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EM in biology, endogenous emissions, and biomolecular recognition

Pablo Andueza Munduate

In this site it's proposed that consciousness is electromagnetic (EM) in nature [1] but not only consciousness and mind is electromagnetic but life itself only mean that, at less complex level (with less layers interacting), also EM fields are at work, mind and life must have same basic principles as is described in [2], so this section reviews some of the known or theorized endogenos EM fields related to life (but in no way all; other sections, more specific, contains evidences for their respective ambits). ...

One of the sections here is dedicated to papers that proposed that biomolecular interaction, recognition and binding is mediated by electromagnetic field [3] and it can be related to other section of this web which speaks about the resonant recognition model [4]. Cifra et al. [5] argues that radiofrequency interactions can be an important factor on a molecular scale where radiofrequency interactions between oscillating polar biomacromolecules, compared to other long-range molecular interactions, can have comparable energy and comparable, if not a larger, reach. Riss [6] comes to the conclusion that for the induced fit theory he found 8 knock-out criteria which reduce the probability for the correctness of this theory to 0.000003% while for a electrodynamic binning theory he calculate a probability of 99.9999999% to be correct. Various papers prove the existence of long-range protein vibrational modes [7,8][19] and those can generate EM fields due to the dipolar properties of the macromolecules.

As already mentioned, in this sense, is important to underpin the resonant recognition model [4] where also is pointed out that the recognition between biomolecules is mediated by EM, and where some cellular signaling pathways (for example) can also be expressed as combinations of resonance energies [9,10]. Preto et al. [11] also proposed that:

".. [biomolecules] besides traditional Brownian motion, interact through long-range electromagnetic interactions as predicted from first principles of physics; long-range meaning that the mentioned interactions are effective over distances much larger than the typical dimensions of the molecules involved."

The rest of the subsections here are more general (as mentioned more specific sections are detailed in the rest of the sections of this site), including some reviews and some new experimental data, also there are included speculative hypothesis like one proposed by Rose [12]:

" The author proposes that a wide range of traditional beliefs and practices may provide clues to real electromagnetic field interactions in the biosphere. For instance, evil eye beliefs may be a cultural elaboration of the sense of being stared at, which in turn may have a basis in real electromagnetic emissions through the eye. Data to support this hypothesis are presented. Other traditional beliefs such as remote sensing of game and the importance of connection to the Earth Mother may also contain a kernel of truth. A series of testable scientific hypotheses concerning traditional beliefs and electromagnetic fields is presented. At this stage, the theory does not have sufficient evidence to be accepted as proven; its purpose is to stimulate thought and research."

Or the interesting role of water and electromagnetic fields in the origin of biological life [20]:

" The quantum field theoretical consideration of pure water postulates that even at room temperature miniscule compartments (so called coherent domains) of highly ordered water come out. In water solutions of ions and polar molecules these domains may become much more complex and may result in a higher level of orderliness called extended domains—coordinated clusters of basic coherent domains. They include coherent oscillations of electromagnetic field that may be resonantly connected to countless molecules and their interactions. Consequently, even in inanimate systems we may get a high orderliness that resembles the one of living beings."

But getting back to reviews, we can see various papers with also interesting points that, like in the case of Hammerschlag et al. [13], goes over various of the concepts treated in this website.

" Examples of clinically relevant biofields are the electrical and magnetic fields generated by arrays of heart cells and neurons that are detected, respectively, as electrocardiograms (ECGs) or magnetocardiograms (MCGs) and electroencephalograms (EEGs) or magnetoencephalograms (MEGs). At a basic physiology level, electromagnetic activity of neural assemblies appears to modulate neuronal synchronization and circadian rhythmicity. Numerous nonneural electrical fields have been detected and analyzed, including those arising from patterns of resting membrane potentials that guide development and regeneration, and from slowly-varying transepithelial direct current fields that initiate cellular responses to tissue damage. Another biofield phenomenon is the coherent, ultraweak photon emissions (UPE), detected from cell cultures and from the body surface. A physiological role for biophotons is consistent with observations that fluctuations in UPE correlate with cerebral blood flow, cerebral energy metabolism, and EEG activity. Biofield receptors are reviewed in 3 categories: molecular-level receptors, charge flux sites, and endogenously generated electric or electromagnetic fields."

Also in the review of Tzambazakis [14], are included various concepts and postulates about origins of endogenous EM fields: cell membrane as a possible source based on acoustic-electrical waves that exhibit a millimeter EM radiative component (there has been detected vibrational modes in membranes in Hz, GHz and THz ranges), microtubules as an other possible source because mitochondrial energy supply a strong static electric field able to shift microtubule oscillations into highly non-linear region and a low damping of these oscillations through the formation of an ordered water layer around mitochondria, and other possible origins like biophotons (for whose research an updated tracking in section [15] is available), or water coherence domains as a source of endogenous EM fields (see section [16])

As Daniel Fels put in [21]:

" Cell-internal EMFs exist to a much larger extent than has been described in text-books so far. Enough evidence has been accumulated to motivate studying more of their functionality. Yet, we cannot understand them only by applying what we understand so far from a purely molecule-based interpretation of life as EMFs are non-local, weightless, and transmit at much higher speed than diffusing molecules. But cell-matter and cell-EMFs are non-separable, and they are suggested to be understood as a unit that co-evolves, referred here as the double-aspect of life."

This introductory commentary will finish with a pair of curiosities:

In the experiment of Shishkin et al. [17] is demonstrated that water heated with human hands has different properties that one heated with an equivalent thermal heater:

" Our experiments show the anomalous behavior of water conductivity and associated differential parameters under water heating by biological objects compared with traditional heating sources. Water response to human action strongly depends on psychophysiological and psychoemotional state of the person. Moreover the responses to the action by left and right human hands are substantially different and as a rule are specific to the gender. The possible physicochemical mechanisms of such anomalous water behavior are studied."

And the "curiosity" that the somewhat revolutionary system to detect Hepatitis C Virus based on electromagnetic detection of the resonant frequency (as Cosic predicted [4]) of the virus RNA described in the paper by Shiba et al. [18] and that the author of this site consider it a serious work sufficiently tested to be the first publication in this sense, has not received the sufficient attention, and some attention that receive is to criticize it but without any serious argument as, if the reader is interested in search and read it, will see.


1. EMMIND › Endogenous Fields & Mind › Endogenous Electromagnetic Fields › EM Mind - Principal

2. Wnuk, Marian J., and Casimir D. Bernard. "The Electromagnetic Nature of Life-The Contribution of W. Sedlak to the Understanding of the Essence of Life." Frontier Perspectives 10.1 (2001): 32-35.

3. EMMIND › Endogenous Fields & Mind › Endogenous Electromagnetic Fields › EM Various → Biomolecular interaction, recognition and binding mediated by electromagnetic field

4. EMMIND › Endogenous Fields & Mind › Endogenous Electromagnetic Fields › EM & Resonant Recognition Model

5. Kučera, Ondřej, and Michal Cifra. "Radiofrequency and microwave interactions between biomolecular systems." Journal of biological physics 42.1 (2016): 1-8.

6. Riss, U. "Electrodynamic Binning Theory versus Induced Fit Theory." Journal of Life Medicine, 2.2 (2014): 32-38.

7. Acbas, Gheorghe, et al. "Optical measurements of long-range protein vibrations." Nature communications 5 (2014).

8. Turton, David A., et al. "Terahertz underdamped vibrational motion governs protein-ligand binding in solution." Nature communications 5 (2014).

9. Karbowski, Lukasz M., Nirosha J. Murugan, and Michael A. Persinger. "Novel Cosic resonance (standing wave) solutions for components of the JAK–STAT cellular signaling pathway: A convergence of spectral density profiles." FEBS open bio 5.1 (2015): 245-250.

10. Persinger, Michael A., Nirosha J. Murugan, and Lukasz M. Karbowski. "Combined Spectral Resonances of Signaling Proteins' Amino Acids in the ERK-MAP Pathway Reflect Unique Patterns That Predict Peak Photon Emissions and Universal Energies." International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy 4 (2015): 10.

11. Preto, Jordane, et al. "Investigating encounter dynamics of biomolecular reactions: long-range resonant interactions versus Brownian collisions." Fields of the Cell (2015): 215-228.

12. Ross, C. (2011). Creencias tradicionales y campos electromagnéticos. AIBR, Revista de Antropología Iberoamericana, 6(3), 269-288.

13. Hammerschlag, Richard, et al. "Biofield Physiology: A Framework for an emerging discipline." Global Advances in Health and Medicine 4.suppl (2015): 35-41.

14. Tzambazakis, Antonios. "The evolution of the biological field concept." Fields of the Cell (2015): 1–27.

15. EMMIND › Endogenous Fields & Mind › Endogenous Biophotons

16. EMMIND › Endogenous Fields & Mind › Water & Electromagnetic Fields

17. Shishkin, Gennady G., et al. "Research of water response under the action of the infrared human body radiation by water conductometric sensors." Open Journal of Applied Sciences 3.03 (2013): 278.

18. Shiha, Gamal, et al. "A Novel Method for Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Hepatitis C Virus Using Electromagnetic Signal Detection: A Multicenter International Study." biosystems 7 (2014): 12.

19. Jaross, Werner. "Are Molecular Vibration Patterns of Cell Structural Elements Used for Intracellular Signalling?." The open biochemistry journal 10 (2016): 12.

20. Jerman, Igor. "Emergence of Organisms from Ordered Mesoscopic States of Water (Liquids)—Physical Instead of Chemical Origin of Life." Biological, Physical and Technical Basics of Cell Engineering. Springer, Singapore, 2018. 321-338.

21. Fels, Daniel. "The Double-Aspect of Life." Biology 7.2 (2018): 28.

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text updated: 08/09/2018
tables updated: 13/11/2018

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