What Lava Lamps and Vinaigrette Can Teach Us about Cell Biology

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What Lava Lamps and Vinaigrette Can Teach Us about Cell Biology

Nature, 3.14.18

"In the ensuing decade, scientists around the world have jumped on the idea that phase separation can explain how cells partition the molecules swarming inside them. These biological droplets could provide crucibles to speed up reactions, or quarantine unwanted or unneeded factors. 'It’s one of these in-hindsight, intuitive ideas. The second you hear it, it just makes a lot of sense,' says Shana Elbaum-Garfinkle, a biophysicist" at the Advanced Science Research Center, GC/CUNY in New York City.

Submitted on: MAR 14, 2018

Category: Advanced Science Research Center | Biochemistry | GC Press Coverage