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Dr. Xiaohong Liu
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According to a recent analysis of InCites/Essential Science Indicators (a subset of Thomson Reuters...

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Trapping the energy of the Sun offers the world a limitless source of electricity. What might curtail our access to this abundant energy is the scarcity of rare elements that are currently needed...

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Spotlighting some of the standout researchers of the last decade, Thomson Reuters has launched Highly Cited Researchers, a compilation of influential names in science. Deriving from InCites...

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The techniques of chemical synthesis are undergoing a revolution, as revealed by the fast-growing number of continuous-flow microreactor papers in the literature. From its origins a dozen or so...

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The first trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) was performed 10 years ago in a 57-year-old man for whom the experimental procedure was a “last resort.” The valve functioned well but the...

Colorized transmission electron micrograph showing particles of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus that emerged in 2012.
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From time to time the world faces talk of epidemics or even a pandemic due to some novel respiratory virus. And now it’s Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). Both MERS and SARS are caused by...

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According to a recent analysis of Thomson Reuters Web of Science, the 2011 report “Recombinant origin of the retrovirus XMRV,” has been identified as a Fast Breaking Paper in Microbiology.

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The Physics Hot Ten currently has five papers on cosmological results from probes and telescopes in space (#1, #2, #3, #8, #10). The quest to understand the nature of the universe continues with...

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To tackle the delicate balance between having blood that clots too readily or not readily enough, evolution has come up with a complex scheme involving a cascade of proteins and platelets—a scheme...

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Time was, in the late 1990s, when you could barely move in the Biology Top Ten without tripping over papers about apoptosis. That’s the mechanism whereby cells die (or commit suicide) in a tidy,...

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