Intracellular Magnetic Manipulations
Intracellular Magnetic Manipulations
Optimized tweezers enable precise 3-D manipulations of a cell’s organelles.
Intracellular Magnetic Manipulations
Intracellular Magnetic Manipulations

Optimized tweezers enable precise 3-D manipulations of a cell’s organelles.

Optimized tweezers enable precise 3-D manipulations of a cell’s organelles.

physical forces
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.
Sounding Out Cell Stickiness
Sounding Out Cell Stickiness
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2018
Acoustic forces can be used to differentiate adherent from non-adherent cells.
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.
Opinion: Stop Ignoring This Filament Crucial to Muscle Function
Opinion: Stop Ignoring This Filament Crucial to Muscle Function
Julio M. Fernández | Sep 1, 2018
Titin was discovered four decades ago, but some physiology textbooks fail to recognize the important role it plays in muscle contraction.
Water Level in a Cell Can Determine Its Fate
Water Level in a Cell Can Determine Its Fate
Kerry Grens | Sep 27, 2017
Adding or removing water changes how stem cells differentiate.
The Mechanobiology Garage
The Mechanobiology Garage
Andy Tay | Jul 17, 2017
New tools for investigating how physical forces affect cells
Contributors
Contributors
Ben Andrew Henry | Feb 1, 2017
Meet some of the people featured in the February 2017 issue of The Scientist.
May the Force Be with You
May the Force Be with You
Ning Wang | Feb 1, 2017
The dissection of how cells sense and propagate physical forces is leading to exciting new tools and discoveries in mechanobiology and mechanomedicine.
Infographic: Following the Force
Infographic: Following the Force
Ning Wang | Jan 31, 2017
Physical forces propagate from the outside of cells inward and vice versa.