Biological Effects of Static Magnetic Fields

Authors: Zhang, Xin, Yarema, Kevin, Xu, An

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  • Summarizes the reported effects of static magnetic field (SMF) on human body, cells, subcellular components and molecules
  • Reviews the potential mechanisms responsible for those biological effects
  • Focuses on potential mechanisms that contribute to the differential effects of magnetic fields on cancer and non-cancer cells
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The book summarizes the emerging topic about the effects of SMF on biological samples ranging from single molecules, subcellular compartments, and cells to whole organisms, as well as the potential application of SMF in clinical treatment of cancer and other diseases. With the development and growing popularity of modern appliances, including MRI in the hospitals, the potential impact of magnetic fields on human health is invoking increasing concerns. At the same time, SMF has been used in the clinical treatment of tumors and other diseases for decades. However, there are still some reservations and uncertainties about these treatments, which are largely due to the differential biological effects reported in the literature. These experimental inconsistencies are mainly caused by variations such as different magnetic field types, intensities, treatment time as well as biological samples examined. This volume will help clarify some dilemmas in this field and encourage further investigations in order to achieve a better understanding of the biological effects of SMF, aiming for a rational application of SMF in clinical therapy in the near future. The book is useful for scientists doctors, and students who are interested in magnetic fields and life sciences.

About the authors

Dr. Xin Zhang is a principal investigator at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Hefei, China. 
Dr. Kevin Yarema is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA.
Dr. An Xu is a principal investigator at the Institute of technical biology and agricultural engineering, Hefei Institute of Physical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, , Hefei, China.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Parameters of Magnetic Fields and Their Differential Biological Effects

    Zhang, Xin (et al.)

    Pages 3-25

  • Static Magnetic Fields (SMFs) on Human Bodies

    Zhang, Xin (et al.)

    Pages 27-47

  • Molecular Mechanisms for Electromagnetic Field Biosensing

    Zhang, Xin (et al.)

    Pages 51-79

  • Impact of Static Magnetic Fields (SMFs) on Cells

    Zhang, Xin (et al.)

    Pages 81-131

  • Impact of Static Magnetic Field (SMF) on Microorganisms, Plants and Animals

    Zhang, Xin (et al.)

    Pages 133-172

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eBook $149.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-3579-1
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-3577-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biological Effects of Static Magnetic Fields
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-3579-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-3579-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-3577-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 220
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour
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