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Virtual reality mobile science apps


I've just heard about three new science apps for iOS.

PROtein VR allows you to explore 3D structures of molecules including proteins, DNA and ligands in Virtual Reality. To use it you will need a VR Google Cardboard headset with head straps and a Bluetooth gamepad (MFi certified - made for iPhone).

MoleculE VR is a virtual reality tour introducing some of the basic concepts about cell communication and signalling: how cells receive and respond to messages from their environment, interact with other cells and coordinate their biological processes.

The app includes 5 chapters:

  • An introduction to cell communication
  • The adenosine A2A receptor
  • The corticotropin-releasing hormone receptor 1 (CRF1)
  • The glucagon receptor
  • The metabotropic glutamate 5 (mGlu5) receptor

MoleculE VR is a Virtual Reality app for phones requiring gyroscope and a VR headset like Google Cardboard.

Chemistry Docking is a game app that allows you to match a small molecule ligand with a large protein to maximize the number of possible interactions.

Chemistry Docking is an ad-supported app. The advertisements are served through iAd

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