Theoretical Concepts in Magnetobiology after 40 Years of Research

Cells. 2022 Jan 14;11(2):274. doi: 10.3390/cells11020274.


This review contains information on the development of magnetic biology, one of the multidisciplinary areas of biophysics. The main historical facts are presented and the general observed properties of magnetobiological phenomena are listed. The unavoidable presence of nonspecific magnetobiological effects in the everyday life of a person and society is shown. Particular attention is paid to the formation of theoretical concepts in magnetobiology and the state of the art in this area of research. Some details are provided on the molecular mechanisms of the nonspecific action of a magnetic field on organisms. The prospects of magnetobiology for the near and distant future are discussed.

Keywords: biological action of a magnetic field; kT problem; molecular mechanism; nonspecific effect; random effect.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biology*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Fields
  • Magnetics*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Research*