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

    Proprioceptive and cutaneous sensations in humans elicited by intracortical microstimulation

    Michelle Armenta Salas et al.
    Electrical microstimulation of human somatosensory cortex elicited purely naturalistic proprioceptive and cutaneous sensations, with proprioceptive sensations more prominent at higher current amplitudes suggesting a relationship between amplitude and sensation type.
    1. Neuroscience

    Occurrence of long-term depression in the cerebellar flocculus during adaptation of optokinetic response

    Takuma Inoshita, Tomoo Hirano
    Motor training decreased the unit synaptic response and suppressed induction of long-term depression at parallel fiber to Purkinje cell synapses in the cerebellum, supporting involvement of long-term depression in motor learning.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Architecture of the human mTORC2 core complex

    Edward Stuttfeld et al.
    The structure of the mammalian target of rapamycin complex 2 (mTORC2) reveals the architecture of the complex and explains the structural basis of rapamycin insensitivity.
    1. Neuroscience

    Frontal cortex selects representations of the talker’s mouth to aid in speech perception

    Muge Ozker et al.
    During speech perception, if auditory speech is not informative the frontal cortex will enhance responses in visual regions that represent the mouth of the talker to improve perception.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Loss of functional BAP1 augments sensitivity to TRAIL in cancer cells

    Krishna Kalyan Kolluri et al.
    Loss of BAP1 function is associated with increased sensitivity to TRAIL and other death receptor agonists in malignant mesothelioma, where this is a frequent event, with immediate and actionable therapeutic implications.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Jak2-mediated phosphorylation of Atoh1 is critical for medulloblastoma growth

    Tiemo J Klisch et al.
    Aberrant phosphorylation of tyrosine 78 on Atoh1 via Jak2 is responsible for sonic hedgehog type medulloblastoma growths in vivo.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Plant Biology

    A quantitative hypermorphic CNGC allele confers ectopic calcium flux and impairs cellular development

    David M Chiasson et al.
    A mutant allele encoding a deregulated subunit of an ion channel tetramer revealed a mechanistic connection between protein heteromerization and quantitative genetic behavior.
    1. Ecology

    Migration confers winter survival benefits in a partially migratory songbird

    Daniel Zúñiga et al.
    Testing of fitness-related benefits in migratory population of European blackbirds offers confirming predictions of theoretical models on the evolution and maintenance of migration.