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June 2009 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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Bo Ahrén June 2009
Bo Ahrén; "The paper published in 2002 was the first clinical study in which an inhibitor of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) was examined in subjects with type 2 diabetes. The study was the proof-of-concept of the strategy to inhibit DPP-4 as a therapy in type 2 diabetes. The study was performed at five..."
Special Topic of Diabetes
Jan Åke Jönsson The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.June 2009
Jan Åke Jönsson; "I am a Ph.D. (1978) and professor (2000) at Lund University, Sweden, where I have spent practically all my scientific life, now coming close to retirement. I have been teaching analytical chemistry and environmental science for decades and my research has been centered in..."
Featured Scientist Interview
Altieri June 2009
Dario C. Altieri; "The article covers various aspects of the biology of survivin, a gene that has attracted considerable interest for its ability to regulate multiple critical signaling pathways in cancer. The review describes our current knowledge of survivin and its functions, and how it can be exploited for novel molecular..."
Emerging Research Fronts, June 2009
Peter Andersen June 2009
Peter Andersen; "in this paper we reviewed a recent development in the field of TB diagnosis, and that was the use of the interferon gamma tests for the detection of TB infection. The reason why this was very timely was due to our identification of the ESAT-6 and CFP-10 antigens that are both highly..."
Special Topic of Tuberculosis
Barsalou June 2009
Lawrence W. Barsalou; " summarizes a new area of research that is having a significant impact on multiple disciplines associated with psychology, cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience, and social neuroscience. Many new and intriguing results have been reported that have significant implications..."
Fast Breaking Papers, June 2009
Chen June 2009
Wei Chen; "This is a review article that summarized the research projects undertaken in my lab. It also introduced several related activities from among other groups. Several of our projects have been of interest to public readers. This paper contains much new information and I think this may have been why it has..."
Fast Breaking Papers, June 2009
Ghaedi June 2009
Mehrorang Ghaedi; "The influences of the analytical parameters, including pH and sample volume, were investigated. The effects of matrix ions on the retentions of analytes were also examined. The recoveries of analytes were generally quantitative. The method has been successfully applied for these metals..."
Fast Breaking Papers, June 2009
Insel June 2009
Paul A. Insel; " colleagues and I summarize findings for a wide variety of hormone/drug receptor systems. The recognition that cells have what are akin to "signaling factories," some of which are located in lipid/membrane rafts and caveolae (rafts that contain the protein caveolin), has..."
Fast Breaking Papers, June 2009
JoAnn Manson June 2009
JoAnn Manson; "I’m a physician epidemiologist with training in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. I’ve had a long-term clinical interest in the care of patients with diabetes, but it wasn’t until my Endocrinology fellowship in the early 1980s that I became interested in doing research on the prevention and risk prediction..."
Special Topic of Diabetes
Matson June 2009
Johnny L. Matson; "With the recent surge in interest surrounding Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), the pressure is on to develop evidenced-based interventions which can be successfully implemented at young ages. This article is most likely highly cited because it gives a concise overview of early intervention..."
Fast Breaking Papers, June 2009
Peter Mészáros The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.June 2009
Peter Mészáros; "I became fascinated with high-energy astrophysics and cosmology during postdoctoral stints at Princeton and Cambridge (UK). I worked on early versions of cold dark matter cosmology and black hole accretion problems, and until 1990 I concentrated mainly on black holes and..."
Special Topic of Gamma-ray Bursts
June 2009
Ziad Nasreddine & Howard Chertkow; "The MoCA test design, user friendliness, and the robust confirmation of its validity to detect MCI and early AD compared to the MMSE has made this test very valuable to clinicians around the world, and has also made the validation study article one of the most-cited..."
Emerging Research Fronts, June 2009
Özgür June 2009
Ümit Özgür; "This review article represents a cohesive treatment of all aspects of zinc oxide (ZnO), a semiconductor material which is widely investigated for applications in photonics, transparent electronics, acoustics, and sensing. Even though first investigations of this material dates back to 1930s..."
Emerging Research Fronts, June 2009
Primack June 2009
Joel R. Primack & Brandon Allgood; "Dark matter halos, as far as we can tell, surround all observable galaxies. Based on the 'double dark' cosmological model (dark matter and dark energy), these halos and the galaxies within them have formed via halo-halo merging. In order to do this research..."
Emerging Research Fronts, June 2009
Sheehan This is a Podcast InterviewJune 2009
David Sheehan discusses his Current Classics (Feb. 2009) paper: “The Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI): The development and validation of a structured diagnostic psychiatric interview for DSM-IV and ICD-10,” J CLIN PSYCHIAT: 59:22-33, Suppl. 20, 1998. Read an interview with David Sheehan. Podcast added June 2009.
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Uppala This is a Podcast InterviewJune 2009
Sakari Uppala; discusses his Current Classics Geosciences paper (Apr. 2009): Uppala, SM, et al., "The ERA-40 re-analysis," Quart J Roy Meteorol Soc: 131: 612, 2961-3012, Part B, OCT 2005. Read a Emerging Research Fronts commentary from Sakari Uppala.
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June 2009
Vladislav Vyshemirsky; "Our paper is the first ever to describe a formal methodology to assess how well a number of mathematical models describe a specific biological mechanism. This ability to rank plausible models based on experimental evidence is of enormous importance to life scientists..."
Fast Breaking Papers, June 2009
Shinya Yamanaka The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.June 2009
Shinya Yamanaka; "The 2007 Cell paper describes how we generated human iPS cells. We added one procedure—lentiviral transduction of ecotropic receptor of retrovirus before transduction of the same set of the four genes into adult skin cells by retrovirus. The procedure improved the efficiency of retroviral..."
Featured Paper Interview
Left to right: Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas, Jurgita Antucheviciene, Algimantas Zakarevicius June 2009
Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas, Algimantas Zakarevicius, & Jurgita Antucheviciene; "Multiple criteria decision-making (MCDM) is widely analysed in scientific literature as well as applied for decisions in real life situations. In our research evaluation of credibility of ranking results in multiple criteria optimisation..."
Fast Breaking Papers, June 2009

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