Chemical Informatics Letters

Volume 13, Issue 5; November 2006

Editor: Jonathan M Goodman

IUPAC Gold Book
The IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology, known as the Gold Book is now available on-line.

PubChem training
How to get the most out of PubChem? On-line training is available.

Comparative Toxicogenomics Database [CTD]
The Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (CTD), from the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory and funded through the NIH, elucidates molecular mechanisms by which environmental chemicals affect human disease

A database of modular polyketide synthases, from the National Institute of Immunology in New Delhi.

Is nanotech dangerous?
Studies of nanotechnology issues from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars discuss the benefits and possible dangers of nanotechnology.

Money for science
The Higher Education Funding Council for England which supports English universities, has set aside $pound; 75 million over the next three years to support high-cost science subjects, including chemistry.

How to compare virtual screening methods?
Comparison of different virtual screening methods is hard, partly because there is no agreement on an ideal diverse test set. Cooperation may be the way forward.

Darwin online
A comprehensive collection of Charles Darwin's work will be available online from the University of Cambridge, complementing the existing online collection of Darwin's correspondence.

MEDPHYT is a database for plants of medicinal interest, developed by the Beilstein Institute.

Many databases of Material Safety Data Sheets are available on-line, and some of these are free. Most have disclaimers about the limited liability of the data providers should the information turn out to be inaccurate.

Web Science Research Initiative
Sir Tim Berners-Lee defines Web Science as the study of the web.

Bacteria that live in the dark
Living things nearly always depend, directly or indirectly, on solar energy in order to gain the energy to live. Bacteria have recently been discovered that use energy from radioactive uranium instead.

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