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Title: Discrimination of biological systems with photon emission: steps toward diagnostics in humans and cell cultures
Authors: Yearington, Billy C. S.
Keywords: biophoton emission;humans;cell cultures;power density peaks;electromagnetic field;measurements
Issue Date: 28-Jun-2019
Abstract: Spontaneous biophoton emission has been observed in virtually all living organisms. Differences between individuals of the same species have not been documented thoroughly. The biophoton emission of both humans and cell cultures were measured. Two humans had their biophoton emission repeatedly measured over the course of five months. Significant spectral power density peaks were able to differentiate between the two human participants, but only in the first month of measurement. Multiple cell cultures, some non-malignant and some cancerous, had their biophoton emission measured in different sizes of containers filled with nutrient agar. Significant spectral power density peaks were observed between the B16-BL6 and C2C12 cell lines. B16-BL6 cells were exposed to an extremely low-frequency electromagnetic field for one hour. Their biophoton emission was measured immediately following exposure. Significant variability was observed in the spectral power density within specific frequency ranges. These results indicate that there exists temporal characteristics of biophoton emission that can be used to successfully discriminate within and between individuals. The potential for biophoton emission to be useful as a diagnostic tool is discussed.
URI: https://zone.biblio.laurentian.ca/handle/10219/3313
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