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The same prion strain causes vCJD and BSE

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, October 1997
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (90th percentile)

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5 policy sources
11 patents


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Readers on

167 Mendeley
1 Connotea
The same prion strain causes vCJD and BSE
Published in
Nature, October 1997
DOI 10.1038/38925
Pubmed ID

Andrew F. Hill, Melanie Desbruslais, Susan Joiner, Katie C. L. Sidle, Ian Gowland, John Collinge, Lawrence J. Doey, Peter Lantos

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 167 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 1%
Spain 2 1%
United Kingdom 2 1%
India 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Hungary 1 <1%
Unknown 158 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 38 23%
Researcher 30 18%
Student > Bachelor 27 16%
Student > Master 18 11%
Professor 9 5%
Other 26 16%
Unknown 19 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 57 34%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 28 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 19 11%
Neuroscience 17 10%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 6 4%
Other 17 10%
Unknown 23 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. 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 01 November 2019.
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