Solid State Biology, Cellular Water Structure, and Ion Complexing with Application to Navy Medicine.
Annual rept. no. 5, Jan 77-Jan 78,
NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA
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Improved understanding of salt and water metabolism and of solid state physical processes in cells obtained in this project is directed toward the improvement of medical treatment of shock and of other salt and water disease processes, and toward the facilitation of the use of electromagnetic fields in healing of wounds and bone fractures. During 1977, this project emphasized applications, extensions, and development of new methodology relating to the Ling association-induction hypothesis of salt and water metabolism. Four new methods for detection of, and new evidence for the presence of, cooperative interactions and phase transitions in biological systems were developed. Evidence was obtained for the concept of Ling that cooperative interactions play important roles in the function of nerve and muscle. In addition, studies of melanin, the black pigment of eye, skin, and brain, have been performed, which suggest that this pigment may store packets of biological energy, and that cooperative interactions between conduction electrons may play a role in its switching behavior. Author
- Anatomy and Physiology