Research Fronts

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In February of 2012, Dr. M. Santosh was among the honorees at the Thomson Reuters Japan Research Day and Research Front Awards ceremony in Tokyo. Dr. Santosh received a Research Front Award in 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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The aim this century is to “green” the chemical, agrochemical, and pharmaceutical industries by finding processes that produce high yields of products with little or no waste. One of the stumbling...

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The history of astronomy is notable in the present century for the astonishing emergence of a new consensus that releases cosmologists from the wordy debates that have occupied philosophers for...

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There’s nothing quite like a deadly disease to excite the science writer. The news, just weeks ago as I write this, that the Ebola virus is now “airborne”—meaning it no longer needs close contact...

Research Fronts 2013
Global Research Reports

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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To identify the most prominent and fast-moving fields in current research, Thomson Reuters and its collaborators have turned once again to Research Fronts—those specialty areas identified by...

An elderly woman is escorted by an aide in London, March 22, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett
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When ScienceWatch last looked at Alzheimer’s disease (AD) three years ago, the focus was on a protein known...

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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...