1Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics of Russian academy of sciences. Russia 142290, Moscow region, Pushchino, Ul Instititskaya.3.
2RTC Plasma technology
We have revealed conditions for stimulation of animal regeneration (in the example of freshwater flatworms planarian) by argon plasma radiation which was generated in a plasma scalpel. Locating flatworms at the longer distance from the plasma torch allowed us to exclude temperature destruction of planarian tissues and to choose a mode providing highest regeneration-stimulating effect. Maximal stimulation of planarian cephalic end regeneration has been observed under plasma irradiation during 5 min at 25 cm from the plasma torch. Thereby we demonstrated the possibility of broad application of plasma scalpel for therapeutic aims.
planarians, regeneration, plasma scalpel, argon gas plasma.