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Klaus Klingenbeck-Regn, PhD; Clinical Medicine
Ruth E. Malone, PhD, RN; Social Sciences

Prof. Paul B. Shepson and Ann Louise Sumner, Ph.D; Geosciences
Emerging Research Fronts
 
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Professor Christopher M. Dobson; Multidiciplinary

Lindsey Rustad; Environment/Ecology

Andres Santos; Materials 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:
Arabidopsis and Plant Disease Resistance - January 2003 §
Neutrinos - December 2002
Osteoporosis - November 2002 §
Quantum Dots - October 2002
Hepatitis C - September 2002
Magnesium Diboride Superconductors - August 2002
West Nile Virus - July 2002 §
Genetically Modified Crops - June 2002
Apoptosis - May 2002
Molecular Self-Assembly - April 2002
Diabetes - March 2002
Branes - February 2002 
Global Warming - January 2002
Obesity - December 2001
Embryonic Stem Cells - November 2001
Nanotechnology - October 2001
Quantum Cryptography - September 2001
Optoelectronics - August 2001
Breast Cancer - July 2001
Conducting Polymers - July 2001 
Schizophrenia - July 2001
§ = 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), 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.
New Hot Papers - January 2003
     Comments & Interviews by:
"Comments/Mini-interviews," from the author(s) of the paper!
Rama Rao Amara ;
Immunology
Ronald A DeVore;
Mathematics
Terrence S. Furey;
Computer Science
Peter Blume-Jensen, Tony Hunter;
Clinical Medicine 
Professor Eugenia Kalnay;
Geosciences
Margreet R Olthof PhD;
Agricultural Sciences
John M. O'Meara;
Space Science 
Richard L. Priem, Ph. D. ; Economics & Business Dr. Manfred T. Reetz;
Chemistry 
Todd Sherer, Ph.D.;
Neuroscience & Behavior
Gunther Steinle
Engineering
Hervé Tettelin;
Microbiology
Michael Turelli, Ph.D.;
Environment/
Ecology
Alexander S. Young;
Psychology/
Psychiatry
Menu of all past New Hot Papers,
comments and mini-interviews
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(New Hot Papers are updated bi-monthly)







Fast Breaking Papers - December 2002
     Comments & Interviews by:
Reka Albert, Ph.D.;
Physics
Dr. Alex Bateman;
Biology & Biochemistry 
Benjamin F. Cravatt, Ph.D.;
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Professor Linda M. Collins;
Psychology/
Psychiatry
Professor Robert Daines;
Economics & Business
Dr. Leo Egghe;
Social Sciences, general
Dr. Mark Ehlenfeldt;
Agricultural Sciences
Ildoo Hwang;
Plant & Animal Science
Professor Akihisa Inoue;
Material Sciences
Prof. Jean-Marc Reichart;
Immunology
Lindsey Rustad;
Environment/
Ecology
Professor Walter L. Ruzzo;
Computer Science
Motoharu Takao, Ph.D.;
Neuroscience & Behavior
Naohiro Terada, MD, PhD;
Clinical Medicine
Gisela Storz;
Microbiology
Dominic M. Walsh, Ph.D.;
Multidisciplinary
Valerie Wood;
Molecular Biology & Genetics
Professor Xuding Zhu;
Mathematics
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