A Prospective, 1-Year Follow-up Study of Postural Tachycardia Syndrome

submitted by: WentzMR
Dr. Phillip Low, Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the August 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, on postural tachycardia syndrome which, for the first time documents, in a prospective study, significant improvement for patients, so much so that many are able to return to work or school or other activities that have been difficult in the past. This situation typically occurs even though some symptoms may persist. Available at:...

Rough Edit for Content Review: Magnets and Magnetism

submitted by: KidsJudgePartnership
Video Rough Edit for Content Review: Attention Magnetic Mentors! Please view this footage from the Kids Judge! LA exhibit on magnetism in order to prepare for your upcoming events with fourth and fifth graders at Carver Elementary. There were a variety of activities presented at this exhibit; each activity was designed to help kids understand specific scientific concepts. All of the activities were compelling and fun but they are also valuable because they stimulate curiosity about what we...

Quantum Mechanics of Magnetoreception

submitted by: icamvid

Chris Rodgers presents a physical chemists’ view on magnetic field effects in the magnetic compass sense of birds and in chemistry.

Presented at the Exploratory Workshop on Nontrivial Quantum Effects, Anacapri, Italy, October 2010

Does the Magnetic Compass of Birds Involve a Coherent Quantum Process?

submitted by: icamvid

How do birds orient themselves with respect to Earth's magnetic field?
Thorsten Ritz presents his research on the magnetic compass of birds, which allows them to navigate accurately throughout long migrations. He explores various methods of magnetic sensing in other organisms and proposes a quantum mechanical solution for birds.

Presented at the Exploratory Workshop on Nontrivial Quantum Effects, Anacapri, Italy, October 2010