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Prof. Manuel C. PeitschAccording to Essential Science Indicators, Prof. Manuel C. Peitsch's paper "SWISS-MODEL and the Swiss-PdbViewer: an environment for comparative protein modeling" (Guex N, Peitsch MC, Electrophoresis 18[15]: 2714-23, December 1997) ranks at #2 among Chemistry papers published in the past decade. in-cites talks with Prof. Peitsch about this paper and its impact on the field.
Molecular & Cellular Proteomicsin-cites talks with Ralph A. Bradshaw, the Co-editor of Molecular & Cellular Proteomics. This journal has been singled out as a Rising Star in the field of Molecular Biology & Genetics, according to a recent analysis of the Essential Science Indicators database.
Dr. Yishay FeldmanDr. Yishay Feldman discusses his highly cited work in the field of Materials Science. According to a recent analysis of Essential Science Indicators, Dr. Feldman is now in the top 1% of scientists in this field, with 23 highly cited papers cited a total of 446 times to date. Dr. Feldman is an Associate Staff Scientist in Chemical Research Support at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel.
Featuring the top 20 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 Space Science journals.


GeosciencesThe most-cited papers from the top 10 Countries in Mathematics (where all authors of the paper are from their respective countries), 1996-June 30, 2006.



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The 100 Most-Cited Scientists in: Biology & Biochemistry, Chemistry, Economics & Business, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology & Genetics, Neuroscience, Pharmacology & ToxicologyPhysics. ***Coming next month, this feature will be updated to reflect the time period: 1996-August 31, 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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