As scientists are beginning to discover, it’s not just having the right parts that makes a body function rather it’s having those parts controlled by the right regulators. Ah, intelligent engineering at it’s best! Speaking of which, there are many designed electrical appliances that many use in their daily lives such as microwaves, stoves, vacuum cleaners, tooth brushes, carpet cleaners and a host of other things as well…But there is one designed electrical appliance that we all own and that is…
“Cardiac morphogenesis is a complex process that is mediated by a coordinated set of cellular and molecular as well as environmental factors. Recent studies have shown that epigenetic forces such as cardiomyocyte contractility and intracardiac hemodynamic flow regulate this process.”
“Furthermore, in vitro studies suggest that cardiomyocytes can realign themselves according to electrical conduction directionality. However, because electrical cardiac conduction and mechanical contractile forces are intimately coupled in the intact heart, it is difficult to assess the individual contribution of these influences to overall heart organogenesis. Here, we make use of several zebrafish cardiac mutants to uncouple these two influences, and find that electrical conduction exclusive of contractile influences can directly participate in remodeling and morphogenesis of the vertebrate heart.” -PNAS
Researchers at the University of California are basically saying this, controlled electricity guides your individual heart cells into a position during heart development and repair. How does it work? “These electrical effects might be mediated through intracellular calcium fluxes which can affect cell polarization. Furthermore, a number of cell surface receptors… can also be redistributed in the cell membrane by electric fields.”
This discovery makes great progress in treating certain heart patients. Patients with electrical conduction disorders can get better when the beats are re-synchronized! They describe it as being a “…overall cardiac improvement from the resynchronization of the ventricles in heart failure patients manifesting conduction disorders may be due to beneficial realignment and improved remodeling of the myocardium primarily from proper and synchronized electrical signaling.”
If the electricity is correct, the heart will improve! This helps better understand the defibrillation devices and electrical heart stimulators! Epigenetics is only in it’s infancy as far as research. We have learned much from the DNA code that provides proteins with specialized information needed to build and other things as well. It is also interesting to note, did the scientists need the book of Darwin to understand how this specialized complexity worked? Was evolution needed at all? The answer of course is no! The future is looking better all the time for creation science!