Virtual Reality Expedition Into The Cell: Communication in the Microworld
LONDON – Dec 9, 2015 – AppMinded Ltd launches its new immersive virtual reality educational app, MoleculE VR, for phones and virtual reality headset.
Look around you and enjoy a 360-degree view of the cell world. Explore the cell surface and the molecular complexes in it. Wander inside the structures of its protein components and find yourself surrounded by their atoms. Let molecules guide you into this virtual introduction to cell biology and be enchanted by the finest system of cell communication and the complex world of the protein machinery.
“Entering a cell, penetrating deep as a flying saucer to find a new galaxy would be an honourable task for a new scientist interested more in the inner state of the soul than in outer space.” The poetical vision of Dejan Stojanovic with MoleculE VR and your Google Cardboard, comes true.
MoleculE VR is an innovative educational tool that aims to support and integrate classic teaching and learning methods. It’s 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 3 chapters:
1- An introduction to cell communication,
2- The adenosine A2A receptor,
3- The corticotropin-releasing hormone receptor 1 (CRF1).
MoleculE VR expresses complex concepts of Biology and Medicinal Chemistry, in a visual and interactive format. Real crystallographic data from the Protein Data Bank turns into 3D virtual structures to take Molecular Modelling Science to the next level.
Some of the structures presented in this app have been solved by world-leading scientists at Heptares Therapeutics Ltd. In the Drug Discovery field detailed structural information enables the design of new medicines and therapies targeting important receptors for the treatment of several pathologies and diseases.
MoleculE VR is a FREE Virtual Reality app for phones with gyroscope sensor and it requires a VR headset like Google Cardboard.
MoleculE VR has been released today, Dec 9 and is available for download in the Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon Apps & Games and Windows Phone Store.
AppMinded is an App Development Company founded in 2014. We aim to create original educational tools and to deliver active and immersive cognitive experiences. The design of our apps, as an eLearning journey, is supported by our scientific background in Cell Biology, Medicinal and Computational Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.
Learn more at http://www.appmindedapps.com/about.html
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