2019 - July-September issue

Articles Featured on the Cover:

Expansion Microscopy (ExM)'s applications: investigation of E.Coli (Cheng S et al.) and synaptic connections (Gallagher B et al.).

Focused Reviews and Perspective Articles

Cardiac FGF23: a new player in myocardial infarction

David Schumacher *, Alexander Schuh (Germany)
ARTICLE (pdf)  Abstract, Citation and References  DOI: 10.15190/d.2019.10
Corresp. author' affiliation: Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospital, RWTH Aachen, Germany

Review Article

Communication is the key: biofilms, quorum sensing, formation and prevention

Veronica G. Preda *, Oana Sandulescu * (Romania)
ARTICLE (pdf)  Abstract, Citation and References  DOI: 10.15190/d.2019.13
Corresp. author' affiliation: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Discoveries in Images

Nanoscale imaging of E. coli cells by expansion microscopy

Sharey Cheng, Yongxin Zhao * (USA)
ARTICLE (pdf)  Abstract, Citation and References  DOI: 10.15190/d.2019.11
Corresp. authors' affiliation: Yongxin Zhao, PhD, Department of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Rpl5-Inducible Mouse Model for Studying Diamond-Blackfan Anemia

Shideh Kazerounian * , Daniel Yuan, Matthew S. Alexander, Alan H. Beggs *, Hanna T.Gazda (USA)
Corresp. authors' affiliation: Shideh Kazerounian, PhD, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital; Alan H. Beggs, PhD, Director, Manton Center for Orphan Disease Research, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

Nanoscale Imaging of Synaptic Connections with Expansion Microscopy

Brendan Gallagher, Yongxin Zhao * (USA)
ARTICLE (pdf)  Abstract, Citation and References  DOI: 10.15190/d.2019.14
Corresp. authors' affiliation: Yongxin Zhao, PhD, Department of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
Original Article - Case Study

A rare case of familial restrictive cardiomyopathy, with mutations in MYH7 and ABCC9 genes

Oana Neagoe, Anda Ciobanu, Rodica Diaconu, Oana Mirea, IonuĊ£ Donoiu*, Constantin Militaru (Romania)
ARTICLE (pdf)  Abstract, Citation and References  DOI: 10.15190/d.2019.12
Corresp. author' affiliation: Dept. of Cardiology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania

News & Events Latest news from Discoveries

  • 2019, September | Indexed by PMC

    Discoveries is now indexed by PubMedCentral and Pubmed. The agreement with US National Library of Medicine was signed on September 10th, 2019. Our next step is ISI indexing.

  • 2019, August | PubMed inclusion News!

    We are happy to let you know that Discoveries successfuly passed the last step (Technical Review) required for PubMedCentral and PubMed inclusion!

  • 2019, July | PubMed inclusion News!

    We are happy to receive positive comments from PMC/NLM-NIH regarding Discoveries' last step (Technical Review) required for PubMedCentral and PubMed inclusion. We will let you know once whole indexing process is completed. 

  • 2019| Sharing and Distribution!

    All articles published in Discoveries are Open Access articles distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

  • 2018-2019 | For Authors!

    From now on and for at least 1 year, we will only accept articles from authors that are NOT members of Discoveries' Editorial Board. All articles submitted by our editors will be immediately rejected until further notice (one accepted article was already rejected). 

  • 2018 | PubMed inclusion News!

    Discoveries successfully passed the Scientific Quality Review by NLM-NIH for PubMedCentral and PubMed indexing. This is the first and the most important step towards PubMedCentral and PubMed indexing! The second (last) step is the Technical Review.

  • 2016, April | Faster Peer-Review

    Starting on April 13th 2016, all articles selected for a peer-review will receive the post peer-review decision within ~10 days. The initial pre-screening time will remain the same (48h from the submission of the manuscript). This decision will significantly accelerate the publication, with no effect on the quality of the peer-review process.

  • 2016, February | Manuscript submission

    Discoveries is commited to excellence, quality and high editorial standards. We are receiving an increasing number of manuscripts for which the identity of the authors/corresponding author can't be verified. Please NOTE that ALL these articles were and will be immediately REJECTED. Indicating an institutional email address is the easiest way to overcome this problem! Moreover, we do not accept any pressure on our editorial board to accept a manuscript. This results in a prompt rejection of the article.

    Editorial Policies
  • 2016, January | Main Objective

    After reaching all proposed milestones until now (including being indexed by Google Scholar in 2014), Discoveries' next Aim is PubMed indexing of all its articles (already published and upcoming). There will be no charge for the submission or publication of articles before Discoveries is indexed.

  • 2015, August | Discoveries - on PubMed

    We are happy to announce that our first Discoveries articles were included in PMC and PubMed. More articles (submitted by NIH funded authors) are now processed for being included.

    Discoveries articles now on PubMed
  • 2015, April | Special Issue

    DISCOVERIES published the SPECIAL ISSUE entitled "INFLAMMATION BETWEEN DEFENSE AND DISEASE: Impact on Tissue Repair and Chronic Sickness".

    Special Issue on "Inflammation"
  • 2015 | Ischemia Collection

    DISCOVERIES launched a call for papers for a Collection of Articles with focus on "ISCHEMIA". If you are interested to submit a manuscript, please contact us at

  • 2014, September | Special Issue

    DISCOVERIES just publish the SPECIAL ISSUE entitled "CELL SECRETION & MEMBRANE FUSION" in September 2014. Initially scheduled for publication between October 2014-March 2015, this issue was successfully published earlier than scheduled. 

    Special Issue
  • 2014, April | Indexed by Google Scholar

    All our published articles are now indexed by Google Scholar! First citations to Discoveries articles are included! Search for the article's title (recommended) or the authors:

    Google Scholar Search
  • 2014 | DISCOVERIES

    DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) are now assigned to all our published manuscripts in Discoveries. DOI uniquely identifies an article and is provided by CrossRef.

  • 2013, July | Manuscript Submission

    Submit your manuscript FREE, FAST and EASY ! (in less than 1 minute)! There are NO fees for the manuscript submission or publishing of the accepted manuscripts.
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  • 2013, July | DISCOVERIES

    We are now ACCEPTING MANUSCRIPTS for publishing in DISCOVERIES. We aim publishing a small number of high impact experimental articles & reviews (around 40/year) to maintain a high impact factor. Domains of interest: all areas related to Medicine, Biology and Chemistry ...

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