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Year 2009

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Podcasts for 2009

 
 

Stephanie Seminara on the GPR54 Gene

Stephanie Seminara
Dec
2009

Stephanie Seminara is a faculty member of the Reproductive Endocrine Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, is lead author of the Top Topics paper selection from the field of Neuroscience & Behavior for June 2009: "The GPR54 gene as a regulator of puberty," N. Engl. J. Med.: 349[17]: 1614-27, Oct. 23, 2003. This paper is included in a Research Front Map from the same period titled " Kisspeptin and the Regulation of Reproduction.".
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Viswanath Venkatesh on User Acceptance of IT

Viswanath Venkatesh
Dec
2009

Viswanath Venkatesh is the George and Boyce Billingsley Chair of Information Systems at the Walton College of Business in the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He is lead author of the Top Topics paper selection from the field of Economics & Business for June 2009: “User acceptance of information technology: Toward a unified view,” Mis. Quart. 27[3]: 425-78, Sep. 2003.
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Zhenfeng Liu on Light-Harvesting Complex of Photosystem II

Zhenfeng Liu
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Nov
2009

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: “Crystal structure of spinach major light-harvesting complex at 2.72 angstrom resolution” Nature 428 [6980]: 287-92, Mar. 18, 2004. This paper is included in a Research Front Map from the same period titled " Light Harvesting in Plants."
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Adam G. Riess on the Hubble Space Telescope

Adam 
                G. Reiss
Nov
2009

Adam G. Riess, 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: Evidence for past deceleration and constraints on dark energy evolution." This paper was included in a Research Front Map titled: " Dark Energy and the Cosmological Constant," from Top Topics in the field of Space Science, June 2009.
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Pencheng Dai Discusses Superconductors

Pengcheng Dai
Oct
2009

Pengcheng Dai, Professor of Physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, discusses his Current Classics Multidisciplinary paper for June 2009: "Magnetic order close to superconductivity in the iron-based layered LaO1-xFxFeAs systems," as published in the journal Nature 453[7197], 899-902, Jun 12 2008.
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Alan Thompson's Current Classic Paper on MS

Alan J. Thompson
Oct
2009

Alan J. Thompson, Director of the University College London Institute of Neurology, in London, UK, discusses his June 2009 Current Classics article from the field of Neuroscience & Behavior: "Recommended diagnostic criteria for multiple sclerosis: Guidelines from the International Panel on the Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis," as published in the journal Annals of Neurology 50[1], 121-27, Jul 2001.
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Richard H. Cyburt Discusses Unstable Relic Particles


Sep
2009

Richard H. Cyburt is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics of the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. Dr. Cyburt is the lead author of the second-most-cited paper listed in the Research Front Map titled, "The Big Bang," from Top Topics for April 2009 from the field of Space Science.
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Janet G. Hering on Arsenic Water Pollution

Janet G. Hering
sep
2009

Janet G. Hering is Director of the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology (Eawag) in Dübendorf, Switzerland and is the coauthor of the most cited paper listed in the Research Front Map titled, "Arsenic Water Pollution," from Top Topics for April 2009 from the field of Geosciences.
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Danny Porath on Molecular Electronics

Danny Porath
Aug
2009

Danny Porath is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physical Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and lead author of the Current Classic Multidisciplinary paper for February, 2009, entitled: "Direct measurement of electrical transport through DNA molecules," NATURE 403[6770]: 635-38, FEB 2000. Here he discusses his research in the field of molecular electronics.
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Dirk Schübeler on Dna and Rna Sequencing

Dirk Schübeler
Aug
2009

Dirk Schübeler, a Senior Group Leader in Epigenetics at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research in Basel, Switzerland. Dr. Schübeler is the lead author of the most-cited paper listed in the Research Front Map titled, " Dna and Rna Sequencing," from Top Topics for April 2009 from the field of Molecular Biology & Genetics. In this podcast, he discusses his work in this field.
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Geoffrey Burnstock & Vera Ralevic on Receptors for Purines and Pyrimidines

Geoffrey Burnstock
Vera Ralevic
Jul
2009

Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Burnstock is Director of the Autonomic Neuroscience Centre at the Royal Free and University College Medical School in London. Vera Ralevic is an Associate Professor in Cardiovascular Science in the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Nottingham. They coauthored the Current Classic paper in the field of Pharmacology for February, 2009: "Receptors for purines and pyrimidines," Pharmacol. Rev. 50[3]: 413-92, 1998. Read an interview Vera Ralevic in ScienceWatch.com.
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Douglas Hanahan & Robert Weinberg on Cancer Research

Douglas Hanahan
Robert A. Weinberg
Jul
2009

Douglas Hanahan, Professor of Biochemistry at the University of California, San Francisco, along with coauthor Robert A. Weinberg, a founder of the Whitehead Institute of Biomedical Research at MIT, are coauthors of the Current Classic selection for April 2009, "The hallmarks of cancer," Cell 100 [1], 57-70, 2000, discuss their research on the mechanisms of cancer. Read a classic Science Watch® Newsletter with Robert A. Weinberg.
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