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Maybe researchers are asking the wrong question about EMF’s August 11, 2006

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Research follows a particular methodology. But what if we changed the way we view it? Often medical research has looked for the cause of a particular disease, such as cancer. What if the cause and effect are not directly related?

People may show various illnesses because of their particular vulnerabilities. So the same cause might show up differently in different people. For instance, since radiation seems to affect the cell membrane, and the signaling in the body, the same cause (radiation) may look different in kids, for instance, than in adults.

Kids are more vulnerable because their skulls are thinner. Yet, they may have more immunity than their parents. And they are certainly getting more exposure to radiation that their elders did as kids.

So, setting up a good research program is complicated. It requires asking the right questions. And it requires being convincing enough to get the funding before the answers are there.

Personally, I don’t want to wait for the research. I think it is important to build the immune response against radiation now.

The Cover Up About EMF’s….Why? August 11, 2006

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COVER UP CONSEQUENCES

“A good ten years have been lost by cover-up attempts, improper research fundings and an unwillingness to address the issue. By not addressing the issue of VDT injuries and electrical sensitivity, we have allowed something far worse to happen. In the shadow of the cover up activities, we have built microwave transmitters in our cities ( for cellular phones). The microwave transmitters are on roof tops, on apartment buildings, on water towers, on hills, in the depth of forests, on islands in the archipelago. Soon they will be in every block, in tunnels, in shopping centers, in offices. This has been done without thoroughly investigating the long term effects on human health of micro-waves. Research in this field (high frequencies), has been ignored, discouraged and even stopped. This is by far the biggest environmental threat to humans. Soon there will be no place on earth where you can be without being enveloped in the invisible electro-smog. Had we listened to the electrically and-VDT-injured we might have learned someting and paused, before smothering ourselves in microwaves.”

http://www.feb.se/ARTICLES/CoverUp.html

There is Grant Money Available to Study EMF’s! August 11, 2006

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How To Apply

applications must be submitted in writing to the Emergency Medicine Foundation. The Scientific Review Committee will review the application and the applicant will be notified whether a grant has been awarded. Specific guidelines are available from EMF for applying for these highly competitive grants.

For complete information on available grant programs, application deadlines or to request an application for an EMF grant, write the Emergency Medicine Foundation,

P.O. Box 619911, Dallas, TX 75261-9911.

Or call EMF at (800) 798-1822, ext. 3216,

or fax (972) 580-2816.

http://www.saem.org/newsltr/2003/nov-dec/emf.pdf
 
http://infoventures.com/emf/state/state-em.html
 
Riggs Family/EMF Health Policy Research Grant

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The Riggs Family/EMF Health Policy Research Grant

Program awards for research projects in health policy

or health services research topics.

http://www.acep.org/webportal/Education/ Research/

ResearchGrants/htm

   
2007-2008 Research Grant Program Overview
http://www.acep.org/webportal/education/Research/

ResearchGrants/overview.htm


http://www.niehs.nih.gov/emfrapid/ RepToCongress/INT_RPT-AppendixA.html
   
http://dolphin.upenn.edu/~pennelf/ELF/funding.html  

Research Seed Grants Available from FERNE

The rationale behind FERNE offering seed grants is to:

  • Increase research in neurologic emergencies
  • Increase the number of emergency physicians doing research
  • Present research in neurologic emergencies
  • Increase the number of presentations and publications on
  • neurologic emergencies
  • Help researchers in securing long-term funding

In exchange for the grant, FERNE asks that recipients:

  • Present their work at a national EM conference within 1 year of receiving funding
  • Produce a publishable quality manuscript
  • Acknowledge FERNE for its support in both the presentation
  • and publication

The maximum funding available for a FERNE Research Seed Grant

is $5,000. Applications are typically reviewed on a bi-yearly basis

(May and October) by a committee of four FERNE board members,

and more than one proposal may be funded each year.

To apply for a FERNE Research Seed Grant, please put together

a two page, itemized proposal of the study including:

  • The rationale behind the project
  • Specific aims and hypotheses
  • Methods of procedure
  • The proposed budget
  • The amount of funding being requested

Mail this, along with a recent copy of your CV, to:

FERNE
C/O Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago
Room 471 H College of Medicine East (MC 724)
808 S. Wood Street
Chicago, IL 60612

 

 

Who Says There Isn’t Enough Research about EMF’s? August 11, 2006

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For those who enjoy reading scientiic research, please follow the link at the bottom of this blog to get the references to 56 research studies. There are many more, but this should be good for starters!The paper I’m about to summarize was based on research from the United States Army, Walter Reed Institute of Research, The National Institute of Environmental Health (part of NIH), The United States Dept. of Energy, Maryland State Department of Natural Resources and the EMX Corporation.

The findings obtained through the research project have been peer reviewed and published in leading journals.

“Numerous epidemiological studies, at least 50 based on ELF exposures, and 5 on microwaves do suggest that EMF is associated with an increased risk of disease. Most studies are focusing on cancer, but there are studies available suggesting an association of EMF and Alzeimer’s disease….Some studies have found evidence of chromosomal damage in human cells and even in humans after exposure to EMF…Washington University examined 34 employees from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, which has been subject to three years of microwave exposure by the Russians….more than half were recommended not to reproduce…due to chromosomal damage.”

“At least 4 studies have reported increased DNA Strand breaks…12 have reported EMF induced increases in the activity of the important DNA related enzyme ornithine decarboxylase (ODC)…4 Universities have reported EMF induced changes in gene expression…Michigan State reported that EMF blocks cell differentiation in human blood cells….numerous studies (at least 50) show EMF induced changes at the cell membrane level..There are also reports of triggering inward signaling enzymes in cells by EMF…and 4 laboratories found that low-level EMF stimulate tyrosine kinases…involved in the activation of oncogenes.”

“A study at a school of medicine concluded that signal transduction pathways are the mediators of EMF for the induction of biological effects….one biological effect is known to lead to the other….the effect is not related directing to energy or heating but to EMF as a signal, triggering a cascade of events, which are identical to the way a cell would respond to…ionizing radiation, toxic chemicals or heat shock….genes expressed are stress genes, causing a stress response in the form of stress proteins, which are only present in the cell when exposed to a threat.

“Researchers at Catholic University…have determined….the targets of EMF-the membrane receptors-take a few milliseconds to sense and activate inward signaling enzymes…the bioeffects induced by ELF fields are identical to the bioeffects induced by microwave fields.”

Click to access Understanding_EMX_Puzzle_2006.pdf