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D. Allan Butterfield, Ph.D.; Biology & Biochemistry
-April 2003

Zahi A. Fayad, Ph.D.; Clinical Medicine
-April 2003

George Jackson M.D. Ph.D; Neuroscience & Behavior
-April 2003

Fast Moving Fronts
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Bart Barlogie, MD, PhD ;
Clinical Medicine
-May 2003
Jim Jansen;
Computer Science
-May 2003
Amanda Spink;
Computer Science
-May 2003
John Simons;
Chemistry
-May 2003
James R. Alfano and Alan Collmer;
Plant & Animal Science
-May 2003
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:

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A R C H I V E S:

Alzheimer's Disease §
   April 2003
Magnesium Diboride Superconductors
   August 2002
Antibiotic Resistance
   February 2003
Molecular Self-Assembly
   April 2002
Apoptosis
   May 2002
Nanotechnology
   October 2001
Arabidopsis and Plant Disease Resistance
   January 2003
Neutrinos
   December 2002
Branes
   February 2002 
Obesity
   December 2001
Breast Cancer
   July 2001
Optoelectronics
   August 2001
Conducting Polymers
   July 2001
Osteoporosis
   November 2002
Diabetes
   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
Schizophrenia
   July 2001
Hepatitis C
   September 2002
West Nile Virus
   July 2002
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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.
New Hot Papers - May 2003
     Comments & Interviews by:
"Comments/Mini-interviews," from the author(s) of the paper!
Joan F. Brennecke;
Engineering
Frank Caruso;
Material Sciences
Joanne Chory;
Plant & Animal Science
  Jerold Chun, M.D., Ph.D.;
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Antoine Guisan & Niklaus Zimmermann;
Environment/
Ecology
Takashi Ito, M.D. Ph.D.;
Biology & Biochemistry 
Marc K. Jenkins, Ph.D.;
Immunology
Ralf Metzler;
Physics
Ryoji Noyori;
Chemistry 
Victoria J. Orphan & Christopher H. House;
Geosciences
Brenda W. J. H. Penninx, PhD;
Psychiatry/
Psychology
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comments and mini-interviews
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Fast Breaking Papers - April 2003
     Comments & Interviews by:

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

Eray S. Aydil;
Material Sciences
Dr. Vito DelVecchio;
Multidisciplinary
Dr. John Faulkner;
Chemistry
Dr. Mark Groves and Prof. Alexander Mielke ;
Mathematics
Judith Klein-Seetharaman & Harald Schwalbe;
Biology & Biochemistry
Gabriele Lohmann;
Computer Science
Professor Paul N. Pearson;
Geosciences
Dr. Joseph E. Rabinowitz;
Microbiology
Masataka Sata, MD. PhD;
Clinical Medicine
Agustin Scalbert & Gary Williamson;
Agricultural Sciences
Zhenbiao Yang & Ying Fu;
Plant & Animal Science
Andreas J. Zemann;
Engineering 

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