Science - December 11, 2014

Faecal transplant paper most shared

A Wageningen article about faecal transplants was the most popular paper in the social media last year, show statistics presented by the company Altmetric in the WUR library.

In the article, which was published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), Wageningen microbiologists and their colleagues from Leiden and Amsterdam proved that faecal transplants are more effective against stubborn bacterial infections than anti-biotics. Ploughing through the mentions an article gets on social media, blogs and the popular press at home and abroad is part of a worldwide quest for new ways of measuring the impact of scientific research.