The vast majority of research on ‘living’ tissue is performed outside of the body (ex vivo), in test tubes, petri dishes or something similar (in vitro).
It is therefore very pertinent to question the validity of this procedure and ask if the conditions in vitro are really relevant to those of tissue within a living organism (in vivo).
Living cells in their natural environment are supported by and interacting with, a highly specific and dynamic environment that affects their performance and condition.
- In a standing position, a global electric current flows through the body driven by the earth’s electric field.
- In 1965 Robert O Becker put a small electric current across some red blood cells from a frog. When the power was above one trillionth of a watt and below one billionth, the cell would transform into a bone cell.
- Equally weak currents were found everywhere in the human body, their presence apparently essential for normal function and maintenance and their absence very quickly leading to cell death and sepsis
- When tissue was damaged a specific ‘current of injury’ was seen which was soon replaced by a ‘current of healing’ in the opposite direction.
- Every cell in our body contains sub-microscopic nanotubules that carry electric currents and communicate with neighbouring cells by means of electromagnetic waves.
- Each cell is constantly fed with appropriate nutrients and maintains electrostatic balance by transport of ions across the cell membrane to and from the surrounding tissue
A cell is therefore not a complete organism, entire of itself but a small part of an active community and very much depends upon electricity for communication.
Outside of the body the cell is deprived of its communication system and customary nutrient supply.
Moreover, it now has no ‘purpose’ it is not told what to do and it is not functioning in the same way that it was in vivo.
The process for studying cells in vitro includes
- Damaging tissue by cutting it into small pieces
- Dousing in in anti-biotics which are not present in vivo as they are not normally necessary, thereby indicating something very different in the artificial environment
- An isotonic solution of salt, glucose, amino acids and vitamins is added
- Monkey or dog kidney cells and calf serum are added to the mix
- Sometimes they are subjected to enormous gravitational forces by centrifuging
- No attempt is made to control for the effects of any electromagnetic fields that may be affecting growth rates
Given that cells are highly responsive to their environment (that is their purpose after all) and that the in vitro environment is markedly different to the in vivo situation, we are entitled to question the validity of any experiment that does not address these issues.
Scientists are ‘proving’ that certain pathogens are replicating in our body but without using an actual human in the experiment!
The Body Electric – Robert O Becker
Electromagnetic communication between cells through tunnelling nanotubes – Jan Pokorný
Cultivation and Assay of Viruses – Fenner, Bachman et. al.
Effect of extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields on growth rate and morphology of bacteria – Inhan-Garip, Aksu et.al.
5G Wireless Communication and Health Effects—A Pragmatic Review Based on Available Studies Regarding 6 to 100 GHz – Simkó and Mattsson
“Eighty percent of the in vivo studies showed responses to exposure, while 58% of the in vitro studies demonstrated effects.”