Congratulations!!! Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Pavel Fedorovich Shchapov, receiving a diploma for the discovery of “The phenomenon of piezobiosynthesis in biological tissues” issued by the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and being awarded a commemorative medal to Academician P.L. Kapitsa.

Kharkov scientists received recognition from the Russian Academy of Sciences for the discovery of a new phenomenon in the field of biophysics. For three years, a group of scientists, among whom was Doctor of Technical Sciences. Professor of the Department of Information and Measuring Technologies and Systems of the National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute” Pavel Fedorovich Shchapov, Professor of the Kharkov Research Institute of General and Emergency Surgery of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine V.V. Boyko; P.N. Zamyatin; V.P. Nevzorov; EAT. Klimova, as well as professor of Kharkov Medical University V.I. Zhukov, investigated the problem of rapid cell growth under constant loads. The result of the work was the discovery of an effect that explains cell growth when exposed to constant force loads, which they called the phenomenon of piezobiosynthesis.

The discovery establishes the existence of a previously unknown phenomenon of the synthesis of the chemical substance ATP in cells under the influence of weak electrical potentials caused by the piezoelectric effect of the liquid crystal structures of cell membranes, mechanically deformed by external influences.

Since ATP is a source of energy for biological tissue cells, promoting their movement, division, and growth, the piezobiosynthesis effect explains the phenomenon of cell growth when exposed to constant force loads

The discovered effect of piezobiosynthesis manifests itself differently in healthy and diseased cells, which makes it possible to increase the sensitivity of methods for early diagnosis of cancer by an order of magnitude. To do this, it is enough to measure the piezobiopotential of cells under the influence of mechanical loads (for example, by placing a blood sample in a centrifuge). The piezobiopotential of cell membranes in the presence of cancer is 10 times higher than normal. It follows that by taking a blood sample, it is possible to measure the piezobiopotential of cells in the laboratory and detect the development of cancer at the earliest stages.

NTU “KhPI” scientist Pavel Fedorovich Shchapov was involved in planning and implementing measurement experiments to study the piezopotentials of cell membranes under static and dynamic loads. Blood, liver, and connective tissue cells were taken as samples for research.

Based on the results of research conducted by scientists, more than 15 patents were obtained. Currently, work is underway to create a portable information-measuring unit for the rapid diagnosis of cancer at an extremely early stage of their occurrence and development.

The discovery creates the prerequisites for continuing research into the energy properties of cell membranes.

At the initiative of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, scientists were awarded diplomas for their discovery in the field of biophysics, “The phenomenon of piezobiosynthesis in biological tissues,” as well as commemorative silver medals of the Academy “To the author of the scientific discovery,” dedicated to Nobel Prize laureate P.L. Kapitsa.