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February 2010 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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Peter J. Barnes February 2010
Peter J. Barnes; "I have always been aware that COPD is a major clinical problem, but I only started to do research into COPD around 10 years ago. At that time very little was known about the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms, so we started to use some of the research approaches that we had developed"
Special Topic of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

David A. Brent February 2010
David A. Brent; "Suicidal events in the treatment of adolescent depression occur early in treatment, are more common in those who are severely depressed and are not responding to treatment, and are predicted by high suicidal ideation at entry, drug and alcohol use, and family conflict. The use of trazodone..."
Fast Breaking Papers, February 2010

Ricardo Dolmetsch February 2010
Ricardo Dolmetsch; "Store operated calcium channels are critically important for many biological processes including activation of the immune system, activation of platelets and repair of muscle cells. These channels are formed by Orai which is an ion channel at the cell membrane, and Stim which is an ER protein..."
Fast Breaking Papers, February 2010

Joaquín Dopazo February 2010
Joaquín Dopazo; "The paper describes a web-based bioinformatic software that helps to understand the functional implications of the genes selected in a genomic experiment. Since its publication, there has been a continuous growth in the demand of this type of tools. In the particular case of FatiGO, this..."
Emerging Research Fronts, February 2010

William S. Epling February 2010
William S. Epling; "This paper was the first comprehensive review of the science behind and application of, NOx storage and reduction catalysis. At the time, NOx storage and reduction catalysis was being studied to address the challenge of NOx to N2 reduction in an oxidizing environment, such as that found in diesel engine..."
Emerging Research Fronts, February 2010

Despo Fatta-Kassinos The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.February 2010
Despo Fatta-Kassinos; "Over the past several years, pharmaceuticals are considered as an emerging environmental problem due to their continuous input and persistence into the aquatic ecosystem even at low concentrations. This continuous release into the environment may constitute a long-term potential risk..."
Fast Breaking Papers, February 2010

Michael S. Filigenzi February 2010
Michael S. Filigenzi; "The work done by my co-workers and I on the analysis of melamine came in response to the pet food poisoning incident in 2007. This incident illuminated previously unknown issues regarding melamine adulteration of Chinese pet food additives and the toxicity of melamine and its analogs. An incident involving melamine's..."
Fast Breaking Papers, February 2010

Michael M. Gottesman February 2010
Michael M. Gottesman; "Resistance of cancers to chemotherapy, either intrinsic or acquired, is the major impediment to the successful treatment of cancer. After over 40 years of study, we are beginning to catalog the major mechanisms of multidrug resistance, and this review summarizes the state of the field, summarizing..."
Emerging Research Fronts, February 2009

Yi Guan February 2010
Yi Guan; "H1N1 is the first human influenza pandemic of the 21st century. Obviously, our paper has been highly cited due to the fact that the 2009 pandemic influenza virus is still an ongoing concern. Our paper answered the question of how and where the H1N1 pandemic virus was generated. These are new findings which convey..."
Fast Breaking Papers, February 2010

Mokhtar Hassaine February 2010
Mokhtar Hassaine; "During the past two years, several promising attempts to extend the anti-de-Sitter space/conformal field theory (AdS/CFT) correspondence to conformal non-relativistic physics have attracted much attention. This is motivated by the fact that several non-relativistic conformal field models that govern physics exist..."
Fast Breaking Papers, February 2010

Alan Hastings February 2010
Alan Hastings; "The issue of spatial spread is central to many areas of ecology, and the number of invaders spreading spatially throughout the world is increasing. This is an issue of great applied interest because the cost to control spreading invasive species is extremely high. For example, many insect pests are spreading..."
Emerging Research Fronts, February 2009

February 2010
Dejian Huang; "Dejian Huang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and also Acting Director of the Science and Technology Program at the National University of Singapore. He is first author of a Current Classics paper in the field of Agricultural Sciences for Aug. 2009, Huang, DJ, et. al, "The chemistry..."
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Jose-Luis Jimenez February 2010
Jose-Luis Jimenez & Ingrid Marie Ulbrich; "The atmosphere is full of tiny particles, too small to see, but they are a deadly pollutant that kills millions of people every year and also impact climate change. These particles contain thousands of different "organic" chemical compounds, i.e. those composed primarily of..."
Fast Breaking Papers, February 2010

Sophien Kamoun The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.February 2010
Sophien Kamoun; "At the moment, effector biology is a hot topic in the fields of plant biology and plant pathology. Understanding the molecular function of effectors (molecules secreted by plant-associated organisms to manipulate their host plant) is currently viewed as critical for a mechanistic understanding..."
Fast Breaking Papers, February 2010

Chris Karp February 2010
Chris Karp; "There is an ongoing epidemic of allergic asthma, particularly in westernized countries. Allergy, and allergic asthma, occurs when a particular kind of immune response, harmful to the responding host, is made against specific proteins (allergens). Allergic people tend to mount these harmful immune..."
Fast Breaking Papers
(Late commentary entry added in Feb. 2010 for Dec. 2009)

Takashi Kato February 2010
Takashi Kato & Takuma Yasuda; "This paper describes a simple and versatile strategy for the development of electro- and photo-functional nanostrucrtured materials based on p-conjugated molecules. The fabrication of well-defined complex architectures based on functional molecules within molecular condensed..."
Fast Breaking Papers, February 2010

Alex McBratney February 2010
Alex McBratney; "At first this paper was a review, then, after some thought, it became a synthesis, and then, after some further thought, it was clear that there was a more generic approach that could be developed. This is a good example of going from review to new ideas..."
Emerging Research Front
(Late commentary entry added in Feb. 2010 for Dec. 2009)

Corrie S. Moreau February 2010
Corrie S. Moreau; "Ants occupy almost every terrestrial niche on the planet, so understanding how they came to this ecological dominance and the time frames involved is an intriguing question. The results of our 2006 research published in the journal "Science" suggest that ants are considerably older..."
Emerging Research Fronts, February 2010

February 2010
Michael R. Raupach; "The paper received significant press comment because of the massive interest and policy significance of trends in CO2 emissions as drivers of climate change, and the implications of current trends for the task of reducing emissions. An acceleration in emissions makes the task of mitigation..."
Emerging Research Fronts, February 2009

David Sholl February 2010
David Sholl; "Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) have generated a great deal of excitement because of the diverse range of crystalline structures than can be synthesized, but the development of large-scale applications of MOFs is only just beginning. This paper highlights a path forward for identifying MOFs..."
Fast Breaking Papers, February 2010

Michael Strauss February 2010
Michael Strauss; "The Sloan Digital Sky Survey has produced a map of the Universe, a census of the heavens, that can be used in every area of astronomical research, from studies of asteroids in the Solar System to the most distant quasars. It is a fully public dataset, that has been used by thousands of researchers..."
Fast Breaking Papers, February 2010

Stevo Stevic February 2010
Stevo Stevic; In this Fast Breaking Paper commentary, Stevo Stevic talks about his 2009 J MATH ANAL APPL paper, "On a new integral-type operator from the Bloch space to Bloch-type spaces on the unit ball," from the field of Mathematics.
Fast Breaking Papers, February 2010

John Sumpter February 2010
John Sumpter; "...we have moved on from concerns about killing wildlife with mass-produced chemicals such as oils and pesticides. What we have realized in the last 10 years is that we have contaminated the natural world with many chemicals that we all get exposed to, that do not cause acute toxicity, but..."
Special Topic of Bisphenol A (BPA)

Marc Veldhoen February 2010
Marc Veldhoen; "In December of 2009, the paper "TGF beta in the context of an inflammatory cytokine milieu supports de novo differentiation of IL-17-producing T cells," (Veldhoen M, et al., Immunity 24(2): 179-89, February 2006) was named a Current Classic in the field of Immunology. At present, the paper ranks..."
Featured Paper

Photo credit: Rocky Salskov/2009 February 2010
Russell S. Winer; "The topic of new media in marketing is very hot with the expansion of ways that customers are communicating with each other and the ways that companies are communicating with customers. Most companies are very unsure about how to use the new media and how much to spend..."
Fast Breaking Papers, February 2010


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