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The Gut Microbiome: A New Frontier in Autism Research

Overview of attention for article published in Current Psychiatry Reports, January 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#6 of 923)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (95th percentile)

Mentioned by

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6 news outlets
blogs
10 blogs
twitter
70 tweeters
patent
1 patent
facebook
39 Facebook pages
googleplus
4 Google+ users
video
1 video uploader

Citations

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137 Dimensions

Readers on

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530 Mendeley
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4 CiteULike
Title
The Gut Microbiome: A New Frontier in Autism Research
Published in
Current Psychiatry Reports, January 2013
DOI 10.1007/s11920-012-0337-0
Pubmed ID
Authors

Jennifer G. Mulle, William G. Sharp, Joseph F. Cubells

Abstract

The human gut harbors a complex community of microbes that profoundly influence many aspects of growth and development, including development of the nervous system. Advances in high-throughput DNA sequencing methods have led to rapidly expanding knowledge about this gut microbiome. Here, we review fundamental emerging data on the human gut microbiome, with a focus on potential interactions between the microbiome and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and consider research on atypical patterns of feeding and nutrition in ASD and how they might interact with the microbiome. Finally we selectively survey results from studies in rodents on the impact of the microbiome on neurobehavioral development. The evidence reviewed here suggests that a deeper understanding of the gut microbiome could open up new avenues of research on ASD, including potential novel treatment strategies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 10 2%
Germany 3 <1%
Switzerland 2 <1%
Australia 2 <1%
Italy 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Denmark 2 <1%
Ireland 2 <1%
China 1 <1%
Other 8 2%
Unknown 496 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 129 24%
Student > Master 83 16%
Researcher 77 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 76 14%
Unspecified 33 6%
Other 132 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 152 29%
Medicine and Dentistry 84 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 61 12%
Neuroscience 57 11%
Unspecified 49 9%
Other 127 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 177. 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 07 November 2019.
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#81,017
of 13,844,357 outputs
Outputs from Current Psychiatry Reports
#6
of 923 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#947
of 251,598 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Current Psychiatry Reports
#1
of 21 outputs
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