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Evidence of S. Cerevisiae Proliferation Rate Control via Exogenous Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields

  • Jan Barabas
  • Roman Radil
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7339)

Abstract

Preliminary evidence of S. Cerevisiae proliferation rate control using exogenous low-frequency electromagnetic fields has been experimentally observed. Two different yeast strands have been subjected to multiple 66 hour sessions of EM exposure (frequency 1,2; 1,4; 1,6; 1,8; 2,0 kHz, average magnetic flux density 2,3 mT) under identical ambient conditions. The results indicate an interesting phenomenon – both proliferative and anti-proliferative effects were observed, depending on the applied frequency and strand type used. The results suggest a frequency-selective behavior and could be potentially explored in future therapeutic applications wherein targeted cell growth control is of interest.

Keywords

electromagnetic fields bioeffect yeast proliferation microtubules 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Barabas
    • 1
  • Roman Radil
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electromagnetic and Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of ZilinaZilinaSlovakia

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