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Incidence of adult brain cancers is higher in countries where the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii is common

Overview of attention for article published in Biology Letters, July 2011
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#18 of 2,909)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (97th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
99 news outlets
blogs
8 blogs
twitter
12 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
googleplus
3 Google+ users

Citations

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74 Dimensions

Readers on

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95 Mendeley
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Title
Incidence of adult brain cancers is higher in countries where the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii is common
Published in
Biology Letters, July 2011
DOI 10.1098/rsbl.2011.0588
Pubmed ID
Authors

Frédéric Thomas, Kevin D. Lafferty, Jacques Brodeur, Eric Elguero, Michel Gauthier-Clerc, Dorothée Missé

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 4%
Italy 1 1%
Belgium 1 1%
Switzerland 1 1%
Unknown 88 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 26%
Researcher 18 19%
Student > Master 15 16%
Student > Bachelor 10 11%
Professor 6 6%
Other 15 16%
Unknown 6 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 37 39%
Medicine and Dentistry 21 22%
Social Sciences 7 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 5 5%
Environmental Science 4 4%
Other 9 9%
Unknown 12 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 851. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 October 2020.
All research outputs
#11,362
of 17,997,558 outputs
Outputs from Biology Letters
#18
of 2,909 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#648
of 316,771 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Biology Letters
#2
of 42 outputs
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