Protein Models as tools for STEM Education

We’ve known college students enjoy using protein models as tools for STEM Education and learn equally well from both computer-aided molecular visualization software as they do physical models. Could the same apply to grade-school children?

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Hemoglobin Gets Its Own Action Figure

Shortly after creating the first 3D print of Oxygenated Hemoglobin, Wired Magazine found our blog post and wanted to write a short article on it. By the time the article was ready for press, Michael Gulen and I had completed our prototype of Oxygenated Hemoglobin cast in durable colored plastics from silicon molds. Thanks again Rachel Swaby for finding us and writing the article. (more…)

GLP-1 Comparative Analysis Kit

These are 3D prints of GLP-1 designed to in order to conduct a comparative analysis of GLP-1 and its analogs. The set includes the natural hormone, an animal analog, and synthetic drug. In addition, the GLP-1 Comparative Analysis Kit visualizes GLP-1 as both a circulating hormone and when bound to its receptor.

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HIV Protease

HIV Protease: Mutation Residues

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This 3D animation depicts HIV Protease, an enzyme responsible for cleaving amino acids chains created by ribosomes, before packaging into new viruses. Of interest to the biotech and scientific community is the rate of mutation this protein undergoes as a result of drug interactions. Identifying these residues and in turn modifying drugs to prevent this mutation allows new drugs to offer a new hope for better treatment outcomes.