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Mapping amyotrophic lateral sclerosis lake risk factors across northern New England

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Health Geographics, January 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#21 of 498)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)

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Title
Mapping amyotrophic lateral sclerosis lake risk factors across northern New England
Published in
International Journal of Health Geographics, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1476-072x-13-1
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Authors

Nathan Torbick, Sarah Hession, Elijah Stommel, Tracie Caller

Abstract

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neurodegenerative disease with a lifetime risk of developing as 1 in 700. Despite many recent discoveries about the genetics of ALS, the etiology of sporadic ALS remains largely unknown with gene-environment interaction suspected as a driver. Water quality and the toxin beta methyl-amino-alanine produced by cyanobacteria are suspected environmental triggers. Our objective was to develop an eco-epidemiological modeling approach to characterize the spatial relationships between areas of higher than expected ALS incidence and lake water quality risk factors derived from satellite remote sensing as a surrogate marker of exposure.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 1 1%
Unknown 87 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 16 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 18%
Student > Master 15 17%
Other 8 9%
Student > Bachelor 6 7%
Other 20 23%
Unknown 7 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 19%
Environmental Science 15 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 13 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 6%
Engineering 4 5%
Other 23 26%
Unknown 11 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 25. 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 August 2017.
All research outputs
#661,240
of 13,693,418 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Health Geographics
#21
of 498 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#10,793
of 189,172 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Health Geographics
#1
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