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i Approved For Release 2001/03/07 CIA-RDP96-00792R000500490004-6 oviet preparations on the basis of this search. Chazov discussed the potential ad- vantages of organizing joint work on certain problems, such as development of preparations for treating AIDS patients. He claimed that the USSR Academy of Sciences' Institute of Molecular Biology has the potential to develop such a preparation quickly. He mentioned that he and colleagues developed a method for synthesizing nalokson (a preparation for treating drug addiction and shock) in collaboration with academician A. V. Fokin. Chazov went on to discuss steps which have been taken to improve the system for testing and appraising medicinal prepara- tions and medical technology. A Main Scientific-Technical Administration is being created in the Ministry of Health, for example. All control institutes are being combined into an Institute for State Expert Review, and a new system is being introduced for the purpose of substantially expediting the testing of new drugs. Under this system, the first clinical stage in the study of a preparation will be com- ^ted in 14 days. A conclusion will then ,issued in regard to the advisability of "continuing work on the preparation. Marchuk endorsed the idea of targeted planning for promoting the advancement of medical research of major importance in key areas. He noted that drafting of a special large-scale program has been proposed for this purpose. Such a program would provide, among other things, for future integration of efforts of the USSR Academy of Sciences and AMN SSSR with those of the ministries of the medical and microbiologi- cal industry, the chemical industry and the ministry of instrument building, means of automation and control systems. Chazov felt that work on specific problems of combating AIDS should be included in such a program. Author: Lvov, Grigory Title: HUMAN PHYSICAL FIELDS STUDIED WITH EXTRA-SENSITIVE EQUIPMENT rimary Source: Sovetskaya Belorussiya, (continued next column) August 20, 1987, No. 191 (17074), p. 3, cols. 1-7 Abstract: The article reports on methods used by scientists of the USSR Academy of Sciences' Institute of Radio Eng1peeri_ng_ and Electronics to study fields which occur around human beings and other living organisms in the course of breathing and other vital processes.* This research was directed by academician Y.uriy...Gulyayev and Doctor of Physical-Mathematical Sciences Eduard Godik. Initial results of the projecf were reported recently at a scientific session of the USSR Academy of Sciences' Department of General Physics and Astronomy. A unique computerized measuring complex consisting of several connected systems was developed at the radio engineering in- stitute for the project. This equipment is said to include an infrared-imaging system; a computer complex; capacitive antennas for recording movements of low-energy electric charges on a subject's skin; a unit consisting of a magnetometer and a super- conductive quantum interference sensor (skvid); a special phonon-counting system for recording changes in the skin's luminescence; and apparatus for monitoring the condition of the subject's immediate surroundings, using such methods as thermography and laser spectroscopy. The imaging system, which records infrared radiation from 16,000 points on the body's surface, is capable of measuring their temperature 10 times a second with a precision of hundredths of a degree, it is claimed. This information is transmitted to the computer, which is used to distin- guish sections ort the skin's surface where temperatures change in certain ways, and to trace the pattern of these changes over a period of time. The skvid-magnetometer is said to be capable of measuring magnetic fields which are billions of times weaker than the Earth's magnetic field. Subjects' fields were measured with the aid of 64 sensors connected to this unit. Correction for interference from external sources, such as electromagnetic fields of natural objects and industrial facilities, was done with the aid of the computer complex and (continued next page) Approved For Release 2001/03/07 :2CIA-RDP96-00792R000500490004-6 Approved For Release 2001/03/07 : CIA-RDP96-00792R000506490004-6 pecial devices. The complex reportedly enabled the `j. ,~ enti sts to obtain original experimental measurements of the intensity and spatial distribution of fields surrounding living beings, and also to determine human sensitivity to fields generated by another human organism. This was accomplished by simulating fields with instruments. It was found that a human being is capable of sensing changes in another person's infrared radiation, and possibly also of sensing low-energy electric fields of another organism. It was discovered that the skin can sense variations in a heat flow from an external source which are on the order of 0.3-0.5 milliwatt per square centimeter, for example. *See also the Daily--SNAP, January 8, 1987, p. 1, col. 2 Correction: On page 2 of the September 9, 1987, issue of SNAP, the first sentence of ,,the item on an explosion for military poses should read: "On August 25, at \-,,.,'JO p.m., Moscow time, a ground burst of a conventional explosive charge was conducted ..." The title should be corrected accordingly. Comments and additions or deletions to the distribution list should be addressed to: FTD/SCIR Attn: T. Parry WPAFB, OH 45433-6508 Recipients of the Daily SNAP are advised that SNAP is intended solely for U.S. government agencies and their designated contractors. 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