Bioelectromagnetics Current Concepts: The Mechanisms of the Biological Effect of Extremely High Power Pulses / Edition 1

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This volume is based on the lectures and selected posters on different aspects of biological effects of EMF, presented at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop "The mechanisms of biological effect of Extremely High Power Pulses (EHPP)" and the UNESCO/WHO/IUPAB Seminar "Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Biological Effects of EMF" that took place in March 2005 in Yerevan, Armenia. The authors' list represents the research centres from 21 countries from Europe, North and South America, Asia. The experimental data and theoretical models of EMF effect on various levels, starting from cell aqua bathing medium to the whole organism, including the human, applying multidisciplinary approaches. Both the beneficial use of EMF for diagnostics and therapy and the potential hazard of EMF in selected occupational and living conditions were discussed. The WHO project of harmonization of standards is reflected in several papers. The emphasis is on the search for cellular and molecular mechanisms of the biological effect of EMF with different frequencies and field strengths. A novel approach to studying the non-thermal mechanisms of interactions of EMF and Extreme High Power Pulses, could serve as a valuable source of information for modern concepts in non-thermal effect of EMF. The Workshop presentations and papers included in this book covered a variety of topics such as theory of biological effect of extreme high power pulses; microwave induced pathologies (cancer, nervous and cardiovascular disorders); diagnostics and therapy with EMF; experimental evidence for biological effect of EHPP and would be helpful for designing research and policy standards, for search of mechanisms of interaction of EMF with living systems, for new advances in diagnostics and therapy.

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Ch. I Mechanisms of EMF interactions with biological systems
Thermal vs. nonthermal mechanisms of interactions between electromagnetic fields and biological systems 1
The mechanisms paradox 17
Cell aqua medium as a primary target for the effect of electromagnetic fields 31
The effect of EMF-pretreated distillated water on barley seed hydration and germination potential 65
Intracellular calcium signaling - basic mechanisms and possible alterations 87
Suppression of synaptic transmission in hippocampus by extremely-high power microwave pulses synchronized with neuronal excitation 123
The in vitro assessment of potential genotoxicity of high power microwave pulses 135
Unconventional approach to biological effects of EMF 155
The effect of iron ions and weak static or low frequency (50 HZ) magnetic fields on lymphocytes : free radical processes 169
Collagen as a target for electromagnetic fields : effects of 910-MHZ on rat brain 183
Animal studies on the effects of ELF and static EMF 195
Ch. II EMF therapy
Interactions between electromagnetic fields and immune system : possible mechanism for pain control 213
Electromagnetic field therapy : a role for water? 227
Physiological mechanisms underlying millimeter wave therapy 241
Anti-inflammatory effects of low-intensity millimeter wave radiation 253
Study of the secretion of melatonin and stress hormones in operators from broadcasting and TV stations exposed to radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic radiation (EMR) 271
The combining effect of the ferrocene compounds with electro magnetic field 281
Ch. III EMF dosimetry
High-frequency device for the measurement of the specific absorbed rate by the biotissues of high intensity 291
Physical aspects of pulsed microwave absorption in tissue 297
Exposure metrics of magnetic fields related to power lines and electric appliances 307
Ch. IV Epidemiology and policy
Science, uncertainty and policy for power and mobile frequency EMF 323
Risk evaluation of potential environmental hazards from low energy electromagnetic field exposure using sensitive in vitro methods 331
Can the radiation from cellular phones have important effects on the forces between biological-tissue-components? 355
Exposure to non-ionizing radiation of personnel in physiotherapy 367
Ch. V Posters
Changes of the magnitude of arteriolar vasomotion during and after ELF-EMF exposure in vivo 377
The effects of SMF, EHPP and hydrogen peroxide on the development of yeasts 391
Inhibition of melatonin synthesis in human peripheral blood lymphocytes by EMF : a mechanism of interaction? 399
A study of melatonin in plant tissues and its dietary and health implications 405
Effect of high dilution quinones on O[subscript 2] uptake by peripheral blood lymphocytes : a polarographic study 413
Internal originators of functions fluctuation in multi-cellular organism 423
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