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The promise of stem cells in the therapy of Alzheimer’s disease

Overview of attention for article published in Translational Neurodegeneration, April 2015
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (86th percentile)

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The promise of stem cells in the therapy of Alzheimer’s disease
Published in
Translational Neurodegeneration, April 2015
DOI 10.1186/s40035-015-0029-x
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Chunmei Yue, Naihe Jing


Alzheimer's disease (AD), a common neurodegenerative disorder associated with gradually to dramatic neuronal death, synaptic loss and dementia, is considered to be one of the most obscure and intractable brain disorders in medicine. Currently, there is no therapy clinically available to induce marked symptomatic relief in AD patients. In recent years, the proof-of-concept studies using stem cell-based approaches in transgenic AD animal models provide new hope to develop stem cell-based therapies for the effective treatment of AD. The degeneration of basal forebrain cholinergic neurons (BFCNs) and the resultant cholinergic abnormalities in the brain contribute substantially to the cognitive decline of AD patients. The approches using stem cell-derived BFCNs as donor cells need to be developed, and to provide proof of principle that this subtype-specific neurons can induce functional recovery of AD animal models. With the continuous scientific advances in both academic and industrial fields, the potentials of stem cells in cellular neuroprotection and cell replacement in vivo have been elucidated, and stem cell-based therapy for repairing degenerative brains of AD is promising.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Poland 1 2%
Germany 1 2%
Unknown 39 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 36%
Researcher 7 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 10%
Student > Bachelor 3 7%
Other 6 14%
Unknown 2 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 19%
Neuroscience 6 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 12%
Psychology 4 10%
Other 3 7%
Unknown 6 14%

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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 16 May 2015.
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