Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology
When new technologies are introduced into the scientific community, controversy is expected and both excitement and disappointment enrich the lives of those who initiate the new ideas. It becomes the mission of the “inventors” to embrace the burden of proof to establish their ideas and convince the skeptics and disbelievers who will undoubtedly temper their enthusiasm and test their patience. While open mindedness is generally a scientific motto, those who review patents, manuscripts, and grants do not always readily practice it, even when the evidence is convincingly presented; old ideas and concepts often die hard. So it has been and still is in many instances as engineers, physicists, biologists, and physicians pursue innovative ideas and novel technologies.
Original Publication Citation
Beebe, S.J., & Schoenbach, K.H. (2005). Nanosecond pulsed electric fields: A new stimulus to activate intracellular signaling. Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, 2005(4), 297-300. doi: 10.1155/JBB.2005.297
Beebe, Stephen J. and Schoenbach, Karl H., "Nanosecond Pulsed Electric Fields: A New Stimulus to Activate Intracellular Signaling" (2005). Bioelectrics Publications. 81.