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The effect of Magnetic Fields on Dictyostelium discoideum, Osteoblasts and Fibroblasts
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Biology, Biology Education Centre. (Solid State Electronics)
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The effect of EM waves on cells has been a subject of growing interest for many years. In this project we tried to recreate the increased proliferation rate noticed in the Dictyostelium discoideum.

The effect was not initially observed in the osteoblasts, since the experiments were attempted without a complete understanding of all the parameters involved that increased the proliferation rate.

However, with the fibroblast cell, a similar trendline was achieved, with the highest difference in growth peaking at 22% using a magnetic field of 20Hz and 2300μT.

In this project we try to explore the implications of such an effect, why it refused to work with one cell line, and why it worked with another, even though the effect was not as pronounced as it was with the amoebas. 

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2016. , 56 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-303705OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-303705DiVA: diva2:972827
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Master Programme in Molecular Biotechnology
2016-06-10, C4:305, BMC, Kåbo, Uppsala city, 14:50 (English)
Available from: 2016-09-22 Created: 2016-09-22 Last updated: 2016-09-22Bibliographically approved

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