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Dr. Henrik NielsenDr. Henrik Nielsen discusses his paper, "Identification of prokaryotic and eukaryotic signal peptides and prediction of their cleavage sites" (Nielsen H, et al., Protein Eng. 10[1]: 1-6, January 1997). With 3,144 citations to date, this paper ranks at #6 among Biology & Biochemistry papers in Essential Science Indicators, and at #22 over all fields in the database. Dr. Nielsen is a Senior Researcher at the Technical University of Denmark..»
Developmental ScienceDevelopmental Science had the highest percent increase in total citations among journals in the field of Psychiatry & Psychology. Co-Editors-in-Chief Professor Mark Johnson and Professor Denis Mareschal talk about the journal’s history, citation record, and future plans..»
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Dr. Susanne RennerDr. Susanne Renner talks to in-cites about her work in plant genetics and reproduction. According to a recent analysis of Essential Science Indicators, Dr. Susanne Renner has entered the top 1% of scientists publishing in the field of Plant & Animal Science. Dr. Renner is professor and chair of systematic botany at the University of Munich and..»
National Geophysics Research InstituteThe National Geophysical Research Institute has entered the top 1% of institutions publishing in the field of Geosciences. NGRI’s director, Dr. V.P. Dimri, outlines the Institute’s history, scope, and honors..»
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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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