If you break an aglet—the plastic cap on the end of your shoelace—the lace will fray. Then it’ll rip. Soon you won’t be able to tie your shoe properly. Before you know it, the shoe falls off as you’re running frantically down the sidewalk trying to catch a bus. As you watch the bus drive away, you’ll wish you’d kept that aglet intact.
Reviews of journal articles covering topics of Neuroscience, Immunology, and Developmental Biology.

In a lab in Emeryville not much bigger than a garage, three scientists are trying to show there is a better way to make chemicals used in everyday items.

Happy New Year! Isn’t it great that while we were all on vacation, enjoying the holidays with our friends and families, science kept moving forward?

Reviews of journal articles covering topics of Physiology, Cell Engineering, Biochemistry, Autoimmunity & Stem Cell Biology.

This is an extra web-only edition of my column between print issues while Synapse is on holiday break. As such, I’m taking this opportunity to write in less-formal (was I ever formal?) blog form.

Reviews of journal articles covering topics of Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Immunology, and Developmental Biology.

Welcome to the second installment of the UCSF Library column on scientific publishing (that means data too!). Last month, Anneliese Taylor provided a great introduction to open-access publishing.

So, you’re back from Thanksgiving, and it’s only a few weeks until the winter holidays.

black and white image of a comet

Space Exploration: On Nov. 12, the European Space Agency landed a spacecraft on a comet.