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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-8

Effect of Sama Veda and Hard Rock Music on Growth of Human Cancer Cell Lines In Vitro


1 MD, FRCPC, Department of Pathology, College of Medicine and Public Health,The Ohio State University,Columbus,OH 43210, USA
2 Department of Pathology, College of Medicine and Public Health,The Ohio State University,Columbus,OH 43210, USA
3 Ph.D., Department of Pathology, College of Medicine and Public Health,The Ohio State University,Columbus,OH 43210, USA

Correspondence Address:
Hari Sharma
MD, FRCPC, Department of Pathology, College of Medicine and Public Health,The Ohio State University,Columbus,OH 43210
USA
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Sound affects the human physiology. Cells vibrate dynamically and may transmit information via harmonic wave motions. We compared the effects of 'primordial sounds' (Sama Veda from the Ayurveda system of natural health care), or hard rock music (AC/DC, "Back in Black"), and no sound on the growth of cells in culture. Five human tumor cell lines (lung, colon, brain, breast and skin) and one normal cell line (fibroblasts) were tested in triplicate for each of an average of four experiments. The recordings of Sama Veda and "Back in Black" were normalized to maintain the same maximum amplitudes, with no significant effect on the results. Primordial sound significantly decreased the average growth across cell lines (p = 0.005 ANOVA). In the presence of hard rock music, growth of cells was significantly increased (p = 0.03) but the effect was not consistent. We conclude that sound has an effect on the growth of neoplastic and normal human cells in vitro.


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