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. Computational and Systems Biology

    The structural connectome constrains fast brain dynamics

    Pierpaolo Sorrentino et al.
    The fast spreading of neural activity across the brain has a complex structure, imposed by the white-matter bundles.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Repurposing eflornithine to treat a patient with a rare ODC1 gain-of-function variant disease

    Surender Rajasekaran et al.
    Genetic sequencing has led to the increased diagnoses of rare diseases, strategies such as repurposing drugs and global metabolomics offer promise and bring hope to afflicted families.
    1. Neuroscience

    Conserved visual capacity of rats under red light

    Nader Nikbakht, Mathew E Diamond
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Genetic depletion studies inform receptor usage by virulent hantaviruses in human endothelial cells

    Maria Eugenia Dieterle et al.
    Several previously proposed cell-surface receptors for hantaviruses could be deleted in endothelial cells with little or no effect on infection, indicating that critical hantavirus entry factors remain undiscovered.
    1. Neuroscience

    The human cerebellum is essential for modulating perceptual sensitivity based on temporal expectations

    Assaf Breska, Richard B Ivry
    Cerebellar degeneration disrupts the use of interval-based temporal cues, but not rhythmic cues, to proactively modulate perceptual sensitivity, implicating the cerebellum in temporal control of visual attention.
    1. Cell Biology

    Scaling of subcellular actin structures with cell length through decelerated growth

    Shane G McInally et al.
    The size of a subcellular structure, yeast actin cables, scales with the linear dimensions of the cell, which is achieved by feedback control of their growth rate.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    The EMT transcription factor Snai1 maintains myocardial wall integrity by repressing intermediate filament gene expression

    Alessandra Gentile et al.
    The transcription factor Snai1b maintains the myocardial wall integrity by limiting cell extrusions and regulating the intermediate filament gene desmin b.
    1. Neuroscience

    ß-arrestin 2 germline knockout does not attenuate opioid respiratory depression

    Iris Bachmutsky et al.
    The key mechanism for opioid-like biased agonists to provide analgesia but not respiratory depression does not involve ß-arrestin 2.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Regional sequencing collaboration reveals persistence of the T12 Vibrio cholerae O1 lineage in West Africa

    Eme Ekeng et al.
    The T12 Vibrio cholerae lineage has been continuously circulating in West Africa since at least 2012, highlighting the importance of regional disease control efforts.