MOL CLASS 1 - Introduction (class notes S11)

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1 NATURAL SCIENCE II: MOLECULES OF LIFE Spring 2011 Class 1 – Monday, January 24 Course Introduction Next class: Chapter 1 – A Molecular Tour OUTLINE (1) Introductions (2) Why study the molecules of life ? (3) What do drugs look like? (4) Course objectives and themes (5) Course organization (6) How to do well in this course
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2 WHY STUDY THE MOLECULES OF LIFE ? The scientific study of biological molecules occurs at the intersection of chemistry , biology , and medicine . CHEMISTRY BIOLOGY MEDICINE MOLECULES OF LIFE
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U.S. DEATHS FROM INFECTIOUS DISEASE 3
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4 WHAT DO DRUGS LOOK LIKE?
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5 WHAT DO DRUGS LOOK LIKE?
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A NEW GENERATION OF PAINKILLERS 6 cone snails Ziconotide has been tested as a painkiller medication it is 1,000 times more powerful than morphine and is not addictive .
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7 COURSE OBJECTIVES To acquire foundational knowledge of the chemistry of life . To develop skills in molecular visualization , including three-dimensional structures. To examine the relationship between the structure and
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course MAP V55.0310.0 taught by Professor Tracejordan during the Spring '11 term at NYU.

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MOL CLASS 1 - Introduction (class notes S11) - NATURAL...

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