Scientific innovations harness noise and acoustics for healing

Scientific innovations harness noise and acoustics for healing
Stanford Medicine Journal (2018)

“Today, the role of sound in science extends beyond the range of audible frequencies: Ultrasonic and other silent acoustic waves have made their way into researchers’ repertoire, helping them push the boundaries of conventional medicine and research.

In examples from four Stanford labs, scientists are investigating the full spectrum, harnessing the nuances of noise and the power of acoustics to generate inventive, if not unexpected, technologies that show just how potent the combination of sound and science can be.”

 

This article discusses the role of sound in scientific exploration that includes mosquitos, blood cells, seizures and more

Utkan Demirci and Sean Wu use acoustics to manipulate heart cells into intricate patterns. A simple change in frequency and amplitude puts the cells in motion, guides them to a new position and holds them in place.

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