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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 427)
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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, Bianconi E, Piovesan A, Facchin F, Beraudi A, Casadei R, Frabetti F, Vitale L, Pelleri MC, Tassani S, Piva F, Perez-Amodio S, Strippoli P, Canaider S, Eva Bianconi

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 %
Germany 6 2%
United States 6 2%
Japan 4 1%
Italy 3 1%
Sweden 3 1%
United Kingdom 3 1%
Denmark 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Other 8 3%
Unknown 257 87%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 86 29%
Researcher 53 18%
Student > Bachelor 44 15%
Student > Master 44 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 17 6%
Other 51 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 121 41%
Medicine and Dentistry 40 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 37 13%
Engineering 24 8%
Chemistry 10 3%
Other 63 21%

Attention Score in Context

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#4,357
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Outputs from Annals of Human Biology
#1
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Outputs of similar age from Annals of Human Biology
#1
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