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June 2008 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 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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June 2008
Rolf Apweiler; "The paper gives an update on UniProt (Universal Protein Resource), which provides the life science community with a freely accessible, comprehensive, high-quality resource on proteins. UniProt is a common development of three groups at the European Bioinformatics Institute..."
Fast Breaking Papers, June 2008.
Bartel June 2008
David P. Bartel; "I think that virtually every gene, at some point in the growth and development of the animal, is going to be found to be influenced by microRNAs. So people working with particular genes, more and more, will be considering microRNAs when they’re asking..."
Featured Scientist Interview, June 2008
Boerjan June 2008
Wout Boerjan, John Ralph, & Marie Baucher; "Biofuels are high on the political agenda worldwide. Rocketing oil prices and concerns about global warming have made plants valuable alternative raw materials for making liquid biofuels. Biofuels such as bioethanol, biomethanol..."
Emerging Research Fronts, June 2008.
Bork The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.June 2008
Peer Bork; "iTOL (for interactive tree of life) is an online resource and tool that allows generation and modification of phylogenetic trees which can then be visualized in many ways. iTOL offers features such as the integration of external data or the visualization of gene transfers..."
Fast Breaking Papers, June 2008.
Burt This is a Podcast InterviewJune 2008
Sara Burt; discusses her current work on the antibacterial properties of essential oils obtained from plants.
Podcast, June 2008. Listen: MP3 ¦ WMA
Chauhan June 2008
Ashok Chauhan; "Our study has reported novel findings and highlights ingenious ways to improve the delivery of small therapeutic molecules using cell-penetrating peptides. In this manuscript, we have elucidated the possible mechanism of fusion protein entry into cells..."
Fast Breaking Papers, June 2008.
Cheng June 2008
Jay Cheng; "One of the big challenges in converting lignocellulosic materials into ethanol is the high lignin content that blocks the access of cellulase enzymes or chemicals to cellulose during hydrolysis. Therefore, a pretreatment is necessary to remove lignin from the materials, prior to further..."
Emerging Research Fronts, June 2008.
Daly The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.June 2008
Mark J. Daly; "We were studying a particular region of chromosome 5 that had been implicated in Crohn’s disease. We came to focus in that region on a set of genes that we had high confidence were involved in the disease. When we looked at the sequence, though, we..."
Featured Science Watch® Newsletter Interview
Ehrenfreund June 2008
Pascale Ehrenfreund; "Our research field really benefited strongly from recent cometary missions—in particular, Deep Impact and Stardust. More meteorites have been analyzed in recent years with advanced laboratory instrumentation and consequently our knowledge on..."
Special Topic of Astrochemistry
Guntert June 2008
Peter Güntert; "Thanks to the research described in this paper and other innovations it has become possible to determine the spatial structure of thousands of proteins with unprecedented speed, thus extending our knowledge about life at the molecular level..."
Emerging Research Fronts, June 2008.
Hashmi The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.June 2008
A. Stephen K. Hashmi; "This review covers homogeneous gold catalysis from its early beginnings and lists references up to mid-2007. Due to the enormous growth of this area, our review is probably the last comprehensive one. In the future, probably only certain aspects will be..."
Fast Breaking Papers, June 2008.
Saito June 2008
Masami Yokota Hirai & Kazuki Saito; "This paper reports on a general strategy for decoding the gene function of Arabidopsis through an integrated analysis of rapidly emerging multiomics, in particular by combining publicly available and in-house transcriptome datasets with metabolome..."
Fast Breaking Papers, June 2008.
Kroon June 2008
Jan M. Kroon; "The development of DSSC should be seen within the context of the total development of PV, which is considered as a potentially key technology for achieving a transition towards a sustainable energy supply system for the 21st century. PV has the potential to cover a significant..."
Fast Breaking Papers, June 2008.
Krska June 2008
Rudolf Krska; "The toxins in which I specialize are produced by several species of the genus Fusarium. They include trichothecene mycotoxins such as deoxynivalenol and zearalenone. They are also very stable and can survive cooking. The trichothecenes are not acutely toxic but..."
Special Topic of Mycotoxins
MacDorman commentary image The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.June 2008
Karl F. MacDorman & Hiroshi Ishiguro; "This target article with commentaries and rebuttal is seminal in the establishment of android science as a field of inquiry. It makes the strongest case yet for android science. Android science posits a synergistic relation between developing..."
Fast Breaking Papers, June 2008.
McAlpine The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.June 2008
Michael C. McAlpine & James R. Heath; "The paper describes a reliable and scalable method for constructing highly ordered single-crystal silicon nanowire sensor arrays on plastic substrates. The sensitivity of these sensors is competitive with the best reported nanowire sensor..."
Fast Breaking Papers, June 2008.
Nojiri June 2008
Shin'ichi Nojiri; "The most important problem in the field of particle physics is attempting to combine an understanding of all particles and their interactions in a unified way. Among these interactions, gravity has a different nature when compared with other interactions..."
Fast Breaking Papers, June 2008.
O'Neill June 2008
Luke A. J. O'Neill; "Toll-like receptors are key initiators of the immune response to infectious agents. They are expressed on white blood cells, and when they encounter a microbe, they sense it and then activate the white blood cell to trigger an immune response. The review describes..."
Fast Breaking Papers, June 2008.
Oberdörster The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.June 2008
Günter Oberdörster, Eva Oberdörster, and Jan Oberdörster;  "This paper is a comprehensive—and we think balanced—review of the then fledging and now maturing discipline of nanotoxicology, which we defined as "the science of engineered nanostructures and nanodevices that..."
Emerging Research Fronts, June 2008.
Pendry This is a Podcast InterviewJune 2008
Professor Sir John Pendry, Chair in Theoretical Solid State Physics at The Imperial College, London, discusses his work with magnetism from conductors and enhanced nonlinear phenomena. Pendry has a corresponding Emerging Research Front Comment from October 2007 regarding this research. He is a Current Classics scientist (Eng.) from Feb. & Apr. 2008. Listen: MP3| WMA.
Rossouw June 2008
Jacques Rossouw; "The original paper has withstood the test of time, and indeed a parallel study in the UK (stopped within a few years of starting after WHI published its findings) using the same estrogen and progestin has published data that are very consistent with our findings..."
Featured Paper Interview, June 2008
The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.June 2008
Dominic Walsh & Dennis J. Selkoe; "...Alzheimer's Disease involves compromise of synaptic function and memory and, in this paper, we demonstrate that certain forms of the AD-associated amyloid ß-protein can compromise long-term potentiation, a measure of...."
Emerging Research Fronts, June 2008.
Serreze June 2008
Mark C. Serreze; "The Arctic's floating sea ice cover is quickly shrinking. While this decline is a clear indicator of climate change, the processes of sea ice loss are rather complex—many different processes are involved. This paper attempted to put the different pieces of the puzzle..."
Fast Breaking Papers, June 2008.
June 2008
Nils Chr. Stenseth; "The paper describes a new discovery; in addition, the paper also provides a new methodology which had not previously been used in this field. Indeed, much of our work rests on the analysis of large data sets using fairly advanced statistical techniques..."
Fast Breaking Papers, June 2008.
Zhou June 2008
Bo Zhou; "I think one reason is that, prior to our article, there seemed to have been only one previous paper which focused on the energy of unicyclic graphs. Before this, people had not yet classified the group of unicyclic graphs examined in this paper...."
Emerging Research Fronts, June 2008.

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