12. Application of radioactivity
posted : 2009.12.10
The essential theory of the affecting of radioactivity on the living body is not well known at the present. The crystalline structure, the tiny holes, and the cell membrane may come on the stage again. Nevertheless, it seems that there is a too wide gap in our biological study to jump from atomic and/or molecular units to the living body. Without having sufficient analysis of the vital phenomenon, the solution by the radiobiology also can not be achieved.
To investigate the relation between the affecting of radioactivity on the living body and adsorptive capacity and/or electrophoresis of erythrocytes may, perhaps, be useful. There is a possibility that the study of these relations would lead to the development of some dependable measuring instrument for the radiobiological study in the future.
Pertaining to the change of erythrocytes of an injured patient by the radioactivity has alredy been discussed in Section 3: The Lesson Derived From Cell Counting. In this case it is interesting to see the change of adsorptive capacity of medicine and functionally it may be one of the important phases of radiobiology.
Since 1967 I have been testing electrization on mice. In those tests, I attached electrodes on the paw and tail of the mouse and passed low voltage electric current through.
Then I tested the affecting by the radioactivity on the mouse simultaneously with the electrization under the instruction of Professor Yamashita of Keio University.
During the performance of electrication, 0.2 milliampere of direct current was applied simultaneously with the emission of the radioactive ray, then, the loss of weight and the affecting on the spleen of the mouse were noticed to much higher degrees compared to the result of the test in which only radioactive ray was applied independently.
When the electrization and the radioactivity were applied at the diffenent time, the affecting on the mouse was much less. Furthermore, the application of alternating current gave only a very little effect
on the experiment.
As I stated in Section 7: Long Period Electrization On Tuberculosis, it is not hard to apply electrization deep into the body of human beings. In order to make direct application, the electrodes can be made to be swallowed by the patient so that it can be set at the desired position.
When above experiment can be applied clinically, it will be very convenient and effective, especially when the radioactivity can be applied at the desired spot of the patient. In other words, I can say that we found two parameters, namely, the electrization and the radioactivity to search the essence of the living body. The electrization is definitely useful to assist the proper distribution of the medicine in the body and can be considered as a parameter. The application of the electrization and the radioactivity at different time, period, intervals, and / or simultaneously would be a problem to be studied.
The electrization, the radio activity ard the medicine would be three major axes of the biological study in the future.
The integrated. effect of low power energy, which has been discussed in Section 7, needs to be reconsidered.
The effect of radioactivity is not on the change of molecular unit, but on the much larger units such as cell membrane and sieves as l stated in Section 5: INAH Density In Blood.
Above all, we have found that a short period application of high voltage electrization does not increase the affecting by radioactivity. This is an indirect proof that the radioactivity does not have much effect in the area of molecular unit in the living body.