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Pronounced cancer resistance in a subterranean rodent, the blind mole-rat, Spalax: in vivo and in vitro evidence

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, January 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#34 of 1,527)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)

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11 news outlets
blogs
5 blogs
twitter
34 tweeters
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6 Facebook pages
googleplus
2 Google+ users
video
1 video uploader

Citations

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118 Mendeley
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Title
Pronounced cancer resistance in a subterranean rodent, the blind mole-rat, Spalax: in vivo and in vitro evidence
Published in
BMC Biology, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-11-91
Pubmed ID
Authors

Irena Manov, Mark Hirsh, Theodore C Iancu, Assaf Malik, Nick Sotnichenko, Mark Band, Aaron Avivi, Imad Shams

Abstract

Subterranean blind mole rats (Spalax) are hypoxia tolerant (down to 3% O2), long lived (>20 years) rodents showing no clear signs of aging or aging related disorders. In 50 years of Spalax research, spontaneous tumors have never been recorded among thousands of individuals. Here we addressed the questions of (1) whether Spalax is resistant to chemically-induced tumorigenesis, and (2) whether normal fibroblasts isolated from Spalax possess tumor-suppressive activity.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 2%
United States 2 2%
Portugal 2 2%
Unknown 112 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 21%
Researcher 22 19%
Student > Bachelor 18 15%
Student > Master 10 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 8 7%
Other 20 17%
Unknown 15 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 47 40%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 27 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 8%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 3%
Engineering 3 3%
Other 9 8%
Unknown 20 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 143. 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 29 July 2019.
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#163,896
of 17,630,293 outputs
Outputs from BMC Biology
#34
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Outputs of similar age
#1,425
of 167,224 outputs
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#1
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