Music decreases children’s perceived sense of pain, say [researchers]. The team conducted a clinical research trial of 42 children between the ages of 3 and 11 who came to the pediatric emergency department … and needed IVs. Some of the children listened to music while getting an IV, while others did not. Researchers measured the children’s distress, perceived pain levels and heart rates, as well as satisfaction levels of parents, and satisfaction levels of health-care providers who administered the IVs.
"We did find a difference in the children’s reported pain – the children in the music group had less pain immediately after the procedure," says [researcher] Lisa Hartling. “The finding is clinically important and it’s a simple intervention that can make a big difference. Playing music for kids during painful medical procedures would be an inexpensive and easy-to-use intervention in clinical settings."
"YOGO" (You Only Gun Once) - The Lonely Island YOLO Med School Parody by Texas A&M College of Medicine Class of 2016
Med School Style [Gangnam Style Med Parody] - NYMC Class of 2016
Thanks to personal genetics company 23andMe, and a project out of their new labs, you’ll be able to find out. The company allows you to take a swab of your saliva and send it in for a full report on your DNA. The project comes from 23andMe’s Mark Ackerley, who happens to be a classically trained composer from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He built an algorithm that goes through your genetic bits and creates a completely personal and unique “melody” out of them.
It takes an artist like Björk to turn the complex process of DNA replication and transcription into something as simple and beautiful as a pop song. For the video of her song “Hollow,” from last year’s app-based album Biophilia, Björk has collaborated with biomedical animator Drew Berry to create a partly-scientific representation of the haunting song.