The Effects of Bio-inspired Electromagnetic Fields on Normal and Cancer Cells

Liu, Xuelei, Liu, Zongming, Liu, Zhenning, Zhang, Shujun, Bechkoum, Kamal, Clark, Michael and Ren, Luquan (2019) The Effects of Bio-inspired Electromagnetic Fields on Normal and Cancer Cells. Journal of Bionic Engineering, 16 (5). pp. 943-953. doi:10.1007/s42235-019-0108-2

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Abstract

The electromagnetic field (EMF) is one of many environmental factors, which earth creatures are exposed to. There are many reports on the effects of EMF on living organisms. However, since the mechanism has not yet been fully understood, the biological effects of EMF are still controversial. In order to explore the effects of bio-inspired EMF (BIEMF) on normal and cancer cells, various cultured cells have been exposed to BIEMF of different directions, i.e. vertical, parallel and inclined. Significantly reduced ATP production in Hela and A549 cancer cells is found for the parallel and vertical BIEMF. More careful examination on Hela cells has revealed a cell density dependent inhibition on colony formation. The morphological observation of BIEMF-exposed Hela cells has suggested that the retarded cell proliferation is probably caused by cell death via apoptosis. Together these results may afford new insights for cancer prevention and treatment.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electromagnetic fields (EMF); Bio-inspired electromagnetic fields (BIEMF); Directionality; Cancer; Cell proliferation
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Computing and Engineering > Technical & Applied Computing
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2020 16:04
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2020 16:48
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/8529

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