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Biosensors: the new wave in cancer diagnosis

Overview of attention for article published in Nanotechnology Science and Applications, December 2010
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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 (95th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (80th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
2 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
patent
3 patents
facebook
1 Facebook page

Citations

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254 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
706 Mendeley
Title
Biosensors: the new wave in cancer diagnosis
Published in
Nanotechnology Science and Applications, December 2010
DOI 10.2147/nsa.s13465
Pubmed ID
Authors

Shaker Mousa

Abstract

The earlier cancer can be detected, the better the chance of a cure. Currently, many cancers are diagnosed only after they have metastasized throughout the body. Effective, accurate methods of cancer detection and clinical diagnosis are urgently needed. Biosensors are devices that are designed to detect a specific biological analyte by essentially converting a biological entity (ie, protein, DNA, RNA) into an electrical signal that can be detected and analyzed. The use of biosensors in cancer detection and monitoring holds vast potential. Biosensors can be designed to detect emerging cancer biomarkers and to determine drug effectiveness at various target sites. Biosensor technology has the potential to provide fast and accurate detection, reliable imaging of cancer cells, and monitoring of angiogenesis and cancer metastasis, and the ability to determine the effectiveness of anticancer chemotherapy agents. This review will briefly summarize the current obstacles to early detection of cancer and the expanding use of biosensors as a diagnostic tool, as well as some future applications of biosensor technology.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 706 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 2 <1%
Turkey 2 <1%
France 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Saudi Arabia 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 695 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 138 20%
Student > Master 110 16%
Student > Bachelor 104 15%
Researcher 74 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 40 6%
Other 101 14%
Unknown 139 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 115 16%
Chemistry 115 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 72 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 67 9%
Materials Science 39 6%
Other 119 17%
Unknown 179 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 20. 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 14 December 2022.
All research outputs
#1,572,217
of 22,876,619 outputs
Outputs from Nanotechnology Science and Applications
#6
of 60 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#8,645
of 180,802 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nanotechnology Science and Applications
#1
of 5 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 22,876,619 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 93rd percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 60 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 7.0. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 90% of its peers.
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