Research released by the University of Washington titled “Magnetic fields may hold key to malaria treatment, UW researchers find” indicates Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields show promise as a malaria treatment. Professor Henry Lai who conducted the research at the University of Washington explains, “It’s a very weak magnetic field, just a little stronger than the earth’s. The difference is that it is oscillating.” March 30, 2000
A group of scientists published study results using a pulsed magnetic field on mice innoculated with cancer cells for tumor growth. The pulsd magnetic field was generated by a Helmholtz coil with a weak direct current (DC) output of only 0.094 Teslas which is equivalent to 940 gauss. Using a unique in vivo imaging system, the researchers were able to view tumor progression in real time.
This study indicates the importance of consistent and repeated use of a pulsed magnetic field over a long enough period of time for results.
The scientists summed up stating:
“Our results showed that exposure of the mice to magnetic fields for 360 min daily for as long as 4 wk suppressed tumor growth. … Our findings support further exploration of the potential of magnetic fields in cancer therapeutics, either as adjunct or primary therapy.”
“Effect of Magnetic Fields on Tumor Growth and Viability” was published in Comparative Medicine in August 2011: