|06-19-2002, 01:27 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Madison, WI USA
Cellular phones weaken the blood-brain barrier
Maybe those Inosine pills would be more effective if I had unlimited roaming...
But seriously, if there's a way to poke holes in the barrier, it may make some chemical therapies easier to administer.
Mobile Phones Cause Human Cell Changes -- Study
Wed Jun 19, 1:29 PM ET
HELSINKI (Reuters) - A study by scientists in Finland has found that mobile phone radiation can cause changes in human cells that might affect the brain, the leader of the research team said on Wednesday.
The study found that a protein called hsp27 linked to the functioning of the blood-brain barrier showed increased activity due to irradiation and pointed to a possibility that such activity could make the shield more permeable, Leszczynski said.
"(Increased protein activity) might cause cells to shrink -- not the blood vessels but the cells themselves -- and then tiny gaps could appear between those cells through which some molecules could pass," he said