EMF Health-effects Research
Effect of low-intensity millimeter wave electromagnetic radiation on regeneration of the sciatic nerve in rats.
Kolosova LI, Akoev GN, Avelev VD, Riabchikova OV, Babu KS,
Bioelectromagnetics 17(1):44-47, 1996
The effect of low-intensity millimeter wave electromagnetic radiation (MWR) on regeneration of the rat sciatic nerve after transection and microsurgical reapproximation was examined. Rats were exposed to 54 GHz MWR at a power density of 4 mW/cm2.
It was found that MWR treatment of the femoral skin in the area of suture accelerated the regeneration of nerve fibers. At the twentieth post-operative day, the MWR-treated animals had a 32% increase in the regeneration distance compared to the control animals. The conduction velocity showed a 26% increase in the MWR-treated animals.