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Paul Saffin; Physics

Professor Tasuku Honjo - Immunology
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Dr. rer. nat. Oliver P. Ernst; Pharmacology & Toxicology

Gary King; Psychiatry/

Professor Peter Taylor;
Social Sciences, general

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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:
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 - November 2002
     Comments & Interviews by:
"Comments/Mini-interviews," from the author(s) of the paper!
Lufen Chang;
Molecular Biology & Genetics
Dr. Shaun Cole;
Space Science
Dr. Patrice Courvalin, MD, FRCP ;
Lester F. Eastman;
Dr. Tatsuo Kakimoto;
Plant & Animal Science
Seeman Dr. Shitij Kapur and Dr. Philip Seeman;
Psychology/ Psychiatry
Dr. Prof. Dr. Norbert Krause;
Leo Lefrancois, Ph.D. and David Masopust;
Frederick C. Nucifora Jr., Ph.D.;
Neuroscience & Behavior
Professor Luke O'Neill;
Victoria J. Orphan & Christopher H. House;
Dr. Kenneth D. R. Setchell;
Agricultural Sciences
Dr. Klement Tockner, PhD;
Environment/ Ecology
Rosemarie Ham Ziedonis;
Economics & Business

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

(New Hot Papers are updated bi-monthly)

Fast Breaking Papers - October 2002
     Comments & Interviews by:
Lena Alexopoulou, Ph.D.;
Dr. Martin Bohner;
Dr Matthew Colless
Space Science
Dr. Ralf Einspanier;
Agricultural Sciences
Hideya Fukuzawa, D. Agr. ;
Plant & Animal Science
Dr. Bertrand M. Hochwald ;
Computer Science
Dr. Bruce S. McEwen;
Neuroscience & Behavior
Martha E. Shenton, Ph.D.;
Giulio Superti-Furga;
Dr. Klement Tockner, PhD;

Complete Menu for all past Fast Breaking Papers comments and mini-interviews.

(Fast Breaking Papers are updated bi-monthly) - Tracking Trends and Perfomance in Basic Research
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