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

    Robo functions as an attractive cue for glial migration through SYG-1/Neph

    Zhongwei Qu et al.
    An extracellular cleavage fragment of Robo released from neurons can bind to glia-expressed SYG-1 to guide glia migration.
    1. Neuroscience

    Alcohol potentiates a pheromone signal in flies

    Annie Park et al.
    For Drosophila melanogaster, the scent of alcohol—normally associated with preferred egg-laying sites—potentiates a male pheromone signal, thereby increasing the aggressive competition between males for the reproductive resource.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Doxycycline has distinct apicoplast-specific mechanisms of antimalarial activity

    Megan Okada et al.
    Doxycycline used at a slightly higher concentration kills Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasites with faster, first-cycle activity through a novel organelle-specific mechanism.
    1. Cell Biology

    Identification of ubiquitin Ser57 kinases regulating the oxidative stress response in yeast

    Nathaniel L Hepowit et al.
    Ser57 phosphorylation of ubiquitin protects the cell during proteotoxic stress.
    1. Neuroscience

    Sources of widefield fluorescence from the brain

    Jack Waters
    Widefield fluorescence from the brain arises from greater depth and area than typically appreciated and is usually a weighted average across cortical columns and often more than one cortical area.
    1. Neuroscience

    Feeding state functionally reconfigures a sensory circuit to drive thermosensory behavioral plasticity

    Asuka Takeishi et al.
    Starvation modulates thermotaxis behaviors in C. elegans via functional reconfiguration of a sensory network by gut-brain signaling.
    1. Neuroscience

    Improving emotional-action control by targeting long-range phase-amplitude neuronal coupling

    Bob Bramson et al.
    Non-invasive manipulation of endogenously coupled neural rhythms enhances human control of social-emotional actions.
    1. Neuroscience

    VIP interneurons in mouse primary visual cortex selectively enhance responses to weak but specific stimuli

    Daniel J Millman et al.
    Measurements of visual response to motion of different contrasts along with network modeling reveals a microcircuit in superficial layers of cortex that regulates the gain regime.