Short Reports

A Short Report allows authors to publish the results of a small number of experiments, provided the conclusion is clear and justified, and the findings are novel and judged to be of high importance.

Latest articles

    1. Neuroscience

    High order unimodal olfactory sensory preconditioning in Drosophila

    Juan Martinez-Cervantes, Prachi Shah ... Isaac Cervantes-Sandoval
    1. Neuroscience

    The role of anterior insular cortex inputs to dorsolateral striatum in binge alcohol drinking

    David L Haggerty, Braulio Munoz ... Brady K Atwood
    A novel brain circuit that determines how much alcohol a mouse binge drinks by complex control of drinking behavior mechanics is surveyed.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Selenocyanate derived Se-incorporation into the nitrogenase Fe protein cluster

    Trixia M Buscagan, Jens T Kaiser, Douglas C Rees
    X-ray crystal structures capture ATP-dependent chalcogenide exchange from selenocyanate at the nitrogenase Fe protein cluster in the absence of the MoFe protein, an unexpected result as the Fe protein cluster is not traditionally perceived as a site of substrate binding.
    1. Neuroscience

    Machine learning-assisted fluoroscopy of bladder function in awake mice

    Helene De Bruyn, Nikky Corthout ... Thomas Voets
    1. Neuroscience

    Developmental stage-specific spontaneous activity contributes to callosal axon projections

    Yuta Tezuka, Kenta M Hagihara ... Yoshiaki Tagawa
    The developing neocortex exhibits spontaneous network activity with various synchrony levels, and such activity is selectively required during a critical developmental time window for the formation of long-range axonal projections connecting the two cortical hemispheres.
    1. Neuroscience

    TRPV1 drugs alter core body temperature via central projections of primary afferent sensory neurons

    Wendy Wing Sze Yue, Lin Yuan ... David Julius
    Capsaicin and other vanilloid receptor ligands alter core body temperature by perturbing central thermoregulatory pathways through activation/inhibition of TRPV1 receptors on peripheral sensory nerve fibers.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Adiposity may confound the association between vitamin D and disease risk – a lifecourse Mendelian randomization study

    Tom G Richardson, Grace M Power, George Davey Smith
    Genetic analyses provide evidence that adiposity influences vitamin D levels at different timepoints over the lifecourse, suggesting that associations previously reported between vitamin D deficiency and disease by conventional epidemiological studies may have been prone to confounding.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Validation of a multi-ancestry polygenic risk score and age-specific risks of prostate cancer: A meta-analysis within diverse populations

    Fei Chen, Burcu F Darst ... Christopher A Haiman
    A previously developed multi-ancestry polygenic risk score is potentially an effective prostate cancer risk stratification tool across ancestry populations.
    1. Neuroscience

    A single exposure to altered auditory feedback causes observable sensorimotor adaptation in speech

    Lana Hantzsch, Benjamin Parrell, Caroline A Niziolek
    Hearing a single auditory error while speaking causes an adaptive change that corrects for that error the next time we say a word, providing empirical support for current models of speech sensorimotor adaptation and aligning speech with other motor domains.