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Rachel A. Caruso;
Materials Science;
-August 2003

Steven T. DeKosky;
Neuroscience & Behavior
-August 2003

Eugene F. Fama;
Economics & Business
-August 2003

Gunter Neumann ;
Plant & Animal Science
-August 2003

Keiichi Hiramatsu;
-August 2003

James S. Wright;
Agricultural Sciences
-August 2003

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Fast Moving Fronts
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Peter A. Jumars;
Bart Jan Kroesen;
Biology & Biochemistry
Charles M. Lieber;
Julia Lu;
Michael D. Richardson;
Nina Singh;
New Hot Papers
Fast Breaking Papers
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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:
Mad Cow & Other Prion Diseases §

A R C H I V E S from July 2001 to present:

Alzheimer's Disease §
   April 2003
Hepatitis C
   September 2002
Antibiotic Resistance
   February 2003
Magnesium Diboride Superconductors
   August 2002
   May 2002
Molecular Self-Assembly
   April 2002
Arabidopsis and Plant Disease Resistance
   January 2003
   October 2001
Aryl Halide Chemistry
   May 2003
   December 2002
   February 2002 
   December 2001
Breast Cancer
   July 2001
   August 2001
Conducting Polymers
   July 2001
   November 2002
Coronaviruses §
   June 2003
   March 2003
   March 2002
Quantum Cryptography
   September 2001
Embryonic Stem Cells
   November 2001
Quantum Dots
   October 2002
Fuel Cells §
   July 2003
   July 2001
Genetically Modified Crops
   June 2002
West Nile Virus
   July 2002
Global Warming
   January 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 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 - August 2003
     Comments & Interviews by:

"Comments/Mini-interviews," from the author(s) of the paper!

Tom Abel;
Space Science
Stephen Baylin;
Molecular Biology & Genetics
Philippe Bougeault;
Curt D. Furberg;
Clinical Medicine
M. Brian Maple;
Timothy Read;
Steven Salzberg;
Dennis Selkoe;
Neuroscience & Behavior
Ullrich Scherf;
Material Sciences
Terry Speed;
Daniel F. Veber;
Bronek Wedzicha & Donald Mottram;
Agricultural Sciences
Forest M. White;
Biology & Biochemistry

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comments and mini-interviews

New Hot Papers - July 2003
     Comments & Interviews by:
"Comments/Mini-interviews," from the author(s) of the paper!
Daron Acemoglu;
Economics & Business
Frank Allen;
Christopher M. Dobson;
Oleg Dubovik;
Rudy L. Juliano;
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Markus Kemmelmeier; Psychiatry/ Psychology
Dana Kolpin;
Dirk Helbing;
Hiroaki Hemmi;
Dominique Massiot;
Daphna Oyserman;
Psychiatry/ Psychology
Prof. Massimo Stefani;
Ken Shirasu;
Plant & Animal Science
Roland Sturm;
Social Sciences, General
Didier Tanre;
Barbara A. Williams;
Agricultural Sciences

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