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Fast Moving Fronts
January 2004
  Read comments by: 

Robert Benezra;
Mol. Bio. & Gen.

Ka Yee Yeung
Com. Sci.

Scott Pomeroy and Todd R. Golub
Cli. Med.

Yoshi Uchida

Mietek Jaroniec
Mat. Sci.
•>Research Front Map from Microbiology

Emerging Research Fronts
December 2003
  Read comments by:

Rosa P. Gomariz
Neu. & Beh.

Roger J. Hajjar

Bio. & Bio.

Robert Martienssen

Mol. Bio. & Gen.

Thomas P. Novak & Donna L. Hoffman
Eco. & Bus.

Patrick W. Serruys
Cli. Med.

Ben Zhong Tang

Mat. Sci.

•>Research Front Map from Biology & Biochemistry.

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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 topic 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: 
Bose-Einstein Condensates §

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

Alzheimer's Disease
   April 2003
Earthquakes §
   September 2003
   December 2002
Antibiotic Resistance
   February 2003
Embryonic Stem Cells
   November 2001
   December 2001
   May 2002
Fuel Cells
   July 2003
   August 2001
Arabidopsis and Plant Disease Resistance
   January 2003
Gene Silencing §
   December 2003
   November 2002
Aryl Halide Chemistry
   May 2003
Genetically Modified Crops
   June 2002
   March 2003
   February 2002 
Global Warming
   January 2002
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) §
   November 2003
Breast Cancer
   July 2001
Hepatitis C
   September 2002
Quantum Cryptography
   September 2001
Conducting Polymers
   July 2001
Mad Cow & Other Prion Diseases
   August 2003
Quantum Dots
   October 2002
   June 2003
Magnesium Diboride Superconductors
   August 2002
   July 2001
Deep Vein Thrombosis
   October 2003
Molecular Self-Assembly
   April 2002
West Nile Virus
   July 2002
   March 2002
   October 2001
§ = new interview added to that Special Topic this month!

Menu for all Interviews and Essays of Special Topics listed above

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.
New Hot Papers - January 2004
     Comments & Interviews by:
"Comments/Mini-interviews," from the author(s) of the paper!
Philip C. Calder;
Agricultural Sciences
Christopher H. Contag and Michael H. Bachmann;
Greg Cope;
Biology & Biochemistry
Raymond J. Deshaies;
Biology & Biochemistry
David D. Ginty;
Neuroscience & Behavior
Martin Grueble;
Raoul Herbrecht;
Clinical Medicine
En Ma & Yinmin Wang;
Material Sciences
Patrick D. McGorry;
Peder Norberg;
Space Science
Thanu Padmanabhan;
Vijay Pande;
Nils Chr. Stenseth;
John D. Storey;
Claus Wasternack and Ivo Feussner;
Plant & Animal Science
Masahiro Yamamoto & Shizuo Akira;

Menu of all past New Hot Papers,
comments and mini-interviews

Fast Breaking Papers - December 2003
     Comments & Interviews by:

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

Philip C. Calder;
Agricultural Sciences
Christopher H. Contag;
Steve Goodburn;
Samer S. Hattar & King-Wai Yau;
Neuroscience & Behavior
Peter Jackson;
Social Sciences, general
Wolfgang Ketterle;
Ingrid Lönnstedt;
Chad A. Mirkin;
Bernd Nilius;
Biology & Biochemistry
Wei Pan;
Computer Science
Susan M. Poutanen, Donald Low, and Allison McGeer;
Clinical Medicine
Kristin Saltonstall;
Plant & Animal Science
Pauline L. Smedley and David G. Kinniburgh;
Inder M. Verna;
En Ma & Yinmin Wang;
Material Sciences
Jing Zhou;
Molecular Biology & Genetics

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