Data derived from the Science Watch/Hot Papers database and the Web of Science (ISI, Philadelphia) show that Hot Papers are cited 50 to 100 times more often than the average paper of the same type and age.

K.A. Jackson et al., "Regeneration of ischemic cardiac muscle and vascular endothelium by adult stem cells," J Clin Invest,107:1395-1402, June 2001. (Cited in 122 papers)

A.A. Kocher et al., "Neovascularization of ischemic myocardium by human bone-marrow-derived angioblasts prevents cardiomyocyte apoptosis, reduces remodeling and improves cardiac function," Nat Med, 7: 430-6, April 2001. (Cited in 119 papers)

In February, a three-inch nail punctured the heart of 16-year-old Dmitri Bonnville. The resulting swelling caused a heart attack, and though the boy lived, doctors feared that surviving tissue in the organ would not last. Cardiologists at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, injected the boy with hematopoietic stem cells, hoping to repair...

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