Special Issue "Electric, Magnetic, and Electromagnetic Fields in Biology and Medicine: From Mechanisms to Biomedical Applications"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2019
Electric, magnetic, and electromagnetic fields are widely used in everyday life, as well as in specific occupational environments. In addition, these kinds of non-ionizing radiations are also successfully employed in biomedical applications, for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.
Present and foreseeable future technologies employ different parts of the spectrum, from static electric and magnetic fields, via low frequency fields to high frequency electromagnetic fields encompassing millimetre waves and THz fields.
A large body of literature dealing with biological and health effects of such fields is available, although a comprehensive understanding of the mechanisms of interactions remains to be elucidated. Therefore, there is great interest in evaluating the induced biological responses from the point of view of the associated interaction mechanisms.
This Special Issue is open to scientific studies addressing biophysical, in vitro, in vivo, and epidemiological investigations on electric, magnetic, and electromagnetic exposure aimed at evaluating possible negative health effects, studies exploring the beneficial potential of such fields for diagnostic and therapeutic applications, and studies focusing on the associated interaction mechanisms. It includes work in any frequency area, from static fields up to exposures in the THz region. Moreover, the article may cover exposure assessment, dosimetry, hazard identification and characterization, risk assessment, communication, and management.
Dr. Maria Rosaria Scarfì
Prof. Dr. Mats-Olof Mattsson
Prof. Dr. Myrtill Simkó
Dr. Olga Zeni
Manuscript Submission Information
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- electromagnetic bio-effects
- interaction mechanisms
- environmental health
- electromagnetic field modelling
- exposure assessment
- diagnostic and therapeutic applications
- experimental studies
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Type of paper: Research article
Title: The effects of long-term exposure to 0.3 THz electromagnetic fields on MN formation, morphological changes or Hsp expression in HCE-T cells
Authors: Shin Koyama, Junji Miyakoshi et al.
Abstract: Human corneal epithelial (HCE-T) derived from human eye were exposed to 0.3 terahertz (THz) electromagnetic fields for 24 hours. The micronucleus (MN) frequency of cells treated with bleomycin for 1 hour provided a positive control. There was no statistically significant increase in the MN frequency of cells exposed to 0.3 THz electromagnetic fields at 0.8 mW/cm2 compared with sham-exposed controls and incubator controls. There were also no significant morphological changes in cells exposed to 0.3 THz electromagnetic fields compared to sham-exposed controls and incubator controls, and Hsp expression (Hsp27, Hsp70, and Hsp90α) was also not significantly different between the three treatments. These results indicate that exposure to 0.3 THz electromagnetic fields has no effect on genotoxicity, morphological changes or hsp expression to the HCE-T cells.