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Thursday, 10 November 2016

What does a Protein Sound Like? (Yes, Protein not Pre-Teen)

Music Librarian Catherine Small has found this fascinating article for you in one of our e-resources.  If you're a member of the RCS community, you can read this online - but might need to login if you're off-campus.

Lucy Goodchild van Hilten reports on a paper in the scientific journal, Heliyon. She reveals that science has met music in the most amazing way!  "Red" proteins are represented as being higher pitched than "turquoise" ones in these weird videoclips ...
Molecular melodies can reveal information about proteins in technique developed by composer and chemical biologist

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