Scientific & Popular Articles by PM Bhargava

PMB Memoirs: Nine Decades of PM Bhargava

PMB Memoirs

PMB Memoir, Vol. VI, Feb 22, 1978-88

(Nine decades of PM Bhargava from 1928 till date)

Table of Contents

E.coli RNA entrapped in large, unilamellar liposomes is partially exposed

Indian Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics, 1984, 21, 293-298.

Evidence for the presence of a cell-surface ribonuclease in mechanically prepared rat-liver cells in suspension

Bioscience Reports, 1982, 2, 751-760.

Uptake of exogenous RNA by rat-liver parenchymal cells in suspension prepared by the colleagenase method

Indian Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics, 1983, 20, 121-126.

A Comparative study of RNA synthesis in liver cells functioning at different levels of organisation

Indian Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics, 1982, 19, 75-85.

Regulation cell division and malignant transformation through control of uptake of essential nutrients. Isolation of a new type of protein inhibitor of transport of such nutrients from rat liver

Cellular & Molecular Biology, 1979, 25, 85-94.

The general problem of regulation of cell division and malignant transformation – I. The phenomenology and the questions

Current Science, 1983, 52, 199-205.

The general problem of regulation of cell division and malignant transformation – II. An approach towards unraveling of the underlying mechanisms

Current Science, 1983, 52, 234-239.

A possible role of cell membranes in regulation of cell division and malignant transformation

In Membrane Dynamics and Transport of Normal and Tumour Cells (Ed. S. Damjanovich) (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), 1984, pp.253-258.

The role of cell membranes in the regulation of cell division and malignant transformation

Journal of Biosciences, 1985, 8, 329-342.

Seminalplasmin: an antimicrobial protein from bovine semial plasma which acts in E.coli by specific inhibition of rRNA synthesis

Nature, 1979, 279, 725-728.

Seminalplasmin is a potent inhibitor of E.coli RNA polymerase in vitro

Nature, 1979, 279, 728-731.

A new pyrimidine-specific ribonuclease from bovine seminal plasma which is active on both single and double-stranded polyribonucleotides and which can distinguish between Mg2+-containing and Mg2+ -depleted naturally occurring RNAs

Journal of Molecular Biology, 1979, 135, 525-544.

Seminalplasmin, a new protein inhibitor of microbial growth and of transcription from bovine seminal plasma, and two other proteins of seminal plasma

Biomolecular structure, Confornation & FunctionI, Ed. R Srinivasan, Pergamon Press, London, 1980, 2, 177-189.

Four new and unusual proteins from bovine seminal plasma

Biochemical Society Transactions, 1981, 9, 540-543.

The romance of the seminal fluid: the excitement of the unusual

Presidential address, Biology Section, National Academy of Sciences (India), in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (India), 1981, Annual number, 51-67

A typical behaviour of ribonuclease SPL: different concentrations of the enzyme give different limit digests

FEBS Letters, 1981, 131, 377-380.

Inhibition of reverse trnascriptase by seminalplasmin

Biochemical Journal, 1983, 209, 183-188.

Seminalplasmin inhibits transcription and translation of DNA in vitro

FEBS Letters, 1983, 152, 6-10.

Effect of spermine, EDTA, urea and high salt on the activity of ribonuclease SPL on Mg2+-containing undenatured total E.coli and rat liver RNAs

Japanese Journal of Biochemistry, 1983, 93, 207-210.

Ribonucleolytic activity of bovine spermatozoa plasma and acrosomal membranes

Bioscience Reports, 1984, 4, 71-82.

Immunological identification of seminalplasmin in tissue extracts of sex glands of bull

Biology of Reproduction, 1984, 30, 1237-1242.

Immunological identification of seminalplasmin in tissue extracts of sex glands of bull

In “Protides of the Biological Fluids”, Ed. H. Peeters, Pergamon Press, 1984, 201-204.

Isolation, charecterisation and possible mode of action of antiseminalplasin, a new protein that inhibits the antimicrobial activity of seminalplasmin

Biochemical Journal, 1985, 227, 609-619.

Seminalplasmin, an antimicrobial protein from bull seminal plasma, inhibits growth, and synthesis of nucleic acids and proteins in S. cerevisiae

Japanese Journal of Biochemistry, 1985, 97, 463-471.

Effect of smeinalplasmin, an antimicrobial protein from bovine semen, on growth and macromolecular synthesis in Candida albicans

Indian Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics, 1985, 22, 1-7.

Seminalplasmin: an antimicrobial and transcription-inhibitory protein from seminal plasma which might be nature’s own anti-fertlity agent

Annals of National Academy of Medical Sciences (India), 1985, 21, 53-68.

Variation in the antibacterial activity of bovine seminal plasma

Indian Veterinary Journal, 1986, 63, 642-649.

Antibacterial activity of seminalplasmin, a basic protein from bovine seminal plasma

Microbios, 1986, 45, 105-112.

Seminalplasmin and caltrin are the same protein

FEBS Letters, 1986, 201, 233-236.

Antifertility factors of mammalian seminal fluid

BioEssaysi, 1987, 7, 13-17.

Bacteriolytic activity of seminalplasmin

Journal of General Microbiology, 1987, 133, 1265-1271.

Analysis of repeating oligonucleotide sequences in ribonucleic acids using an Apple II microcomputer

Computer Applications in Biological Sciences, 1986, 2, 189-194.

Molecular interactions and formation of promitive cells

Origin and Evolution of Life and Intelligence in the Universe (Paper presented at a Workshop, Mumbai, January 14-16, 1980) (BARC, Bombay, 1980), pp.194-200.

The problem of transition from the chemical to the biological evolution: some possible solutions

Origins of Life, 1984, 14, 459-467.

Is the soluble phase of cells structured?

Biosystems, 1985, 18, 135-139.

The minimum requirements for the evolution of a cell

Advances in Space Research, 1986, 6, 7-11.

The “What” and “Why” of biochemistry

In Text Book of Biochemistry and Human biology, Ed. G P Talwar (the introducing chapter), Prentice-Hall, New Delhi, 1980, pp.xi-xxii.

Isolation and identification of Micrococcus roseus and Planococcus species from Schirmacher Oasis, Antarctica

Journal of Biosciences, 1988, 13, 409-414.

Guha Research Conference: A brief report of its genesis, objectives and activities

Guha Research Conference: A brief report of its genesis, objectives and activities. P M Bhargava, 1976 & 1982 (a booklet).

The phenomenon of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

The phenomenon of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.  P M  Bhargava. New Quest, March-April 1978, pp. 79-88.

Bilateral agreements for scientific collaboration

Bilateral  agreements  for scientific collaboration.  P M  Bhargava.  Society and Science. Vol. I,  no.1, November 1978, pp. 69-75.

Nuclear energy and space programmes: justification for Indian investment

Nuclear energy and space programmes: justification for Indian investment.  P M  Bhargava.  Secular Democracy, 1978,  Vol. XI, September (II), pp. 13-22.

School education in India

School education in India. P M Bhargava. New Quest, Vol. 15, May-June 1979, pp. 147-158.

Progress Report in Biology: (1) Interferon: How does it kill a virus? (2) Bacteria make human insulin (3) Movements of cultured cells: Surprise findings

Progress Report in Biology: (1) Interferon:  How does it kill a virus?  (2) Bacteria make human insulin (3) Movements  of  cultured  cells: Surprise  findings.  K S N  Prasad  &  P M  Bhargava.  Society  and  Science, 1979, Vol.2, pp. 77-85.

Family planning: The problem and the solutions

Family  planning: The  problem  and  the  solutions.  P M  Bhargava.  Society  and  Science, 1980, Vol.3, pp.38-46.

Rights and responsibilities of scientists and technologists

Rights and responsibilities  of  scientists  and technologists.  P M  Bhargava.  Society and Science, 1980,  Vol. 3, pp. 117-135.

Deficiencies and corrections

Deficiencies and corrections.  P M  Bhargava and Indradev.  Seminar, February 1981, pp. 20-25.

The text of the Exhibition on the Method of Science

The text of the Exhibition on the  Method of Science,  P M  Bhargava.  Serialised in Science Today, every month from January 1980 to January 1981.

Today’s excitement in biology

Today’s excitement in biology.  P M  Bhargava.  Published in Dr  G S Sidhu’s Felicitation Volume, 1981, pp. 67-76.

The method of science and the value system implicit in it

The method of science and the value system implicit in it.  In Asiatic Society  of  Bombay’s  175th  Anni-versary Lecture Series on Science and Society.  Social Science Probings, September 1984,  Vol. 1, 417-435.

Does science refute religion

Does science refute religion?  P M  Bhargava.  Society and Science, 1981, 4, 42-50.

Why statement on scientific temper?

Why statement on scientific temper?  P M  Bhargava.  Secular Democracy, 1981, XVI (11), 29-31.

The future of biology. A discussion with Francis H C Crick

The  future of biology.  A discussion with Francis H C  Crick.  P M  Bhargava.  Science Today, 1982, 16 (1), 29-35.

New directions in Indian science and technology. Panel discussion

New directions in Indian science and technology.  Panel discussion.  P M  Bhargava, P V  Sundaram, V Srinivasan, R Narasimhan and D Shankar Narayan.  The Hindu, July 6, 1982, 17-20. PART 1: READ THIS ARTICLE ONLINE OR ↓ DOWNLOAD A COPY Having Trouble Downloading? ↪ Watch here how to download this article  ◼ ❙❙ ❚❚ ► ⚫ [...]

Whence high IQs?

Whence high IQs?  P M  Bhargava.  Nature (London), 1982, 298, 8.

The method of science

The method of science. P M  Bhargava. Patriot, March 6, 1982, p.5.

How does science progress?

How does science progress?  P M  Bhargava. Patriot, April 3, 1982, p.5.

Science and dogma

Science and dogma.  P M  Bhargava. Link, August 15, 1982, 171-173.

A tale of two books (A long review of Rupert Sheldrake’s A New Science of Life, and Francis Crick’s Life Itself)

A tale of two books (A long review of Rupert Sheldrake’s A New Science of Life, and Francis Crick’s Life   Itself).  P M  Bhargava.  Science Today, April 1983, 17, 54-57.

Penetration of science and technology into society: the role of basic research

Penetration  of  science  and  technology  into society: the role of basic research. P M  Bhargava. In “Science  and Technology Policy in the 1980s and Beyond”, Ed. M  Gibbons, Phillip Gummett and B M Udgaonkar, Longman, London, 1984, 51-66.

The excitement in modern biology

The excitement in modern biology (4 parts) I.                    What has been done? II.                  Future of biotechnology III.               Benefits and dangers IV.                What should would do about it? P M  Bhargava and Anita Gambhir. Indian Express, 1983, May 22, June 5, June 19, July 3, and July 17.

Why, why and why all this?

Why, why and why all this?  P M  Bhargava.  Yojana, 1983, August 15, 27, 5-8.

Excellence in science

Excellence in science. P M  Bhargava. Mainstream, 1983, June 18, XXI, 25-27.

Resolutions are not enough

Resolutions are not enough (2 parts).  P M  Bhargava.  Science Today,  1983,  17 (8),  15-16; and 17 (9),  16- 17.

The future of biotechnology

The future of biotechnology.  P M  Bhargava and Anita Gambhir.  Commerce,  1983,  November 26,  147,  7-12.

Out of context

Out of context. P M  Bhargava.  The Illustrated Weekly of India, 1984, February 19, p.4.

Test of science

Test of science.  P M  Bhargava.  The Illustrated Weekly of India, 18th March 1984, p.4.

The educationists and the academicians

The educationists and the academicians.  P M  Bhargava.  Yojana, 1984,  August 15, 28 (14-15), 24-28.

Reconstructing man

Reconstructing man.  P M  Bhargava. Patriot (Sunday magazine), November 11, 1984, p.1.

Reminiscences of Mrs Indira Gandhi

Reminiscences of Mrs Indira Gandhi.  P M  Bhargava. Science Age, 1984, 2 (2), 4.

The Bhopal tragedy: A middle word

The  Bhopal tragedy: A middle word.  P M  Bhargava.  Economic and Political Weekly,  June 1, 1985.  XX, 962-965.

Religion is the greatest divider of men

Religion is the greatest divider of men !  P M  Bhargava.  Yojana, 1985, August 15, 29, 49-53.

The origin of life on Earth

The origin of life on Earth. P M  Bhargava.  Hindustan Times,  21st July 1985 (Cover Story in the Magazine Section).

The dawn of the age of biology: where are we bound for?

The dawn of the age of biology:  where are we bound for?  P M  Bhargava.  Man and Development,  1985, VII (4), 11-28.  (Reproduced also in Chemistry in India, 1987).

Education must take blame for today’s scenario

Education  must  take  blame for today’s scenario.  Interview with P M Bhargava.  Yojana, January 26, 1986, 30, 6-9.

How does the arms race affect my country

How  does  the  arms  race  affect my country?  P M  Bhargava. Stern (W.Germany), 1986. (Invited statement, not seen by the author in print).

What would it be like in 2001?

What would it be like in 2001? P M Bhargava. Yojana, December 1-15, 1986, 30, 4-6.

What is wrong with Indian science? The proof lies in numbers

What  is  wrong  with  Indian  science?  The proof lies in numbers.  P M Bhargava.  Fusion Asia, 1986, 4(1), 30-33.

Exotic material: exotic results

Exotic material: exotic results. P M Bhargava. Guha Research Conference, 1987 Brochure, 7-9.

Science is science and art is art, but the twain shall meet

Science is science and art is art, but the twain shall meet. P M Bhargava and Chandana Chakrabarti, Patri- ot, April 5, 1987, p.3.

We must learn to cope with environmental problems

We must learn to cope with environmental problems. P M Bhargava. Hindustan Times, March 7, 1987

Script and commentary for a 1-hour documentary film on “The Method of Science”, produced by the Films Division of the Government of India

Script and commentary for a 1-hour documentary film on “The Method of Science”, produced by the Films Division  of  the  Government  of India.  P M Bhargava, Chandana Chakrabarti and Vaneeta Bhargava, 1986-87.  Also published in “Vandalisation of a work of art and science”, Ed. Premanand; published by Premanand,11/7, Chettipalyam Road, Podanur, Tamil Nadu 641 023 [...]

The changing face of science as we get ready to enter the 21st century

The  changing  face  of  science  as we get ready to enter the 21st century. P M Bhargava. Presidential address for  the  Science  &  Technology  Policy  Studies  Section.  XII Indian Social Science Congress, Mysore, 1987, In: Indian  society  at  the  turn of the century, Ed. N P Chaubey, Indian Academy of Social Sciences, 1988, 152-184.

Comments on the Report of the CSIR Review Committee headed by Shri Abid Hussain

Comments on the Report of the CSIR Review Committee headed by Shri Abid Hussain. P M Bhargava. Link, April 19, 1987, 10-13; and Science Age, May 1987, 10-13.

Science in India: natural and physical sciences

Science in India: natural and physical sciences:  P M  Bhargava and Chandana Chakrabarti. In Science and Society,  A M.P. Government  Textbook  brought  out by M P Uchcha Shiksha Anudan Ayog, Bhopal, 1987, 15-36.

Scientific research in India: its future

Scientific research in India: its future (2 parts). P M  Bhargava. Patriot, June 30, 1987, and July 1, 1987.

International Cooperation in Science and Technology and the Indo-US Vaccine Action Programme

International Cooperation in Science and Technology and the Indo-US Vaccine Action Programme (Guest Editorial). P M Bhargava. Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research, 1987, 46, 479-481.

Science: on to the 21st century

Science: on to the 21st century. Pushpa M Bhargava. Science Age, 1988, 6 (1), 13-22.

The crisis of civilization

The  crisis  of  civilization.  P M  Bhargava  and  Chandana Chakrabarti. New Humanist (London), 1988, 103 (1), 7-10.

The recent excitement in modern biology and the outlook for future

The recent excitement in modern biology and the outlook for future, P M Bhargava. In Science and Technology Perspectives. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Oxford and IBH Publishing Co. New Delhi, 1986, 19-42.

Scientific Temper or Bondage of Traditions

Science, Non Science & the Paranormal, edited by H Narasimhaiah, p.168, 1987.

Development and Status of Natural and Physical Sciences in India

CCMB souvenir, Nov-Dec. 1987, pp 7-14.

On Mahesh Yogi, Reply by Dr P M Bhargava

New Quest, Nov-Dec.1978, pp.411-412.

New Directions in Indian Science & Technology

The Hindu, 6th July 1982, 4-page supplement.

Tale of a weed (water hyacinth) (a poem)

The Hindu, 22nd February 1983.

PMB Memoir, Vol. VI, Feb 22, 1978-88