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November 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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Barabási November 2008
Albert-László Barabási & Réka Albert; "This is a theoretical paper, and its essence is a model that we proposed to explain the origin of the power laws seen in various complex networks. The model, based on the idea that networks grow by the addition of new nodes, and these new nodes have a tendency to link..."
Featured Paper Interview
Beeby November 2008
Steve Beeby; "This paper considered the possibility of combining screen-printed thick-film piezoelectric layers with micromachined silicon structures for use in MEMS. It was an extensive practical exploration of the compatibility of micromachining process with the deposited films. This included common wet and dry etching..."
Featured Scientist Interview
Bernstein November 2008
Bradley E. Bernstein; "The paper describes the development and application of a new sequencing-based technology for obtaining genome-wide views of chromatin structure. The technology is of general interest across different fields, and the acquired datasets and biological findings are also relevant to several areas of biology..."
New Hot Paper, November 2008
Burke November 2008
Brian Burke; "This paper was the first meta-analysis—or quantitative summary—of the research on motivational interviewing (MI), a relatively new treatment for substance abuse (and other problem behaviors) that combines humanistic principles of change with cognitive-behavioral techniques. The central idea..."
Special Topic of Underage/College Drinking
Chen The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.November 2008
Xiaoyuan Chen; "The conjugation chemistry described in this paper is robust and highly reproducible, which has become essentially the standard method of nanoparticle modification. The study addresses several key issues related to the in vivo application of quantum dots and other nanomaterials..."
Fast Moving Front, November 2008
Cunningham The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.November 2008
Stuart A. Cunningham; "Our paper has been highly cited because, for the first time, we have demonstrated that continuous in situ ocean observations are able to measure the AMOC on a daily basis. These observations will directly address key uncertainties in the response of Earth's climate to global warming..."
New Hot Paper, November 2008
Derocher The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.November 2008
Andrew E. Derocher; "The paper was a timely overview and synthesis of the possible impacts of climate warming on polar bears. The paper has been used by a wide variety of scientists working on other Arctic marine mammals, sea ice dynamics, and climate warming, as a global biodiversity issue..."
Fast Moving Front, November 2008
Hughes November 2008
John R. Hughes; "The paper showed that NRT medications used for self-treatment as OTCs were not only effective, but equally effective as getting NRT by prescription from a doctor. The paper uses a well-accepted statistical method (meta-analysis) to collate results across studies of whether OTC NRT is more..."
Fast Moving Front, November 2008
Johnson November 2008
Steven Johnson; "That paper describes an efficient computational technique to find the allowed behaviors of light in a complicated three-dimensional structure, such as a three-dimensional photonic crystal or a traditional dielectric waveguide. A large part of the impact of this paper is due to the fact that it..."
Special Topic of Photonic Crystals interview
Logan The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.November 2008
Bruce Logan; "The topic of bioenergy production has been a very hot topic lately. This paper provides useful information on developing an architecture for bioelectricity production using microbial fuel cells. This concerns a new discovery about how to make a high surface area electrode (anode)..."
New Hot Paper, November 2008
Logothetis November 2008
Nikos K. Logothetis & Brian A. Wandell; "The paper describes both a number of seminal studies that made fMRI possible and the new physiological/MRI studies that address the nature of the BOLD fMRI signal. We tried to describe various measurement methods and synthesize our understanding of the similarities..."
Fast Moving Front, November 2008
Mackenzie November 2008
Ian Mackenzie; "The purpose of the present study was to better characterize TDP-43 pathology in ALS. The only problem in performing the study was accumulating sufficient numbers of cases with SOD1 mutations, which are quite rare. A greater problem has been having the results accepted by the ALS research community..."
New Hot Paper, November 2008
Manson The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.November 2008
JoAnn Manson; "The study describes a new discovery that estrogen treatment was associated with lower levels of subclinical coronary artery disease (coronary artery calcium by noninvasive CT imaging) in women aged 50-59 in the WHI estrogen-alone trial. The key findings are summarized..."
New Hot Paper, November 2008
Neupert The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.November 2008
Walter Neupert & Johannes M. Herrmann; "Mitochondria are by far not as autonomous as originally believed. They strongly rely on the import of proteins, metabolites, metal ions etc., from the residual cell. These transport processes were studied in the past to quite some detail..."
New Hot Paper, November 2008
Niemi The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.November 2008
Gerald J. Niemi & Michael E. McDonald; "The article reviews the current thinking about ecological indicators and, to a lesser extent, design considerations for answering important questions about the condition of the environment. Our paper was a synthesis of knowledge and it highlights what has..."
Fast Moving Front, November 2008
Opdenakker November 2008
Ghislain Opdenakker; "This review challenges a number of prevailing views on matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), brings together an enormous amount of information in a critical way, and has an important positive message for the future development of matrix metalloproteinase inhibitors (MMPIs)..."
New Hot Paper, November 2008
Ory November 2008
Marcia Ory, Patricia Jordan & Terry Bazarre; "This paper sets the stage for understanding the processes by which health behavior change theories and approaches could be translated into successful intervention strategies. It addresses the challenges and opportunities for behavioral health interventions..."
Fast Moving Front, November 2008
Poorter The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.November 2008
Lourens Poorter; "The paper addresses the importance of wood characteristics for the life history variation of tropical trees. Wood density is emerging as a core trait in functional plant ecology, because of its importance for the biomechanics, architecture, water relations, and carbon gain of trees..."
Fast Moving Front, November 2008
Skaife November 2008
Hollis A. Skaife; "Our paper explains the internal control reporting requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and identifies and documents the firm characteristics that are associated with the existence and reporting of internal control problems, which can reduce the reliability of firms' financial..."
New Hot Paper, November 2008
November 2008
Lawrence Steinman; "We show that a guardian protein is attacked and that this attenuates the healing of an organ like the brain, when under autoimmune attack. The same protein can be administered to attenuate the autoimmune attack and thus attenuate the 'attack against the guardian'..."
New Hot Paper, November 2008
Stucky November 2008
Galen Stucky; "...mesoporous materials, the work of Dr. Galen Stucky from the University of California, Santa Barbara, ranked at #2 by total citations, #7 by total papers, and #1 by cites/paper, based on 61 papers cited a total of 9,833 times. In this interview, he talks about his work in mesoporous materials...."
Special Topic of Mesoporous Materials
Theoharides This is a Podcast InterviewNovember 2008
Theoharis Theoharides; " Professor of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at the Tufts University. Here he discusses the mandatory role played by neurogenic inflammation in the development of a number of diseases.
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Tong November 2008
David Tong; "...we have seen many advances in the field of quantum information. Numerous implementations to build quantum phase gates have been proposed, one of which is using trapped neutral atoms which offer many advantages: there are already well-developed techniques for the cooling and trapping..."
Fast Moving Front, November 2008
Wechsler November 2008
Henry Wechsler; "Heavy alcohol use has been present at colleges since Colonial days. It remains so. During the period of the College Alcohol Study, binge drinking has remained at a remarkably consistent 44% overall, and has been level at the 119 participating colleges, where it ranges from 1% to almost 80%..."
Special Topic of Underage/College Drinking
November 2008
Patrick Wincker; "This paper provides a reference genome sequence for the grapevine. It gives direct access to the genes of this highly valuable crop, and as such is of importance for researchers dealing with molecular aspects of grape cultivation and wine making. A second contributing factor is that this genome sequence..."
New Hot Paper, November 2008
Zhou The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.November 2008
Zhonghe Zhou; "The article is highly cited largely because there is such widespread interest in the exciting discoveries of exceptional fossils that have been made in the lacustrine Lower Cretaceous deposits of northeastern China. These finds have contributed significantly to shaping our views..."
Fast Moving Front, November 2008

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