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5 year impact factor: 10.445Five-Year Impact Factor:
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236 Philippe, H. | Derelle, R. | Lopez, P. | Pick, K. | Borchiellini, C. | Boury-Esnault, N. | Vacelet, J. | Renard, E. | Houliston, E. | Quéinnec, E. | Da Silva, C. | Wincker, P. | Le Guyader, H. | Leys, S. | Jackson, D.J. | Schreiber, F. | Erpenbeck, D. | Morgenstern, B. | Wörheide, G. | Manuel, M. Phylogenomics Revives Traditional Views on Deep Animal Relationships Current Biology, Volume 19, Issue 8, 2009-04-28, Pages 706-712 230 Stadtfeld, M. | Brennand, K. | Hochedlinger, K. Reprogramming of Pancreatic ß Cells into Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Current Biology, Volume 18, Issue 12, 2008-06-25, Pages 890-894 201 Mukamel, R. | Ekstrom, A.D. | Kaplan, J. | Iacoboni, M. | Fried, I. Single-Neuron Responses in Humans during Execution and Observation of Actions Current Biology, Volume 20, Issue 8, 2010-04-27, Pages 750-756 177 Lao, O. | Lu, T.T. | Nothnagel, M. | Junge, O. | Freitag-Wolf, S. | Caliebe, A. | Balascakova, M. | Bertranpetit, J. | Bindoff, L.A. | Comas, D. | Holmlund, G. | Kouvatsi, A. | Macek, M. | Mollet, I. | Parson, W. | Palo, J. | Ploski, R. | Sajantila, A. | Tagliabracci, A. | Gether, U. | Werge, T. | Rivadeneira, F. | Hofman, A. | Uitterlinden, A.G. | Gieger, C. | Wichmann, H.-E. | Rüther, A. | Schreiber, S. | Becker, C. | Nürnberg, P. | Nelson, M.R. | Krawczak, M. | Kayser, M. Correlation between Genetic and Geographic Structure in Europe Current Biology, Volume 18, Issue 16, 2008-08-26, Pages 1241-1248 170 Addo-Quaye, C. | Eshoo, T.W. | Bartel, D.P. | Axtell, M.J. Endogenous siRNA and miRNA Targets Identified by Sequencing of the Arabidopsis Degradome Current Biology, Volume 18, Issue 10, 2008-05-20, Pages 758-762 164 Berbari, N.F. | O'Connor, A.K. | Haycraft, C.J. | Yoder, B.K. The Primary Cilium as a Complex Signaling Center Current Biology, Volume 19, Issue 13, 2009-07-14, Pages R526-R535 162 Xiang, T. | Zong, N. | Zou, Y. | Wu, Y. | Zhang, J. | Xing, W. | Li, Y. | Tang, X. | Zhu, L. | Chai, J. | Zhou, J.-M. Pseudomonas syringae Effector AvrPto Blocks Innate Immunity by Targeting Receptor Kinases Current Biology, Volume 18, Issue 1, 2008-01-08, Pages 74-80 161 Goense, J.B.M. | Logothetis, N.K. Neurophysiology of the BOLD fMRI Signal in Awake Monkeys Current Biology, Volume 18, Issue 9, 2008-05-06, Pages 631-640 149 Schneider, M.R. | Schmidt-Ullrich, R. | Paus, R. The Hair Follicle as a Dynamic Miniorgan Current Biology, Volume 19, Issue 3, 2009-02-10, Pages R132-R142 146 Pritchard, J.K. | Pickrell, J.K. | Coop, G. The Genetics of Human Adaptation: Hard Sweeps, Soft Sweeps, and Polygenic Adaptation Current Biology, Volume 20, Issue 4, 2010-02-23, Pages R208-R215
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Most Read Articles - counted by Article downloads on SciVerse ScienceDirect in the period 01 December 2002 to 30 December 2013
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1 Ryota Kanai | Tom Feilden | Colin Firth | Geraint Rees Political Orientations Are Correlated with Brain Structure in Young Adults Current Biology, Volume 21, Issue 8, 26 April 2011, Pages 677-680 2 Shinji Nishimoto | An T. Vu | Thomas Naselaris | Yuval Benjamini | Bin Yu | Jack L. Gallant Reconstructing Visual Experiences from Brain Activity Evoked by Natural Movies Current Biology, Volume 21, Issue 19, 11 October 2011, Pages 1641-1646 3 Alan Baddeley Working memory Current Biology, Volume 20, Issue 4, 23 February 2010, Pages R136-R140 4 Birgit Mampe | Angela D. Friederici | Anne Christophe | Kathleen Wermke Newborns' Cry Melody Is Shaped by Their Native Language Current Biology, Volume 19, Issue 23, 15 December 2009, Pages 1994-1997 5 Heidi M. McBride | Margaret Neuspiel | Sylwia Wasiak Mitochondria: More Than Just a Powerhouse Current Biology, Volume 16, Issue 14, 25 July 2006, Pages R551-R560 6 Tanya T Paull | Emmy P Rogakou | Vikky Yamazaki | Cordula U Kirchgessner | Martin Gellert | William M Bonner A critical role for histone H2AX in recruitment of repair factors to nuclear foci after DNA damage Current Biology, Volume 10, Issue 15, 1 August 2000, Pages 886-895 7 Mariana Lagos-Quintana | Reinhard Rauhut | Abdullah Yalcin | Jutta Meyer | Winfried Lendeckel | Thomas Tuschl Identification of Tissue-Specific MicroRNAs from Mouse Current Biology, Volume 12, Issue 9, 30 April 2002, Pages 735-739 8 Craig L Peterson | Marc-André Laniel Histones and histone modifications Current Biology, Volume 14, Issue 14, 27 July 2004, Pages R546-R551 9 Dos D. Sarbassov | Siraj M Ali | Do-Hyung Kim | David A Guertin | Robert R Latek | Hediye Erdjument-Bromage | Paul Tempst | David M Sabatini Rictor, a Novel Binding Partner of mTOR, Defines a Rapamycin-Insensitive and Raptor-Independent Pathway that Regulates the Cytoskeleton Current Biology, Volume 14, Issue 14, 27 July 2004, Pages 1296-1302 10 Gunter Meister | Markus Landthaler | Lasse Peters | Po Yu Chen | Henning Urlaub | Reinhard Lührmann | Thomas Tuschl Identification of Novel Argonaute-Associated Proteins Current Biology, Volume 15, Issue 23, 6 December 2005, Pages 2149-2155
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1 Kathryne N. Wren | Julie M. Craft | Douglas Tritschler | Alexandria Schauer | Deep K. Patel | Elizabeth F. Smith | Mary E. Porter | Peter Kner | Karl F. Lechtreck A Differential Cargo-Loading Model of Ciliary Length Regulation by IFT Current Biology, Available online 5 December 2013, 2 Warakorn Kulalert | Dennis H. Kim The Unfolded Protein Response in a Pair of Sensory Neurons Promotes Entry of C. elegans into Dauer Diapause Current Biology, Available online 5 December 2013, 3 Martin Beye | Christine Seelmann | Tanja Gempe | Martin Hasselmann | Xavier Vekemans | M. Kim Fondrk | Robert E. Page Jr. Gradual Molecular Evolution of a Sex Determination Switch through Incomplete Penetrance of Femaleness Current Biology, Available online 5 December 2013, 4 Barbara Korbei | Jeanette Moulinier-Anzola | Lucinda De-Araujo | Doris Lucyshyn | Katarzyna Retzer | Muhammad A. Khan | Christian Luschnig Arabidopsis TOL Proteins Act as Gatekeepers for Vacuolar Sorting of PIN2 Plasma Membrane Protein Current Biology, Available online 5 December 2013, 5 Ian C. Fiebelkorn | Yuri B. Saalmann | Sabine Kastner Rhythmic Sampling within and between Objects despite Sustained Attention at a Cued Location Current Biology, Available online 5 December 2013, 6 Jan Janoukovec | Denis V. Tikhonenkov | Kirill V. Mikhailov | Timur G. Simdyanov | Vladimir V. Aleoshin | Alexander P. Mylnikov | Patrick J. Keeling Colponemids Represent Multiple Ancient Alveolate Lineages Current Biology, Available online 5 December 2013, 7 Hany K.M. Dweck | Shimaa A.M. Ebrahim | Sophie Kromann | Deni Bown | Ylva Hillbur | Silke Sachse | Bill S. Hansson | Marcus C. Stensmyr Olfactory Preference for Egg Laying on Citrus Substrates in Drosophila Current Biology, Available online 5 December 2013, 8 Almut Kelber | Miriam J. Henze Colour Vision: Parallel Pathways Intersect in Drosophila Current Biology, Volume 23, Issue 23, 2 December 2013, Pages R1043-R1045 9 Maria Laura Filippetti | Mark H. Johnson | Sarah Lloyd-Fox | Danica Dragovic | Teresa Farroni Body Perception in Newborns Current Biology, Volume 23, Issue 23, 2 December 2013, Pages 2413-2416 10 Christelle Jozet-Alves | Marion Bertin | Nicola S. Clayton Evidence of episodic-like memory in cuttlefish Current Biology, Volume 23, Issue 23, 2 December 2013, Pages R1033-R1035
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