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AUTHOR COMMENTARIES - 2008

February 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.

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Dr. Sabri Arik February 2008
Sabri Arik; "In our most-cited paper, by employing a more general type of Lyapunov functional and using the contradiction method, we have derived new sufficient conditions for the asymptotic convergence of the equilibrium point for CNNs. By exploiting these conditions..." Read article
(Archived) Special Topic of Artificial Neural Networks.
   
Mary J. Brenner February 2008
Mary J. Benner; "Process management (the general term for approaches that help organizations focus on more tightly routinizing their operating processes) has had an apple pie quality among managers and scholars in management. How could careful attention to improving the operating..." Read article
Emerging Research Fronts, February 2008.
   
February 2008
The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work. Adrian Constantin; "Let me explain briefly the physical motivation of the paper. Ocean waves are classified as either sea or swell. Irregular patterns made up of various waves with different speeds, wavelengths and amplitudes are called sea. When these waves move past the area of..." Read article
Fast Breaking Papers, February 2008.
   
Deng The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.February 2008
Linhong Deng; "This paper may be significant because it demonstrates, for the first time, that the living cell can behave either like a soft glassy material such as Ketchup and soft dough, or like a network system composed of semiflexible filaments, depending on how fast the cell is" Read article
Fast Breaking Papers, February 2008.
   
Ganji February 2008
Davood Domiri Ganji; "...first, my paper uses a relatively new method proposed by a famous Chinese mathematician—Dr. Ji-Huan He of Shanghai University—in order to solve a complex nonlinear problem, which was very difficult to solve by the use of traditional methods, such as Adomian...." Read article
Fast Breaking Papers, February 2008.
   
Goff February 2008
Stephen Goff; "This work has been used within Syngenta to identify candidate genes and molecular markers useful for commercial crop enhancement. It has also allowed us to gain experience in cereal genomics with a smaller genome model. The rice genome work helped Syngenta scientists..." Read article
Featured Analysis Paper from Essential Science Indicators.
   
February 2008
Minoru Kanehisa; "This research is part of our effort to develop computational methods for analyzing biological sequencing data, which I began a long time ago—in the early 1980s, when I was working in the US and involved in the establishment of the GenBank database..."Read article
Emerging Research Fronts, February 2008.
   
Lieberman February 2008
Jeffrey Lieberman; "...the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), as one of its initiatives to stimulate large practical clinical trials in mental illness, awarded us a contact to do a study evaluating the effectiveness of antipsychotic medications. What they said is, "We would like to know how..." Read article
(Archived) Special Topic of Schizophrenia
   
Matyjaszewski February 2008
Krzysztof Matyjaszewski; "My research has always focused on polymer synthesis, on making well-defined polymers. When I came to Carnegie Mellon in 1985, I started working on living ionic polymerization and applying this concept to the synthesis of well-defined organometallic and inorganic..." Read article
Featured ScienceWatch.com Interview
   
Murphy The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.February 2008
Michael P. Murphy & Robin A. J. Smith; "This work grew out of a multidisciplinary collaboration between a biochemist interested in probing and modifying mitochondria (Murphy) and a chemist with an interest in making bioactive molecules (Smith) while we were both..." Read article
Fast Breaking Papers, February 2008.
   
Matej Oresic February 2008
Matej Oresic; "The paper describes a new software, MZmine, which also includes some new methods such as those used for peak detection and spectral alignment and also for early-stage processing of mass spectrometry. MZmine is thus a collection of established, as well as new..." Read
Fast Breaking Papers, February 2008.
   
Reiter The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.February 2008
Russel J. Reiter; "in experimental animal models of diseases, including stroke, heart attack, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinsonism, and other degenerative processes of aging, melatonin has proven beneficial. Also, melatonin is an excellent protector against the damaging effects of ionizing radiation..." Read article
Fast Breaking Papers, February 2008.
   
Rialp February 2008
Alex Rialp, Josep Rialp, & Gary A. Knight; "...we seek to elucidate not only the most relevant benefits and contributions..." Read article
Fast Breaking Papers, February 2008.
   
Van Savage February 2008
Van Savage; "I have always enjoyed trying to solve problems that are simply stated yet deceptively difficult. This process is especially exciting when I am able to greatly simplify a problem by cleverly applying a few key insights about the natural world. This fondness led me to physics, a field that..." Read article
Featured Scientist from Essential Science Indicators.
   
Robertson February 2008
Mary M. Robertson; "I have just had a paper accepted which indicates that Tourette Syndrome affects 1% of the population—Robertson MM "The Epidemiology of Tourette syndrome," Journal of Psychosomatic Research (in press) (2008). This is what I see as a social or political"Read article
Emerging Research Fronts, February 2008.
   
Roediger The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.February 2008
Henry L. Roediger and Jeff Karpicke; "The paper comes closest to describing a new "discovery." The reason for the quotes around discovery is that, like many phenomena in psychology, the effects of testing on material relative to studying had been carried out previously..." Read article
Fast Breaking Papers, February 2008.
   
Dr. Stephen Silberstein February 2008
Stephen Silbersten; "...we saw that many people believed that migraine and epilepsy were similar in some ways, so we started looking at drugs that were marketed for the treatment of epilepsy (Depakote [divalproex sodium]) and convinced the companies who made them to do..." Read article
(Archived) Special Topic of Migraine & Other Vascular Headaches.
   
Spergel February 2008
David N. Spergel; "Because the paper is a product of the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe science team, I believe that the community views the derived parameters as reliable. This paper builds on other papers by the WMAP team that describe the experiment, the detector..." Read article
Fast Breaking Papers, February 2008.
   
Tomblin February 2008
Bruce Tomblin
; "Cochlear implantation in children is very controversial, particularly with respect to the views of members of the community who are deaf. Early implantation means that parents must make decisions soon after diagnosis and it is quite important that parents be well-informed..." Read article
Fast Breaking Papers, February 2008.
   
Trapp February 2008
Bruce D. Trapp; "Our data is also of interest to the clinical MS researcher because it impacts design of future clinical trials. Transplantation of oligodendrocyte-producing cells is a major focus of pre-clinical research. Much of this research appropriately focuses on the type and" Read article
Emerging Research Fronts, February 2008.
   
Westerling The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.February 2008
Anthony Westerling; "this research is the first to conclusively link the increase in wildfire to trends toward warming and the appearance of earlier springs, implying that global warming will tend to increase wildfire in forest ecosystems where snow plays an important role in the area’s hydrology..." Read article
Fast Breaking Papers, February 2008.
   
Yu February 2008
Ting Yu & Joseph Eberly; "Our research does identify an effect not previously known in the long-established domain of relaxation studies, and in that sense it is a discovery. It is also obviously a synthesis of knowledge because the methods we used to obtain our predictions are..." Read article
Emerging Research Fronts, February 2008.
   
Zheng The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.February 2008
Yong-Fei Zheng
; "our paper has provided a timely outline of important progresses in studies of continental collision and ultrahigh-pressure metamorphism, explored and predicted a number of challengeable scientific questions, and highlighted possible forefronts of research in" Read full story
Special Topic of Zircon Dating
   
Zhu February 2008
Yong-Feng Zhu; "Detailed petrology and geochemical data presented in this paper show that these volcanic rocks represent typical continental arc magmatism. The volcanic rocks are mainly trachy-andesitic, and the magma source is enriched in LILE, Th and Pb, and depleted in HFSE and..." Read article
Emerging Research Fronts, February 2008.

 



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