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Emerging Hopkins center harmonizing music and medicine

Emerging Hopkins center harmonizing music and medicine

For his fourth-grade science project, Alex Pantelyat compared the effects of classical and rock music on plants.

Mozart, he recalled, helped the leaves flourish. Led Zeppelin caused wilting.

He never figured out why, but 25 years later, Pantelyat, remains fascinated by the relationship between music and health, and the worlds of music and medicine stand to benefit.

Pantelyat, 34, a Johns Hopkins University neurologist (and, not so incidentally, an accomplished violinist) is a co-founder and co-director of the Center for Music & Medicine, an emerging collaboration between the Johns Hopkins medical community and the Peabody Institute.

The mission, he said, is...

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