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biomagnetism

(bī′ō-măg′nĭ-tĭz′əm)
n.
1. The magnetic field created by a living organism.
2. The effect of an external magnetic field on living organisms.
3. The scientific study of these phenomena.
A general term for any allegedly therapeutic effect evoked by special magnets or magnetic fields; magnet therapy has a long tradition in many cultures—e.g., Arab, Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, Hebrew, Roman, and the Indian subcontinent

biomagnetism

Mainstream medicine Biomagnetic therapy The formal study of magnetic fields associated with life activities; mainstream biomagnetism is an intradisciplinary hybrid with roots in quantum mechanics, superconductivity, and bioelectricity
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Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Biomagnetism; 2004 Aug 8-12; Boston, USA.
In chapter 3, Brusewitz provides a review of research relating to "biomagnetism, biofields, and holistic biology." He begins with a discussion of animal migration, citing Sheldrake's view that such migrations are based on "morphogenetic fields," as well as other, more orthodox, views regarding the mechanism underlying such migrations.
The themes of the 2008 gathering were magnetic materials; magnetic oxides; soft magnetic matter; nanomagnetism and nanostructures; diluted magnetic semiconductors; high frequency properties, metamaterials, and resonances; biomagnetism; superconductivity; magneto-photonics; spintronics and magneto-transport; and theory.
They believe that the research may provide vital clues explain biomagnetism - a phenomenon in which some birds, insects and marine life navigate using the magnetic field that encompasses the Earth.
Biomagnetism is an offshoot therapy which uses tiny magnets on the body's acupuncture channels to boost energy flow.
SQUIDs are used to measure extremely faint magnetic fields and can be used in magnetic resonance imaging and biomagnetism studies, as well as in the search for gravity waves and magnetic monopoles.
The research group examined the brain's response to sound using the biomagnetism measurement device MEG (magnetoencephalography), which makes it possible to measure the brain activity without any subject's behavioral response.