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AUTHOR COMMENTARIES - 2010

March 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 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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Renata Behra March 2010
Renata Behra; "There is a general lack of information on the fate and effects of engineered nanoparticles in aquatic systems. Our study presents first data on the toxic potential of silver nanoparticles in a green alga and emphasizes the need to characterize the fate of particles in experimental media in order to correctly interpret..."
New Hot Paper, March 2010
            
Anthropomorphic phantom used to measure dose from CT scans. The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.March 2010
David J. Brenner; "In the US, the average radiation dose to which we are exposed has doubled in the past 30 years. The average dose from natural background sources has not changed, but what has changed is a more than six-fold increase in the average radiation dose from medical imaging. The biggest contributor..."
Featured Paper Interview
            
Robert Brown March 2010
Robert Brown; "The paper describes a genetic mutation that can cause ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease). This is of potential interest because this is such a devastating disorder. The finding also incriminated an abnormal protein that is involved in aspect of a type of genetic material in the cell known as RNA..."
New Hot Paper, March 2010
            
Marcelo Moreira Cavalcanti March 2010
Marcelo Moreira Cavalcanti; "The main focus of my research is the study of the behavior of the energy of distributed systems. To explain more precisely the development of my research, consider a physical phenomenon which is described by a differential partial equation and, in addition, we assume that there..."
Featured Scientist Interview
            
Jeffrey Conn The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.March 2010
Jeffrey Conn; "G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) have been among the most successful of drug targets and are involved, in a fundamental way, in regulating virtually every cellular or organ system. However, there has been an impasse for many years in the discovery and development of highly selective small molecule..."
New Hot Paper, March 2010
            
Patrick J. Flynn March 2010
Patrick J. Flynn; "Over the last seven years, the group has collected in excess of 200,000 images and videos of faces, irises, and other sites imaged with a variety of sensors. Much of the data is made available to other research groups and companies working in the field, often as part of US government-sponsored..."
Special Topic of Face Recognition
            
Samuel H. Gellman. Photo credit: Dan Yang. March 2010
Samuel H. Gellman; "Broad attention to this paper reflects increasing interest in "foldamers," which are oligomers that adopt specific biopolymer-like shapes. The foldamer concept constitutes the basis of a subfield of chemistry that has germinated and grown over the past 15 years or so. Proteins are natural..."
New Hot Paper, March 2010
            
Glenn R. Gibson March 2010
Glenn R. Gibson; "Probiotics are products containing live microorganisms. Prebiotics are not living microbes, but rather are specific foods for the gut microflora, i.e., they enter the gut after digestion and fortify only the beneficial flora therein. Prebiotics are not digested by humans because of their structure..."
Special Topic of Probiotics
            
Tao Han March 2010
Tao Han & Bin Zhang; "The recent discovery of neutrino masses was one of the most significant developments in physics. The mission of the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will be to open up a new era in basic science. Our paper has relevance in connection to these two quite important developments..."
Fast Moving Front, March 2010
            
Christopher P. Herzog March 2010
Christopher P. Herzog, Mukund Rangamani, Simon F. Ross; "There has been considerable excitement recently about applying techniques from string theory to condensed matter systems. Our work was a contribution to this activity, helping to open up a new line of research involving a new class of symmetries which..."
New Hot Paper, March 2010
            
Karyn Johnson The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.March 2010
Karyn Johnson; "We found that insects infected with a very common bacterial endosymbiont (Wolbachia) are protected from pathogenic viruses. This finding is both unexpected and has the potential to influence the outcome of host-pathogen interactions in a number of ways. I think our paper is highly..."
New Hot Paper, March 2010
            
Stefan Leucht March 2010
Stefan Leucht; "The meta-analysis showed that some second generation antipsychotic drugs are somewhat more efficacious than others. Although the differences were not very big, this finding challenges a dogma that all antipsychotic drugs are equally efficacious..."
New Hot Paper, March 2010
            
Xiong Wen (David) Lou March 2010
Xiong Wen (David) Lou & Lynden A. Archer; "Compared to many other types of nanostructures, like nanoparticles, nanowires, and nanotubes, development of hollow micro-/nano-structures is still in its very early stage in terms of both syntheses and applications. Many novel synthetic methodologies..."
New Hot Paper, March 2010
            
Christian Marois The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.March 2010
Christian Marois & Bruce Macintosh; "The discovery of the planetary system orbiting HR 8799 (a nearby star in the constellation Pegasus) is unique in several ways that have contributed to its high citation rate. It is one of the first unambiguous direct detections (actual images) of an exoplanet, and also the first multi-planet..."
New Hot Paper, March 2010
(Commentary entry for January 2010.)
            
Chad A. Mirkin March 2010
Chad A. Mirkin; "This manuscript describes a way of making a new class of nanoparticles with properties that can be tailored through a choice of readily accessible ligand and metal ion building blocks. The strategy involves controlled polymerization, where the reaction is stopped before the particles become..."
Fast Moving Front, March 2010
(Commentary entry for November 2009.)
            
Andras Nagy March 2010
Andras Nagy; "The era of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell has empowered the stem cell research field on a scale never before seen. A vast number of laboratories all over the globe are now feverishly working toward the future application of these cells to treat a range of devastating conditions. Our paper has..."
New Hot Paper, March 2010
(Commentary entry for January 2010.)
            
Camille Parmesan March 2010
Camille Parmesan; "the biologists at the IPCCC—about four of us total—wanted to come out with a statement that we had high confidence that wild plants and animals have responded to 20th-century climate change. But then the economists at the meeting—four or five of them—thought we were making too strong a claim..."
Science Watch® Newsletter Interview
            
Andrew H. Paterson The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.March 2010
Andrew H. Paterson; "As the second fully-sequenced cereal genome (rice being the first), sorghum permitted us to compare these divergent lineages in the flowering plant group (grasses) that provides humanity with most of its food and feed, and a growing share of its fiber and fuel. Sorghum also added..."
New Hot Paper, March 2010
            
Sunil V. Rao March 2010
Sunil V. Rao; "...for the first time in patients with heart disease, blood transfusion may not be a benign treatment. Previously, blood transfusion was looked at as an "insurance policy" against the risks of our traditional treatments which place patients at risk for bleeding. I think it's important to not overinterpret our results..."
Fast Moving Front, March 2010
            
Ole Seehausen The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.March 2010
Ole Seehausen; "Speciation research is currently one of the most active fields in evolutionary and ecological research. The cichlid fish of African lakes are textbook examples of rapid speciation but the mechanisms of rapid speciation remain elusive. Our work on cichlids in Lake Victoria demonstrates the..."
Fast Moving Front, March 2010
            
Kenneth Söderhäll March 2010
Kenneth Söderhäll; "This paper is a review summarizing the research on one important innate immune process in invertebrates, namely the so-called melanization reaction, which involves the synthesis of melanin to encapsulate pathogens. This reaction in invertebrates has received interest because..."
Fast Moving Front, March 2010
            
Susan Solomon The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.March 2010
Susan Solomon; "The paper showed that the climate changes that take place due to human-caused changes in carbon dioxide should be considered irreversible for at least a thousand years, even if we stop emitting this gas, and it discussed some of the impacts that this will lead to—unless we develop some kind..."
New Hot Paper, March 2010
            
Ayalew Tefferi March 2010
Ayalew Tefferi; "TET2 mutations are previously undescribed novel mutations whose clinical and pathogenetic relevance is actively being investigated. As such, many investigators are naturally interested in the subject matter and are working on it as well. TET2 mutations were first described by a group in France led..."
Fast Moving Front, March 2010
            
Jørgen Vestbo The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.March 2010
Jørgen Vestbo; "A lot of what we know about the natural history of COPD and the identification of risk factors for disease progression has come from epidemiology. Apart from obtaining information that can be used for planning health care, both for the individual and generally, prognostic factors also..."
Special Topic of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
            
Jian Wang March 2010
Jian Wang & Jun Wang; "This paper is one of the representative papers which first demonstrated the application of next-generation sequencing technology to decipher a human genome. In addition, the paper studied an Asian genome, which is of interest for the community and also greatly expands..."
New Hot Paper, March 2010
            
Paul Williams March 2010
Paul Williams; "This paper focuses on a "hot topic" in microbiology, namely 'quorum sensing,' i.e., the extraordinary capacity of unicellular microorganisms to behave socially by coordinating gene expression at the population level through the deployment of small diffusible signal molecules. It provides a perspective primarily..."
Fast Moving Front, March 2010
            
Younan Xia The author(s) of this interview/comment have included images of their work.March 2010
Younan Xia; "Our paper provides a comprehensive review and critical assessment of research activities centering on the syntheses and applications of metal nanocrystals with well-controlled shapes and facets. This article is highly cited simply because it touches upon an extremely important subject that is being..."
Fast Moving Front, March 2010
            
Qingzhu Yin March 2010
Qingzhu Yin; "The existence of the short-lived radioactive nuclide 26Al (half-life 0.73 million years, Myr) at the beginning of the solar system 4.567 billion years (Gyr) ago, has been known since the mid-1970s. Recently, the amount of radioactive 26Al relative to the stable 27Al in the early solar system was revised..."
New Hot Paper, March 2010
(Commentary entry for January 2010.)
            
Guido Zacchi March 2010
Guido Zacchi; "The paper shows that great progress has been achieved within the development of individual steps in the process for the production of ethanol from cellulose-containing materials, such as wood residues, straw, bagasse, etc. It also presents the authors' ideas about what remains to be done..."
Fast Moving Front, March 2010

       



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