Life Sciences is an international weekly journal publishing reports on research in biomedical areas. Articles are encouraged that emphasize the molecular, cellular and functional aspects of Cardiovascular & Autonomic Mechanisms; Drug Metabolism; Endocrinology; Growth Factors and Neoplasia; Immunology; Neuroscience and Toxicology. The Journal publishes original research rapidly. Although full-length manuscripts are favored, shorter submissions are also considered. These shorter articles must be of the same high quality as full-length articles, and should contain information from topical and fast-moving fields in order to merit more rapid communication. Mini-reviews on topics of wide interest to investigators in the life sciences are also published. All articles are rigorously reviewed. The Journal favors publication of papers where modern scientific technologies are used to explain molecular, cellular and physiological mechanisms. Articles that merely report observations are rarely accepted. Recommendations from the Declaration of Helsinki or NIH guidelines for care and use of laboratory animals must be adhered to. Articles should be written at a level accessible to readers who are non-specialists in the topic of the article themselves, but who are interested in the research.