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Dr. Michael CaterinaDr. Michael Caterina talks about his highly cited paper, “The capsaicin receptor: a heat-activated ion channel in the pain pathway” (Caterina M.J., et al., Nature 389[6653]: 816-24, 23 October 1997). According to the ISI Essential Science Indicators Web product, this paper ranks among the 10 most-cited papers in the field of Neuroscience & Behavior over the past decade, with 1,330 citations to date. Dr. Caterina’s record in this field includes 13 papers cited a total of 2,930 times to date.
Dr. Brian EnquistAccording to a recent analysis of the ISI Essential Science Indicators Web product, Dr. Brian Enquist’s work in the field of Environment/Ecology has achieved the highest percent increase in total citations. Dr. Enquist’s work in this field includes 21 papers cited a total of 958 times to date. Dr. Enquist is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona in Tucson. In this interview...
Universitat Pompeu FabraThe Universitat Pompeu Fabra has achieved the highest percent increase in total citations in the field of Economics and Business for the December 2004-February 2005 period (according to a recent analysis of the ISI Essential Science Indicators Web product), with 283 papers cited a total of 1,776 times to date. In this interview, Professor Xavier Calsamiglia, Director of the Department of Economics and Business, talks about the institution’s highly cited work in this field.
Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and BiologyIn this interview, Dr. Andrea Richarz, Managing Editor of the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, talks about the increasing citation attention the journal is receiving. According to an analysis of the ISI Essential Science Indicators Web product published in April 2005, this journal recently entered the top 50% of journals in the field of Biology & Biochemistry, with 340 papers cited a total of 1,569 times.
FranceRankings for France among the 140 top-performing countries in all fields and all countries.


More features and Interviews from the ESI editorial Web sites:
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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