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An estimation of the number of cells in the human body

Overview of attention for article published in Annals of Human Biology, July 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#1 of 767)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (85th percentile)

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Title
An estimation of the number of cells in the human body
Published in
Annals of Human Biology, July 2013
DOI 10.3109/03014460.2013.807878
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Authors

Eva Bianconi, Allison Piovesan, Federica Facchin, Alina Beraudi, Raffaella Casadei, Flavia Frabetti, Lorenza Vitale, Maria Chiara Pelleri, Simone Tassani, Francesco Piva, Soledad Perez-Amodio, Pierluigi Strippoli, Silvia Canaider

Abstract

All living organisms are made of individual and identifiable cells, whose number, together with their size and type, ultimately defines the structure and functions of an organism. While the total cell number of lower organisms is often known, it has not yet been defined in higher organisms. In particular, the reported total cell number of a human being ranges between 10(12) and 10(16) and it is widely mentioned without a proper reference.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 6 <1%
Japan 5 <1%
United States 5 <1%
Germany 4 <1%
Italy 4 <1%
Netherlands 3 <1%
Spain 3 <1%
Denmark 3 <1%
Sweden 3 <1%
Other 18 1%
Unknown 1544 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 330 21%
Researcher 243 15%
Student > Bachelor 234 15%
Student > Master 225 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 79 5%
Other 251 16%
Unknown 236 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 366 23%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 321 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 169 11%
Engineering 103 6%
Chemistry 46 3%
Other 305 19%
Unknown 288 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1065. 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 27 April 2022.
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#10,058
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Outputs from Annals of Human Biology
#1
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Outputs of similar age
#55
of 210,191 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Annals of Human Biology
#1
of 7 outputs
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