We propose to investigate how the Earth's natural electromagnetic field in the ultralow to extremely low frequency (ULF/ELF) range interacts with crucial reaction steps in biochemical processes that have time constants in the ULF/ELF frequency range. We propose to address the temporal coordination of fundamental biochemical reactions in living cells, which are maintained by the sequential transfer of electrons in reduction-oxidation reactions. This redox cycle (also called the metabolic cycle) is known to control all cellular responses to environmental factors, including those caused by spaceflight-induced stress. In fact, the redox cycle is the fundamental biochemical process that controls the timing of all biochemical reactions in living cells, including energy production, RNA transcription, and DNA replication. Through this temporal coordination chemical conflict between the reductive and oxidative reactions is avoided. At the same time the coherent or interfering transfer of energy is enabled between the ambient natural electromagnetic (EM) field and living cells. We will study how the EM field controls the timing of the biochemical redox cycle and thereby controls heredity. Our main tool to carry out this work will be an enclosure (chamber) with an electronic circuit enabling in real-time, through a dynamic feedback loop, active attenuation, or cancelation or modulation of the ambient EM field.
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We used an EM attenuation chamber with a dynamic feedback loop electronics that enable selectable, real-time cancelation of the Ambient EM field. Using a cell buoyancy assay to demonstrate that yeast cells grown in parallel ambient EM field, Additionally, to help demonstrate that extremely weak EM field can attenuate electron dwell time in vivo, we used the electron resonance-specific frequency at magnetic flux intensities of 200 nanoTesla (about 1/2000th the intensity of the Earth magnetic field) to inhibit yeast cell growth by more than 50%.
This long-term study examined relationships between solar and magnetic factors and the time course and lags of autonomic nervous system (ANS) responses to changes in solar and geomagnetic activity. Heart rate variability (HRV) was recorded for 72 consecutive hours each week over a five-month period in 16 participants in order to examine ANS responses during normal background environmental periods. HRV measures were correlated with solar and geomagnetic variables using multivariate linear regression analysis with Bonferroni corrections for multiple comparisons after removing circadian influences from both datasets. Overall, the study confirms that daily ANS activity responds to changes in geomagnetic and solar activity during periods of normal undisturbed activity and it is initiated at different times after the changes in the various environmental factors and persist over varying time periods. Increase in solar wind intensity was correlated with increases in heart rate, which we interpret as a biological stress response. Increase in cosmic rays, solar radio flux, and Schumann resonance power was all associated with increased HRV and parasympathetic activity. The findings support the hypothesis that energetic environmental phenomena affect psychophysical processes that can affect people in different ways depending on their sensitivity, health status and capacity for self-regulation.
No data submitted. Summarized and analyzed data are available through the Long-Term Study of Heart Rate Variability Responses to Changes in the Solar and Geomagnetic Environment publication.
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Alabdulgader, A., McCraty, R., Atkinson, M., Dobyns, Y., Vainoras, A., Ragulskis, M., & Stolc, V. (2018). Long-Term Study of Heart Rate Variability Responses to Changes in the Solar and Geomagnetic Environment. Scientific Reports, 8, 2663. http://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-20932-x [DOI]