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George Jackson M.D. Ph.D; Neuroscience & Behavior

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Professor Bret E. Jackson; Computer Science
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he ESI Special Topics Web site is designed to complement  ISI Essential Science Indicators Web product in providing citation analyses and commentary for selected scientific research areas that have experienced notable recent advances or are of special current interest. Each topic is prefaced with a description of its relation to the main ISI Essential Science Indicators rankings and the methodology used to assemble the data from the ISI Essential Science Indicators database. A new topics is added monthly. The data presented for each topic include citation rankings for scientists, institutions, nations, and journals. Most special topics also feature interviews and essays by prominent scientists in the area.

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Featured Special Topics:

This Month's Special Topic:
Alzheimer's Disease

A R C H I V E S:

Antibiotic Resistance
   February 2003
Molecular Self-Assembly
   April 2002
   May 2002
   October 2001
Arabidopsis and Plant Disease Resistance
   January 2003
   December 2002
   February 2002 
   December 2001
Breast Cancer
   July 2001
   August 2001
Conducting Polymers
   July 2001
   November 2002
   March 2002
Photonics §
   March 2003
Embryonic Stem Cells
   November 2001
  Quantum Cryptography
   September 2001
Genetically Modified Crops §
   June 2002
Quantum Dots
   October 2002
Global Warming
   January 2002
   July 2001
Hepatitis C
   September 2002
West Nile Virus
   July 2002
Magnesium Diboride Superconductors
   August 2002
§ = new interview added to that Special Topic this month!

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ESI Special Topics also spotlights New Hot Papers, Fast Breaking Papers (both have some with comments/mini-interviews and are updated bi-monthly), Emerging Research Fronts, and Fast Moving Fronts, all of which deal with current and emerging trends in specialized areas of research. Methodologies for the various entities and commentary on data interpretation are also included.
Fast Breaking Papers - April 2003
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Eray S. Aydil;
Material Sciences
Dr. Vito DelVecchio;
Dr. John Faulkner;
Dr. Mark Groves and Prof. Alexander Mielke ;
Judith Klein-Seetharaman & Harald Schwalbe;
Biology & Biochemistry
Gabriele Lohmann;
Computer Science
Professor Paul N. Pearson;
Dr. Joseph E. Rabinowitz;
Masataka Sata, MD. PhD;
Clinical Medicine
Augustin Scalbert & Gary Williamson;
Agricultural Sciences
Zhenbiao Yang & Ying Fu;
Plant & Animal Science
Andreas J. Zemann;

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New Hot Papers - March 2003
     Comments & Interviews by:
"Comments/Mini-interviews," from the author(s) of the paper!
Dr. James S. Bullock;
Space Science
Prof. Douglas K. Finnemore;
Dr. Ola Gudmundsen;
Agricultural Sciences
Maria Julia Marinissen, Ph.D. and J. Silvio Gutkind, Ph.D.;
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Gregory J. Hannon ;
Molecular Biology & Genetics
Gunther Hollopeter;
Clinical Medicine
Kurt Johansson;
Professor Joel G. Kingsolver;
Environment/ Ecology
Bernhard Moser and Pius Loetscher;
Frederick C. Nucifora Jr., Ph.D.;
Neuroscience & Behavior
Prof. Vickie Bowman Vance;
Plant & Animal Science
Prof. Simon A. Wilde;
Ahmed H. Zewail;

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