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Epidemiologic study of tumors in dinosaurs

Overview of attention for article published in Naturwissenschaften, November 2003
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#10 of 1,484)
  • 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)

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31 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
twitter
1 tweeter
facebook
3 Facebook pages
wikipedia
5 Wikipedia pages
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1 video uploader

Citations

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125 Mendeley
Title
Epidemiologic study of tumors in dinosaurs
Published in
Naturwissenschaften, November 2003
DOI 10.1007/s00114-003-0473-9
Pubmed ID
Authors

B. M. Rothschild, D. H. Tanke, M. Helbling, L. D. Martin

Abstract

Occasional reports in isolated fragments of dinosaur bones have suggested that tumors might represent a population phenomenon. Previous study of humans has demonstrated that vertebral radiology is a powerful diagnostic tool for population screening. The epidemiology of tumors in dinosaurs was here investigated by fluoroscopically screening dinosaur vertebrae for evidence of tumors. Computerized tomography (CT) and cross-sections were obtained where appropriate. Among more than 10,000 specimens x-rayed, tumors were only found in Cretaceous hadrosaurs (duck-billed dinosaurs). These included hemangiomas and metastatic cancer (previously identified in dinosaurs), desmoplastic fibroma, and osteoblastoma. The epidemiology of tumors in dinosaurs seems to reflect a familial pattern. A genetic propensity or environmental mutagens are suspected.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 2 2%
Germany 2 2%
United States 2 2%
United Kingdom 2 2%
France 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Argentina 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 113 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 35 28%
Researcher 20 16%
Student > Bachelor 16 13%
Student > Master 12 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 6%
Other 35 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 42 34%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 37 30%
Unspecified 12 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 6%
Other 17 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 257. 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 09 June 2019.
All research outputs
#47,781
of 13,481,034 outputs
Outputs from Naturwissenschaften
#10
of 1,484 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#450
of 151,229 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Naturwissenschaften
#1
of 21 outputs
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