For this article, Jennifer Fisher Wilson interviewed Richard A. Alm, principal research scientist, infection discovery at AstraZeneca R&D Boston. Data from the Web of Science (ISI, Philadelphia) show that Hot Papers are cited 50 to 100 times more often than the average paper of the same type and age.

R.A. Alm, L.S. Ling, D.T. Moir, B.L. King, E.D. Brown, P.C. Doig, D.R. Smith, B. Noonan, B.C. Guild, B.L. deJonge, G. Carmel, P.J. Tummino, A. Caruso, M. Uria-Nickelsen, D.M. Mills, C. Ives, R. Gibson, D. Merberg, S.D. Mills, Q. Jiang, D.E. Taylor, G.F. Vovis, T.J. Trust, "Genomic-sequence comparison of two unrelated isolates of the human gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori," Nature, 397:176-80, Jan. 14, 1999. (Cited 173 times)

The bacterial pathogen Helicobacter pylori colonizes in the stomach's gastric mucosa and causes a range of problems from gastritis and peptic ulcer to gastric cancer and mucosal-associated lymphoma. Although nearly 50...

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