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AUTHOR COMMENTARIES - 2008

July 2008

ScienceWatch.com from Clarivate Analytics 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.


Amendola July 2008
Luca Amendola; "Probably the reason is that this paper gives finally an exhaustive set of rules for judging whether theories that propose a form of "modified gravity" (i.e. gravity different from Einstein's Relativity theory) are acceptable or not. This is helpful because so far many scientists, at least since the 1970s..."
New Hot Paper, July 2008
   
Binder The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.July 2008
Wolfgang H. Binder; "The paper on "click"-chemistry in polymer and materials-science provides an overview on the use of a newly discovered reaction for application in polymer and material science. The reaction basically is an old one (i.e.: a Huisgen-type 1,3-dipolar cycloaddtion reaction)..."
New Hot Paper, July 2008
   
Birney July 2008
Ewan Birney; "...in this paper: GeneWise, which predicts gene structure using similar protein sequences, and genomewise, which provides a gene structure final parse across cDNA- and EST-defined spliced structure. GeneWise is heavily used by the Ensembl annotation system..."
Fast Moving Front, July 2008
   
Bininda-Emonds The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.July 2008
Olaf R. P. Bininda-Emonds; "...the paper tells an interesting story with many interesting ingredients in the mix: mammals, dinosaurs, and the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass-extinction event. Moreover, it apparently dispels the long-held truth that it was the death of the dinosaurs that cleared the way for..."
New Hot Paper, July 2008
   
Borsello The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.July 2008
Tiziana Borsello; "We believe that this paper is of general interest in the field of neuroscience since it illustrates the death of neurons during stroke and a possible way to prevent death. This is a hot field. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and long-term disability and despite..."
Fast Moving Front, July 2008
   
Dollar July 2008
David Dollar; "We were stimulated to undertake this research because in the late 1990s it was common for pundits to claim that growing international trade and investment were leading to higher inequality in countries and to growing poverty. We were not aware of any evidence to support this..."
Fast Moving Front, July 2008
   
Garrett July 2008
Laurie Garrett; "The paper brought together several streams of thinking at a critical time, offering a perspective that was controversial for some, and applauded by many. Timing was the key. The paper garnered widespread attention at a critical moment in global health efforts. The paper's ideas..."
New Hot Paper, July 2008
   
He July 2008
Ji-Huan He; "This paper is an elementary introduction to the concepts of the variational iteration method. First, the main concepts in the variational iteration method, such as the general Lagrange multiplier, restricted variation, and correction functional, are explained heuristically. Subsequently, the..."
New Hot Paper, July 2008
   
Horvath The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.July 2008
Philippe Horvath; "Our paper represents the first demonstration of the functionality of CRISPR/cas as a new microbial immune system. It is essentially the validation of a putative hypothesis. This achievement is mostly due to the concomitant availability, within Danisco, of two large..."
New Hot Paper, July 2008
   
Lacey The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.July 2008
David Lacey & Scott Simonet; "This paper was an invited review article that summarized, circa 2003, what was known in the field of osteoclast differentiation. There had been an explosion of insights in the field over the previous decade and this article succinctly summarized the current..."
Fast Moving Front, July 2008
   
Livak July 2008
Kenneth Livak & Thomas Schmittgen; "Regular PCR amplifies the RNA or DNA in a sample, and real-time PCR amplifies it and quantifies it. You’re actually measuring something as it occurs in real time. Following the PCR, you get a number, and that number tells you how much RNA or DNA is..."
Featured Paper Interview, July 2008
   
Millar July 2008
Tom Millar; "The underlying theme that interests me is the use of chemistry of molecules as probes of the physical conditions in interstellar space. To me that’s more than a question of using molecules as proxies to get temperatures, densities, the strength of magnetic fields..."
Special Topic of Astrochemistry
   
Møller July 2008
Jesper Møller; "My main focus of research is in mathematical statistics and applied probability, particularly in relation to spatial data sets and computational problems as covered in the research areas known as spatial statistics, stochastic geometry, simulation-based..."
Featured Scientist Interview, July 2008
   
Yuan-Mou The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.July 2008
Chung-Yuan Mou; "To me, mesoporous silica materials are an ideal playground for materials synthesis with wide possibilities of structure and morphology control and many chemical applications. My first paper on mesoporous silica was published in Science in 1996..."
Special Topic of Mesoporous Materials
   
Otwinowski This is a Podcast InterviewJuly 2008
Zbyszek Otwinowski; discusses mathematical crystallography, the primary method used to determine three-dimensional structures of large biological molecules, namely proteins and nucleic acids and the principal tool for studying single crystals, x-ray diffraction.
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This is a Podcast InterviewJuly 2008
Russel J. Reiter, Professor of Endocrinology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, discusses the uniqueness of the antioxidant melatonin. View Reiter's Fast Breaking Paper commentary (with figures) about this subject from February 2008.
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Scheuhammer The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.July 2008
Anton M. Scheuhammer; "The paper offers a succinct review of the current state of science regarding the health effects in fish and wildlife of low-level exposure to a high-priority environmental contaminant (methylmercury). The paper is a synthesis of knowledge regarding the toxic effects of environmental..."
New Hot Paper, July 2008
   
Shah July 2008
Dr. Keerti Shah; "...with cancer of the uterine cervix, HPV is responsible for nearly 100% of the cancers, and this is true for all parts of the world. That’s very surprising, very unusual. It’s the only example of a major human cancer that has a single etiology. And that means whatever we learned..."
Special Topic of Human Papillomavirus
   
Shai July 2008
Yechiel Shai; "The increasing rate of resistant bacteria to conventional antibiotics is a worldwide threat. This article emerged as a byproduct of increasing efforts to design new antibiotics with a new mode of action. The paper summarizes studies aimed at developing a new generation of antibiotics..."
New Hot Paper, July 2008
   
Stackelberg July 2008
Paul E. Stackelberg; "Our paper was one of the first to demonstrate that extensively used chemicals such as prescription and non-prescription drugs, personal-care products, detergent metabolites, plasticizers, flame retardants, and fragrances are capable of surviving conventional drinking..."
Fast Moving Front, July 2008
   
Craig Stockwell July 2008
The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work. Craig Stockwell, Andrew Hendry & Michael Kinnison; "Our work provides a synthesis of emerging knowledge and its extension into the field of conservation biology. Contemporary evolution was well-supported theoretically and enough empirical cases were emerging to lead us..."
New Hot Paper, July 2008
   
The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.July 2008
Solene Turquety; "This paper describes and evaluates a daily inventory of the pollution emitted by extremely large fires that burned millions of hectares of boreal forests in Alaska and Canada during the summer of 2004. It was highly cited for two main reasons. First of all, the inventory developed was..."
New Hot Paper, July 2008
   
Wang July 2008
Wei Hua Wang; "The study on the plasticity of bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) is one of the hottest topics in the field of materials science because of the great scientific and technological importance of these materials. But metallic glasses have an Achilles' heel: an almost total lack of plasticity..."
New Hot Paper, July 2008
   
Westerling This is a Podcast InterviewJuly 2008
Anthony Westerling discusses climate-ecosystem-wildfire interactions and climate change impact assessments. Westerling has a corresponding Fast Breaking Paper comment from Feb. 2008 regarding this research.
Podcast, July 2008. Listen: MP3| WMA
   
Wu July 2008
Anna Wu; "Breast cancer incidence rates in Asia are historically one-sixth of the rates in US whites. However, as Asians migrate to the US, our breast cancer rates increase steadily and they now approach the rates in US whites. My research interest is to understand the underlying..."
New Hot Paper, July 2008

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