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"The Structures of Life" Booklet Published

Images from the PDB were used in the booklet "The Structures of Life". This free booklet is geared toward an advanced high school or early college-level audience. It explains how structural biology provides insight into health and disease. The booklet contains a general introduction to proteins, a chapter each on X-ray crystallography and NMR, and a chapter on structure-based drug design. It also features "Student Snapshots" designed to inspire young people to consider careers in biomedical research.

This resource is available online at http://www.nigms.nih.gov/news/science_ed/structlife.pdf.

"The Structures of Life", and other science education booklets, are published by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, a component of the National Institutes of Health. To order any or all of these free booklets, call (301) 496-7301, send e-mail to pub_info@nigms.nih.gov, or order online at http://www.nigms.nih.gov/news/publist.html.