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Immune mechanisms of protection: can adjuvants rise to the challenge?

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, April 2010
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (89th percentile)

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Immune mechanisms of protection: can adjuvants rise to the challenge?
Published in
BMC Biology, April 2010
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-8-37
Pubmed ID

Amy S McKee, Megan KL MacLeod, John W Kappler, Philippa Marrack


For many diseases vaccines are lacking or only partly effective. Research on protective immunity and adjuvants that generate vigorous immune responses may help generate effective vaccines against such pathogens.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 121 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 2 2%
Brazil 2 2%
Germany 2 2%
Mexico 1 <1%
Unknown 114 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 32 26%
Researcher 23 19%
Student > Bachelor 12 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 7%
Student > Postgraduate 9 7%
Other 26 21%
Unknown 10 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 52 43%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 18 15%
Immunology and Microbiology 14 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 10%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 3 2%
Other 12 10%
Unknown 10 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. 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 12 May 2011.
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