Demonstration of Inherent Electromagnetic Energy Emanating from Isolated Human Hairs.
Abraham A. Embi1, Jerry I. Jacobson2, Kaustuv Sahoo3, Benjamin J. Scherlag4
1 13442 SW 102 Lane
The presence of hair is widely prevalent in mammals. The human hair structurally consists of a follicle (under the skin) and a shaft protruding from the epidermis. The follicle (commonly known as the root) is described to be a mammalian skin organ, with different functions. One of the primary functions is hair growth and replacement; other role is acting as sensory mechanisms. It is stated that the hair senses changes in position by activating the nerve endings anchored in the follicle. This manuscript introduces for the first time the detection and documentation of inherent electromagnetic forces emanating from human hairs. That was accomplished by preparing a solution containing nano-sized iron nanoparticles (mean diameter 2000 nanometer, nm) and Prussian Blue Stain (PBS Fe 2000). The intact hair plucked from the forearm was mounted on a glass slide and covered with the PBS Fe 2000, then covered with a second slide. Electromagnetic forces express themselves as magnetic lines of force containing the aggregating iron particles circulating around the follicle. In addition, intermittent flashes of light emanating from the follicles were transformed into trails of aggregating iron particles. Journal of Nature and Science, 1(3):e55, 2015
hair follicle | electromagnetic forces | nano-sized iron nanoparticles
Hair has been described as ¡°a unique characteristic of mammals¡± and has several functions, from protection of the skin to sexual and social communication. The hair consists of a follicle or bulb, below the skin. Rapidly proliferating matrix cells in the follicle produce the hair shaft, above the skin. The shaft is composed of an outer layer of overlapping layers of keratin and inner structures, the cortex and medulla. The latter two are composed of intermediary filaments and proteins . In the literature, there are various studies about hair that take into consideration different aspects within many fields of science, including biology, dermatology, cosmetics, forensic sciences, and medicine¡±. We present for the first time documentation of inherent electromagnetic (EM) activity of the human hair that can be imaged using nano-sized iron particles and a specific stain for iron.
Materials and methods
Preparation of Iron containing Solution
A fine iron particle solution was
prepared by mixing several grams of powdered iron filings (Edmond Scientific,
Human forearm hair (from authors) was
plucked by tweezers. The hair was placed in the center of a microscopic slide
(Fisherbrand Plain precleaned slides Cat # 12-550D size 25 x 75x 1 mm). Three drops
of the PBS 2000 solution were placed, one on the hair follicle, the other two
close to the lateral edge of the slide. A second slide was carefully placed
covering the first. This preparation was dubbed ¡°The Sandwich¡± (SDW). An
absorbent paper towel was situated under the SDW to collect any spilled
aliquot. Additionally and gently two thin (1/4 inch) wide masking tape strips 2
inches long were used to secure the ends of the SDW, thus, facilitating the
labeling as well as preventing any movement of the hair inside the SDW when it
is placed on the microscope stage. The viewing and event recordings (still
pictures or videos) of the slides were done in the normal mode at X10
magnification with a video microscope (Celestron LCD Digilat Microscope II
Figure 1. Human Hair: Several frames were superimposed from the video to show the follicle and the base of the hair shaft surrounded by the aggregated iron particles attracted toward the follicle from the PBS Fe 2000 solution. SDW. Note the area sliced exposing the bulge area inner anatomy.
Figure 2. Human Hair: This still picture from a video taken in a wet SDW of PBS Fe 2000 solution Notice the aggregated iron particles circulating in a counterclockwise direction around the human hair follicle/ bulb area: A) Follicle B) White light electromagnetic Ray emanating from the follicle area C) Aggregated iron nanoparticles.
S1. This figure has a supplemental video available online: http://www.jnsci.org/files/video/e55/S1.htm
Figure 3. Human Hair: Example of electromagnetic radiation emanating from the human hair follicle. As the PBS Fe 2000 evaporation line moved from the dry to wet zone, light energy rays were emitted from the follicle. Note the aggregation of iron particles along the course of the light rays.
S2. This figure has a supplemental video available online: http://www.jnsci.org/files/video/e55/S2.htm
A total of n=15 forearms human hairs were SDW and studied. All showed evidence of electromagnetic activity within and emanating from the follicle area. In Figure 1, the aggregated iron particles can be seen surrounding the follicle. The structures within the follicle are annotated in the figure. The most dramatic observation consisted of the movement of the aggregated iron particles around the follicle which were only seen in a wet field (Figure 2 + video). When the liquid fully evaporated, these particles remain fixed in the ensuing dry field. Furthermore, as in Figure 3, we observed that, intermittent electromagnetic radiations, i.e., white
light rays, emanating from the follicle was often revealed during the slow moving evaporation line of the solution within the SDW. For example, the precise time of appearance of the white light rays emanating from the follicles was documented by videotaping the slow moving drying line (Figure 3 video). The human hair is seen emitting a white light ray that was imaged by aggregated iron particles forming trails following the course of the radiations.
We documented evidence showing the presence of electromagnetic activity within human hair follicles. Moreover, videos showed that the follicle emitted electromagnetic radiations as light rays whose path was imaged by the attraction of the aggregated iron particles.
The presence of magnetism in the biological tissue has been pursued by researchers over the years . As discussed by Kirschvink , a typical chain of single-domain magnetite ( magnetosomes) has been extracted from sockeye salmon; but subsequent research in trying to locate magnetite has been unsuccessful for example in bees. On the other hand, not until the 1990¡¯s have investigations with high resolution electron microscopy and electron diffraction on human brain tissue identified magnetite crystals .
Our findings could be used to explore the clinical significance of electromagnetic energy, or lack thereof, in some hair diseases with absence of color such Alopecia, vitiligo and as well as psychiatric disorders [2,6]. The prevalent literature as to how the nervous system detects hair positional changes in response to external stimuli is attributed to mechano-receptors at the follicle¡¯s nerve endings. The role of these electromagnetic forces in the hair acting as sensory mechanisms are in need of further study.
It could be argued that the iron track trails seen in figure 3 as the evaporation line progressed were formed by the evaporation line itself. However, in this study, it was only when the evaporation line was in the vicinity of the follicle did the light rays and ensuing iron aggregate trails manifest. Note that there are no light rays or iron trails in the dry crystallized zone.
Isolated human hairs were placed between two glass slides containing a solution of nano-sized iron particles (mean diameter, 2000 nanometers) and a Prussian Blue stain for iron. We observed iron particle aggregates, which surrounded the bulb area and circulated within an electromagnetic field associated with the follicle.
In addition, as the evaporation of the solution occurred, electromagnetic radiations, rays of white light, emanated from the follicle and were imaged as iron aggregate trails following the course of these radiations.
Supported by an unrestricted grant from the Helen and Wilton Webster Foundation through the Oklahoma Research Foundation.
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Conflict of interest: No conflicts declared.
*Correspondence: Abraham A. Embi, BS, MBA/HA. 13442 SW 102 Lane, Miami, FL 33186, USA. Phone: 305-387-6102
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