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Changes arose through random mutations seems absurd, which is why many young biologists simply ignore the issue and get on with their work. A few others have tried to show that Weismann got it wrong.
An Australian, Ted Steele (born in Darwin, ironically ), in the early 1980s claimed his work showed a new trait could be put into genes and then passed on to offspring. He was automatically attacked for daring to question Scripture, but in time others used his approach and directed mutation research is now respectable, though Steele consistently is denied the credit he deserves.
Since it would enhance survival prospects and so be selected for, Lamarckism now seems not only possible but probable, as research sbows how outside influences, including thought, behavior, and emotion, can reach into DNA and affect it. Things happening to us, things we do to ourselves, and things we think or feel may influence what we hand on to our children. Isn’t there something in The Bible about the sins of fathers being transmitted for generations? On the other hand, striving to uve a better life may mean blessings for descendants. This latest research means we have to cope with what was known long ago, that we cannot avoid responsibility for our actions and thoughts.
Studies on the Interaction Between Electromagnetic Fields and Living Matter Neoplastic Cellular Culture
Suleyman Seckiner Gorgun – Collegno, Italy
Neoplastic Cell Culture
The study of the interactions between electromagnetic fields and living matter has become a fertile field for research in the last century, even though these phenomena have heen empirically observed by various civilizations since ancient times (1, 2). Considerable experimental evidence today points to the possibility of modulating biological functions and structures in a controlled way by applying electromagnetic fields and, vice versa, the possibility of detecting and measuring endogenous electrical currents in living organisms and their components (3, 4).
There are two types of electromagnetic effects on living matter: thermal effects and non thermal effects (5, 6, 7)Thermal effects induce an increase of entropic disorder in the target, until at adequate frequencies and power levels, the effects of ionization develop. The non thermal effects are not the result of the transfer of erratic movement by means of an increase of kinetic energy, but rather, in line with the theories of the coherence of condensed matter, they can transmit information that would produce order in the biostructures involved.
The information content of the electromagnetic waves would depend strictly and specifically on the waveform, the string of waves, and the time sequence of their modulation. In fact, specific variations in the configuration and temporal exposure patterns of extremely weak electromagnetic fields can produce highly specific biological responses, similar to pharmaceutical products (8, 9).
These effects are attracting considerable scientific interest mainly because an electromagnetic wave is easily modulated and thus is an excellent means for the transmission of information.(1O)
Studies carried out by various writers suggest the possibility of non thermal effects; they include Gorgun (16, 17, 18), Frohlich (11, 12), and Tsong (13, 23, 24, 25, 26).
Based on these studies, it is reasonable to consider patterns in living matter that take into account the electromagnetic components of biological structures. Every cell, for instance, is made up of biological and chemical components that can be described in simpler and simpler terms down to the cell’s elementary molecular constituents. But the cell itself and its internal and external interactions can also be considered in terms of electric and electromagnetic interactions and relationships (1, 3, 6, 27, 28, 29, 30, 84, 85).
Numerous experimental works have shown the possibility of modifying and controlling the selective permeability of the cell membrane by transmitting electromagnetic waves.
This leads to the possibility of verifying the specific reactions of healthy cells compared to the reactions of pathological cells and subsequently to select target cells on which to act for clinical purposes.
Pathoiogical cells resonate differently from healthy cells due to a different tissue composition.
On these bases, various authors have noted the modulation of some cell functions, from ionic membrane pumps to many cytoplasmic enzyme reactions, including those contected with cell replication (6, 13, 14, 16, 69, 84, 85). From these studies it has been seen that these effects can be obtained from low intensity electro magnetic waves (under 1 watt) and specific frequencies (within the range of 1 Hz to 50 Mhz).
Along this line, preliminary observations performed in vitro have shown alterations of the cell morphology, the halt to proliferation, fusion, and necrosis in lymphoblastoid cell lines and some neoplastic lines subjected to specificaliy mootilated electromagnetic radiation.
Reported here are some demonstrative examples to show the biological effects of electromagnetic fieids.
The electromagnetic waves have a power of 0.25 watts and are in the kilo and megahertz ranges.
They do not produce thermal effects on the biostructures and have been modulated according to the patterns elaborated by Gorgun.
Figures 1 trough 5 show a sequence whereby the cell on the right goes progressively into necrosis
The examples presented here are indicative of significant bioiogical and clinical effects both in vitro and in vivo.
The action of these electromagnetic waves on neoplastic celi culture produces fusion and takes piace through alteration of the cell potential (Grade 1), whereas cell necrosis takes place with the alteration of the cell structure (Grade 2).
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