Fat Cells Shrink to Make Room for Milk in Breastfeeding Mouse Moms
Fat Cells Shrink to Make Room for Milk in Breastfeeding Mouse Moms
Adipocytes lose their lipids and reprogram themselves into stem cells during lactation, then turn back into fat cells after pups wean.
Fat Cells Shrink to Make Room for Milk in Breastfeeding Mouse Moms
Fat Cells Shrink to Make Room for Milk in Breastfeeding Mouse Moms

Adipocytes lose their lipids and reprogram themselves into stem cells during lactation, then turn back into fat cells after pups wean.

Adipocytes lose their lipids and reprogram themselves into stem cells during lactation, then turn back into fat cells after pups wean.

oocyte, cell & molecular biology
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.
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.
Image of the Day: Retinal Transplant
Image of the Day: Retinal Transplant
Kerry Grens | Nov 7, 2018
Blind rats are made to see after sheets of cells implanted into their eyes make themselves at home.
Revealed: New Cortical Neuron Types
Revealed: New Cortical Neuron Types
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 31, 2018
A pair of mouse studies describes neuronal subpopulations not identified before and some of their functions.
Heart Cell Therapy Trial Paused After Fraud Allegations
Heart Cell Therapy Trial Paused After Fraud Allegations
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 30, 2018
A trial to test whether so-called c-kit cardiac stem cells, first reported by Piero Anversa, could help patients with chronic heart failure has been halted in light of suspicion surrounding his work.
Image of the Day: Shrink Ray
Image of the Day: Shrink Ray
Jef Akst | Oct 30, 2018
A near-infrared laser warps a tissue culture surface to mimic natural cellular environments.
Image of the Day: Cellular Pulse
Image of the Day: Cellular Pulse
Shawna Williams | Oct 29, 2018
The protein RhoA coordinates pulses of movement in Caenorhabditis elegans cells.