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All Systems are Go!
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In this online activity, learners role-play as medics, treating a patient with ... More

In this online activity, learners role-play as medics, treating a patient with missing organs. Learners select different organs, then drag them into the proper location in the patient's body. System by system, they put the patient back together. When learners set up a free account at Kinetic City, they can answer bonus questions at the end of the activity as a quick assessment. As a larger assessment, learners can complete the Smart Attack game after they've completed several activities. Less

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Life Science
Psychology
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Activities and Labs
Games
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American Association for Advancement of Science
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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American Association for the Advancement of Science
National Science Foundation
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Alternative Strategies to the Use of Vertebrates in Undergraduate Physiology Labs
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There are many reasons to seek alternatives to the use of vertebrates, ... More

There are many reasons to seek alternatives to the use of vertebrates, including cost and concerns with use of vertebrates in undergraduate laboratories. This major workshop explores examples of alternatives, including: a) an exploration of thermoregulation without using animals at all, b) an investigation of actomyosin function and membrane excitation using giant alga, and c) using insects to investigate taste receptors and digestion. This workshop explores the importance of providing good background information to vertebrate processes and connecting the alternative experimental system to homologous physiological processes in vertebrates. Students can appreciate the commonality in biological processes and the importance of underlying physiological principles. Less

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Biology
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Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
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Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE)
Author:
Charlotte Omoto
Flora Watson
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Anus - Anatomy & Physiology
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The anus is the terminal portion of the alimentary tract which communicates ... More

The anus is the terminal portion of the alimentary tract which communicates with the external environment. Two sphincters control it's aperture. It allows faeces and gas to leave the body. Defeacation is the process where faeces are expelled from the rectum through the anus. Less

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Life Science
Anatomy/Physiology
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Readings
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WikiVet
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Anatomy & Physiology
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Blink
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In this self-measuring activity, learners observe and record how many times a ... More

In this self-measuring activity, learners observe and record how many times a minute they blink, take a breath, and chew, as well as how many times a minute their heart beats. Learners are encouraged to take and record the same kinds of measurements for family members and friends. The "DId You Know" section offers some facts about how a child's heart rate differs from an adult's. Less

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Life Science
Mathematics
Physics
Psychology
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Activities and Labs
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Lawrence Hall of Science
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Body Parts
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In this online game, learners test their knowledge of human anatomy. Learners ... More

In this online game, learners test their knowledge of human anatomy. Learners are presented a mystery image of a body part and use their mouse to select the proper body part from a full size anatomical model (known as "Jerome"). Learners try to match all 10 body parts correctly. Use this activity to review human anatomy and/or introduce learners to the use of anatomical models. Less

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Education
Life Science
Anatomy/Physiology
Mathematics
Psychology
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Activities and Labs
Games
Instructional Material
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Fun Works
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
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Fun Works . . . for Careers You Never Knew Existed
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Smithsonian Institutions
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National Museum of American History
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
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Chew that Gum
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In this quick activity, learners will investigate what happens to bubble gum ... More

In this quick activity, learners will investigate what happens to bubble gum when it is chewed for 5-10 minutes. First, learners measure the weight of unwrapped pieces on a kitchen scale and recorded. Then learners chew the gum for 5-10 minutes and record the new weight. Learners are encouraged to compare sugarless gum with regular gum as well as different brands. Relates to the linked video, DragonflyTV: Exercise and Memory. Less

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Education
Life Science
Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
National Science Foundation
Twin Cities Public Television
Twin Cities Public Television, Inc.
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Control of Feeding - Anatomy & Physiology
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Different hormones, neurotransmitters and reflexes are involved in the complicated process of ... More

Different hormones, neurotransmitters and reflexes are involved in the complicated process of feeding in animals. Secretions and motility of the gastrointestinal tract are stimulated and carefully regulated by numerous factors, including environmental stimuli and the presence of food in different parts of the gastrointestinal tract from the oral cavity right through to the intestines. When a harmful substance is ingested the body acts to eliminate it in different ways to prevent the animal becoming ill, for example, through vomiting and diarrhoea. If one or more of the pathways in controlling feeding is damaged or inhibited, then problems such as obesity occurs. Less

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Life Science
Anatomy/Physiology
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Images and Illustrations
Readings
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WikiVet
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Anatomy & Physiology
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Digestion Simulation
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To reinforce students' understanding of the human digestion process, the functions of ... More

To reinforce students' understanding of the human digestion process, the functions of several stomach and small intestine fluids are analyzed, and the concept of simulation is introduced through a short, introductory demonstration of how these fluids work. Students learn what simulation means and how it relates to the engineering process, particularly in biomedical engineering. The teacher demo requires vinegar, baking soda, water and aspirin. Less

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Engineering
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Jacob Crosby
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
TeachEngineering.org
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Digestive System
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The digestive system is amazing: it takes the foods we eat and ... More

The digestive system is amazing: it takes the foods we eat and breaks them into smaller components that our body can use for energy, cell repair and growth. This lesson introduces students to the main parts of the digestive system and how they interact. In addition, students learn about some of the challenges astronauts face when trying to eat in outer space. Less

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Engineering
Life Science
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
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TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Abigail Watrous
Denali Lander
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Sara Born
TeachEngineering.org
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Histology
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Although a great deal of emphasis of the course is on the ... More

Although a great deal of emphasis of the course is on the structures of the organs and tissues, this is not a course based solely on pure microscopic descriptions. Lectures and laboratory sessions will focus on the integration of structures with functions, drawing from many disciplines (light/electron microscopy, cell biology, biochemistry, physiology etc.). Highlights of the course are its magnificently detailed collections of tissues as represented in the Circulatory Lecture. Less

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Anatomy/Physiology
Biology
Chemistry
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Assessments
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Provider Set:
Tufts University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Paul Kwan
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Human Biology - Digestion and Nutrition (Student's Edition)
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The Digestion and Nutrition Student Edition book is one of ten volumes ... More

The Digestion and Nutrition Student Edition book is one of ten volumes making up the Human Biology curriculum, an interdisciplinary and inquiry-based approach to the study of life science. Less

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Biology
Nutrition
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Activities and Labs
Textbooks
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CK-12 Foundation
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CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Program in Human Biology, Stanford University
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Human Physiology - Laboratory
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In this lab, the student will review the physiology of the organ ... More

In this lab, the student will review the physiology of the organ systems by using images of models, experiments, and videos. Then the student will be asked to assess his or her knowledge, which can eventually be put to practical or experimental use. Upon successful completion of this lab supplement, students will be able to: describe techniques used to measure the function of organ systems; relate diagnostic tools, such as those used to measure ECG, EEG, and EMG activity, and those used in spirometry and urinalysis tests, to the physiological processes; relate diagnostic tests, such as the patellar and plantar reflex tests, to physiological processes; perform laboratory observations and experiments; collect, analyze, and interpret data; and form conclusions. (Biology 304 Laboratory) Less

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Anatomy/Physiology
Biology
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Activities and Labs
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
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The Saylor Foundation
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Saylor Foundation
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Inside Out
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Learners draw and cut out shapes of organs from construction paper. Then ... More

Learners draw and cut out shapes of organs from construction paper. Then they attach these organs to the body of one learner to make a life-sized map of all the internal organs. Use this activity to introduce studying the human body or as an assessment at the end of a unit of study. When learners set up a free account at Kinetic City, they can answer bonus questions at the end of the activity as a quick assessment. As a larger assessment, learners can complete the Smart Attack game after they've completed several activities. Less

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Life Science
Psychology
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Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
American Association for the Advancement of Science
National Science Foundation
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Investigating Starch
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In this activity (on pages 10-15), learners investigate starch in human diets ... More

In this activity (on pages 10-15), learners investigate starch in human diets and how plants make starch (carbohydrates) to use as their food source. Testing with a dropper of iodine in Part One, learners discover that starch content differs from food to food. In Part Two, learners taste chewed and unchewed food and compare the starch content. Less

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
National Science Foundation Informal Science Education Program
Nebraska Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development
University of Nebraska State Museum
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Iodine Investigators!
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In this activity on page 7 of the PDF, learners use iodine ... More

In this activity on page 7 of the PDF, learners use iodine to identify foods that contain starch. Compare the starch content of a ripe banana, an overripe banana, milk, and flour mixed with water. Use this experiment to introduce learners to starch and how our bodies use starch to break down nutrients during digestion. <BR> Safety notes: DO NOT eat any tested foods or the iodine. Wear goggles. Follow the safety tips on the bottom of page 7 as well as Milli's safety tips on page 5. Less

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Education
Life Science
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
American Chemical Society
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Kansas State University Human Nutrition (HN 400) Flexbook
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HN400 is a 3-hour, intermediate-level, nutrition course at Kansas State University taught ... More

HN400 is a 3-hour, intermediate-level, nutrition course at Kansas State University taught on campus every spring semester, and all 3 semesters (fall, spring, summer) via the Division of Continuing Education. On campus most students in the class are majoring in Nutritional Sciences, Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition & Kinesiology, Athletic Training, and Dietetics. There is an increasing number of Biology, Life Sciences and other majors taking the course. Students in addition to having access through Google Docs, can download the flexbook as an .odt, .pdf, .rtf, .doc, text, or html file giving them flexibility to use the document how they would like. Students can also choose whether they would like to read flexbook digitally or print and read on paper. Less

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Nutrition
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Full Course
Textbooks
Provider:
Kansas State University
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Individual Authors
Author:
Brian Lindshield Ph.D.
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Microarrays and Stem Cells
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In this activity, learners use microarray technology to determine which genes are ... More

In this activity, learners use microarray technology to determine which genes are turned on and off at various points in the differentiation of pluripotent stem cells on their way to becoming pancreatic ‘_ cells. An introductory PowerPoint, reading, video clip and an animation provide learners with background information needed to interpret the results of a paper microarray simulation. Learners will position cDNA strips on mini-microarrays to discover which genes are expressing, to what degree they are expressing, and which are not. They use these findings to trace the differentiation of embryonic stem cells that give rise to pancreatic ‘_ cells and other cell types. The role of growth factors and proximity of other cell types is central to learners understanding how researchers may direct the ultimate fate of stem cells. The value of this in treating diabetes is also discussed. This activity is recommended for learners studying Biology at the High School (honors, IB and AP) or Undergraduate level. Less

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Engineering
Education
Life Science
Genetics
Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
Anthropology
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Simulations
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Mary Colvard
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Milli's Insulation Investigation
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In this activity on page 2 of the PDF, learners test different ... More

In this activity on page 2 of the PDF, learners test different materials to find out which is the best insulator. Learners use aluminum foil, newspaper, plastic wrap, and wax paper to insulate ice cubes and compare the melting rate of each ice cube. Use this activity to introduce learners to heat transfer (conduction) and insulation materials. Safety notes: Adult supervision required. Do not eat or drink any of the materials in this activity. Follow Milli's safety tips, which are listed on the left hand side of page 2. Less

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Architecture and Design
Engineering
Education
Life Science
Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
American Chemical Society
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A Model Parasite
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In this detailed activity (on pages 9-18), learners investigate the body parts ... More

In this detailed activity (on pages 9-18), learners investigate the body parts of a parasitic ascaris worm by making and dissecting clay models. Each learner creates a model of either a male or female worm, then they swap models, predict the sex of their new worm, and dissect it to check their prediction. Labels are provided for marking the parts of the dissected models. The activity introduces learners to the structure and function of digestive and reproductive organs of organisms that can live in the human body and cause disease. Less

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Life Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Nebraska Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development
NSF Informal Science Education Program
University of Nebraska State Museum
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Molecular Structure of Pepsin
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Pepsin is one of many enzymes that digest proteins. The active site ... More

Pepsin is one of many enzymes that digest proteins. The active site groove within pepsin binds proteins, cleaves certain bonds, and releases the pieces. These smaller molecules are further digested by other proteases and peptidases, eventually forming molecules which are useful as fuel for cells or for the biosynthesis of proteins. In order to avoid the digestion of all proteins near pepsin, this digestive protein is only active when outside the cell and at a specific pH. Less

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Life Science
Chemistry
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Data
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
Indiana University Molecular Structure Center
Provider Set:
Reciprocal Net: A Distributed Crystallography Network for Researchers, Students, and the General Public
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Common molecules
Obtained from the Protein Data Bank
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