Links to resources and tools used in molecular biology/medicine research
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2013
- Springer Protocols
A subscription-based resource that compiles "protocols from Humana’s successful book series Methods in Molecular Biology, Methods in Molecular Medicine, Methods in Biotechnology, Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Neuromethods, as well as from a vast number of Laboratory Handbooks, such as The Biomethods Handbook, The Proteomics Handbook, and the Springer Laboratory Manuals. more
- Cold Spring Harbor Protocols (free only)
Only free protocols available without charge.
> "an interdisciplinary journal providing a definitive source of research methods in cell, developmental and molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, protein science, computational biology, immunology, neuroscience and imaging. Each monthly issue details multiple essential methods—a mix of cutting-edge and well-established techniques. " more
Lab/data management tool providing free access to various organizational, sequence analysis, plasmid design and collaborations tools. All free for academic institutions.
Website for ATCC which is a source of cell lines, bacterial strains and other microbiological reagents. You may access separate pages for microbiology, cell biology, developmental biology and stem cells, and genomics-bioinformatics
- Protocols Online
Collection of protocols, online analysis tools and discussion forums in various categories that are freely available
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"The National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information."
- U of Pittsburgh Molecular Biology Database Search
A comprehensive search tool that permits searching for databases, genes/proteins, protocols and videos on molecular biology topics.
- 2013 Nucleic Acids Research Database Issue
Annual update of bioinformatics databases already existing, in addition to introduction of new tools.
- Expasy Bioinformatics Resource Portal
"ExPASy is the new SIB Bioinformatics Resource Portal which provides access to scientific databases and software tools in different areas of life sciences including proteomics, genomics, phylogeny, systems biology, population genetics, transcriptomics etc. (see Categories in the left menu). On this portal you find resources from many different SIB groups as well as external institutions. " --from the home page of this resource
- Open Helix
Free tutorials on the use of various bioinformatics tools that are found on the Web.
Also provides a search portal to find the most relevant genomics resource and training on those resources.
- Bioinformatics Organization
- Viral Bioinformatics Resource Center
Single site for access to databases, tools and a blog on viral bioinformatics research
- Genome (via NCBI)
This resource organizes information on genomes including sequences, maps, chromosomes, assemblies, and annotations. more
- UCSC Genome Bioinformatics Site
Genome browsing tools developed at UCSC (U of Cal at Santa Cruz) that are freely available to academic researchers.
- Fly Base
A database of drosophila genes and genomes with other resources and online analysis tools.
- Gene (via NCBI)
Gene integrates information from a wide range of species. A record may include nomenclature, Reference Sequences (RefSeqs), maps, pathways, variations, phenotypes, and links to genome-, phenotype-, and locus-specific resources worldwide.
EurekAlert! is an online, global news service operated by AAAS, the science society. EurekAlert! provides a central place through which universities, medical centers, journals, government agencies, corporations and other organizations engaged in research can bring their news to the media. Choose from multiple topic areas.
- Top 25 Hottest Articles
via Science Direct
Top 25 hot articles biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology. Also can search other topics of interest that are available via a drop-down list.
- The Open Helix Blog
"Here on the OpenHelix blog you will find a genomics resources news portal with daily postings about genomics resources, genomics news and research, science and more." more
- Medical News Today --Biology/Biochemistry
"Medical News Today brings you hourly health news from well-regarded sources such as JAMA, BMJ, Lancet, BMA, plus articles written by our own team. Our archive contains over 150,000 news articles."
- Journal Watch
From the publishers of the New England Journal of Medicine to help physicians and allied heath professionals save time and stay informed by providing brief, clearly written, clinically focused perspectives on the medical developments that affect practice. Some content requires a subscription for access.