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May 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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Barsade May 2009
Sigal Barsade; "This article addressed the question, “Do moods transfer from person to person in a group setting, and how does this contagion of mood then influence individual and group level outcomes?” This paper is..."
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Fred Berger & Pauline Jullien; "...our study clearly showed that the maintenance DNA methyltransferase MET1 is responsible for silencing of the paternal allele of FIS2 during the vegetative life cycle, male gametogenesis, and development of the endosperm, the extra-embryonic tissues where imprinting takes place in plants..."
Special Topic of Epigenetics
Callaway May 2009
Edward M. Callaway; "There have been numerous recent advances in techniques that are available for the study of neural circuits. Many of these take advantage of recent genetic technologies for targeting specific cell types. This has resulted in a strong resurgence of interest in studying neural circuits both..."
Fast Moving Fronts, May 2009
Chan May 2009
Kam Wing Chan; "The paper provides methodological guidance to the proper use of the present suite of Chinese city population statistics. In doing so, it has solved several major puzzles by deciphering China's recent city population statistics correctly. Also included is a critique of selected writings found in..."
Fast Moving Fronts, May 2009
Armando Gil De Paz May 2009
Armando Gil De Paz; "This paper presents the analysis of Ultraviolet images obtained with the NASA satellite GALEX for a sample of nearby galaxies (closer than 300 million light year) unprecedented in its size. Previous studies on Ultraviolet imaging were reduced to only a handful of objects..."
New Hot Papers, May 2009
Goyal The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.May 2009
Amit Goyal; "Many applications are possible for HTS materials. In just the area of electrical power there are several large-scale application areas such as underground transmission cables, transformers, generators, and fault-current limiters. Motors and magnets are some other big application areas...."
Special Topic of High-Temperature Superconductors
Xiaofei He The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.May 2009
Xiaofei He; "Our paper is the first to introduce manifold learning techniques to the face recognition field. We were exploring the geometrical and topological structures through a graph model. We found a set of basis functions, called Laplacianfaces, which are linear approximations to the eigenfunctions..."
Special Topic of Face Recognition
Higgins This is a Podcast InterviewMay 2009
Desmond G. Higgins discusses his Current Classics (Apr. 2009) paper in Biology & Biochemistry entitled: "The CLUSTAL_X windows interface: flexible strategies for multiple sequence alignment aided by quality analysis tools, "NUCL ACID RES 25[24]: 4876-82, Dec. 1997. Podcast
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Taekyun Kim May 2009
Taekyun Kim; "I made the first definition of the q-extension of an Euler number using a Fermonic p-adic q-integral and made p-adic analytic functions interpolating at negative integer. I also studied properties related to alternating harmonic sums and several kinds of number theoretical properties..."
New Hot Papers, May 2009
Ladisch May 2009
Michael R. Ladisch; "This paper gives an interpretative summary and comparison of key advances and challenges to the economical transformation of agricultural cellulosic residues to ethanol. The information is presented by a team of accomplished researchers in the field, giving the paper a sense of depth..."
Fast Moving Fronts, May 2009
Levine May 2009
Beth Levine & Guido Kroemer; "Autophagy is an important emerging topic in biomedical research. Autophagy (literally "self-eating") consists in the sequestration of portions of a cell's cytoplasm within a specific organelle, termed the autophagosome, which subsequently delivers its contents to the lysosome for degradation..."
New Hot Papers, May 2009
Zheng-Xiang Li The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.May 2009
Zheng-Xiang Li; "This paper represents the final outcome of the UNESCO/IUGS-sponsored IGCP-project 440 "Rodinia Assembly and Break-up." It summarizes 17 years of concerted global efforts in testing the validity of the supercontinent Rodinia. It provides a self-consistent geodynamic model for the assembly..."
New Hot Papers, May 2009
May 2009
Benjamin List; "Chemist Benjamin List of the Max Planck Institute discusses his research on asymmetric organic synthesis, a means of producing chiral molecules—that is, a specifically desired molecular arrangement, as opposed to its mirror-image opposite. List’s research, as reported in a highly cited 2000 paper..."
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Antje M. Moffat May 2009
Antje M. Moffat; "As the result of a collaborative effort of 18 scientists, this paper provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive understanding of techniques used to perform an important data assimilation step, the "gap-filling." This step is necessary to infer daily to annual estimates of the carbon dioxide uptake of..."
New Hot Papers, May 2009
Florencio López-de-Silanes Molina This is a Podcast InterviewMay 2009
Florencio López de Silanes Molina; Dr. Florencio López-de-Silanes Molina is a Professor of Finance and Scientific Director of the MSc in Corporate Finance at the EDHEC-Paris School of Economics in France. Here he discusses his Citation Classic paper: “Law and Finance,” as published in the Journal of Political Economy, 106[6]:1113-55, in December, 1998.
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Lundberg May 2009
Jon O. Lundberg; "The paper summarizes the latest development in this rapidly emerging field and we discuss the major new discoveries made over the past several years. We and others have discovered and started to characterize a previously unknown pathway for the generation of nitric oxide (NO) in mammals..."
New Hot Papers, May 2009
Francis J. McMahon May 2009
Francis J. McMahon; "This is the first genome-wide association study (GWAS) published on bipolar disorder, a common mental illness of unknown etiology. GWASs command attention due to the relatively comprehensive picture they can give of the genetic architecture of a trait. We used a relatively novel DNA..."
New Hot Papers, May 2009
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Danny Miller; "This paper begins to fill that gap by comparing family ownership—even within the founding generation—to lone founder ownership. The differences in the social contexts and hence, in the natural agendas and conduct of such owners, may indeed have an important connection to market performance..."
New Hot Papers, May 2009
Muradov The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.May 2009
Nazim Muradov; "This paper offers a novel concept for addressing the energy and environmental issues that will arise during the transition from the present fossil-based economy to a sustainable carbon-neutral economy of the future. This is a very important and highly debated subject amongst scientists..."
Fast Moving Fronts, May 2009
Mario Raviglione May 2009
Mario Raviglione; "...we have better understanding of the disease epidemiology. The more we improve surveillance methods in countries, the more data we collect, the more countries themselves improve and report on TB, the better we get in terms of estimating the global burden. So now we’re more confident about..."
Special Topic of Tuberculosis
Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa May 2009
Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa; "My work in the team was to provide all the deforestation analysis based on satellite analysis that went into the model, which ultimately demonstrated that deforestation was, in fact, not a factor in the disappearance of frogs in Monteverde. That led, in turn, to the whole theory of climate change..."
Featured Scientist Interview
May 2009
Richard Thomson; " of the biggest challenges is the implementation of shared decision-making and decision support in routine practice, appropriate to the particular decision. This requires research to understand the factors that influence this implementation and it also requires research..."
Fast Moving Fronts, May 2009
Erick Turner May 2009
Erick Turner; "Getting the FDA reviews on the newer drugs was relatively easy. But the challenge was for the older drugs, like Prozac, Zoloft, and Wellbutrin. All these had been approved prior to 1997, so those reviews are not posted on the FDA website. How did I get those reviews? I filed a Freedom of Information Act..."
Featured Paper Interview, and New Hot Papers, May 2009
Jian Wu May 2009
Jian Wu; "The paper is highly cited because it establishes, for the first time, a finite-deformation continuum shell theory for single-walled carbon nanotubes directly from the interatomic potential and carbon nanotube structure. The method is efficient and robust, and can also be applied to other nano-structured..."
New Hot Papers, May 2009
Yoshi May 2009
Masaki Yoshio; "The paper introduces in a quantitative manner a new methodology to study composite Si anodes, namely constant capacity cycling test. Such a methodology, systematically implemented in subsequent publications helped to understand better the behavior of these anodes, find and develop better..."
Fast Moving Fronts, May 2009


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