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Research Fronts 2013
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When scientists cite each other's work, they—sometimes unknowingly—link related or identical topics within their scientific research. These "invisible colleges" identify emerging trends and...

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The hoped-for success of the comparatively new discipline of regenerative medicine (“new” in that, for example, the journal Regenerative Medicine began in January, 2006) is based in large part on...

Gene Therapy Restores Eyesight
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Gene therapy—fix a genetic disease by giving the patient a working copy of the relevant gene—is in the news. Researchers in Oxford, UK and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, recently announced that...

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A recent analysis of citation figures from InCites (drawing on data from Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge) identified a 2011 report entitled “Coseismic and postseismic slip of...

Passive dilution of 5hmC during preimplantation development.
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It is (reasonably) common knowledge that DNA is written in a simple four-letter code: ACTG. Too simple, actually. A fifth base—5-methylcytosine 5mC—plays a crucial role in determining which bits...

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Replace a hydrogen atom in a molecule with a fluorine and there can be a dramatic boost to its biological effects. Witness, for example, the healing power of fluorinated drugs and the efficacy of...

Number of Web of Science-indexed Papers in Chemistry/Materials Mentioning the 'Three R's'
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Although there has been a lot of interest in organic catalysts this century, the traditional type of metal-based catalyst is making a comeback, but in a different guise. Now the rarest of metals...

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The time has rolled around yet again for Science Watch to take its annual look back at the hottest of recent research. The tab below are the researchers who, according to citations recorded during...

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Once again, ScienceWatch takes its annual look back at the hottest of recent research. Listed in the adjoining table are the researchers who, according to citations tracked during 2011,...

doctor consulting with patient
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More than 17,000 people attended the 2012 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) meeting, a firm fixture in the oncology calendar. The schedule for this year’s meeting, in Washington, D.C...

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Science Watch turns its focus back toward the British Isles, with a survey of top-cited U.K. institutions and researchers, from 2003-2007, based on their representation in a selection of...

Who and What Was Hot in Scientific Research in 2012
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The Higgs research and those dedicated to the discovery of the long sought after Higgs particle weren't the only ones to take center stage in 2012.

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