Can Diseases Be Diagnosed Using Music? Soon…

C’mon. How can music be used as a diagnostic tool other than to determine if you’re deaf? Well, hang on. Researchers from Finland’s University of Tampere, Easter Washington University and London’s Francis Crick Institute think they’ve come up with a way to use music to help identities anomalies in proteins.

The technique is called “sonification” and involves turning data about proteins into melodies. If you know what to listen for, you can hear when the tunes are off. Watch and listen.

That was easy, wasn’t it? Read more about the research at the Daily Mail.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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