cell & molecular biology
Exosome Explosion
Exosome Explosion
Clotilde Théry, Clotilde Théry | Jul 1, 2011
These small membrane vesicles do much more than clean up a cell’s trash—they also carry signals to distant parts of the body, where they can impact multiple dimensions of cellular life.
Americans Support Stem Cell Research
Jef Akst | Jul 1, 2011
A new study finds that more than two thirds of Americans approve of the use of stem cells in research aiming to cure serious diseases.
C-ing with the Lights Out
Richard P. Grant | Jul 1, 2011
I the dark Arctic shallows one research finds heterotrophic marine bacteria doing a surprising amount of carbon fixing.
The Ninefold Ring
Richard P. Grant | Jul 1, 2011
Editor’s Choice in Structural Biology
Exosome Basics
Exosome Basics
Clotilde Théry, Clotilde Théry | Jul 1, 2011
Exosomes are small membrane vesicles secreted by most cell types. Internal vesicles form by the inward budding of cellular compartments known as multivesicular endosomes (MVE). 
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2011
Meet some of the people featured in the July 2011 issue of The Scientist.
Trading Pelts for Pestilence
Jef Akst | Jul 1, 2011
When European explorers and fishermen began to frequent Canada’s shores in the 16th century, they brought with them a plethora of tools and trinkets, including knives, axes, kettles, and blankets. 
Scientist to Watch
Alison McCook | Jul 1, 2011
“This is my trophy,” says biologist Michael Edidin, walking across his office at Johns Hopkins University to pick up two oversized clock hands, once part of the stately clock tower that still stands on the Baltimore campus. 
University President’s Paper to be Retracted?
Jef Akst | Jun 30, 2011
The president of the University of the Ryukyus in Japan coauthored a paper containing a duplicated figure.
Genome Digest
Megan Scudellari | Jun 28, 2011
Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.