Infographic: What Are Membraneless Organelles?
Infographic: What Are Membraneless Organelles?
The physical principles that dictate the formation of these subcellular compartments are simple, but they dictate the organelles’ complex functions.
Infographic: What Are Membraneless Organelles?
Infographic: What Are Membraneless Organelles?

The physical principles that dictate the formation of these subcellular compartments are simple, but they dictate the organelles’ complex functions.

The physical principles that dictate the formation of these subcellular compartments are simple, but they dictate the organelles’ complex functions.

grant review, microbiology, cell & molecular biology
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2018
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2018 issue of The Scientist.
Caught on Camera
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2018
Selected Images of the Day from the-scientist.com
Discovery’s Crest: A Profile of Marianne Bronner
Discovery’s Crest: A Profile of Marianne Bronner
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 1, 2018
Studying how neural crest cells journey through the embryo, this Caltech developmental biologist has revealed how they form major cell types, including peripheral neurons, bone, and smooth muscle.
Fat Cells Shrink to Make Room for Milk in Breastfeeding Mouse Moms
Fat Cells Shrink to Make Room for Milk in Breastfeeding Mouse Moms
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2018
Adipocytes lose their lipids and reprogram themselves into stem cells during lactation, then turn back into fat cells after pups wean.
These Organelles Have No Membranes
These Organelles Have No Membranes
Michael Crabtree, Tim Nott | Dec 1, 2018
From making ribosomes to protecting the integrity of the genome, these membraneless compartments play important roles in the cell. Their behavior is rooted in basic physics.
How K2 and Other Synthetic Cannabinoids Got Their Start in the Lab
How K2 and Other Synthetic Cannabinoids Got Their Start in the Lab
Ashley Yeager | Nov 27, 2018
Originally intended for basic neuroscience research, the drugs were ultimately hijacked for illicit recreational use.
Image of the Day: Interloper Cells
Image of the Day: Interloper Cells
Ashley Yeager | Nov 16, 2018
In kidney organoids, brain and muscle cells also develop.
Low-Gluten Diet Alters the Human Microbiome
Low-Gluten Diet Alters the Human Microbiome
Catherine Offord | Nov 13, 2018
A study of Danish adults reveals moderate changes in the abundance of multiple gut bacteria species, but the results might not be due to reduced gluten per se.
Image of the Day: Drop Set
Image of the Day: Drop Set
Catherine Offord | Nov 13, 2018
Liquid-like droplets containing DNA and proteins provide a model for researchers to study membraneless organization in the cell.