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AUTHOR COMMENTARIES - 2010

April 2010

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 Front, April 2010s, 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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Edward Bullmore April 2010
Edward Bullmore; "I think the paper has been well cited because it was one of the first event-related fMRI studies to show effects of depression and antidepressant drug treatment on brain activation elicited by “events” consisting of emotional faces showing different intensities of sadness. More generally, it was one of the first generation of fMRI..."
Emerging Research Front, April 2010
            
April 2010
Bartolome Celli; "The way therapies were being measured 20 years ago is by how well they would bronchodilate patients, how well they would improve lung function. And we began to realize that many other things impacted outcome independent of how affected lung function may be. We began a series of studies..."
Special Topic of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
            
Ignacio Cirac April 2010
Ignacio Cirac; "If you think about quantum computation, not only quantum computing but applications that quantum mechanics might have in information technology, you see there's this very strange property of quantum mechanics that is key, and it's this property of entanglement. So it was very natural to..."
Special Topic of Quantum Computers
            
James J. Collins April 2010
James J. Collins; "We think our paper is highly cited because it addresses an outstanding, important problem in the emerging field of synthetic biology. We developed an innovative methodology that enables one to design and construct synthetic gene networks with predictable functions, without the need for post-hoc tweaking..."
Fast Breaking Paper, April 2010
            
Sean Cutler April 2010
Sean Cutler; "At the moment, there is tremendous interest in understanding how plants cope with drought and other environmental stress so that this basic understanding can be leveraged to improve agriculture. The hormone abscisic acid (ABA) is a key regulator of stress signal transduction and has been validated as a..."
Fast Breaking Papers, April 2010
            
Luigi Colombo The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.April 2010
Luigi Colombo & Rodney S. Ruoff; "Researchers have an intense interest in large area growth of monolayer graphene so that they can use the material for a wide range of fundamental studies and to explore its potential for many applications. Our paper teaches how to make monolayer graphene of essentially..."
Fast Breaking Paper, April 2010
            
Josef Coresh April 2010
Josef Coresh; "I was working in heart diseases in the 1980s, when Paul Whelton made me aware that the epidemiology of kidney disease was really just beginning. I started getting involved in that in the early 1990s, and it turns out there were really fundamental things that had to be done. By 2002, I was the vice-chairman..."
Featured Paper Interview
            
Ayhan Demirbas April 2010
Ayhan Demirbas; "This work has attracted considerable interest because of motor fuel subject to the daily lives of people maintains a keen interest. I think the main reason is that the paper opened up an entirely new area of engine fuel. Although the study does not describe a new discovery and methodology, this paper..."
Fast Breaking Paper, April 2010
            
Graeme L. Hammer April 2010
Graeme L. Hammer; "The paper addresses a salient, unresolved issue in agriculture – What mechanisms have underpinned the continuous historical increase in maize yield in the US corn belt? It provides some interesting insights on this question and identifies a likely mechanism not widely attributed previously..."
Fast Breaking Papers, April 2010
            
Lars Hedin April 2010
Lars Hedin; "Nitrogen is the key nutrient that controls the machinery of photosynthesis. That's why you use fertilizer. Nitrogen is in the fertilizer. It allows the photosynthetic machinery to be built. Nitrogen cycles in natural ecosystems; it goes from the plant to the soil and back up to the plant. It can be plentiful or..."
Featured Scientist Interview
            
Andrew B. Holmes April 2010
Andrew B. Holmes; "This is our comprehensive follow-up to our highly cited review in Angewandte Chem published in 1998. It simply attempts to be comprehensive in the field of synthesis and properties of conjugated polymers for light emitting devices, including solid state lighting and flat panel displays..."
Fast Breaking Paper, April 2010
            
Da-Wei Huang April 2010
Da-Wei Huang; "The DAVID Bioinformatics Resources (DAVID) was one of the earliest bioinformatics tools for the emerging needs of the high-throughput gene functional annotation analysis of large gene lists, which are usually derived from genome-wide biological studies (such as from microarray or proteomics..."
Fast Breaking Paper, April 2010
            
Tadashi Kokubo The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.April 2010
Tadashi Kokubo & Hiroaki Takadama; "This paper describes how useful a simulated body fluid (SBF) is in predicting the bone-bonding ability of a material. The principal property required for bone substitutes is a bone-bonding ability. Most of the scientists working in the field of biomaterials for bone substitutes are..."
Emerging Research Front, April 2010
            
Fabrice Martins April 2010
Fabrice Martins; "Our paper provides a calibration of several important parameters of Galactic O stars (effective temperature, luminosity, ionizing flux...). These quantities are valuable to a number of astrophysists working on massive stars, star formation, the interstellar medium, or even galactic structures..."
Emerging Research Front, April 2010
            
Jeng-Leun Mau April 2010
Jeng-Leun Mau, Chieh-No Chang, Shih-Jeng Huang, & Chin-Chu Chen; "Our paper describes good antioxidant properties in three tasty mycelia and shows an implication that other hundreds of mushrooms including fruiting bodies and mycelia may possess better antioxidant properties than these three mycelia, especially some..."
Emerging Research Front, April 2010
            
Patrik Nosil April 2010
Patrik Nosil; "This article is likely highly-cited because it provides both a conceptual and an empirical review of a newly emerged field of study - 'population genomics'.The article synthesizes our knowledge concerning how natural selection impacts the genome, and especially how natural selection creates..."
Fast Breaking Paper, April 2010
            
Martin A. Nowak April 2010
Martin A. Nowak is a Professor of Biology and of Mathematics at Harvard University and Director of Harvard's Program for Evolutionary Dynamics. He is the author of a Current Classics paper in the field of Multidisciplinary for Feb. 2010: “Five rules for the evolution of cooperation,” Science 314(5805)..."
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Arthur Ouwehand April 2010
Arthur Ouwehand; "What this study showed is that it is interesting to know who is there but it is more important to know what they are doing. That is an idea that is coming now with metabolomics and it is likely to be relevant for many conditions. This study was performed in collaboration with Japanese..."
Special Topic of Probiotics
            
Rogelio Perez-Padilla April 2010
Rogelio Perez-Padilla; "Our institute was one of the first hospitals concentrating on patients with severe influenza and therefore we had the experience that would soon be needed elsewhere. The problem was working on the paper while, at the same time, having an increasing workload due to patients suffering..."
Fast Breaking Paper, April 2010
            
Ian Preston April 2010
Ian Preston, Richard Blundell, & Luigi Pistaferri; "This article is likely highly-cited because it provides both a conceptual and an empirical review of a newly emerged field of study - 'population genomics'.The article synthesizes our knowledge concerning how natural selection impacts the genome..."
Fast Breaking Paper, April 2010
            
Michael J. Sailor April 2010
Michael J. Sailor; "It is the first biodegradable fluorescent (quantum dot) nanoparticle to safely image tumors and organs in live mice that could be used for cancer detection and treatment in humans. It is the first intrinsically luminescent nanoparticle that was purposely designed to minimize toxic side effects..."
Fast Breaking Paper, April 2010
            
Jasit Singh Jasit Singh; "The question of how social networks influence flow of knowledge is not new. Yet there have been relatively few studies rigorously examining this link in the context of geographic patterns of knowledge flow. My paper was one of the early contributions systematically using rich individual-level data..."
Emerging Research Front, April 2010
            
Anthony L. Spek April 2010
Anthony L. Spek; "It is generally a reference to the use of one out of the many tools that are available in a program package named PLATON that I developed. I would describe it as a synthesis of knowledge that was accumulated over more than 40 years of working in the field of chemical crystallography..."
Emerging Research Front, April 2010
            
Narumi Takahashi The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.April 2010
Narumi Takahashi; "In this paper, we discussed how crusts grow and how continental materials are generated as a target of crustal structures of the Izu and Mariana arcs in collaboration with seismology and petrology. As the results of this study, we found that the Mariana arc has continental materials inside despite..."
Emerging Research Front, April 2010
            
Heidi Terrio April 2010
Heidi Terrio; "This paper is a descriptive study on deployment-acquired traumatic brain injury (TBI). A TBI is most simply described as an injury event that results in an alteration or loss of consciousness. Data was: 1) obtained from one Brigade Combat Team (BCT); 2) included the percentage of soldiers with history of clinician..."
Fast Breaking Paper, April 2010
 (Commentary for February 2010 late entry.)
            
David J. Thompson April 2010
David J. Thompson, Jean Ballet, Isabelle Grenier, & Seth Digel; "The Large Area Telescope (LAT) on the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is providing the first new look at the high-energy gamma-ray sky in more than a decade and with unprecedented sensitivity. Because gamma rays are the most energetic form of light, they can only be produced in processes that involve..."
Fast Breaking Paper, April 2010
            
April 2010
Yoshinori Tokura; "I always say that perhaps the correlated electron materials represent an important area of science we need to realize our dreams. Of course, our dreams are not to know the ultimate nature of the universe or such a big thing as that, but we are trying to obtain very surprising or unconventional functions..."
Featured Scientist Interview
            
Judith Whitworth April 2010
Judith Whitworth; "High blood pressure is one of the world’s biggest killers, not just in high-income countries, but also in low- and middle-income countries. This paper sets out guidelines for treating this very common problem worldwide. I became involved as I was working in hypertension research and at the same time was a Councilor..."
Emerging Research Front, April 2010
            
Frank Windmeijer April 2010
Frank Windmeijer; "The estimation method for which my standard error correction works particularly well is very popular, especially when using panel, or longitudinal, data. As the usual standard errors are often much too small when the number of observations are moderate, the correction has been adopted..."
Emerging Research Front, April 2010, April 2010
(Commentary for February 2010 late entry.)

       



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