The Human Protein Atlas is What every Medical, Human Biology Students and Scientist Need
I planned to write about this amazing project months ago, soon after I wrote about OpenSeadragon library. I recommended the project already to my colleagues who are teaching at medical schools. Some of my relatives who are studying medicine.
The Human Protein Atlas is a Swedish-based project that started 2003 to collect map, and publish histology, cell and pathology images. It aims to provide complete free access to researchers, scientists and of-course medical scientists for high-quality human protein images.
The Human Protein Atlas is a web-based medical atlas with rich sets of high resolution images which are classified in 6 atlases:
- Tissue Atlas: showing the distribution of the proteins across all major tissues and organs in the human body
- Cell Atlas: focuses on sub-cellular localization of proteins in single cells
- Pathology Atlas: showing the impact of protein levels for survival of patients with cancer
- Brain Atlas
- Blood Atlas
- Metabolic Atlas
- Protein Classes
- Protein Evidence
It's an amazing project, here in this article I will explain why.
- Data rich
- Search with custom query field support
- Well organized and structured with easy to use navigation
- Support high resolution large-scale images with (OpenSeadragon)
- Constantly updated
- RSS feed
- Human protein dictionary
- Antibodies directory
- Few but good set of educational videos (I hope it'll grow to be a rich library)
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