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Dr. Gary Gilliland & Dr. Ross Levine  talk about their paper, "Activating mutation in the tyrosine kinase JAK2 in polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia, and myeloid metaplasia with myelofibrosis" (Cancer Cell 7[4]: 387-97, April 2005). This paper is currently the #1 Hot Paper in the field of Biology & Biochemistry. Both Dr. Gilliland and Dr. Levine hail from the Department of Medicine at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Journal of Cellular and Molecular MedicineThe Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine is having a significant impact in the field of Clinical Medicine (see New Entrants). The journal’s current citation statistics include 334 highly cited papers with a total of 2,675 citations. Editor-in-Chief Professor L.M. Popescu talks with us about the journal’s citation achievements.
The Top 20The Top 20 Countries in Neuroscience & Behavior, 1997-April 30, 2007.
Dr. Arthur ter HofstedeAccording to a recent analysis of Essential Science Indicators, the work of Dr. Arthur ter Hofstede achieved the highest percent increase in total citations (Rising Stars) in the field of Computer Science. Dr. ter Hofstede is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information Technology at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, and Co-Leader of the Business Process Management Group in the faculty.
The Most-Cited institutions, which as of the current bimonthly update of Essential Science Indicators, attracted the highest total citations to their papers published in Thomson Scientific-indexed Neuroscience & Behavior journals.
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Science in Australia, & Italy, 2002-06.
High-Impact U.S. Institutions in Anthropology, & Law, 2002-06.
Journals Ranked by Impact in: Applied Linguistics, & Business, 2002-06
Canadian Universities: Highest Impact in Mechanical Engineering , 2002-06


The Hottest Research of 2005-06.
 The Most-Cited Journals (All Fields), 1996-2006.
"Super Hot" Papers in Science Published Since 2003.
Twenty Years of Citation Superstars!.
The 100 Most-Cited Scientists in: Biology & Biochemistry, Chemistry, Economics & Business, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology & Genetics, Neuroscience, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Physics. Time period: 1996-June 30, 2006.
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The focus of ESI Special Topics this month is Migraine & Other Vascular Headaches, including a corresponding research front map, and an interview with Jean Schoenen.

Other interviews for previously featured topics are Mats Fahlman & William Salaneck; Organic Thin Film Transistors, David Lewis; Schizophrenia, and Jinde Cao; Artificial Neural Networks.

Kellar Autumn answers a few questions about his Fast Moving Front paper, (and accompanying Research Front Map), "Evidence for van der Waals adhesion in gecko setae," INT J NUMER METHOD ENG, PROC NAT ACAD SCI USA, 99 (19): 12252-12256 SEP 17 2002. The author has also sent along several images of his work.
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