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Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, September 2017
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Q&A: How can advances in tissue clearing and optogenetics contribute to our understanding of normal and diseased biology?
Published in
BMC Biology, September 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12915-017-0421-3
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Alon Greenbaum, Min J. Jang, Collin Challis, Viviana Gradinaru

Abstract

Mammalian organs comprise a variety of cells that interact with each other and have distinct biological roles. Access to evaluate and perturb intact biological systems at the cellular and molecular levels is essential to fully understand their functioning in normal and diseased conditions, yet technical limitations have constrained most research to small pieces of tissue. Tissue clearing and optogenetics can help overcome this hurdle: tissue clearing affords optical interrogation of whole organs at the molecular level, and optogenetics enables the scalable control and measurement of cellular activity with light. In this Q&A, we delineate recent advances and practical challenges associated with these two techniques when applied body-wide.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 47 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 19%
Student > Bachelor 7 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 9%
Student > Master 3 6%
Other 4 9%
Unknown 10 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Neuroscience 12 26%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 11%
Engineering 5 11%
Chemistry 3 6%
Other 4 9%
Unknown 12 26%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. 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 12 March 2019.
All research outputs
#2,972,788
of 23,973,927 outputs
Outputs from BMC Biology
#800
of 2,117 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#55,126
of 323,368 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Biology
#26
of 41 outputs
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