From the editor's desk.As you will see in our "In Memoriam" segment, we have lost three dear friends in the scientific community, who donated their lives to advancing science. When I speak of sacrifice, I truly mean that they gave of themselves to fulfill this important mission. While meditating over their lives, I thought of their ambitions to investigate the frontier (the undeveloped field for research and discovery) and move science forward. The history of science has shown repeatedly that scientists who have ambition to investigate the undeveloped field for research and discovery face extraordinary obstacles. Richard J. Fox established this Center knowing that people with such ambition should have the opportunity to exchange information with other scientists and openly discuss information on scientific issues that could lead to future breakthroughs in science. This meaning identifies with the mission of these people.
Myrna Brind recognized the importance of moving forward to research various therapies that could be used alone or in conjunction with allopathic medicine for treating patients. She was a strong advocate of educating people on maintaining their health. She developed the Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine integrative medicine
combines conventional medicine with complementary and alternative therapies.
integrative medicine The 'new medicine' A term for the incorporation of alternative therapies into mainstream medical practice. at Thomas Jefferson University It began as Jefferson Medical College in 1824. On July 1, 1969 the institution officially became Thomas Jefferson University.
The university is made up of three colleges:
Dr. W. Ross Adey was a distinguished neurology professor and towering figure in electromagnetic fields research. At the VA Hospital in Loma Linda, California Loma Linda is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. The population was 18,681 at the 2000 census. Geography
Loma Linda is located at (34.048364, -117.250648)GR1. , he carried out studies on the role of power frequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs) in the promotion of cancer and later on the potential cancer risks following exposure to cell radiation. Adey recognized that exposure to extremely high frequencies (EHF EHF
extremely high frequency
Noun 1. EHF - 30 to 300 gigahertz
extremely high frequency
radio frequency - an electromagnetic wave frequency between audio and infrared ) and microwave signals could have negative effects on one's health. He was among a few who understood that we were obligated ob·li·gate
tr.v. ob·li·gat·ed, ob·li·gat·ing, ob·li·gates
1. To bind, compel, or constrain by a social, legal, or moral tie. See Synonyms at force.
2. To cause to be grateful or indebted; oblige. to define what the lowest level of safe exposure can be to EHF and microwave signals.
Over his research career, Adey showed how ELF-modulated radio frequency (RF) signals could lead to the release of calcium ions from cells. Adey initiated the first studies on cell phones and the potential of them being a cancer risk. As a pioneer in his field, Adey's contribution to science will be valued for years to come.
When you reflect on the life of Dr. Eugene Mallove, you find a Harvard University graduate, with a distinguished background in both engineering and environmental health sciences, who recognized that there were other sources of energy to be examined. In 1989, when Martin Fleishmann and Stanley Pons from the University of Utah The University of Utah (also The U or the U of U or the UU), located in Salt Lake City, is the flagship public research university in the state of Utah, and one of 10 institutions that make up the Utah System of Higher Education. brought forth their cold fusion research, Mallove had the wisdom to know that such work warranted further investigation. Mallove saw the potential possibilities that could come about from such a discovery and what affect it would have on the world in which we live. Mallove, an astute scientist and author, knew that this should be researched further and those carrying out this research should be encouraged and supported with their work. In light of this, he developed the Infinite Energy Magazine and later the New Energy Foundation. This gave those researching new sources of energy a place to publish their work and to network with fellow researchers in this field. Through his work, new investigations into various sources of energy are being examined. The United States Department of Energy The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government responsible for energy policy and nuclear safety. Its purview includes the nation's nuclear weapons program, nuclear reactor production for the United States Navy, has established plans to reopen its investigation on cold fusion and other sources of energy. Mallove's years of sacrifice and ridicule by many fellow scientists seems to be paying off. The situation in today's world shows how important it was for Mallove to carryout car·ry·out
Intended to be consumed away from the place of sale; takeout: a shop offering carryout sandwiches.
An item of food or a meal that is to be consumed away from the place of sale. his work in exploring the various sources of energy that could provide us with a world of clean air and peace.
Above is a briefing on three people whose work stands out, but there are many others who serve as explorers researching nature and investigating the ways that will improve the quality of life for all. In this issue James and Nora Oschman have provided us with a feature article, "Commemorating the Research of Phillip S. Callahan, Ph.D." This article commemorates Callahan's discovery that insects "smell" pheromones pheromones, any of a variety of substances, secreted by many animal species, that alter the behavior of individuals of the same species. Sex attractant pheromones, secreted by a male or female to attract the opposite sex, are widespread among insects. electronically by tuning into their infrared emissions. Callahan's research paved the way for the concept of bioelectromagnetic communications in which molecules interact without touching.
The feature article, "The Problem of Giant Cells in Biology," written by three scientists from Moscow State University Moscow State University, at Moscow, Russia, officially M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State Univ.; founded 1755 as Moscow Univ. by the Russian scientist M. V. Lomonosov, renamed Moscow State Univ. after the Russian Revolution, and renamed after its founder in 1940. presents their research on the influence of the geomagnetic field geomagnetic field
Magnetic field associated with the Earth. It is essentially dipolar (i.e., it has two poles, the northern and southern magnetic poles) on the Earth's surface. Away from the surface, the field becomes distorted. (GMF GMF Graphical Modeling Framework
GMF German Marshall Fund
GMF Groupes de Médecine de Famille (French; Quebec, Canada)
GMF Genetically Modified Food
GMF Gulf of Mexico Foundation ) on the cellular structure of root apices a·pi·ces
A plural of apex. of Allium allium
Any plant of a large genus (Allium) of bulbous, onion- or garlic-scented herbs of the lily family, including the onion, garlic, chive, leek, and shallot. Allium species are found in most regions of the world except the tropics and New Zealand and Australia. cepa.
Dr. Vladimir Kompanichenko's article, "Systemic Approach to the Origin of Life," implies a clarification of the aspects of distinguishing the fundamental properties which characterize the biological types of natural systems, along with the formulation of clear distinctions between properties of the biological and non-biological natural systems. He also provides an explanation of how the fundamental properties of biological systems organize and how they could form.
In addition to our feature articles, our News and Views segment, along with our Correspondence section address various issues from forecasting the effect of macroscopic macroscopic /mac·ro·scop·ic/ (mak?ro-skop´ik) gross (2).
mac·ro·scop·ic or mac·ro·scop·i·cal
1. Large enough to be perceived or examined by the unaided eye.
2. nonlocality to a rational versus conscious experience in time and space matters by Roger Gouin.
The people that I mentioned in this editorial, along with the articles that appear in this journal, recognize the importance of encouraging healthy dialogue among scientists to critically examine new ideas in science and see ways in which undeveloped fields can move forward to make this world a better place to live for this generation and generations to follow.