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May 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.

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.

Ahringer May 2008
Julie Ahringer; "We developed methods for genome-wide RNAi and made discoveries on the properties of genes and genome organization. For example, we found that essential genes show clustering in the genome..."
Fast Moving Fronts, May 2008.
Auerbach May 2008
David I. Auerbach; "Our paper discusses emerging trends not yet described—we use the most recent data in a novel way, combined with a novel forecast model. The most interesting trend discussed is the emergence of a new group of people entering the nursing profession..."
New Hot Papers, May 2008.
May 2008
Tracy T. Batchelor, Gregory A. Sorensen, & Rakesh K. Jain; "This paper—by combining cutting-edge imaging with tissue and circulating biomarkers—provides the first clinical evidence for a potential mechanism of action of cediranib (AZD2171), an oral antiangiogenic agent..."
New Hot Papers, May 2008.
Borwein The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.May 2008
Jonathan M. Borwein; "Monotone operators were invented in the early '60s as a way of studying solutions to (elliptic) partial differential equations. They also capture the first-order behavior of convex functions. As such they are quite fundamental objects both..."
New Hot Papers, May 2008.
Burt The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.May 2008
Sara Burt; "My review bundled the current knowledge on the antibacterial properties of edible volatile oils (essential oils) obtained from plants. It summarized the known facts on concentrations required to inhibit growth of pathogenic bacteria and/or to reduce..."
Fast Moving Fronts, May 2008.
Canfield May 2008
Don E. Canfield; "I think this article has been well received because we provide the first demonstration of oxygen penetrating into the deep waters of the late Precambrian oceans. Importantly, this oxygenation is timed with the emergence of the Ediacaran fauna, some of..."
New Hot Papers, May 2008.
Cherlin May 2008
Andrew J. Cherlin; "In a new synthesis, I argue that marriage has been transformed from a partnership in which couples thought of themselves as friends and companions working together to raise a family to a new form, in which each partner evaluates how well the marriage is enhancing his or her own person..."
Fast Moving Fronts, May 2008.
Desjardins May 2008
Anne Desjardins; "Our job is to characterize these toxins. Where do they occur? What fungal species make them? The second thing we do is identify the genes required for the synthesis of toxins, the biosynthetic pathways. These are complex pathways with many enzymes..."
Special Topic of Mycotoxins.
Enright May 2008
Mark Enright; "Prior to our development of an MLST scheme for S. aureus it was difficult to compare the strains of bacteria that cause disease to those in other hospitals, or to those that live harmlessly in the nose of approximately a third of the human population..."
Special Topic of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Esplugas The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.May 2008
Santiago Esplugas; "The paper presents, discusses, and compares available oxidation processes which are used to remove an important group of pollutants from water. I think it could be considered as a synthesis of knowledge regarding chlorophenols abatement by..."
Fast Moving Fronts, May 2008.
Helbing The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.May 2008
Caren C. Helbing; "In humans, many of the changes that occur in the frog tadpole are mirrored in the developing fetus. Thyroid hormones are really important in proper brain development for example. Thyroid hormones work in a similar way in frogs, humans, and other vertebrates..."
New Hot Papers, May 2008.
Frey May 2008
Holger Frey; "The paper is a review article that gives a summary of the state-of-the-art in the field. Generally speaking, Angewandte Chemie is a mixed journal containing review articles, features, and original contributions. The reviews and features are of course cited very often, which ..."
Fast Moving Fronts, May 2008.
Ganz May 2008
Tomas Ganz; "The review summarized a lot of ideas that were brewing in the antimicrobial peptide field at the time. I tried to assess objectively and sometimes critically where the field was going, and this may have contributed to the success of this review..."
Fast Moving Fronts, May 2008.
HODGSON This is a Podcast InterviewMay 2008
Geoffrey M. Hodgson is a Research Professor in Business Studies at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK; here he discusses core Darwinian principles for the analysis of social and economic evolution. Read his New Hot Paper comment from Jan. 2008.
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Hudson May 2008
James Hudson & Ron Kessler; "We expect that the results of this study will be considered in the deliberations regarding whether to add binge eating disorder as an official diagnosis in DSM-V. Inclusion of binge eating disorder would result in greater coverage for treatment by insurance..."
New Hot Papers, May 2008.
The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.May 2008
Robin L. Graham; "Our paper addressed the most readily available near–term source of cellulosic feedstock in the US—corn stover. The weight of a corn plant is half corn grain, half corn stover. Thus the US produces as much corn stover as corn grain and corn production..."
New Hot Papers, May 2008.
The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.May 2008
Paul Henning Krogh; "There is presently a lot of concern about pharmaceuticals contaminating the natural environment. Antibiotics may enter the terrestrial environment when improving soils with animal manure. Our study tested the effects of two widely used antibiotics, tylosin..."
Featured Scientist Interview, May 2008.
Lodders May 2008
Katharina Lodders; "The composition of our Sun is not only important for comparison to astronomical observations of other stars or for input to models of stellar evolution. It is also important because it is representative of the material from which everything in the solar system—the Sun..."
Special Topic of Astrochemistry.
Mesirov May 2008
Jill Mesirov & Eric Lander; "Gene Set Enrichment Analysis (GSEA) derives its power by considering sets of genes that correspond to a biological process, a chromosomal location, or have a common regulatory pattern. GSEA addresses a number of problems associated with the single-gene approach..."
Fast Moving Fronts, May 2008.
MacKinnon May 2008
David P. MacKinnon; "The paper investigates an important method in many fields, the extent to which a variable transmits or mediates the relation between an independent and a dependent variable. The paper reviews existing tests for mediating variables from many..."
Fast Moving Fronts, May 2008.
Nasrallah The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.May 2008
Henry A. Nasrallah; "I believe the main reason this paper is highly cited is because it reveals a serious, even shocking, neglect of the physical health of millions of individuals suffering from chronic schizophrenia, a disabling psychiatric brain disorder. The data in this paper..."
New Hot Papers, May 2008.
Sampson This is a Podcast InterviewMay 2008
Robert Sampson, the Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences and Department Chair of Harvard University’s Department of Sociology, talks about his interest in criminology and urban sociology and the linkage of urban neighborhoods with violence. Read his Fast Breaking Paper comment. View an article from PNAS.
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Shchekin May 2008
Oleg B. Shchekin; "At present, QD lasers are starting to become commercialized for short-haul fiber-optic communications. In the future, QDs have potential for impact in the field of nano-photonics. As has been shown by our collaborators and other researchers, single QDs can be..."
Fast Moving Fronts, May 2008.
Sheehan May 2008
David Sheehan; "The issue was how to capture all these subtle nuances from one language to the next; not just the experience of the disorder, but also the experience by the patient, and try to get that constant across all the languages. That way everybody can understand the spirit..."
Featured Paper Interview, May 2008.
Tu May 2008
King-Ning Tu; "The report is about failures in Pb-free solder joints used in electronic consumer products. Because there is a ban on using Pb-based solders by the Congress of the EU, the electronics industry has had to apply Pb-free solders to their products without undertaking..."
Fast Moving Fronts, May 2008.
Yang This is a Podcast InterviewMay 2008
Peidong Yang is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. Here he discusses his lab’s interdisciplinary research in semiconductor nanowires. Yang is a Current Classics scientist (Mat. Sci.) from Apr. 2008.
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(Additional interviews/commentaries will be added during May 2008)


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