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1 March 2012 Changing growth of neurites of sensory ganglion by terahertz radiation
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Proceedings Volume 8261, Terahertz Technology and Applications V; 82610S (2012)
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2012, San Francisco, California, United States
Application of terahertz radiation for the creation of medical equipment and solving of biological problems has become widely spread. From this point of view, the influence of THz radiation on the nerve fibers is of primary concern. In addition, several studies indicated both stimulating and depressive effects on nerve cells. However, the mechanism of this effect has not yet been studied, including the dose and exposure time. Our research was devoted to the impact of broadband pulsed THz radiation in the frequency range of 0.05 to 2 THz on the neurite growth in the sensory ganglia of 10-12-day chicken embryos. Dependence of changes in functional responses of cells on the average output power has been found. An increase in the stimulating effect was observed at the lowest power density used (0.5 μW/cm2). Through non-destructive process and choosing the correct parameters of THz radiation, potential control of neural response becomes possible, which can subsequently lead to new medical treatments.
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M. V. Tsurkan, O. A. Smolyanskaya, V. G. Bespalov, V. A. Penniyainen, A. V. Kipenko, E. V. Lopatina, and B. V. Krylov "Changing growth of neurites of sensory ganglion by terahertz radiation", Proc. SPIE 8261, Terahertz Technology and Applications V, 82610S (1 March 2012);

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