Biomedical and Biotechnology Resources
Genetics, Molecular and Cell Biology, Biochemistry
John D. FurberMaster of Science, Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine.
Bachelor of Arts, Physics and Mathematics, University of California, Santa Cruz.
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- The Metabolic Pathways chart by Donald Nicholson, is available as a free PDF download at http://www.iubmb-nicholson.org/chart.html . Prints may be ordered at reasonable cost.
- Beautiful animations of cell biology processes from BioVisions at Harvard University: http://multimedia.mcb.harvard.edu/ .
- The BioTech web site of Indiana University and University of Texas Austin contains Biology tutorials and useful links.
- The THCME Medical Biochemistry Page by Dr. Michael W. King at Indiana University School of Medicine, Terre Haute http://web.indstate.edu/thcme/mwking/home.html;
- The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory hosts the DNA Learning Center
- Bioinformatics tutorial and links by John D. Furber.
- What's a Genome? is a tutorial by Celera Genomics.
- New Science Press, a member of the Current Science Group, produces books for undergraduates and research professionals in biomedical science at a time when there is an increasing need for up-to-date authoritative synthesis in the face of a rapidly increasing volume of information. Projects include the Primers in Biology series. http://www.new-science-press.com/
- Genetics on the Web is a site to complement the textbook Genetics: Analysis of Genes and Genomes by Hartl and Jones.
- W.H. Freeman textbook companion web site provides supplemental information to complement their textbooks in Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry, including Molecular Cell Biology by Lodish, Berk, Zipursky, Matsudaira, Baltimore, and Darnell.
- All the Virology on the WWW contains instructional materials and links related to viruses and virology compiled by David Sander.
- Gene Expression Analysis with Microarrays tutorial by John D. Furber.
- Molecular Structure Determination and Imaging tutorial by John D. Furber.
- Clinical trials and Searching the medical literature tutorial and links compiled by John D. Furber.
Biomedical Research References & Tools
- PubMed provides access to the Medline database of Biomedical journal articles maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed
- Online medical dictionaries from the U.S. National Library of Medicine at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/dictionaries.html
- The Dictionary of Cell & Molecular Biology JM Lackie & JAT Dow (1999, Third edition). Academic Press, London. Allows occassional use for free. http://www.mblab.gla.ac.uk/~julian/
- OMIM - Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man. This database is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders maintained by Johns Hopkins University and the U.S. National Center for Biotechnology Information.
- NCBI - National Center for Biotechnology Information provides access to sequence analysis tools, the GenBank sequence databases, the OMIM database, and Medline PubMed. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
- The National Biotechnology Information Facility at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, has 7000 annotated and categorized biotechnology links.
- Amos' WWW Links Page has links to many other information sources for life scientists with an interest in biological macromolecules. Compiled by Amos Bairoch.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response web site.
- The San Diego Supercomputer Center CMS-SDSC Molecular Biology Resource (Parent site. Many mirrors are available.) "This website is a compendium of electronic and Internet-accessible tools and resources for Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Molecular Evolution, Biochemistry, and Biomolecular Modeling." http://www.sdsc.edu/ResTools/cmshp.html
- NCI Cancerlit Database - National Cancer Institute http://cancernet.nci.nih.gov/
- American Association of Immunologists http://www.scienceXchange.com/aai/
- American Society for Cell Biology http://www.ascb.org/
- BioProtocol edited database of lab protocols.
- Protocol Online links to Biology and Biochemistry lab methods and protocols from many sources.
- Pedro's BioMolecular Research Tools (March 1996) http://www.public.iastate.edu/~pedro/research_tools.html
- Northwest Fisheries Science Center (U.S. NOAA) links http://research.nwfsc.noaa.gov/bioinformatics.html
- The Environmental Mutagen Society (EMS) is the primary scientific society fostering research on the basic mechanisms of mutagenesis as well as on the application of this knowledge in the field of genetic toxicology.
- The Glossary of Common Viruses
- Mitochondria links compiled by John D. Furber
Bioinformatics, Genomics, and Proteomics
- Bioinformatics is the scientific discipline of discovering biological functions through analysis of molecular sequence information from DNA, RNA, or proteins. Tutorial and links by John D. Furber.
- Celera Genomics is a private corporation doing large-scale genomic sequencing of human, mouse, and fly genomes to develop commercial databases of sequences and SNPs. To demo the system, click http://www.accelerate.celera.com
Developmental Biology, Anatomy, and Aging
Cell Signaling, Hormones, and Phosphorylation
- Science's Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment
- The Protein Kinase Resource at UCSD http://pkr.sdsc.edu/html/index.shtml. The comprehensive list of PK sequences is updated monthly.
- The Phosphoprotein Database (PPDB) promotes a systematic approach to the study of cellular protein phosphorylation, in order to transform 2D gel images from mere collections of spots into images that convey information about cell lineage, the activation state of the cell, the ligands that the cell has encountered, the kinases, phosphatases and substrates present in the cell, and the activation state of these enzymes.
- The Signal Transduction research web site of the Samuel Luenfeld Research Institute at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto features the work of Tony Pawson's lab.
Journals and News
Biomedical Research Institutes