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magnetic fields: Microwave News Article Archive (2004 - )

April 12, 2016

The latest paper from Abe Liboff in which he examines the hypothesis that “consciousness is a manifestation of the EM field,” based on evidence that “living tissue is ultrasensitive to ultrasmall (1-100 nT) [0.01-1 mG] ELF fields.”

March 18, 2016

Weak RF fields may indeed be able to promote cancer, according to two leading members of the EMF/RF research community. Frank Barnes and Ben Greenebaum are offering theoretical arguments to explain how low-level RF radiation can alter the growth rates of cancer cells. They present their ideas in an article which has just...

September 22, 2014

This may help settle the long-standing uncertainty as to whether the well-documented risk of ALS among workers is related to electric shocks or exposure to power-frequency magnetic fields. As Anke Huss and coworkers conclude: “[O]ur study provided no evidence that ALS is associated with electrical shocks at work. We did find that ALS is associated with occupational exposure to medium or high levels of extremely low-...

June 17, 2014

“Since the revised European Directive conditionally exempts MRI-related activities from the exposure limits, measures to reduce exposure may be necessary for welding, induction heating, and transcranial nerve stimulation.” From The Netherlands.

August 12, 2013

“[W]e speculate that the widely observed weak-field [~50 nT] biomagnetic responses typified … stem from early evolutionary recognition of the diurnal change in the [geomagnetic field] as a precise zeitgeber; indeed one that outperforms the sun itself, in that it happens independently of cloudy skies.”

June 28, 2011

Birds do it, butterflies do it, and now we learn that people may do it too. A group at the University of Massachusetts Medical School led by neurobiologist Steven Reppert reports that humans can sense the Earth's magnetic field. The finding prompts the team to suggest "a reassessment of human magnetosensivitiy may be in order." Check out the story...

September 26, 2007

Birds may actually be able to "see" a magnetic field. This is the fascinating and surprising conclusion of a group of German scientists who have been studying migratory birds. Not everyone is yet convinced that garden warblers can visualize the geomagnetic field (see today's news item on Nature.com), but the new German paper reminds us how little about we know about how living systems interact with electromagnetic signals.

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