A Report on Non-Ionizing Radiation

radical pair: Microwave News Article Archive (2004 - )

March 4, 2024

“Interactions Between Electromagnetic Radiation and Biological Systems,” iScience, March 15, 2024. Major review from China, with more than 230 references. Open access.

July 5, 2023

“Upper Bound for Broadband RF Disruption of Magnetic Compass Orientation in Night-Migratory Songbirds,” PNAS, July 3, 2023. From the Oldenburg and Oxford research groups. “These results provide compelling evidence that the magnetic compass of migratory birds operates by a [flavin-containing] radical pair mechanism.” Open access.


February 24, 2023

“Essential Elements of Radical Pair Magnetosensitivity in Drosophila, Nature, published online February 22, 2023. Provides “strong evidence” that non-cryptochrome dependent radical pairs “can elicit magnetic field responses in cells.” From the University of Manchester (U.K.). Open access.


January 8, 2021

“Cellular Autofluorescence Is Magnetic Field Sensitive,” PNAS, January 19, 2021. A big step forward for the radical pair mechanism to explain biological interactions with magnetic fields.

May 14, 2004

Very weak radiation can have a profound influence on a robin’s magnetic compass. A group led by Prof. Thorsten Ritz has shown that 7 MHz signals of less than 100 nanowatts per square centimeter can disorient the bird’s migratory flight. The new findings appear in the May 13 issue of Nature.

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