Biologic Effects of Light 1998

Proceedings of a Symposium Basel, Switzerland November 1–3, 1998

Editors: Holick, Michael F., Jung, Ernst G. (Eds.)

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It is remarkable how much we take for granted the tremendous energy and vitality that the sun provides earth's inhabitants. As we enter the new millennium, it is worthwhile to review how our ancestors perceived the biologic effects of sunlight, and how science and medicine have advanced our knowledge about the biologic effects of light.
At the turn of the century, a multitude of investigators explored the use of sunlight and artificial radiation for treating a multitude of diseases. These explorations gave rise to photodynamic therapy, phototherapy, and chemophototherapy. However, enthusiasm for using sunlight and artificial radiation to treat disease was dampened with the birth of pharmacology.
It was the goal of the Fifth International Arnold Rikli Symposium on the Biologic Effects of Light, held in Basel, Switzerland, on November 1-3, 1998, to review the history of phototherapy and have some of the world's leading experts on the biologic effects of light provide new perspectives on the positive and negative effects of light. The general topics included a broad range of biologic effects of sunlight, artificial ultraviolet radiation and electromagnetic radiation. Special sessions on radiation and vitamin D and bone health, photoimmunology, biopositive effects of UV radiation, effects of electromagnetic currents and fields, and ocular and non-ocular regulation of circadian rhythms and melatonin, should be of particular interest to readers of Biologic Effects of Light.

Table of contents (74 chapters)

  • Rhythmic Transcription: The Molecular Basis of Circadian Melatonin Synthesis

    Sassone-Corsi, Paolo (et al.)

    Pages 3-10

  • Biologic Effects of Light: Historical and New Perspectives

    Holick, Michael F.

    Pages 11-32

  • Phototherapy Today

    Schroepl, F.

    Pages 33-36

  • Relationships Among Illumination, Activity, and Sleep Patterns

    Jean-Louis, Girardin (et al.)

    Pages 37-39

  • Comet Assay to Study UV-Induced DNA Damage

    Remenyik, Éva (et al.)

    Pages 41-43

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biologic Effects of Light 1998
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of a Symposium Basel, Switzerland November 1–3, 1998
Editors
  • Michael F. Holick
  • Ernst G. Jung
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-5051-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-5051-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-8550-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-7296-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 491
Topics