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Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, November 2015
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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)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (71st percentile)

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9 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page

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Title
Q&A: Mesenchymal stem cells — where do they come from and is it important?
Published in
BMC Biology, November 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12915-015-0212-7
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Authors

Iain R. Murray, Bruno Péault

Abstract

Mesenchymal stem - or stromal - cells (MSCs) have been administered in hundreds of clinical trials for multiple indications, making them some of the most commonly used selected regenerative cells. Paradoxically, MSCs have also long remained the least characterized stem cells regarding native identity and natural function, being isolated retrospectively in long-term culture. Recent years have seen progress in our understanding of the natural history of these cells, and candidate native MSCs have been identified within fetal and adult organs. Beyond basic knowledge, deciphering the biology of innate MSCs may have important positive consequences for the therapeutic use of these cells.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 1 1%
Malaysia 1 1%
Poland 1 1%
Finland 1 1%
Unknown 78 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 24%
Student > Bachelor 15 18%
Researcher 14 17%
Unspecified 10 12%
Student > Master 7 9%
Other 16 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 22 27%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 15 18%
Unspecified 13 16%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 3 4%
Other 10 12%

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 17 February 2017.
All research outputs
#802,908
of 9,075,481 outputs
Outputs from BMC Biology
#307
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Outputs of similar age
#33,180
of 303,688 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Biology
#9
of 32 outputs
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