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DIY Protein Bracelets
Create your own amino acid bracelet that represents one of the molecules that the scientists of Project Violet are working on!
Create your own amino acid bracelet that represents one of the molecules the scientists of Project Violet are working on!
DIY 3D Molecular Model
Hefutoxin is one of the molecules being researched in Project Violet. The way a protein 'folds' determines its shape and function. Discover how this molecule folds up by creating your own 3D paper model of it.
A game that enables you to contribute to important scientific research involving protein structure prediction and protein design.
Interactive Animations, Information, & Simulations
NIH: The Structures of Life
Proteins are the body's worker molecules. Great site to learn about proteins.
From the University of Utah Genetic Science Learning Center, this website is a great place to learn all about different molecules, genetic processes, and much more through videos, interactive exploration, and detailed images.
DNA Learning Center
Tools and simulations from the DNA Learning Center.
Download hundreds of science visual and interactive learning experiences. The following modules are particular relevant to the science around Project Violet:
- DNA to Protein
- Proteins & DNA
- Molecular Rover
Browse and view 3D protein and DNA structures from Protein Data Bank, and drug molecules from DrugBank. You can view the proteins from Project Violet in this app!
Protein Data Bank
Search and visualize 3-D protein structures.
Powers of Minus Ten
Use your device as a microscope to see the details of the hand, from the skin down to the RNA molecules.
Informational Media Coverage
Featuring Dr. Jim Olson of Project Violet: 'Treating Kids' Cancer with Science and A Pocket Full of Hope'
Tumor Paint: Changing the way surgeons fight cancer
Project Violet, the TEDx Seattle Finale: Adopt a Drug to Cure Cancer, Begin the “Citizen Science” Adventure
KISS 106.1 Jackie and Bender
Talking to Dr. Jim Olson about Project Violet, where people can "adpot" drugs and watch their progress
Suddenly Hope - Project Violet
How Nature and a 9-Year Old Are Revolutionizing Cancer Treatment: Dr. Jim Olson at TEDxSeattle
A three-minute film about a tiny molecule that lights up brain tumors so neurosurgeons can better distinguish cancer from normal tissue - a Sundance Festival finalist.