RF and Magnetic Field Effects on Biological Systems, Possible Health Effects, and Communications Within and Between Cells

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In this talk I will present some new results that have helped improve our understanding of the ways in which RF and magnetic fields can affect biological systems. It has been an open question if cell phones and magnetic fields from powerlines can cause cancers and other health problem.

New data will be presented showing both increase and decrease in the growth rates of cancer cells upon exposure to weak RF and magnetic fields along with changes in the concentrations of reactive oxygen and other biological signaling molecules.  Additionally, we have observed the emission from growing fibrosarcoma cells and bacteria of about 10-13W in the range of 0.5 MHz to 10MHz indicating the possibility a short-range communication within and between cells. 

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  • Date: 07 Mar 2023
  • Time: 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM
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Dr. Frank S. Barnes

Frank S. Barnes is a Distinguished Professor of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder.  Dr. Barnes conducts research in laser, fiber optics, microwave devices, and effects of electromagnetic fields on biological systems. He a, is a Fellow of the IEEE and AAAS and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Barnes was awarded the Bernard M. Gordon Prize from National Academy of Engineering for Innovations in Engineering Education 2004, IEEE Education Society 2003 Achievement Award, and 2002 Electrical and Computer Engineering Distinguished Educator Award from American Society of Engineering Education ECE Section.  Along with political scientist George Codding, Dr. Barnes co-founded the Interdisciplinary Telecom Program in 1971.