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Magnetoreception
Xue X, Ali YF, Luo W, Liu C, Zhou G, Liu NA. Biological Effects of Space Hypomagnetic Environment on Circadian Rhythm. Front Physiol. 2021 Mar 9;12:643943. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2021.643943. PMID: 33767637; PMCID: PMC7985258. Abstract The intrinsic earth magnetic field (geomagnetic field, GMF) provides an essential environmental condition for most living organisms to adapt the solar cycle...
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Hunt RD, Ashbaugh RC, Reimers M, Udpa L, Saldana De Jimenez G, Moore M, et al. (2021) Swimming direction of the glass catfish is responsive to magnetic stimulation. PLoS ONE 16(3): e0248141. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0248141 Abstract Several marine species have developed a magnetic perception that is essential for navigation and detection of prey and predators. One of...
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Magnetoreception in the inner ear of pigeons (Nimpf et al. 2019) Some animals can sense magnetic fields and use them for orientation. Various mechanisms have been discussed in this regard, yet little is known about whether and if so, where such sensory structures to detect static magnetic fields exist in these animals. The study by...
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Newsletter of the Swiss expert group on electromagnetic fields and non-ionising radiation (BERENIS) Note: These newsletters were prepared under contract to the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN). The Swiss expert group on electromagnetic fields and non-ionising radiation (BERENIS) bears sole responsibility for the content. Summaries and assessments of selected studiesIn the period from beginning of...
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ScienceDaily, 5 January 2021. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/01/210105104832.htm First direct observation of magnetic field affecting autofluorescence of flavins in living cells. Summary: New research shows how X-Men villain Magneto’s super powers could really work. Researchers have made the first observations of biological magnetoreception – live, unaltered cells responding to a magnetic field in real time. This discovery is...
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Vale JO, Acosta-Avalos D. Magnetosensitivity in the Stingless Bee Tetragonisca angustula: Magnetic Inclination Can Alter the Choice of the Flying Departure Angle From the Nest. Bioelectromagnetics. 2020 Dec 16. doi: 10.1002/bem.22312. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33326627. Abstract It is known that animals are sensitive to the geomagnetic field. In the case of insects, magnetoreception...
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Malkemper EP, Nimpf S, Nordmann GC, Keays DA. Neuronal circuits and the magnetic sense: central questions. J Exp Biol. 2020 Nov 9;223(Pt 21):jeb232371. doi: 10.1242/jeb.232371. PMID: 33168544. Abstract Magnetoreception is the ability to sense the Earth’s magnetic field, which is used for orientation and navigation. Behavioural experiments have shown that it is employed by many...
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