Ultrasound and DNA repair

  1. Is there any SCIENTIFIC evidence of the effect of ultrasound on chemical repair of DNA? As in, is there peer-reviewed research in this?

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  3. jim mcnamara

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  4. Andy Resnick

    Andy Resnick 6,144
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    I couldn't read the whole article, just the abstract, but it doesn't make any sense. Ultrasound (MHz) has wavelengths in the millimeter range- how can targeted subcellular damage occur?

    The abstract also did not mention the incident energy level, but I suspect it's much lower than occurs with UV damage.
  5. Thanks for the link Jim. I can't access the full article, but if you can, could you address Andy's question? I'm curious.
    Thanks :)
  6. Monique

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    According to the introduction the ultrasound treatment leads to increased intracellular drug levels, I haven't read the study so I can't comment on the validity.
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