Our microarray survey and RT-PCR experiments demonstrate that prolonged broadband THz irradiation drives mMSCs toward differentiation, while 2-hour irradiation (regardless of THz sources) affects genes transcriptionally active in pluripotent stem cells.Besides being a very weird (but cool) observation, I imagine that this would lead to the ability to specifically change gene activities using radio frequency devices in some cases and avoid pharmaceuticals. That would be very, very cool indeed.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Alexandrov et al. in Nature Scientific Reports show how terahertz radiation can affect mesenchymal stem cells and change the expression of genes: