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. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Developmental Biology

    Foxc1 establishes enhancer accessibility for craniofacial cartilage differentiation

    Pengfei Xu et al.
    Foxc1 proteins prepare the genomes of neural crest-derived cells to facilitate their later development into the cartilages that support the embryonic face.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Protective effect of Mediterranean-type glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency against Plasmodium vivax malaria

    Ghulam R Awab et al.
    The Mediterranean variant of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency confers a strong gene-dose proportional protective effect against symptomatic Plasmodium vivax malaria in the Pashtun ethnic group.
    1. Neuroscience

    Leptin receptor neurons in the dorsomedial hypothalamus regulate diurnal patterns of feeding, locomotion, and metabolism

    Chelsea L Faber et al.
    Synchronized feeding and metabolic patterns with environmental light–dark cycles is critical to maintain energy homeostasis and requires the activity of leptin-receptor neurons in the dorsomedial hypothalamus.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Medicine

    Cytokine ranking via mutual information algorithm correlates cytokine profiles with presenting disease severity in patients infected with SARS-CoV-2

    Kelsey E Huntington et al.
    A mutual information algorithm points to macrophage activation syndrome as a specific pathogenic mechanism in COVID-19, correlated with disease severity, which could be used to monitor disease and therapeutics.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Membrane-partitioned cell wall synthesis in mycobacteria

    Alam García-Heredia et al.
    Mycobacteria employ plasma membrane compartments to organize their cell wall synthesis, and the finalized cell wall compartmentalizes the plasma membrane to promote an environment conducive to its own synthesis.
    1. Neuroscience

    fruitless tunes functional flexibility of courtship circuitry during development

    Jie Chen et al.
    The courtship master gene fruitless tunes functional flexibility of courtship circuitry during development instead of switching on its function as conventionally viewed.
    1. Neuroscience

    Spatial modulation of visual responses arises in cortex with active navigation

    E Mika Diamanti et al.
    Spatial modulation along the visual pathway arises in the cortex and strengthens with active navigation and experience.