DNA breaks: Microwave News Article Archive (2004 - )
“Induced oxidative stress causes DNA damage in germ cells, which alters cell cycle progression leading to low sperm count in mice.” These changes are reversible (from Assam University, India; open access).
“Our main finding was the increased oxidative DNA damage to brain after 10 days of exposure with the decreased oxidative DNA damage following 40 days of exposure compared to their control groups.” This is yet another research paper from Turkey.
“Mobile Phone Radiation [MPR] Induces Mode-Dependent DNA Damage in a Mouse Spermatocyte-Derived Cell Line: a Protective Role of Melatonin,” International Journal of Radiation Biology, posted online August 19, 2013, from Chongqing, China.
“[H]ands-free devices might reduce the MPR exposure intensity to the human head. However … the male reproductive system may be put into risks. Thus, it is important and urgent to establish feasible and effective strategies to prevent reproductive impairment following daily exposure to MPR. Significantly increased levels of DNA damage in the “dialing” and “dialed” modes were found in the present study…”
“Genotoxic Effects of Exposure to RF-EMF in HL-60 Cells Are Not Reproducible,” Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis, posted online June 28, 2013, by a German team including Günter Speit and Rudolf Tauber.
“In conclusion, two independent attempts failed to reproduce genotoxic effects of RF-EMF in HL-60 cells as reported by the REFLEX project. These repeat experiments were performed under the same experimental conditions as the original experiments and one part of the repeat study was performed by the scientists who also generated the REFLEX data.”
“GSM 900 MHz Cellular Phone Radiation Can Either Stimulate or Depress Early Embryogenesis in Japanese Quails Depending on the Duration of Exposure,” International Journal of Radiation Biology, posted online April 10, 2013, from a group in the Ukraine.
“Taken together, this suggests that the low intensity radiation emitted by a commercial GSM 900 MHz cell phone can result in either decrease of DNA strand breaks; or otherwise induce substantial DNA damage in cells of the developing bird embryo depending on the duration of the exposure. See also the group's earlier paper in Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine.
“Our study shows that exploratory activity, which is associated with physiological increases in neuronal activity and the encoding of new information, causes widespread increases in neuronal DSBs.”
PLoS1, published online January 23, 2013, from Zhengping Xu's lab in Hangzhou, China.
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