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Cancer physics: diagnostics based on damped cellular elastoelectrical vibrations in microtubules

Overview of attention for article published in European Biophysics Journal, March 2011
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Title
Cancer physics: diagnostics based on damped cellular elastoelectrical vibrations in microtubules
Published in
European Biophysics Journal, March 2011
DOI 10.1007/s00249-011-0688-1
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Authors

Jiří Pokorný, Clarbruno Vedruccio, Michal Cifra, Ondřej Kučera

Abstract

This paper describes a proposed biophysical mechanism of a novel diagnostic method for cancer detection developed recently by Vedruccio. The diagnostic method is based on frequency selective absorption of electromagnetic waves by malignant tumors. Cancer is connected with mitochondrial malfunction (the Warburg effect) suggesting disrupted physical mechanisms. In addition to decreased energy conversion and nonutilized energy efflux, mitochondrial malfunction is accompanied by other negative effects in the cell. Diminished proton space charge layer and the static electric field around the outer membrane result in a lowered ordering level of cellular water and increased damping of microtubule-based cellular elastoelectrical vibration states. These changes manifest themselves in a dip in the amplitude of the signal with the fundamental frequency of the nonlinear microwave oscillator-the core of the diagnostic device-when coupled to the investigated cancerous tissue via the near-field. The dip is not present in the case of healthy tissue.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Netherlands 1 2%
Unknown 40 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 14 33%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 21%
Student > Master 5 12%
Professor 3 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 7%
Other 9 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 40%
Physics and Astronomy 8 19%
Engineering 6 14%
Unspecified 4 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 9%
Other 4 9%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 May 2012.
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#817,840
of 3,626,860 outputs
Outputs from European Biophysics Journal
#7
of 72 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#24,805
of 95,487 outputs
Outputs of similar age from European Biophysics Journal
#1
of 6 outputs
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So far Altmetric has tracked 72 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 2.1. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 58% of its peers.
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