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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT . . .

IS THERE ANY EXPOSURE FROM A MOBILE PHONE IN STAND-BY MODE?
Hansson Mild K, Bach Andersen J, Frølund Pedersen G.
Electromagn Biol Med. 2012 Mar;31(1):52-6. Epub 2012 Jan 23.

Several studies have been using a GSM mobile phone in stand-by mode as the source for exposure, and they claimed that this caused effects on for instance sleep and testicular function. In stand-by mode the phone is only active in periodic location updates, and this occurs with a frequency set by the net operator. Typical updates occur with 2-5 h in between, and between these updates the phone is to be considered as a passive radio receiver with no microwave emission. Thus, the exposure in stand-by mode can be considered negligible.

VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION AND BLOOD CHEMISTRY FROM SINGLE AND MULTIPLE TASERX26 DISCHARGES ON PIGS AND PROPOSED SAFETY STANDARD A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Biomedical Engineering) by Amit J. Nimunkar at the UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON, 2009 (http://www.engr.wisc.edu/bme/faculty/webster_john/NimunkarA_PhDthesis_Ta...)

CANCER CELL PROLIFERATION IS INHIBITED BY SPECIFIC MODULATION FREQUENCIES
J W Zimmerman, M J Pennison, I Brezovich, N Yi, C T Yang, R Ramaker, D Absher, R M Myers, N Kuster, F P Costa, A Barbault and B Pasche
British Journal of Cancer (2012) 106, 307–313. doi:10.1038/bjc.2011.523 www.bjcancer.com
Published online 1 December 2011

GORDON CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPENS
http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2012&program=bioelec

The full program for the 2012 Bioelectrochemistry Gordon Conference is now complete. The conference will be held at the beautiful Tuscan resort of "Il Ciocco" in Italy from July 1st-6th.   Registration is now open.  Applications for this meeting must be submitted by June 3, 2012. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline.

The 2012 Gordon Research Conference on Bioelectrochemistry will present cutting-edge research on the body electric: understanding the role of endogenous electric fields in development, regeneration and cancer and utilizing electric fields to treat diseases. The Conference will feature a wide range of topics, such as: the role of voltage gradients and endogenous electric fields in development and regeneration; sensing electric fields/voltage; the use of endogenous EFs/ionic flow and EF pulses in the detection and treatment of cancer/diseases; modeling/techniques and biosensors for the in vivo study of bioelectricity; biological responses to nanosecond and picosecond pulses; electroporation and the brain - responses and imaging; DNA electroporation and immunity - modulation of the immune response by and in response to electroporation; the cell biology of gene transfer - during and after the pulse and the final hot topics session.

Invited speakers are experts in the field of bioelectrochemistry and the related specialties of biophysics, cell biology, developmental biology, electrochemistry, bioelectromagnetics, and medicine as they relate to the effects of weak and strong electric fields on membranes, cells, and tissues. The Conference will bring together a collection of investigators who are at the forefront of their field, and will provide opportunities for junior scientists and graduate students to present their work at both the GRS and the GRC in poster format and exchange ideas with leaders in the field. Some poster presenters will be selected for short talks within the GRS or the GRC. The collegial atmosphere of this Conference, with programmed discussion sessions as well as opportunities for informal gatherings in the afternoons and evenings, provides an avenue for scientists from different disciplines to brainstorm and promotes cross-disciplinary collaborations in the various research areas represented.