2004 News Articles-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Molecular Models for Biochemistry (MMB), a Web site created by Dr. William McClure, with contributions by Drs. David Hackney and Gordon Rule, featured in BioTechniques journal

Molecular Models for Biochemistry (MMB), a Web site created by Dr. William McClure, with contributions by Drs. David Hackney and Gordon Rule, featured in BioTechniques journal Plus Sized Models

Long gone are the days when molecular model sites focused exclusively on small molecules. Modern sites like Molecular Models for Biochemistry (MMB) let visitors visualize enzyme structures for complete metabolic pathways, step through membrane-based protein receptors, and even view ribosomes in all their glory. Replete with Chime and GIF images, MMB uses visualization as a true learning tool and, to assess its effectiveness, provides visual quizzes for measuring "visually learning." The site, hosted at Carnegie Mellon University, excels in well-designed, visually informative molecules, and the site's text descriptions, in areas like protein structure, are very informative, particularly for students.

http://www.bio.cmu.edu/Courses/BiochemMols/BCMolecules.html

Reprinted by permission
Ahern, K. 2004. Plus Sized Models. BioTechniques 37: 883.