Is there a relationship between microwaves and cancer? Is there a relationship between microwaves and cancer?

Is there a relationship between microwaves and cancer?

Is there a relationship between microwaves and cancer?

Dr. Snijana Gening, an oncologist, confirmed that there is no relationship between the use of microwave ovens and cancer.

The doctor said in an interview with Lenta news : “Microwave ovens heat food using radiation, and this fact is what has raised rumors about their dangers for several decades. Microwaves belong to the electromagnetic spectrum. This spectrum is broad: it includes radio waves, infrared rays, and radiation emanating from "Cellphones, Wi-Fi, television, X-rays, and even ordinary visible light. Pointing out that the effect of waves depends on their frequency."

According to her, low-frequency waves, used to heat food in the microwave, cannot change the structure of atoms.

It indicates that microwave ovens are equipped with a built-in wave source "magnetron". From which radiation enters the furnace chamber and reflects off its walls. When the waves reach the food, they cause the water molecules in it to "vibrate" and release heat. The tray rotates to ensure food is heated evenly.

She adds that food, after being heated in the microwave, does not contain any dangerous waves or radiation and is not radioactive. But in all cases, it is not recommended to use faulty microwave ovens. Plastic utensils that are not intended for heating food should never be placed in them, because the use of regular plastic leads to the release of toxic substances.

A cancer research institute at Harvard University retracts studies after accusations of falsifying data and results

A cancer research center affiliated with Harvard University retracted 6 studies and corrected dozens of others, after a British scientist discovered that the data had been falsified by "fabricated" images of cell samples and test results.

In a statement to CNN on Monday, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, a teaching hospital affiliated with Harvard University, said it is reviewing 50 research papers by four of its top scientists, including the institute's CEO, Dr. Lori Glimcher, and CEO for operations, Dr. William Hahn, along with two program directors.

A spokesman for the Dana-Farber Institute said that six papers “are currently being retracted,” corrections have been identified for an additional 31 papers, and others “are still being examined” for error.

The alleged fabrications were discovered by British molecular biologist and data investigator Sholto David, who compiled them in a blog post earlier this month. David discovered that images on the papers had been stretched, linked, or copied and pasted entirely in order to falsify test results.

In one case, a photo of four laboratory mice taken on the first day of a research project appears to have been copied and presented as a photo from the project's 16th day, in an apparent attempt to falsely claim that a particular treatment had stopped the development of tumors.

In another allegation, Dr. William Hahn allegedly falsified the results of multiple Western Blot tests, which are used to detect specific proteins linked to cancer, autoimmune diseases and prion disorders.

“Billions of dollars have been burned for this nonsense about cancer science, but he made many academic careers, some of them became very wealthy, and entire dynasties of influence were founded at Dana-Farber,” David wrote in a blog post.

The Dana-Farber Institute disputed some of David's findings, with a spokesperson for the institute claiming that some of the data cited was generated in outside laboratories, and that "inconsistencies in images" are often mistakenly flagged as intentionally false. The spokesman did not say whether this was the case for any specific “inconsistencies” highlighted by David.

It is noteworthy that the Dana-Farber Institute is one of the 15 educational institutions and clinical research institutes affiliated with Harvard Medical School. All four researchers accused of fraud have faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School. News of the alleged forgery comes in the wake of a major plagiarism scandal at the university, in which university president Claudine Guy was accused of more than 50 incidents of academic plagiarism, including her doctoral thesis.

While an internal investigation cleared Jay of “research misconduct” last December, critics claimed the university rushed its investigation in an attempt to protect Jay.

As new accusations of academic fraud emerged, Jay resigned earlier this month, after serving the shortest term as president in Harvard's 388-year history.
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