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Applying Magneto-Rheology to Reduce Blood Viscosity and Suppress Turbulence to Prevent Heart Attacks
Recently, Russ Hobbie pointed out to me an abstract presented at the 2017 American Physical Society March Meeting about “ Applying Magneto-Rheology to Reduce Blood Viscosity and Suppress Turbulence to Prevent Heart Attacks ," by Rongjia Tao . Heart attacks ...

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Free-Redical Chain Reactions that Spread Damage and Destruction
One way radiation damages tissue is by producing free radicals , also known as reactive oxygen species . In Chapter 16 of Intermediate Physics for Medicine and Biology , Russ Hobbie and I discuss these molecules: High- LET [linear energy transfer] radiation...

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Magnetic Force Microscopy for Nanoparticle Characterization
In Chapter 8 of Intermediate Physics for Medicine and Biology , Russ Hobbie and I discuss Biomagnetism . The 5th edition of IPMB contains a brief new section on magnetic nanoparticles 8.8.4 Magnetic Nanoparticles Small single-domain nanoparticles (10-70 nm ...

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The Thermodynamics of the Proton Spin
In Intermediate Physics for Medicine and Biology , Russ Hobbie and I introduce a lot of statistical mechanics and thermodynamics . For instance, in Chapter 3 we describe the Boltzmann factor and the heat capacity , and in Chapter 18 we analyze magnetic reso...

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Erythropoietin and Feedback Loops
In Chapter 10 of Intermediate Physics for Medicine and Biology , Russ Hobbie and I discuss feedback loops . We included two new problems about feedback loops in the 5 th edition of IPMB, but as Russ says "you can never have too many examples." So, here is a...

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Unequal Anisotropy Ratios
In Chapter 7 of Intermediate Physics for Medicine and Biology, Russ Hobbie and I discuss the bidomain model , a mathematical description of the anisotropic electrical properties of cardiac tissue. Anisotropy plays an important role in the bidomain model. To...

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Radiopaedia
Readers of Intermediate Physics for Medicine and Biology learn topics in medical physics from a physics point-of-view. Often, however, the discussion in IPMB does not emphasize clinical applications. Where can you get more clinical information? Radiopaedia!...

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Top Ten Illustrations in Intermediate Physics for Medicine and Biology
I always love top ten lists, so I prepared a list of my top ten illustrations in Intermediate Physics for Medicine and Biology . These are a subjective, personal selections; you may prefer others. I excluded any figure that was reproduced in IPMB from anoth...

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Enhancement of Human Color Vision by Breaking the Binocular Redundancy
Russ Hobbie and I added a discussion of color vision to the 5th edition of Intermediate Physics for Medicine and Biology . “The eye can detect color because there are three types of cones in the retina , each of which responds to a different wavelength of l...

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Five Popular Misconceptions about Osmosis
In Chapter 5 of Intermediate Physics for Medicine and Biology , Russ Hobbie and I discuss osmotic pressure . 5.2 Osmotic Pressure in an Ideal Gas The selective permeability of a membrane gives rise to some striking effects. The flow of water that occurs bec...
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