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March 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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Altmann The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.March 2008
Scott W. Altmann; "The identification and characterization of NPC1L1 has opened a new door to experimental research in the field of cholesterol metabolism. This critical bit of information helps explain the complex process of cholesterol absorption. Identifying..." Read article
Fast Moving Fronts, March 2008.
   
March 2008
Dale E. Bauman; "...our article proposes a novel theory to explain the ability of certain diets to elicit changes in milk fat synthesis. Our theory represented an integration of concepts whereby unique fatty acids originating from rumen fermentation are absorbed and in turn..." Read article
Fast Moving Fronts, March 2008.
   
Calzetti The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.March 2008
Daniela Calzetti; "In our paper, we used the GALEX data to trace the young stellar populations. We combined the Spitzer data with the GALEX data because the two sets of data have comparable angular resolutions, which made for an "apple-to-apple" type of comparison..." Read article
Fast Moving Fronts, March 2008.
   
The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.March 2008
Bradley J. Cardinale ; "Our paper represents one of the first attempts to summarize the results of several decades of experiments that have examined the ecological consequences of species extinction. Our summary gives us a rare glimpse of what the world may become in..." Read article
New Hot Paper, March 2008.
   
Carey March 2008
Kate B. Carey & Brian Borsari; "Our review contributed to the field primarily by synthesizing the empirical literature that addresses the direct ways that peers can influence young adults to drink and the indirect, or cognitively mediated, ways that peers exert influence on others..." Read article
Fast Moving Fronts, March 2008.
   
Cheng The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.March 2008
Alexander H.D. Cheng; "Engineering and science problems are often expressed in the form of mathematical equations known as partial differential equations. Our goal is to solve partial differential equations accurately and efficiently. Naturally, there will be a tradeoff: the higher accuracy we want..." Read article
Fast Moving Fronts, March 2008.
   
Diener March 2008
Hans-Christoph Diener; "Migraine is a form of neurovascular headache in which the brainstem structures that mediate pain are disinhibited, and vessels in the dura and the head dilate, stretching the nerves around the artery, thereby stimulating them into releasing chemicals that cause inflammation..." Read article
(Archived) Special Topic of Migraine & Other Vascular Headaches.
   
Dupont March 2008
Jaïrton Dupont - Materials Science; "At the beginning of 1990, our group had started developing projects on the preparation and applications of ionic liquids (at that time called molten salts) as media for organometallic catalysis (mainly as alternative media to aqueous-phase organometallic..." Read article
Fast Moving Fronts, March 2008.
   
Gunion March 2008
John F. Gunion & Radovan Dermisek; "Discovery that the Higgs boson is as predicted in the NMSSM theory would dramatically impact our understanding of the physical laws that govern our universe. It is difficult to know if and when this kind of increased understanding will impact..." Read article
Fast Moving Fronts, March 2008.
   
Harris March 2008
R. Adron Harris; "The questions that must now be explored relate to the actions of these drugs on brain mechanisms. We do not know how many different brain proteins have binding cavities for these drugs, or which proteins are required for a particular action of the drug. Are different..." Read article
Featured Scientist from Essential Science Indicators.
   
Hiramatsu March 2008
Professor Keiichi Hiramatsu; "The paper stirred up an international sensation because it was the first report of vancomycin-resistant MRSA. At that time I called it Vancomycin-resistant S. aureus, but now it is designated Vancomycin-intermediate S. aureus (VISA). The paper warned..." Read article
Special Topic of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
   
Horcas March 2008
Ignacio Horcas; "It describes some of the features of WSxM, one of the most commonly used software packages in the Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) community. People can download it for free at and in this page there is a reference to the paper, so people know about it. We..." Read article
New Hot Paper, March 2008.
   
Ito March 2008
Teruyo Ito
; "According to our March 2008 Special Topic on MRSA research in the past decade, the scientist ranking at #3 is Professor Teruyo Ito, with 28 papers cited a total of 2,197 times. Professor Ito is an Associate Professor in the Department of Bacteriology at..." Read article
Special Topic of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
   
Khodier The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.March 2008
Majid M. Khodier; "My paper serves as a benchmark for comparison with design procedures and results using other optimizations methods, such genetic algorithms (GA), simulate annealing (SA), etc. Since the time of its publication, my paper has been referred to many times by.." Read article
Fast Moving Fronts, March 2008.
   
Kotliar March 2008
Gabriel Kotliar; "This paper is a comprehensive review of Dynamical Mean Field Theory (DMFT), a new approach to predict the physical properties of “strongly correlated materials” starting from first principles, namely without using any empirical information..." Read article
New Hot Paper, March 2008.
   
Kulmala March 2008
Markku Kulmala; "I believe that this paper is highly cited because it provides a first comprehensive summary of observed atmospheric new particle formation—the name given to the spontaneous formation of new nanometer-sized particles in the atmosphere. It also gives explanations.." Read article
Fast Moving Fronts, March 2008.
   
Hopkins The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.March 2008
David Hopkins; "The paper describes an experiment which was designed to study changes in a range of fat and muscle characteristics in sheep of varying genetic backgrounds as they grew from weaning to adulthood. The information provided a fundamental understanding..." Read article
New Hot Papers, March 2008.
   
Li The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.March 2008
Zheng-Xiang Li; "This work was part of a 10-year research program funded by the Australian Research Council through the Tectonics Special Research Centre to investigate the evolution history of supercontinents, and was also part of the International Geological Correlation Program..." Read article
Special Topic of Zircon Dating.
   
Mailman The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.March 2008
Richard B. Mailman; " in pharmacology and toxicology (and all the disciplines that use drugs as tools), the terms agonist, antagonist, etc., have been defined precisely within a narrow context. As an example, a compound that was an agonist was expected to be an agonist at every..." Read article
New Hot Paper, March 2008.
   
Miracle March 2008
Daniel Miracle; "This paper describes a structure with a strange co-existence of atomic order and disorder. This combination challenges expectations that a structure should be either ordered or disordered—one or the other—but not both at the same time. This apparent contradiction has..." Read article
New Hot Paper, March 2008.
   
Murray March 2008
Robin M. Murray; "I started work in the 1970s. At that time some of the biological theories, or explanations, for schizophrenia were crazier than the condition itself. We were interested in the theory that people with schizophrenia were walking hallucinogenic factories, and we studied..." Read article
Special Topic of Schizophrenia.
   
Parham March 2008
Peter Parham; "This paper is a synthesis of the first eight years of research in an area of NK-cell immunogenetics that was opened up by an investigation from my group published in two papers in the journal Immunity..." Read article
Fast Moving Fronts, March 2008.
   
Rolland March 2008
Filip Rolland; "Our focus has now also been expanded to understanding how plants deal with dark and stress conditions that compromise photosynthesis and respiration and deplete energy supplies. Our most recent paper (Baena-Gonzalez E, et al. “A central integrator of" Read article
New Hot Paper, January 2008.
   
Rowland The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.March 2008
David Rowland; "This paper first acknowledges and then discusses an underlying controversy that has been brewing for some time—even before the introduction of sildenafil citrate (Viagra®)—between the fields of sex therapy and sexual medicine. As an author..." Read article
New Hot Paper, March 2008.
   
Shlomchik March 2008
Mark J. Shlomchik; "In general terms, this research helped us to understand why anti-nuclear antibodies are made in lupus. It demonstrated that a part of the immune system that was thought to detect bacteria and virus could be hijacked during autoimmunity to signal an inappropriate..." Read article
New Hot Paper, March 2008.
   
Van Broeckhoven March 2008
Christine Van Broeckhoven; "This paper describes the genetic search for the underlying gene defect in autosomal-dominant FTLD families that were previously linked to a chromosomal region at 17q21. In the same chromosomal region lies the gene encoding for the microtubule..." Read article
New Hot Paper, January 2008.
   
van Loon March 2008
Kees van Loon; "This paper is a review on proteins that are induced in plants in response to pathogen or insect attack and which may play a role in innate immunity. The review was solicited by one of the editors of Annual Review of Phytopathology on the grounds that the subject had not been..." Read article
New Hot Paper, March 2008.
   
White March 2008
Tim White; "I am interested in revealing as much as possible about the patterns and processes of human evolution. I went to high school in southern California, and took B.S. degrees in Anthropology and Biology in the 1960s at the University of California, Riverside. I did a Ph.D. in Biological..." Read article
Featured Scientist from Essential Science Indicators.
   
Zou The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.March 2008
Hui Zou; "This paper reveals some fundamental properties of the L1 (lasso) method which has been, during the last six years, one of the most popular topics in statistics, machine learning, and signal processing. It proves some limitations of the classical lasso and provides an..." Read article
New Hot Paper, March 2008.

 



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