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AUTHOR COMMENTARIES - 2008

April 2008

ScienceWatch.com from Thomson Scientific takes you behind the scenes of highly cited research in these interviews, essays, and rankings featuring researchers in a variety of fields. Author commentaries come from all areas of ScienceWatch.com. There are also interviews with authors featured within every Special Topic and corresponding Research Front Map. In addition, there are comments from authors who have papers featured in Emerging Research Fronts, Fast-Moving Fronts, New Hot Papers, Fast-Breaking Papers, Current Classics, and Top Topics. Search for an author by year, month, or alphabetically.

The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.Many interviews and comments include images of the authors’ work featured in their papers.


Baltimore April 2008
David Baltimore; "MicroRNAs are an important class of molecules only recently uncovered. Most previous work had associated these small RNAs with regulation during embryonic development. The understanding that they play a role in inflammation extends their importance..."Read article
Fast Breaking Papers, April 2008.
   
Baylin April 2008
Stephen A. Baylin & Peter A. Jones; "For cancer, our work will be pointed in following the potential, as stated above, in developing abnormal DNA methylation and other components of the attendant gene silencing as cancer biomarkers—and, through understanding the gene silencing at..." Read article
Emerging Research Fronts, April 2008.
   
Brand April 2008
Martin Brand; "This was the first report that directly connected an uncoupling function of mitochondrial uncoupling proteins to activation by reactive oxygen species (specifically, superoxide). It opened up a mechanistic link that also suggested physiological function, and so..." Read article
Emerging Research Fronts, April 2008.
   
Croce April 2008
Carlo M. Croce; "It will be a revolution. We will have drugs based on this, and a lot of novel diagnostic and prognostic markers will be developed. The great opportunity will be in therapy. We will understand the diseases much better, including cancer, heart disease, and many other..." Read article
Featured Science Watch® Newsletter Interview.
   
Dubovik The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.April 2008
Oleg Dubovik; "The paper summarizes multi-year aerosol observations, offering a limited number of the models for describing the variability of the optical properties of ambient atmospheric aerosols. Those derived models are based on long-term observations and..." Read article
Emerging Research Fronts, April 2008.
   
Etienne April 2008
Jerome Etienne; "...we now have these very virulent strains of MRSA in the community and, just as in hospitals, we now all have to take precautions to avoid spreading them. We have to remember to use proper hygiene in the home. If you’re infected with PVL-positive bacteria..."Read article
Special Topic of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
   
Ferrari April 2008
Michel Ferrari; "The ultimate goal is to understand why migraine patients get attacks. Why are they completely normal and then suddenly they have this derangement of brain function and normalization? Our hypothesis is that these patients have a reduced trigger..." Read article
Special Topic of Migraine & Other Vascular Headaches, April 2008.
   
Fornes April 2008
Timothy D. Fornes & Don Paul; "Although proof-of-concept studies had been conducted at the time, few, if any, reports were available that described the key relationships between nanofiller structure and nanocomposite properties, especially in thermoplastic matrices..." Read article
Emerging Research Fronts, April 2008.
   
He April 2008
JH He; "The applications of the homotopy perturbation method mainly cover in nonlinear differential equations, nonlinear integral equations, nonlinear differential-integral equations, difference-differential equations, and fractional differential equations..." Read article
Featured Scientist from Essential Science Indicators, April 2008.
   
Herbst April 2008
Eric Herbst; "My research lies in two areas. I am known more widely for my research in astrochemistry, which is the study of molecules in environments outside of the Earth, specifically in star-forming regions of interstellar clouds. The molecules are of interest both for chemical reasons..." Read article
Special Topic of Astrochemistry, April 2008.
   
Kaplan The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.April 2008
Ray M. Kaplan; "This paper synthesizes knowledge regarding the biology and epidemiology of drug resistance in nematode parasites and offers perspectives for addressing these problems, both now and in the future..." Read article
Emerging Research Fronts, April 2008.
   
Kato The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.April 2008
Shigeaki Kato; "This report implies for the first time that ligand-unbound nuclear receptors can be activated through other transcription factors. This is a fundamental quality of ER functions and estrogen signaling..." Read article
Emerging Research Fronts, April 2008.
   
Kotov April 2008
Nicholas A. Kotov; "The paper describes the process of self-organization of particles in the chain under the influence of dipole-dipole interactions between them and the subsequent recrystallization of the chain in nanowires. This is a unique process that opens up a new methodology..." Read article
Emerging Research Fronts, April 2008.
   
Kouvelis April 2008
Panos Kouvelis, Chester Chambers & Haiyan Wang; "We are each currently involved in several new works that deal with the topics raised in this review piece. The works that we currently have under review include several papers which deal with optimal contracting within." Read article
Fast Breaking Papers, April 2008.
   
Kubicki April 2008
Marek Kubicki; "Our paper is likely highly cited because it provides a comprehensive review of findings in the literature based on the application of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to schizophrenia. This is a very exciting area of research, as DTI is quite a new and powerful technology for..." Read article
Fast Breaking Papers, April 2008.
   
Manderville April 2008
Richard A. Manderville; "Our paper represents a synthesis of knowledge and is based on the publications of many researchers in the field. Also included in the review are recent findings from the Manderville and Pfohl-Leszkowicz laboratories dealing with DNA damage..." Read article
Fast Breaking Papers, April 2008.
   
Mantovani April 2008
Alberto Mantovani; "This paper is at the intersection of two fields of research which have become popular. On the one hand, it summarizes current understanding of the diversity of macrophage activation in terms of polarization of cells with different functional properties. It crystallizes..." Read article
Emerging Research Fronts, April 2008.
   
Miura April 2008
Norio Miura; "I believe that our review article provided all the necessary information for all kinds of research conducted within this area. Through offering extensive information pertaining to the biomedical, food, and environmental applications of SPR immunoassays, this paper..." Read article
Fast Breaking Papers, April 2008.
   
Nolan April 2008
Garry Nolan; "Basically you can think of these kinases as switches; when you flow information through the cell, the settings of these switches change, and that tells you what environment that information can encounter and how the cell might respond to such environments. The information..." Read article
Featured Scientist from Essential Science Indicators.
   
Olesen April 2008
Jes Olesen; "This particular New England Journal of Medicine article was reporting on a clinical trial studying a compound that had been developed by Bohringer Ingleheim in Germany. The compound proved to work and so was a proof of principle: here was a potentially whole new class of drugs..." Read article
Special Topic of Migraine & Other Vascular Headaches.
   
Page April 2008
Lyman Page; "It presents full sky maps of the polarization of the microwave sky and from those maps determines when the first stars turned on and places limits on the fraction of the universe made of gravitational radiation..." Read article
Fast Breaking Papers, April 2008.
   
Reimer This is a Podcast InterviewApril 2008
Paula Reimer; "Dr. Paula J. Reimer is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology (GAP) and Director of the 14CHRONO Centre for Climate, the Environment, and Chronology at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. A Current Classics scientist in Geo., Apr. 2008..."
Podcast, April 2008. Listen to podcast: MP3 ¦ WMA.
   
Tenover April 2008
Fred Tenover; "The bottom line is that everybody has a role in preventing the spread of this organism. This means washing your hands. It means not touching other people’s wounds or contaminated clothes. Just thinking healthy. It’s much better to prevent an infection in the first..." Read article
Special Topic of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), April 2008.
   
van Dishoeck April 2008
Ewine van Dishoeck; "This paper reported one of the first complete mid-infrared spectra of a high-mass protostar, obtained with the ISO. The dust grains are so cold (10 K) that they act as a deep-freeze: molecules from the gas collide with the grains perhaps once every 10,000 years" Read article
Special Topic of Astrochemistry, April 2008.
   
Wrolstad The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.April 2008
Ron Wrolstad; "This paper reports the anthocyanin pigment content, total phenolics, and antioxidant properties for a large sampling (n=107) of blueberries, blackberries, red and black raspberries, and red and black currants. The phytochemical content is highly correlated..." Read article
Emerging Research Fronts, April 2008.
   
XIA This is a Podcast InterviewApril 2008
Younan Xia; The Xia group at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis is pursuing cutting-edge research in three major frontiers: nanotechnology, materials chemistry, and photonic devices. Current Classics scientist in Mat. Sci., Dec. 2007 (podcast added Apr. 2008).
Podcast, April 2008. Listen to podcast: MP3 ¦ WMA.
   
Yu The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.April 2008
Su-May Yu; "Our paper provides detailed information on the unique features and utility of the TRIM library, and thus has received international attention. The extraordinarily precious TRIM mutant library and database are open to the public and have served as..." Read article
Fast Breaking Papers, April 2008.
   
Zhu The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.April 2008
Yuntian T. Zhu & Quingwen Li; "This paper reported on a systematic study of the fast growth of clean, long DWCNTs. We used a unique technique, ion-beam assisted deposition, to deposit the buffer layer and catalyst film. We also used a very low hydrogen concentration in the..." Read article
Fast Breaking Papers, April 2008.

 



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