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From: Modeling of inhomogeneous electromagnetic fields in the nervous system: a novel paradigm in understanding cell interactions, disease etiology and therapy

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Forces acting upon cells in vicinity of the neuron. Once the cells penetrate the blood brain barrier and come in vicinity of the electromagnetic fields generated around neurons, their migration and adhesion begin to be influenced by the electric and magnetic forces exerted on them. Whilst the magnetic field acts circularly around the neuron, the electric field spreads perpendicularly to it. Both of these fields exert forces on cells which depend on the value of the external charge on the cells as well as their incident angle and could, therefore, either deflect or attract the cells. (Source: Mind the Graph on https://mindthegraph.com/, used under the CC BY-SA license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en)/derivative of the original).

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