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  • Writer's pictureMaxim Ilyashenko

Coronovirus... how does it sound? Actually, quite beautiful!

In an attempt to understand this new pathogen better, musician and engineer Markus Buehler and his colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have assigned each protein and structural form a musical equivalent.

"As you listen, you may be surprised by the pleasant, even relaxing, tone of the music," Professor Buehler said.

Taking a musical approach could also be used to design drugs to attack the virus, he said.

For example, scientists could search for a new protein that matches the melody and rhythm of antibodies that could interfere with the virus's ability to infect.

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