Interactions between electromagnetic elds and living matter are at the interface of biological and physical sciences. In 1985, Schwan1 presented a summary of various biological effects that can be induced by alternating elds external to the cell. Alignment of particles in the direction of the eld to form “pearl chains,” orientation of nonspherical particles in relation to the eld direction, and particle movement resulting from inhomogeneous elds are just a few illustrative biological manifestations of ponderomotoric forces observed with alternating elds. Natural AC electromagnetic oscillations of living cells are reportedly maximal at or near mitosis, accounting for their importance in relation to growth, as during embryonic growth, usual body cell replacement, wound healing, and neoplastic growth.2.
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