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. Genetics and Genomics

    Characterising a healthy adult with a rare HAO1 knockout to support a therapeutic strategy for primary hyperoxaluria

    Tracy L McGregor et al.
    Lifelong HAO1 knockout was safe and without clinical phenotype in an identified healthy woman, de-risking a rare disease therapeutic approach through the power of naturally occurring human genetic variation.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    The membrane periodic skeleton is an actomyosin network that regulates axonal diameter and conduction

    Ana Rita Costa et al.
    The axonal cytoskeletal contains an actomyosin-II network that controls circumferential axonal contraction and expansion with the potential of regulating fluctuations in diameter during action potential firing, trafficking, and degeneration.
    1. Neuroscience

    Saccade suppression depends on context

    Eckart Zimmermann
    The ability to smoothly perceive the environment across saccades without disturbing retinal motion sensations is generated by eye movement contingent habituation.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Adaptation of hydroxymethylbutenyl diphosphate reductase enables volatile isoprenoid production

    Mareike Bongers et al.
    Differences in HDR product preference present a novel mechanism in plants to control substrate availability for short- and long-chain isoprenoids.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Biallelic TANGO1 mutations cause a novel syndromal disease due to hampered cellular collagen secretion

    Caroline Lekszas et al.
    The first human TANGO1-associated syndromal disease manifests as impaired collagen secretion, highlighting the importance of TANGO1 in human pathophysiology.
    1. Developmental Biology

    A phenotypic screening platform utilising human spermatozoa identifies compounds with contraceptive activity

    Franz S Gruber et al.
    A high-throughput phenotypic human sperm screening platform was developed which allows for major drug discovery programmes for male contraception.
    1. Neuroscience

    Damage to the right insula disrupts the perception of affective touch

    Louise P Kirsch et al.
    Lesion analyses in right hemisphere stroke patients reveal the crucial role of the right anterior and posterior insula in the perception of affective touch.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    c-Maf restrains T-bet-driven programming of CCR6-negative group 3 innate lymphoid cells

    Caroline Tizian et al.
    c-Maf is a novel key regulator of the type 3-to-1 conversion of CCR6 ILC3s that controls the functional plasticity of ILC3s by acting as a cell-intrinsic gatekeeper of T-bet expression.