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Synthetic Organelles Let Researchers Control Cell Behavior
A technique that reversibly bundles tagged cargo into artificial membraneless compartments gives scientists the ability to switch cell processes on and off.
Synthetic Organelles Let Researchers Control Cell Behavior
Synthetic Organelles Let Researchers Control Cell Behavior

A technique that reversibly bundles tagged cargo into artificial membraneless compartments gives scientists the ability to switch cell processes on and off.

A technique that reversibly bundles tagged cargo into artificial membraneless compartments gives scientists the ability to switch cell processes on and off.

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3D rendered illustration of a brain with signal waves in background to show the concept of consciousness
Book Excerpt from Feeling & Knowing
Antonio Damasio | Nov 1, 2021
In Chapter 1, “On Being,” author Antonio Damasio outlines the dawn of consciousness.
Illustration showing how engineered cells produce proteins that allow scientists to turn cellular processes on and off
Infographic: One Way to Flip the Cell Behavior Switch
Catherine Offord | Nov 1, 2021
Engineered cells produce proteins that allow scientists to turn cellular processes on and off.
The Scientist Speaks Podcast - Episode 12
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Dec 22, 2020
Decoding Smell: Demystifying Human Disease and Behavior
Rendering of an iceberg
Opinion: Being, Feeling, and Knowing: Our Path to Consciousness
Antonio Damasio | Nov 1, 2021
The idea that minds and consciousness might be generated by the nervous system alone is false.
Microscopic photograph of brain tissue demonstrating the characteristics of Alzheimer's disease
David Gate Probes Links Between Alzheimer’s and the Immune System
James M. Gaines | Nov 1, 2021
The Northwestern University researcher studies how adaptive immune cells influence neurodegenerative disease.
Peering into the Cell
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Dec 16, 2020
Researchers visualize the beautiful inner world of cells!
An artist's rendition of an RNA molecule in light blue on a dark blue background
Same RNA Acts in Neurodegeneration and Cancer
Abby Olena | Oct 29, 2021
The long noncoding RNA MINCR, implicated in ALS and Alzheimer’s disease as well as several types of cancer, appears to function differently when present at high versus low levels.
SYNGAP1 helps neurons eliminate old synapses and form new ones after a novel experience (left and center left)—a process weakened in mice missing a copy of the gene (center right and right).
Autism-Linked Gene SYNGAP1 Molds Synaptic Plasticity, Learning
Angie Voyles Askham | Oct 26, 2021
The finding may help to explain why people with SYNGAP1 mutations tend to have learning difficulties and a high tolerance for pain.
CRISPR Technologies for the New Era of Cell and Gene Therapy
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Nov 25, 2020
Experts will discuss how they use new CRISPR technologies to advance their cell and gene therapy research.
Woman in sweater and glasses looks to the right of the camera.
Prosthetic Device Partially Restores Blind Biology Teacher’s Vision
Lisa Winter | Oct 26, 2021
With the help of special glasses that interface with electrodes embedded in her brain, Berna Gomez was able to read letters and distinguish shapes for the first time in 16 years.
oil in water
Stress-Induced Molecular Globs Boost Bacterial Fitness
Ruth Williams | Oct 21, 2021
Liquid conglomerations of molecules that form in bacterial cells in response to stress promote the cells’ survival, a study finds.
Modern Approaches to qPCR
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Nov 9, 2020
Download this ebook to learn how updated qPCR instruments provide optimal thermal performance and data connectivity!
brain scan showing uptake of tratuzumab into tumor (arrow)
Sound Waves Aid Brain Tumor Treatment
Ruth Williams | Oct 13, 2021
In a small clinical study, focusing ultrasound beams on tumors in patients’ brains helped open the blood-brain barrier to facilitate drug delivery.
The head of a tadpole is pictured. Its eye is black, but the rest of its head is various shades of green
Scientists Use Photosynthesis to Power an Animal’s Brain
Abby Olena | Oct 13, 2021
Injecting oxygen-generating algae into tadpoles allows brain activity to continue in the absence of oxygen, researchers find.
Single-cell Secrets
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Oct 30, 2020
Single-cell research reveals new insights into SARS-CoV-2, the opioid crisis, neurogenesis, and fertility.
Old man stands in front of tree, smiling at camera.
Neuroscientist Mortimer Mishkin Dies at 94
Lisa Winter | Oct 12, 2021
His work bridged the gap between psychology and neurobiology.
Illustration of neurons in white with myelin in blue
Repurposed Drug Reverses Signs of Alzheimer’s in Mice, Human Cells
Jef Akst | Oct 12, 2021
Researchers say they hope to launch a clinical trial to test bumetanide, a diuretic approved in 2002, but how it might improve neural functioning is unclear.
Breaking Down Barriers
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Oct 19, 2020
Looking at the future of neurodegeneration research!
a long room lined with metal cages with chinchillas
Chinchilla Supplier Loses License over Animal Welfare Violations
Shawna Williams | Oct 11, 2021
Moulton Chinchilla Ranch, the main US source of the animals for research, had a years-long history of disturbing findings in USDA inspections.