Scientific Reports

Scientific Reports is an online open access scientific journal published by the Nature Publishing Group, covering all areas of the natural sciences.

Publisher
Nature Publishing Group
History
2011-present
Website
http://www.nature.com/srep/index.html

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Neuroscience

Humans are born with brains 'prewired' to see words

Humans are born with a part of the brain that is prewired to be receptive to seeing words and letters, setting the stage at birth for people to learn how to read, a new study suggests.

Oncology & Cancer

Technology shines the light on ovarian cancer treatments

Scientists estimate that nearly 60% of all cancer patients do not respond effectively to chemotherapy treatments. Even worse—many of those same patients experience toxic and sometimes deadly side effects.

Neuroscience

Researching why our brains are able learn and memorize

The long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term depression (LTD) of the strength of hippocampal excitatory synapse involved in learning and memory formation in brain have been separately explained, but the molecular mechanism ...

Health

High flavanol diet may lead to lower blood pressure

People who consume a diet including flavanol-rich foods and drinks, including tea, apples and berries, could lead to lower blood pressure, according to the first study using objective measures of thousands of UK residents' ...

Gastroenterology

Healthy bacteria thrive in the gut before birth

Australian researchers have discovered the gut microbiome—a complex ecosystem of microorganisms made up of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other life forms—is selected and starts developing as early as five months in utero.

Health

Exercise and nutrition regimen benefits physical, cognitive health

Researchers studied the effects of a 12-week exercise regimen on 148 active-duty Air Force airmen, half of whom also received a twice-daily nutrient beverage that included protein; the omega-3 fatty acid, DHA; lutein; phospholipids; ...

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