Cytopathic Mirror Effect

V.P. Kaznacheev performed experiments in which a diseased culture apparently caused a cytopathic effect in another healthy culture in a separate sealed container connected via a quartz window.
The effect was not observed with a glass window.

When cells in one culture died they emitted a small pulse of ultraviolet radiation of a particular frequency that passed through the window and caused a cytopathic response in the formerly healthy culture.


Kaznacheev documented the strength of the effect over several years and several thousand experiments and found that it varied on a seasonal basis with the effect being at its weakest in the winter months i.e. the flu season.

Similar experiments have been performed by many different scientists

” Thus the response of cultured, mammalian cells to near-infrared light signals is not merely a matter of total energy absorption by certain cytoplasmic components. Since it seems to depend on the cell type and the temporal pattern in which the light energy is emitted, it appears to imply the existence of a new kind of cellular information.” – Gunter Albrecht-Buhler

Cells do not simply transmit an on/off ‘death’ signal but can also communicate their physical orientation:

After 7 hr of attaching and spreading in the absence of visible light, most of the cells on the s-face traversed with their long axes the direction of the whorls of the confluent cells on the c-face directly opposed. The effect was inhibited by a thin metal coating of the glass films. The results suggest that the cells were able to detect the orientation of others by signals that penetrated glass but not thin metallic films and, therefore, appeared to be carried by electromagnetic radiation. In contrast, the effect was not influenced by a thin coat of silicone on the glass, suggesting that the wavelength of this radiation is likely to be in the red to infrared range. The ability of cells to detect the direction of others by electromagnetic signals points to a rudimentary form of cellular vision.” – Albrecht-Buhler


Distant intercellular electromagnetic interaction between two tissue cultures – Kaznacheev
Distant intercellular electromagnetic interaction between two tissue cultures

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