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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 (88th 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 125 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 27 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 19%
Researcher 18 14%
Student > Bachelor 13 10%
Student > Postgraduate 10 8%
Other 24 19%
Unknown 12 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 25 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 24 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 19 15%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 9%
Immunology and Microbiology 6 5%
Other 22 17%
Unknown 21 16%

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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