Researchers Find Cell-Free Mitochondria Floating in Human Blood
Researchers Find Cell-Free Mitochondria Floating in Human Blood
The functional, respiring organelles appear to be present in the blood of healthy people, but their function is yet unclear.
Researchers Find Cell-Free Mitochondria Floating in Human Blood
Researchers Find Cell-Free Mitochondria Floating in Human Blood

The functional, respiring organelles appear to be present in the blood of healthy people, but their function is yet unclear.

The functional, respiring organelles appear to be present in the blood of healthy people, but their function is yet unclear.

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Infographic: Paraspeckle Form and Function
Infographic: Paraspeckle Form and Function
Archa Fox | Dec 1, 2019
What do scientists know about this membraneless nuclear body discovered less than two decades ago?
What Paraspeckles Can Teach Us About Basic Cell Biology
What Paraspeckles Can Teach Us About Basic Cell Biology
Archa Fox | Dec 1, 2019
Discovering a new type of subnuclear body taught me how pursuing the unexpected can lead to new insights—in this case, about long noncoding RNAs and liquid-liquid phase separation in cells.
Image of the Day: Liquid Compartments
Image of the Day: Liquid Compartments
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 28, 2019
Membraneless organelles appear highly sensitive to ion concentrations in their environment.
Infographic: High Precision Magnetic Tweezers
Infographic: High Precision Magnetic Tweezers
Ruth Williams | Jun 1, 2019
Microscope-mounted magnets with computerized feedback control allow precision manipulations of intracellular objects.
Intracellular Magnetic Manipulations
Intracellular Magnetic Manipulations
Ruth Williams | Jun 1, 2019
Optimized tweezers enable precise 3-D manipulations of a cell’s organelles.
Bacteria Harbor Geometric “Organelles”
Bacteria Harbor Geometric “Organelles”
Amber Dance | Dec 1, 2018
Microbes, traditionally thought to lack organelles, get a metabolic boost from geometric compartments that act as cauldrons for chemical reactions. Bioengineers are eager to harness the compartments for their own purposes.
Infographic: Bacterial Microcompartments Basics
Infographic: Bacterial Microcompartments Basics
Amber Dance | Dec 1, 2018
These icosahedral structures are composed of proteins with unique geometric properties, which enable bacteria to employ them in a variety of situations.
Infographic: What Are Membraneless Organelles?
Infographic: What Are Membraneless Organelles?
Michael Crabtree, Tim Nott | Dec 1, 2018
The physical principles that dictate the formation of these subcellular compartments are simple, but they dictate the organelles’ complex functions.
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.
Nobel Prize–Winning Biologist Dies
Nobel Prize–Winning Biologist Dies
Catherine Offord | Feb 19, 2018
Günter Blobel, known for his work on the signal hypothesis of protein targeting, has died from cancer at age 81.
Nuclear Pores Come into Sharper Focus
Nuclear Pores Come into Sharper Focus
André Hoelz, Daniel H. Lin | Dec 1, 2016
Solving a long-standing structural puzzle will open the door to understanding one of the cell’s most enigmatic machines.
Structural Details of Endoplasmic Reticulum Revealed
Structural Details of Endoplasmic Reticulum Revealed
Jef Akst | Oct 28, 2016
The ribosome-associated organelle consists of tightly packed tubes, not flat sheets as previously believed, according to new super-resolution microscopy images.
Carry-On Luggage
Carry-On Luggage
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2015
Without a vacuole, cell-cycle progression stalls out in yeast cells.
New Route to Hearing Loss Mapped
New Route to Hearing Loss Mapped
Kerry Grens | Nov 5, 2015
Deficiency in a protein called pejvakin makes inner ear cells more vulnerable to sound, unable to brace themselves against oxidative stress stimulated by noise. 
Intracellular Spirals
Intracellular Spirals
Kate Yandell | Dec 1, 2013
Membrane twists connect stacked endoplasmic reticulum sheets.
Taking Shape
Taking Shape
Wallace F. Marshall | Dec 1, 2013
The causes of a cell’s three-dimensional structure remain a fundamental mystery of cell biology.
One Man's Trash...
One Man's Trash...
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2013
Scientists who dared to waste their time looking at the midbody, a remnant of cell division, have catapulted the organelle to new prominence.
New Organelle: The Tannosome
New Organelle: The Tannosome
Kerry Grens | Sep 23, 2013
Researchers identify a structure in plants responsible for the production of tannins.
Give Me a Hug
Tia Ghose | Feb 1, 2012
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