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A lab-on-chip for malaria diagnosis and surveillance

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, January 2014
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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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4 tweeters
1 Facebook page


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A lab-on-chip for malaria diagnosis and surveillance
Published in
Malaria Journal, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1475-2875-13-179
Pubmed ID

Brian J Taylor, Anita Howell, Kimberly A Martin, Dammika P Manage, Walter Gordy, Stephanie D Campbell, Samantha Lam, Albert Jin, Spencer D Polley, Roshini A Samuel, Alexey Atrazhev, Alex J Stickel, Josephine Birungi, Anthony K Mbonye, Linda M Pilarski, Jason P Acker, Stephanie K Yanow


Access to timely and accurate diagnostic tests has a significant impact in the management of diseases of global concern such as malaria. While molecular diagnostics satisfy this need effectively in developed countries, barriers in technology, reagent storage, cost and expertise have hampered the introduction of these methods in developing countries. In this study a simple, lab-on-chip PCR diagnostic was created for malaria that overcomes these challenges.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Greece 1 <1%
Unknown 106 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 23%
Student > Master 23 21%
Researcher 17 16%
Student > Bachelor 11 10%
Student > Postgraduate 7 6%
Other 16 15%
Unknown 10 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 24 22%
Engineering 23 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 15 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 6 6%
Other 18 17%
Unknown 15 14%

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 02 July 2019.
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So far Altmetric has tracked 4,060 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 5.6. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 91% of its peers.
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