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AUTHOR COMMENTARIES - 2009

December 2009

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.

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David T. Felson December 2009
David T. Felson; "The subject was whether bone marrow lesions, as seen on MRI in persons with knee osteoarthritis, predispose to disease progression. Bone marrow edema is a potent risk factor for structural deterioration in knee osteoarthritis, and its relation to progression is explained..."
Emerging Research Fronts, December 2009
 
Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli December 2009
Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli; "One of the most exciting prospects of nanotechnology is that nanoparticles can act as a handle by which one can control nanoscale processes, particularly biological ones. Due to their size, nanoparticles can reach places where such processes are typically inaccessible to..."
Fast Breaking Papers, December 2009
            
The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.December 2009
Peter Hänggi & Fabio Marchesoni; "With this comprehensive paper, we survey and discuss the role of symmetry breaking and its potential for applications for novel transport schemes and separation methods on the length scales of micrometers right down to the nanoscale. It's an everyday experience that the..."
Fast Breaking Papers, December 2009
            
Robert Hijmans The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.December 2009
Robert Hijmans; "There is a strong interest in understanding and modeling the geographic distribution of organisms as a function of climate and other factors. Species distribution modeling (also known as environmental or ecological niche modeling) is a particularly frequently used method in biogeography..."
Special Topic of Climate Change
            
Liisa Holm December 2009
Liisa Holm; "The paper is given as the reference on the Dali server web site. The server has been running for about 15 years at a series of locations. The Dali server is used by structural biologists to compare newly solved protein structures against the Protein Data Bank (PDB). Similarities to other proteins..."
Fast Breaking Papers, December 2009
 
Oliver D. Howes December 2009
Oliver D. Howes; "The cause of schizophrenia is unknown, but this paper sheds new light on the neurochemical abnormalities that underlie the illness with important implications for the development of new treatments and prognostication. This paper describes a new discovery—it is the first study to show that dopamine..."
Fast Breaking Papers, December 2009
            
Kimoon Kim The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.December 2009
Kimoon Kim; "Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are an emerging field with a rapid growth of the number of publications about this discipline in recent years. MOFs have drawn special attention because of their potential in many areas including separation, catalysis, and gas storage, particularly..."
Emerging Research Fronts, December 2009
            
Loet Leydesdorff & Ismael Rafols The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.December 2009
Loet Leydesdorff & Ismael Rafols; "The paper offers a synthesis of previous knowledge on the basis of a methodological consideration. Although the attribution of journals to subject categories remains highly uncertain—and therefore often erroneous—we show that the average attribution at the..."
Fast Breaking Papers, December 2009
            
Masayasu Kojima The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.December 2009
Masayasu Kojima & Kenji Kangawa; "Our research style is "in the beginning was a novel peptide." We have been searching for novel unknown peptides for almost 30 years. We discovered opioid peptides ( a-neoendorphin, etc.), neuromedins, and the natriuretic peptide family (ANP, BNP, and CNP)..."
Featured Paper Interview
            
Eiki Kominami The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.December 2009
Eiki Kominami; "My M.D. was conferred from Okayama University in 1968. After clinical training as a resident in gastroenterology at Okayama University Hospital for several years, I decided to enter the path to live as a scientist and got a Ph.D. in medicine at Tokushima University in 1975. I worked for two years (1978-1979)..."
Special Topic of Autophagy
            
Angus S. Murphy December 2009
Angus S. Murphy; "I believe that one of the key reasons why this paper is being cited is because it describes the interactions between two hormone transport systems and provides a rationale for ABCB function in auxin transport. It is a new discovery. The article is also cited because of the methods..."
Fast Breaking Papers, December 2009
            
Stephen Nickell December 2009
Stephen Nickell; "This is one of the first papers which attempts to explain long-term changes in unemployment by long-term changes in labor market institutions. It also demonstrates that once we allow for long-term changes in labor market institutions, there remains little role for interactions between..."
Emerging Research Fronts, December 2009
            
Stephanie Seminara This is a Podcast InterviewDecember 2009
Stephanie Seminara; "Stephanie Seminara is the lead author of the Top Topics paper selection from the field of Neuroscience & Behavior for June 2009: "The GPR54 gene as a regulator of puberty," N. Engl. J. Med.: 349[17]: 1614-27, Oct. 23, 2003. This paper is included in a Research Front Map..."
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Patrice Simon & Yury Gogotsi The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.December 2009
Patrice Simon & Yury Gogotsi; "This paper describes the current state-of-the-art in the field of electrochemical capacitors (ECs) or "supercapacitors," from both the scientific and applications points of view. Many new discoveries have been made and new applications have appeared since publication..."
Fast Breaking Papers, December 2009
            
Mark Pagel December 2009
Mark Pagel; "The paper reports a statistic that everyone who uses phylogenies for comparative studies is interested to estimate. Comparative studies make comparisons between species on the value of some trait or traits. The paper describes and evaluates a statistical method that I introduced in..."
Emerging Research Fronts, December 2009
            
Viswanath Venkatesh This is a Podcast InterviewDecember 2009
Viswanath Venkatesh; "Viswanath Venkatesh is the lead author of the Top Topics paper selection from the field of Economics & Business for June 2009: “User acceptance of information technology: Toward a unified view,” Mis. Quart. 27[3]: 425-78, Sep. 2003.
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Michael R.H. White December 2009
Michael R.H. White; "The paper has recently led on to a further paper in Science where we have provided direct experimental evidence that the frequency of oscillations does indeed control which genes are switched on. We have also used mathematical models to predict the source and perhaps a role for heterogeneity..."
Emerging Research Fronts, December 2009
            
Kin-Lu Wong December 2009
Kin-Lu Wong; "I received my B.S. degree in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University, Taiwan, and my M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA, in 1981, 1984, and 1986, respectively. From 1986 to 1987, I was a visiting scientist with Max-Planck-Institute..."
Featured Scientist Interview
            
Xinhuai Zhao December 2009
Xinhuai Zhao; "Phtochemicals are hot topic in food and medical science, and many scientists have interesting in this field, which may be the reason why our paper was highly cited. Our paper reports a study describing the effects of a number of dietary flavones and flavonols on a human esophageal carcinoma..."
Fast Breaking Papers, December 2009
 
Guangyong Zou December 2009
GuangYong Zou; "This paper provides a simple statistical method that can be used to more precisely estimate effect size. The ratio of risks is a key parameter in epidemiological and clinical research, but conventional logistic regression models can only provide estimates of the ratios of odds..."
Emerging Research Fronts, December 2009

      



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