Just as the 20th century was marked by the development of electricity, telephones, aviation, computing, and private motor vehicles, the 21st century will be marked by significant progress in a broad spectrum of technologies, among them: molecular computing, genomics, rational drug design, and alternative energy. What will be common to all these new technologies? They will all be possible because of a greater understanding of The World of Molecules.

Featured Molecules

Oseltamivir -- Tamiflu
Zanamivir -- Relenza
Both drugs are inhibitors of influenza neuraminidase and considered effective against the Swine Flu.



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Food Molecules
What are foods? Read about Fats, Fatty acids, Proteins, Amino Acids, Carbohydrates, Food Phenolics, Aroma and Taste Molecules....
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Drug Molecules
What is a drug? Read about Drug Molecules such as: Aspirin, AZT, Benadryl, Nicotine, Prozac, Ritalin.
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Molecules of Emotion
What are emotions? What molecules make you feel the way you do? Some Molecules of Emotion are: Adrenaline, Testosterone, Serotonin, Dopamine...
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Molecules of Disease
Mad Cow Disease, Heart Disease, Cancer, Arthritis have one or several molecular causes. Read about: Cytokines, Hemoglobin S, Prions, Cholesterol, Nicotine...
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Fuel Molecules
What is a Fuel? Read about Fuel Molecules such as: Methane, Ethane, Propane, Butane, Ethanol..
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Solvent Molecules
What is a solvent? Perhaps the most common solvent in everyday life is water. Many other solvents are organic compounds, such as benzene, tetrachloroethylene, or turpentine. Read about solvents such as : Water, Ethanol, Benzene, Acetone, TCE...
DNA molecule
Molecules of Life
DNA sometimes called the "molecule of heredity", is the primary chemical component of chromosomes and is the material of which genes are made. Read about the Molecules of Life.
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Antioxidant Molecules
Many compounds have been shown to have positive antioxidants effects . Read about Carotenoids, Vitamin E, Resveratrol, Epicatechin, Vitamin C, Proanthocyanidins...

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K-12 Activities

The Water Molecule
Periodic Table of Elements
Why does ice float?
How does soap work?
Why is graphite soft and diamond hard?