great contribution in the coordination chemistry.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 3(6), 25-31

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Research

Geological and Geotechnical investigations at Aligadde Hill Quarry for determination of optimum Production of the Armour rock for construction of a Break water project-A case study

Subrahmanyam DS

It was proposed to build a Break water Project which envisages construction of a large naval base near Karwar on Arabian coast of India. For the construction of any Breakwater Project, It is very much essential to explore the huge quantity of armour rock to meet the requirement.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 3(6), 32-34

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Physiological Characterization and Protein Profiling of four Yeast Strains used in Traditional Brewing by the Nyshi and Apatani Tribes in Arunachal Pradesh, India

Thangjam Gopeshwor Singh

Traditional alcoholic brewing among the Nyshi and Apatani tribes of Arunachal Pradesh have different indigenous protocols and therefore the perpetuation of yeast strains also differ. The results obtained suggest that the species showed differences in terms of their physiological and biochemical activities.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 3(6), 35-38

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Research

Constraints perceived by extension personnel on facilitating farmers’ groups under ATMA

Barman U, Kumar B

In group approach of extension facilitation plays an important role. Without facilitating adult we cannot teach them properly because they learn differently. So the extension personnel must apply facilitation skills while dealing with farmer’s groups But facilitating farmers’ groups are not an easy job.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 3(6), 39-41

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Research

Biofertilizer effect on growth of sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) cultivated in Barak Valley, Assam

Chakraborty D, Sharma GD, Deb B

The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of Azotobacter vinelandii, Paenibacillus polymyxa and Pseudomonas fluorescens isolated from rhizosphere of field-grown sugarcane in Barak Valley, Assam, as nitrogen biofertilizer on sugarcane plant growth under pot experiment condition.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 3(6), 42-44

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Research

Synthesis of a modified reactive dye with improved dyeing performance on cotton fabric and its degradation study

Patel Jigar R, Patel Mitesh H, Shrivastav Pranav S, Sanyal M

The present work describes synthesis of a modified reactive dye (Reactive Red A) with enhanced dyeing characteristics compared to a reference reactive Red BS dye, using sulfo vinylsulfone as the reactive component.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 3(6), 45-51

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Methods

GANTT chart in medical research: a graphical presentation

Parameaswari PJ, Umadevi R

We are in the Era of Health Research and further Planning is very important for the successful completion of any work. Presentation of informations is an empirical technique that is utilised throughout all disciplines of education and research.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 3(7), 54-55

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Case Study

Anthropogenic pressure on river Jhelum through Sopore urban centre (Jammu & Kashmir): a case study

Sajad A Pir, Mir MF

The present investigation was undertaken on river Jehlum through Sopore urban centre of Jammu And Kashmir State. The study revealed that the river is facing great anthropogenic pressure from the dense unorganised human settlements located on its both banks throughout the sopore town.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 3(7), 56-58

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Analysis

Almost contra-semi-open and almost contra-semi-closed mappings

Balasubramanian S

The aim of this paper is to introduce and study the concepts of almost contra-semi-open and almost contra-semi-closed mappings.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 3(7), 59-64

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Research

The Potential of Using Insecticidal Properties of Medicinal Plant Gymnema Sylvestre (R.Br) against Sitophilus Oryzae (L.)

Ahalya S, Mikunthan G

Preservation of herbs in storage is essential for the safer consumption. While in storage, insect pest damage on herbs leads to losses in quantity and the quality of herbal products. Hence to manage storage pest, botanicals extracted from the medicinal herb, Gymnema sylvestre were tested for their insecticidal activities.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 3(7), 65-69

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Prevalence of heterozygous β-thalassemia in the families of β-thalassemia major patients of North Maharashtra

Mohammad Ismail, Nisar G. Patel, Prakash T. Wankhedkar

Beta-thalassemia continues to be a major health problem particularly in the poorer developing countries. The aim of this study was to detect and analyze the percentage prevalence of heterozygous β-thalassemia in the families of β-thalassemia major patients.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 3(7), 70-72

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The eating habits and prevalence of overweight and obesity in 5-7 years old preschool children living in the Central of Mugla, Turkey

Huseyin Suzek

To determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity and their relationship with risk factors in central of Mugla, Turkey. We observed overweight and obesity characteristics of 38 (23 girls and 15 boys) rural area school children aged 5 to 7 years, in Mugla, Turkey.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 3(7), 73-75

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A DFT study on electronic structure and elastic properties of AuN in rock salt structure

Jameson Maibam, Kh. Kabita, Indrajit Sharma B, Thapa RK, Brojen RK

The electronic structure and elastic properties of gold nitride (AuN) in rock salt structure have been calculated within the framework of density functional theory (DFT) using the full-potential linearized augmented plane wave (FP-LAPW) method.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 3(7), 76-78

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Analysis

Determination of ground water quality using water quality index in part of Chennai City, Tamilnadu

Srikanthan L, Jayaseelan J, Narendran D, Manikandan I, Satheesh Herbert Singh D

Water is an essential need for Human life. Without water man cannot live. By taking this account in a proper way, water quality of part of Chennai City is analysed experimentally in laboratory and result is to be reported in efficient manner.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 3(8), 81-84

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Analysis

A guess of reasonable electron radius and overlapped model of nuclear force

Zhen-hua Mei, Shu-yu Mei

Based on the thought of half across combining model of nucleus and an apocalypse from β decay of neutron that electron, proton and neutron particles have their same size in space, electron has gained its reasonable radius of 2.150 × 10−15 m.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 3(8), 85-87

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Reports

Foliicolus fungi: earth’s living treasure from North-Tarai forests of (Uttar Pradesh) India

Mall TP, Singh DP, Kumar Ajay, Sahani Sangeeta

The present report elucidates a rich and unique profile of Mycobial as well as Phytodiversity of research area surveyed with three hundred seventy eight angiospermic host plants of sixty three different families being parasitized by two hundred thirty seven fungal species representing sixty four fungal genera.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 3(8), 88-96

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Research

Synthesis and characterizations of nano sized Al(OH)3 in the presence of aniline as a dispersing agent

Fathima Parveen M, Umapathy S, Dhanalakshmi V, Anbarasan R

Nano sized Al(OH)3 was synthesized by a co-precipitation method and characterized by various analytical tools like Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy, UV-Visible spectroscopy, Thermogravimetric analysis, X-Ray Diffraction, Scanning Electron Microscopy and High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 3(8), 97-101

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High throughput estimation of Methotrexate in K3EDTA Human plasma by Using LC-ESI-MS/MS and application to pharmacokinetic study

Puran Singhal, Pranav S. Shrivastav

A selective, sensitive and high throughput liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS/MS) method has been developed and validated for the chromatographic separation and quantitation of Methotrexate in human plasma.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 3(8), 102-110

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Synthesis and characterization of nano sized Cu(OH)2 and its surface catalytic effect on poly(vinyl alcohol)

Fathima Parveen M, Umapathy S, Dhanalakshmi V, Anbarasan R

Nano sized Cu(OH)2 was synthesized by a co-precipitation method. Peaks between 500 and 1250 cm-1 in FTIR spectroscopy confirmed the presence of metal hydroxide stretching. XRD showed the crystalline system of hybrid due to the presence of ANI in the basal spacing of Cu(OH)2.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 3(8), 111-117

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Research

Protein quality of rice by-product

Subramanian R, Manivannan S, Rajasekar R, Suganya K

Rice is a basic food for a large part of the world’s population. It is stable food for more than half of humanity. In this present study raw rice bran and parboiled rice bran were taken, the proximal compositions of rice also studied in both rice bran samples. Proximal composition of raw rice bran recorded higher content of moisture, ash, fiber, carbohydrates and mainly in proteins.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 4(9), 3-5

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A study on the efficiency of bio surfactant Dirhamnolipid as an additive for phenol removal from aqueous solutions catalyzed by Horseradish Peroxidase

Merlin Thomas

Bio surfactants ,due to their biodegradability and ecological compatibility have gained attention in the recent years.In the present study,the efficiency of bio surfactant dirhamnolipid as an additive on the removal of phenol catalyzed by horseradish peroxidase was done as an alternative to the conventional phenol removal processes.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 4(9), 6-8

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Investigation of feeding habits of cancer patients hospitalized Mugla State Hospital, Turkey

Hüseyin Süzek

Cancer uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells is a term used to describe a group of diseases that feature. Cancer is an increasingly important issue all over the world. Each year, over 6 million people continue to battle with cancer was caught. In this study, and after cancer treatment has been written to describe their eating habits to ensure good nutrition.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 4(9), 9-13

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Analysis

Cercospora rajendrella sp. nov., on Alstonia scholaris from Bahraich (U.P.) India

Kumar Ajay, Mall TP

During survey for the foliicolous fungi from diversified habitats of Bahraich the authors came across an important road side plant of the locality, Alstonia scholaris (Linn) R. Br., Blackboard tree, Indian devil tree, milk wood pine, Saptaparni (Apocyanaceae).

Indian journal of science, 2013, 4(10), 18-20

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Analysis

Traditional use of Pteridophytes as medicine among Tharu of Duduhwa National Park in Lakhimpur-Kheri district, U. P., India

Saini DC, Gond DK, Kumar S, Samuel CO, Abbasi P

The present study is an attempt to enumerate the phyto-remedial pteridophytes of the terai region of India, exclusively in use by the natives in and around the Dudhwa National Park specially the Tharu.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 4(10), 21-24

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Case Report

Interim velopharyngeal obturator: a case report

Debnath Nitai, Gupta Renu, Shakthi Devi A, Meenakshi A, Kumar Sandeep, john Jiji

Rehabilitation of velopharyngeal defect requires multidisciplinary approach, in order to achieve optimum results. Traditionally, patients with velopharyngeal defect suffer from nasal regurgitation of oral fluids and recurrent nasal infection, hyper nasality in speech, and difficulty in swallowing food.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 4(10), 25-29

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Case Study

The influence of anthropogenic activities on vertebrate diversity of Surinsar-Mansar wildlife sanctuary- a case study

Kotwal D, Sahi DN

The present report elucidates the impact of various human activities on vertebrate diversity of Surinsar-Mansar Wildlife Sanctuary. This wildlife sanctuary is located in the confluences of three districts viz. Jammu, Udhampur and Samba of J&K State and encompasses an area of about 97.82 sq. km.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 4(10), 30-35

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Student attitudes towards physics: concerns and solutions

Shaweta Mohan

This work gathers the student’s perceptions about physics and their expectations from teachers and course instructors. This is particularly important considering the decline in popularity of physics among students. The study is an effort to explore why students think physics as a difficult subject and what can be done to make it more interesting and attractive to them.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 4(10), 36-39

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Thermodynamic, kinetic and equilibrium studies on the sorption of reactive blue 2 from aqueous solution on to Balsamodendron Caudatum wood waste activated carbon using optical density method

Sivakumar B, Nithya P, Karthikeyan S, Kannan C

Adsorption of Reactive Blue 2 from aqueous solution on Balsamodendron caudatum wood waste was employed for the removal of Reactive Blue 2 from aqueous solution under different experimental conditions was investigated.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 4(11), 45-51

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Thermodynamic studies on metal complexes of Fe(II), Co(II), Ni(II) and Cd(II) with 1,10-Phenanthroline in water, methanol and water-methanol binary solvent systems at 298.15 K and 308.15 K by Conductometric method

Ravi S Chandra, Maisuria MM

Stability constants are measured for complexes of Fe2+, Co2+, Ni2+ and Cd2+ with 1, 10-phenanthroline (Phen) in water, methanol and water- methanol binary solvents systems at 298.15 K and 308.15 K using the conductometric method.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 4(11), 52-61

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Conductance and thermodynamic study on complexation of silver (i), thallium (i) and lead (ii) with dicyclohexyl-18- crown-6 in methanol-water binary mixtures

Shah Bijal A, Christy Francis A, Shrivastav Pranav S, Sanyal Mallika

The complexation reactions between Ag+, Tl+ and Pb2+ cations with dicyclohexyl-18-crown-6 (DCH 18C6) were studied in methanol–water binary mixtures at different temperatures by conductometry.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 4(11), 62-67

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Research

Effect of domestic laundering on color fastness of three newly synthesized reactive dyes on 100 % cotton fabric

Patel Jigar R, Patel Mitesh H, Shrivastav Pranav S, Sanyal Mallika

The article describes synthesis and colour fastness study of three reactive dyes, Reactive Red A, Reactive Red B and Reactive Red C on 100 % cotton fabric using domestic laundering. These reactive dyes contain chlorotriazine, sulfo vinylsulfone and sulfo tobiaz acid hetero functionality.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 4(11), 68-75

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Characteristic Study of Dynamic Elastic Modulii, Physical properties of rocks in geographical South India

Abhilash Borah

The laboratory measurements of physical properties such as density, porosity, ultrasonic P-wave and S-wave velocities, Poisson’s ratio, Young’s modulus, Bulk modulus, and Shear modulus have been carried out of some of the different types of rocks of southern part of geographical Indian sub-continent.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 4(11), 76-84

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Perspective

Gingival retraction and soft tissue management in fixed Prosthodontic procedure

Debnath Nitai, Gupta Renu, Kumar Sandeep, Priyadarshini V, Shakti devi A, Meenakshi A

An accurate final impression is extremely important for Successful fixed prosthetic restoration. The longevity of fixed restoration again depends on accurate reproduction of finish line in the impression.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 5(12), 7-10

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Analysis

Phosphorus absorption kinetics of some phosphate solubilizing bacterial strains isolated from river Ganga

Dipak Paul, Sankar Narayan Sinha

In this study, a total of twenty four phosphate solubilizing bacterial (PSB) colonies were isolated on the Pikovskaya’s agar medium from different effluent exposed sediment of river Ganga. The bacteria showing clear halo zones around their colonies were considered as phosphate solubilizers.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 5(12), 11-14

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Analysis

A study of functors associated with presentations of Knot group

Pravanjan Kumar Rana

In this paper we construct a functor  associated with Presentations of Knot Group of a Knot. Let X be a knot and G(X) be a Knot group, is the fundamental group of the complement of the knot.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 5(12), 15-19

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Research

Bioaccumulation of heavy metals with special emphasis to marine fishes of Puduchery coast, southeast coast of India

Suresh Kumar C, Jaikumar M, Robin RS, Karthikeyan P, Saravana Kumar C, Nagarjuna A, Vishnuvardhan V

Heavy metals are non-biodegradable which cause cytotoxic and carcinogenic effects in animals. Being at the top of the aquatic food chain fish constitute a major source of heavy metals in food. The seasonal variation in Cu, Cr, Zn, Pb and Cd concentrations found in muscle tissue of five marine fishes species.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 5(12), 20-25

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Analysis

Almost slightly-continuity, slightly open and slightly closed mappings

Balasubramanian S

In this paper we discuss new type of continuous functions called Almost slightly−continuous, slightly-open and slightly-closed functions; its properties and interrelation with other such functions are studied.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 5(13), 29-36

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Research

Luminol initiated ring opening polymerization of ε-Caprolactone

Agathian K, Siva P, Meenarathi B, Kannammal L, Anbarasan R

Stannous octoate catalyzed ring opening polymerization of  - Caprolactone was carried out in the presence of luminol as a initiator under N2 atmosphere and further characterized by various analytical techniques like FTIR, UV-Visible spectrum, Fluorescence, TGA, Particle Size Analysis and FE-SEM. The analysis report indicates that the PCL-luminol system is hydrophobic polymer with 1μm practical size.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 5(13), 37-40

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Research

Synthesis and Characterizations of Poly (ε-caprolactone) based hydrophobic Copolymers

Sribala MG, Hung-Hsia Chen, Ping-Hei Chen, Meenarathi B, Kannammal L, Siva P, Anbarasan R

A novel copolymer was synthesized towards the attainment of hydrophobicity and the results were compared with the conventional copolymer. The copolymers were characterized by various analytical techniques like FTIR, NMR, UV-visible, Fluorescence, XPS, SEM, FESEM, TEM, DSC, TGA and GPC. Finally, the water contact angles of the copolymers were tested.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 5(13), 41-48

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Research

A study on Polysorbate 20 as additive for phenol removal from aqueous solutions catalyzed by soya bean peroxidase

Merlin Thomas

In the present study, the efficiency of Polysorbate 20 (Tween 20) as additive on the removal of phenol catalyzed by soya bean peroxidase was done as an alternative to the conventional phenol removal processes.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 5(14), 53-56

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Research

Synthesis and characterization of an acetophenone derived resin and its lanthanide (III) polychelates

Patel Vijay R, Shrivastav Pranav S, Patel Vasant M, Joshi Jayantilal D

The study describes the synthesis and characterization of a poly [(2,4-dihydroxyacetophenone) ethylene] resin and its lanthanide (III) polychelates. The resin was synthesised by condensation reaction of 2,4-dihydroxyacetophenone with ethanediol in presence of polyphosphoric acid in 80.41 % yield.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 5(14), 57-62

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Research

Antibacterial activity of crude extract of leaves of Pterospermum acerifolium

Varsha Chandrakar, Bhawana Pandey, Chitra Bhattacharya

Pterospermum acerifolium is one of the most popular medicinal plants in middle regions of India, commonly known as kanakchampa. Traditionally the leaves of the plant have been used as Haemostatic and for its wound healing properties, but to date there is no documented evidence corroborating its antimicrobial activity.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 5(14), 63-66

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Analysis

Some new contraction for Coupled Fixed Point Theorems on G- metric space

Kaurav PS, Rajput SS, Animesh Gupta

In this paper, we find a new type of contractive condition on G- metric spaces also the purpose of this paper is to generalized some recent coupled fixed point theorems in G- metric spaces.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 6(15), 7-18

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Analysis

Some contraction theorem in Hausdroff space

Rajesh Shrivastava, Shashikant Singh Yadav, RN Yadava

In this article we prove some fixed point and common fixed point theorems in Hausdroff spaces satisfying new rational type contractive conditions.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 6(15), 19-24

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Analysis

Common fixed point theorems in cone Banach space by using occasionally weak compatible mappings

Rajesh Shrivastava, Shashikant Singh Yadav, RN Yadava

In this article, we prove a common fixed point theorem in cone Banach space satisfying occasionally weak compatible mapping by using rational contraction. Recently E. Karapinar (Fixed Point Theorems in Cone Banach Spaces, Fixed Point Theory Applications, Article ID 609281, 9 pages, 2009) present some fixed point theorems for self mappings satisfying certain contraction principles on Cone Banach Spaces.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 6(15), 25-32

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Analysis

Demand and Supply Analyses of Kendu Leaf in Odisha

Sudhakar Patra

The objectives of the paper are to analyze the demand and supply of Kendu Leaf in Odisha, India. The study is based on secondary data collected from reports of the Department of Forest, Govt. of Orissa and Reports of Tribal Research centre, Bhubaneswar.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 6(15), 33-39

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Research

Application of La(III)-, Pr(III)-, Nd(III)- AND Sm(III)-polychelates as catalysts for biginelli reactions

Patel Vijay R, Shrivastav Pranav S, Patel Vasant M, Joshi Jayantilal D

Biginelli reaction is an acid-catalyzed, three-component reaction between an aldehyde, a ß-ketoester and urea to give dihydropyrimidones, which have potential pharmaceutical applications. The article presents the application of La(III), Pr(III), Nd(III) and Sm(III)-polychelates as catalyst for the synthesis of 3,4-dihydropyrimidin-2(1H)-ones or Biginelli compounds.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 6(15), 40-46

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Research

Effect of Vermicompost and Mycorrhizal Consortia on growth of Jatropha and Casuarina seedlings

Kiruba M, Tilak M, Kalaiselvi T, Shanmugam M, Hemalatha P, Manivasakan S, Rajamanickam S

The impact of the composts on growth and development of casuarina and jatropha seedlings were studied. The growth parameters were recorded 15, 30, 45, 60 and 75 days after planting. Vermicompost obtained out of teak vermicompost + mycorrhizal consortia can be used to produce quality casuarina seedlings.

Indian journal of science, 2013, 6(16), 50-59

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