The Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) finds regions of local similarity between sequences. The program compares nucleotide or protein sequences to sequence databases and calculates the statistical significance of matches. BLAST can be used to infer functional and evolutionary relationships between sequences as well as help identify members of gene families.
For additional information, please refer to: Blast: LSU Overview.
The Cambridge Structural Database - The world repository of small molecule crystal structures, and is the principal product of the CCDC. It is the central focus of the CSD System, which also comprises software for database access, structure visualisation and data analysis, and structural knowledge bases derived from the CSD.
Clustal is a general purpose multiple sequence alignment program for DNA or proteins.It produces biologically meaningful multiple sequence alignments of divergent sequences. It calculates the best match for the selected sequences, and lines them up so that the identities, similarities and differences can be seen. Evolutionary relationships can be seen via viewing Cladograms or Phylograms.
Clustal W/Clustal X ("Classic Clustal") is no longer supported, but is still available for download at the Clustal website.
CrystalMaker is an advanced chemical & materials modelling program, featuring energy minimization, crystal-engineering - combined with full crystallographic model building and visualization.
CrystalMaker provides a streamlined workflow that majors on productivity: just drag-and-drop your data files into the program for instant display in spectacular photo-realistic color. Manipulate structures in real time, with the mouse. Multiple View "bookmarks" and undo levels encourage exploration and discovery - ideal for teaching and research.
CrystalDiffract 6 is an all-new, stand-alone program, designed to make the world of X-ray and neutron powder diffraction intuitive, interactive - and fun!
CrystalDiffract 6 reads from crystal files - including CIF files - to simulate X-ray or neutron powder diffraction patterns. Real-time parameter controls let you experiment with diffraction and sample settings, with instant feedback. Combine these with instant mixture creation - and the ability to load observed data in the same window - and you have a powerful workbench application for researchers, teachers and students.
SingleCrystal is an elegant program designed to make the world of diffraction, reciprocal lattices and stereographic projections intuitive, interactive and fun!
SingleCrystal can simulate X-ray, neutron and electron diffraction patterns from single crystals, as well as being able to display reciprocal lattice sections and stereographic projections.
Download LabVIEW, the only system design software that provides engineers and scientists with the tools they need to create any measurement and control application. NI LabVIEW system design software is at the center of the National Instruments platform. Providing comprehensive tools that you need to build any measurement or control application in dramatically less time, LabVIEW is the ideal development environment for innovation, discovery, and accelerated results. Combine the power of LabVIEW software with modular, reconfigurable hardware to overcome the ever-increasing complexity involved in delivering measurement and control systems on time and under budget.
For additional information, please refer to: LabView: LSU Overview
OsiriX is an image processing software dedicated to DICOM images (.dcm /.DCM extension) produced by medical equipment (MRI, CT, PET, PET-CT, ...) and confocal microscopy (LSM and BioRAD-PIC format). It can also read many other file formats: TIFF (8,16, 32 bits), JPEG, PDF, AVI, MPEG and Quicktime. It is fully compliant with the DICOM standard for image comunication and image file formats. OsiriX is able to receive images transferred by DICOM communication protocol from any PACS or medical imaging modality (STORE SCP - Service Class Provider, STORE SCU - Service Class User, and Query/Retrieve).
This version of OsiriX is NOT certified as a medical device for primary diagnosis. There are no certifications. You can only use OsiriX Lite as a reviewing and scientific software, not for primary diagnositic.
To download OsiriX Lite, please go to the OsiriX Lite Download Page.
SciFinder, a research discovery tool that allows you to access the world's largest collection of biochemical, chemical, chemical engineering, medical, and other related information. You can explore one single source for scientific information in journals and patent literature from around the world.
For more information about this software, please see this GROK article: SciFinder Scholar: LSU Overview
Stellarium is free GPL software which renders realistic skies in real time with openGL. With Stellarium, you really see what you can not see with your eyes, binoculars or a small telescope. Stellarium is also used in planetariums.
For additional information, please refer to: Stellarium: LSU Overview.