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View Resource LIGAND: Database of Chemical Compounds and Reactions in Biological Pathways

The Institute for Chemical Research at Kyoto University provides this frequently updated and well-documented database of enzyme reactions. With more than 9,300 entries, the LIGAND Chemical Database includes over 3,700 entries for enzymes (the Enzyme Reaction Database) and 5,600 entries for compounds (Chemical Compound Database). The database is searchable by keyword using DBGET (which supports...

http://www.genome.jp/dbget/ligand.html
View Resource ExPASy Proteomics Tools

New from the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) Genome Center, ExPASy Proteomics Tools is a comprehensive collection of protein-related databases and services for researchers. Listed and briefly described at the site are a wide variety of research tools allowing users to: identify a protein by its amino acid composition; translate a nucleotide sequence to a protein sequence; conduct similarity,...

https://www.expasy.org/tools/
View Resource Howard Hughes Medical Institute Holiday Lectures on Science

This site features a variety of holiday lectures on various science topics. Educators interested in using these free Web casts in the classroom must fill out an electronic registration form. These lectures are primarily intended for "high school students in honors and Advanced Placement biology classes," although "other high school students and undergraduates can certainly benefit from the content...

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/holiday-lectures
View Resource Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health: Does Sex Matter?

Authored by the Institute of Medicine, this new report examines research relating human health issues to gender. The report concludes that, despite a relative lack of attention to this issue, "scientific evidence of the importance of sex differences throughout the life span abounds." The study finds that a broad range of diseases beyond those generally acknowledged seem to have a sex-differential...

https://www.nap.edu/read/10028/chapter/1
View Resource Pharmacogenomics

The first Web site (1) from the National Center for Biotechnology Information offers a brief introduction to pharmacogenomics, a new science that "examines the inherited variations in genes that dictate drug response and explores the ways these variations can be used to predict whether a patient will have a good response to a drug, a bad response to a drug, or no response at all." This Web site...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ls/2003/0418