Insulin_model OK, this is nutty. I just discovered that a serious composer released a serious score that puts to music various biochemicals intrinsic to our bodies. Todd Barton has recorded "Insulin," "Antibody" (HIV), and "Trypsin" (enzymes), to name a few.

His "Genome 1" composition, which put sound to DNA, was presented at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, as part of the Human Genome Project a few years ago.

So what does insulin sound like? Unlucky for me, I could not get the @#$! play link to work. But the description sounds very ethereal: "From ambient harmonies to tinkly waterfalls to beatboxes of complex rhythm, Barton's compositions reveal our molecular selves in a new way... Turning molecules into music offers us a new way to experience rhythm and patterns that are foundations of life itself. Listen closely. Do you hear your cells singing?"

If you also have trouble downloading the score, maybe one of us will take a leap of faith and purchase the CD for $15 including postage (?)

News nuggets from around the diabetes community

NEWSFLASH: FDA Clears Dexcom Share Direct
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Snail Uses Insulin to Poison Fish
New study shows these slow-moving creatures use toxic form of insulin to capture prey.
A New Square Patch Insulin Pump
Israeli company developing new reusable square insulin pump that has Bluetooth for smartphone communication.

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