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AUTHOR COMMENTARIES - 2009

November 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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Miguel Araújo November 2009
Miguel Araújo; "My research is driven by three unifying questions: 1) how did past climate changes affect biodiversity? 2) how might current and future environmental changes affect biodiversity? 3) how can biodiversity be conserved given current and future challenges? To address these questions I use large..."
Special Topic of Climate Change
            
Top: Gustavo Bruzual, bottom: Stéphane Charlot The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.November 2009
Gustavo Bruzual & Stéphane Charlot; "Our paper provides the interested users with a tool to interpret the spectral energy distributions of stellar populations in galaxies, all the way from the Milky Way to the most distant galaxies discovered in the universe. The evolution in time of the light emitted by stars in..."
Fast Moving Fronts, November 2009
            
Philip C. Calder November 2009
Philip C. Calder; "This paper is a review article that begins by describing the respective roles of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in inflammation and the mechanisms of action involved. The article then goes on to review the evidence from animal models and from human studies that marine omega-3 fatty acids..."
New Hot Papers, November 2009
            
Lorenzo Cerretani The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.November 2009
Lorenzo Cerretani; "Olive oil, and more correctly virgin olive oil, is a very complex matrix constituted mainly of triglycerides (>98%), although minor components are the most interesting. This fraction contains some molecules (i.e. phenolic compounds, tocopherols, and squalene) that are interesting..."
Featured Scientist Interview
            
Patrice Codogno November 2009
Patrice Codogno; "While studying the intracellular trafficking of N-linked glycoproteins in human colon cancer cells, my team’s studies revealed slight trimming of high-mannose glycans in the complex glycans in undifferentiated cells, but not in differentiated cells. Lysosomal inhibitors and 3-methyladenine..."
Special Topic of Autophagy
            
David L. Collinson November 2009
David L. Collinson; "The paper illustrates how employee Identities and insecurities
concerns to create, maintain and protect identity can crucially impact on their behavior and be shaped by workplace processes. Overall, the article reveals the significance and complexity – both in theory and practice..."
Fast Moving Fronts, November 2009
            
Amy L. Davidson The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.November 2009
Amy L. Davidson; "Our team of authors put a lot of time and effort into compiling as complete a review of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters in bacteria as we could, and combined that with an up-to-date discussion of progress in understanding of the structure and mechanism of ABC transporters..."
New Hot Papers, November 2009
            
Robert Freedman November 2009
Robert Freedman; "The targeting of nicotinic receptors for therapeutic treatment of mental disorders is an emerging field of translational research. A long history of basic inquiry into this mechanism of neurotransmission is now being used to devise new treatment possibilities for patients...."
New Hot Papers, November 2009
            
Alex Guenther November 2009
Alex Guenther; "The accurate characterization of isoprene emissions and their response to a changing earth system is a difficult challenge. There are physical, chemical, and biological controlling factors that operate on scales ranging from individual cells to plant canopies and the global earth system..."
Fast Moving Fronts, November 2009
            
Bridget Hamre The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.November 2009
Bridget Hamre; "This paper came out at a time when there was renewed interest in understanding the ways in which classrooms and teachers can contribute to positive outcomes for students. Despite a lot of evidence in the developmental literature about the importance of children’s relationships and..."
Fast Moving Fronts, November 2009
            
Joshua Heazlewood November 2009
Joshua Heazlewood; "The Arabidopsis thaliana genome was sequenced nearly 10 years ago and, in the time since, a significant world-wide investment has been made to determine the function of the ~30,000 proteins encoded by this model plant. Knowing the sub-cellular location of a protein provides a researcher..."
Fast Moving Fronts, November 2009
            
Judy Illes November 2009
Judy Illes & Eric Racine; "Our article was one of the first papers in neuroethics that bridged research on the ethics of genomics and genetics with new challenges brought about by functional neuroimaging. The paper highlighted that both scientific and sociocultural factors are important in interpreting..."
Fast Moving Fronts, November 2009
 
Thomas Inglesby November 2009
Thomas V. Inglesby; "Thomas V. Inglesby, deputy director of the Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, discusses recent efforts to prepare for biological threats, both natural and human-made. Making the country resilient to such threats, via accelerated development of vaccines..."
Science Watch® Newsletter Interview
            
Ronald L. Klueh The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.November 2009
Ronald L. Klueh; "Engineers and designers of conventional fossil-fired power-generation plants constantly push for increased efficiency in an effort to produce more power with less pollution. To increase efficiency, higher operating temperatures are required. In the case of nuclear fission and nuclear fusion..."
Fast Moving Fronts, November 2009
            
Zhenfeng Liu This is a Podcast InterviewThe author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.November 2009
Zhenfeng Liu; "Zhenfeng Liu is currently a research associate and postdoctoral scholar in the Rees lab at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute of the California Institute of Technology. He is lead author of the Top Topics paper selected from the field of Plant & Animal Sciences for the month of June 2009..."
Podcast
            
Andrew A. Meharg The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.November 2009
Andrew A. Meharg; "I had a long history of studying the physiology of arsenic metabolism in wild plants, but researching rice started when a PhD student I was supervising came from Bangladesh to study arsenic in rice as he had realized that problems may be occurring due to the practice..."
Fast Moving Fronts, November 2009
            
Jan Nedergaard The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.November 2009
Jan Nedergaard; "I have been working on brown adipose tissue for, at the time of the article's publication, nearly 30 years, and now even longer as I still pursue these issues. When I first became involved, it was in a purely scientific field of study which was not intended to lead to benefits for mankind..."
Fast Moving Fronts, November 2009
            
Roza I. Nurieva November 2009
Roza I. Nurieva & Chen Dong; "Upon activation, CD4+ T cells differentiate into distinct effector lineages that regulate different types of immune responses. Germinal center structures where activated B cells undergo tremendous proliferation have been associated with autoimmune diseases and B..."
Fast Moving Fronts, November 2009
            
Krzysztof Palczewski November 2009
Krzysztof Palczewski; "We were always interested in molecular detail of vision, namely the understanding of proteins, protein interactions, and signal transduction involved in eyesight at a structural level. We'd been working for many years on different proteins of visual signal transduction. It wasn't until a..."
Featured Paper Interview
            
Peter Palese November 2009
Peter Palese; "This is literally the result of more than 10 years of work. My lab was the first one to develop a system that allows changing the genome of an influenza virus. So why is that important? In order to study influenza virus or other viruses, you would like to change a particular amino acid and then look for whether..."
Special Topic of H1N1 Flu
            
Steven Phillips The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.November 2009
Steven Phillips, Rob Anderson, & Rob Schapire; "Our paper introduced a mathematically rigorous method (Maxent) for modeling species geographic distributions, based on known occurrences and environmental (especially climatic) predictor variables. Applying such models to predicted future climatic conditions enables prediction of climate-change impact on individual species..."
Special Topic of Climate Change
            
Adam G. Reiss This is a Podcast InterviewNovember 2009
Adam G. Reiss; "Adam G. Reiss, Prof. of Physics and Astronomy at the Johns Hopkins University and a Senior member of the Science Staff at the Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD, discusses his 2004 Astrophysical Journal paper, "Type Ia supernova discoveries at z > 1 from the Hubble Space Telescope..."
Podcast
            
Christian C. Ruff November 2009
Christian C. Ruff; "In our study, we combined neuroimaging with a method to stimulate neurons in the human brain. This strategy enabled us to show directly that (stimulation-induced) neural activity in a region in the frontal part of the human brain can change visual processing in interconnected posterior visual..."
Fast Moving Fronts, November 2009
            
Patrik Schmuki The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.November 2009
Patrik Schmuki; "After a more or less coincidental finding we followed up on the electrochemical formation of self-organized TiO2 nanotube for several years and improved aspect ratio, tube-wall morphology , and long-range ordering. Key findings were the essential role of the control of pH-gradient..."
New Hot Papers, November 2009
            
Hans R. Schöler. Photo: MPI Muenster/Sarah Eick The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.November 2009
Hans R. Schöler; "Tremendous debate has arisen in both the scientific community and the general public over the past decade regarding the derivation and use of human embryonic stem cells. Though the derivation of human embryonic stem cells is fraught with ethical considerations, the potential..."
New Hot Papers, November 2009
            
John D. Storey November 2009
John D. Storey; In this Fast Moving Front commentary, John D. Storey talks with ScienceWatch.com about his 2005 PROC NAT ACAD SCI USA paper, "Significance analysis of time course microarray experiments," in the Multidisciplinary field.
Fast Moving Fronts, November 2009
            
Maureen Storey November 2009
Maureen Storey; "...our paper carefully examined several theories about high-fructose corn syrup, a common sweetener in the food supply that had been hypothesized to be a major cause of obesity. The careful analysis by the expert panel dispelled many of the urban myths that had grown out of proposed..."
Fast Moving Fronts, November 2009
            
Rolf-Detlef Treede November 2009
Rolf-Detlef Treede & Troels Staehelin Jensen; "Within the field of pain research, neuropathic pain is one of the most active research areas both in the basic and clinical sciences. We address the definition of the phenomenon "neuropathic pain" itself and provide a grading scheme based on positive identification criteria..."
New Hot Papers, November 2009
            
Oleg V.Yazyev November 2009
Oleg V.Yazyev; "Our work is at the intersection of two rapidly evolving fields – science of graphene and magnetism in carbon-based materials. Five years after the first isolation of graphene this material has become a major research focus in physics, and now graphene rapidly penetrates into the neighboring fields..."
Fast Moving Fronts, November 2009

(Additional interviews/commentaries may be added during November 2009.)

     



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