How do electromagnetic waves from lightning affect living cells?

At any given time, in different parts of the world,about 2000 thunderstorms rattle. The energy from constant lightning strikes resonates in the zone between the surface of the Earth and the ionosphere, because of which there is such a phenomenon as the Schumann resonance. It was believed that the emerging electromagnetic fields with a very low frequency did not affect living organisms, but scientists from Tel Aviv University proved the opposite. Fortunately, the impact of these fields has a positive effect on organisms.

According to the lead author of the study, Colin Price, atmospheric fields have a protective effect on living cells. For example, it is especially noticeable during a lack of oxygen.

To prove their guess, the researchersrecreated a magnetic field as close as possible to the created Schumann resonances - its frequency ranged from 7.6 to 8 Hz. Subjecting the cells of the rat's heart to its influence for 30–40 minutes, scientists saw that the state of these cells changed noticeably.

They noticed a decrease in three important indicators of cell damage:

  • spontaneous contractions;
  • calcium release transients;
  • the release of the enzyme creatine kinase.

It is noteworthy that after turning off the field, the cells returned to their original state.

At the moment, the study was conducted onlyon rat cages. The impact of the electromagnetic field on the cells of other animals is not yet known, but the probability of a positive effect is very high. In the future, this discovery may be the starting point for creating new methods of treating various cells.

This is the first study that demonstratesconnection between the resonance of Schumann and the state of living cells. It may explain why all living organisms have electrical activity in the same spectral range.

Colin Price, study author

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