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A novel role for microglia in minimizing excitotoxicity

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, January 2012
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Title
A novel role for microglia in minimizing excitotoxicity
Published in
BMC Biology, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-10-7
Pubmed ID
Authors

Mariko L Howe, Ben A Barres

Abstract

Microglia are the abundant, resident myeloid cells of the central nervous system (CNS) that become rapidly activated in response to injury or inflammation. While most studies of microglia focus on this phenomenon, little is known about the function of 'resting' microglia, which possess fine, branching cellular processes. Biber and colleagues, in a recent paper in Journal of Neuroinflammation, report that ramified microglia can limit excitotoxicity, an important insight for understanding mechanisms that limit neuron death in CNS disease.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 1 2%
Ireland 1 2%
Belgium 1 2%
Romania 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Unknown 60 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 19 29%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 15%
Student > Bachelor 9 14%
Student > Master 7 11%
Student > Postgraduate 5 8%
Other 11 17%
Unknown 4 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 28 43%
Neuroscience 16 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 9%
Psychology 2 3%
Chemistry 2 3%
Other 5 8%
Unknown 6 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 10 February 2012.
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#6,680,817
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Outputs from BMC Biology
#845
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Outputs of similar age
#84,238
of 213,516 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Biology
#21
of 36 outputs
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