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October 2010


Magnetic Nanoparticles Remove Ovarian Cancer Cells from the Abdominal Cavity

A major complicating factor in the treatment of ovarian cancer is that malignant cells are often shed into the patient’s abdominal cavity. These cells can then spread to other tissues, seeding new tumors that make effective therapy difficult. To overcome this problem, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology created magnetic nanoparticles that can selectively bind to and remove ovarian tumor cells from abdominal cavity fluid. John F. McDonald led the research team that reported their work in the journal Nanomedicine.

Research by other investigators had identified a protein known as EphA2 as a highly selective marker for free-floating ovarian cancer cells. Dr. McDonald and his collaborators coated magnetic cobalt-iron oxide nanoparticles with a molecular mimic ....Click Here to Learn More...

Posted by Jay Roberts at 05:13 AM | Permalink

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The aurora borealis, or Northern Lights, often appears as a curtain of fire in the sky. This spectacular light show has two main players: Earth’s magnetosphere and the solar wind.

Credit: Philippe Moussette, Obs. Mont Cosmos

Posted by Jay Roberts at 05:10 AM | Permalink

Magnetic fields surround magnets and act like invisible shields. Every magnet, from the smallest refrigerator magnet to powerful magnets that can pick up cars, has a magnetic field around it. Magnets always have two ends, or poles, and the lines of the magnetic field go from one pole to the other.

The Earth, too, is a giant magnet, which means our planet is always surrounded by a powerful and protective magnetic field. The field is layered and thick, so it looks something like a giant onion that surrounds the Earth (except it’s invisible). Earth’s magnetic field is easy to see in action ....Click Here to Read on...

Posted by Jay Roberts at 05:08 AM | Permalink

Theoretical work done at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has provided a key to understanding an unexpected magnetism between two dissimilar materials.  

The results, published in Nature Communications, have special significance for the design of future electronic devices for computations and telecommunications, according to co-author Satoshi Okamoto of ORNL's Materials Science and Technology Division. The work was performed at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, synchrotron radiation facilities in France and Japan, University of Bristol and University of Warwick.

"What the team found was an unexpected magnetic order........Click Here to Read on.....

Posted by Jay Roberts at 05:01 AM | Permalink

Magnetic Bracelets Benefits Explained

by Maegan Crandall

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Senior woman with arthritis is considering getting a magnetic bracelet

Magnetic jewelry has become a very popular way to treat a myriad of health conditions and problems. You may be wondering what magnetic bracelets actually do and whether or not magnetic jewelry works to relieve pain. In this article, we will review the different types of magnetic jewelry and try to make sense of magnetic bracelets benefits and promises. There are many sources of information about magnet therapy, and it can be difficult to decide whether or not to try magnetic bracelets. Our quick overview simplifies magnetic bracelets benefits and can help you approach magnet therapy in the right way.

  1. Magnetic jewelry choices: Magnetic jewelry is available in many different styles. Many magnetic bracelets offer their own unique style aesthetic. Choose from magnetic cuff bracelets with simple details, magnetic jewelry with pearls and gemstones and handsome magnetic link pieces. Magnetic necklaces and rings are also available; if you find that your magnetic bracelet is beneficial for your health, consider adding other magnetic pieces to your collection to maximize benefits.

  2. Magnetic pain relief: Magnetic therapy is the idea that magnets increase circulation, blood flow and oxygen in a specific area in the body. Increased blood flow can help to relieve pain and stiffness, especially if your joints, back or muscles are swollen or injured. Many individuals with arthritis and other chronic pain conditions report relief from magnet therapy.

  3. Magnetic mental therapy: Magnet therapy has also been shown to increase relaxation and well-being in some individuals. This may simply reflect the reduction in pain and stiffness, or it may be its own benefit. Many proponents of magnet therapy say that magnetic bracelets restore the body's natural energy field or help align the body's chakras. Either way, relaxation is a very important part of physical health. Consider magnetic therapy to deal with daily stress and tension.

  4. Try it for yourself: Effects of magnet therapy have not been medically proven, but each individual should decide for themselves if magnetic jewelry is right for them. Many people have exhausted other pain-relief remedies, and magnetic bracelets may be a good solution for individuals with chronic, untreatable pain. Try a stylish, affordable magnetic bracelet, ring or necklace for yourself.

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