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Questions over 'healing effect' of magnets
Patients should be advised that magnet therapy has no proved benefits, and that any healing effect is likely to be small, say US researchers in this week's BMJ. (2006-01-05)

Fewer patient deaths after surgery in hospitals known for good nursing care
Patients treated in magnet hospitals (specially designated for their nursing excellence) had 14 percent lower odds of death than those in non-magnet hospitals in a four-state study of 564 hospitals led by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. The magnet designation, determined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recognizes high-quality patient care, high levels of nurse education, and nursing innovation. (2012-10-22)

Magnet ingestion by young children serious and growing problem
Physicians and parents must be aware of the growing danger of magnet ingestion by children because magnets can adhere to each other and cause life-threatening problems such as bowel perforations, a new case study illustrates in CMAJ. (2013-03-11)

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center earns top honor for nursing excellence
The Magnet Recognition Program of the American Nurses Credentialing Center has redesignated Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center as a Magnet hospital -- one of only 372 hospitals worldwide to achieve this prestigious distinction for excellence in nursing services. (2010-10-04)

Magnet lab reclaims world record for highest-field resistive magnet
Physicists who do research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at the Florida State University got a brand new, high-tech toy for the holidays -- a world-record magnet. (2010-01-06)

Rush University Medical Center maintains Magnet status for quality nursing
Rush University Medical Center has received renewal of its Magnet status, the highest recognition given for nursing excellence. The designation recognizes Rush nursing staff for overall excellence and for providing the very best care to patients. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program first awarded Rush the four-year Magnet designation in 2002. (2006-07-14)

Pushing the boundaries of magnet design
A Russian team has been pushing the boundaries of magnet design, as published in a recent study in EPJ Plus. They have developed methods to counter the spontaneous loss of magnetization, based on their understanding of the underlying physical phenomenon. Roman Morgunov from the Russian Academy of Sciences and colleagues have now developed a simple additive-based method for ensuring the stability of permanent magnets over time, with no loss to their main magnetic characteristics. (2016-10-18)

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital achieves Magnet designation
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital has received Magnet designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Le Bonheur is among only 7 percent of hospitals in the country to have earned the distinction of Magnet status. (2016-03-15)

The switch that could double USB memory
Scientists at Hokkaido University have developed a device that employs both magnetic and electronic signals, which could provide twice the storage capacity of conventional memory devices, such as USB flash drives. (2016-06-30)

Magnet lab wins $11.7-million grant to build next-generation magnet
The National Science Foundation has awarded the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Fla., an $11.7-million grant for construction of an innovative magnet that will have the potential to revolutionize a technique used to learn more about little-understood molecules. (2006-09-26)

Magnet hospitals have higher quality of care, NYU researcher finds
Research from NYU College of Nursing and the U of Penn School of Nursing provides insight on the factors contributing to the differences between Magnet and Non-Magnet hospitals as well as an analysis of the links between Magnet Recognition and better nurse-reported quality of care. (2014-03-11)

St. Jude achieves Magnet Designation for nursing services
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has received designated Magnet status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. St. Jude is the first hospital in western Tennessee to receive this designation. Magnet status is the highest honor granted to nursing services, and only 7 percent of all US hospital have achieved this recognition. (2015-08-20)

National Maglab achieves new world record with strongest resistive magnet
New 41.4-Tesla instrument paves way for breakthroughs in physics and materials research. (2017-08-22)

New superconducting magnet to probe proton structure
To help unlock the innermost secrets of the proton, a doughnut-shaped superconducting magnet 14 feet in diameter is now being tested at the University of Illinois. (2001-02-01)

Relativity shakes a magnet
The research group of Professor Jairo Sinova at the Institute of Physics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz , in collaboration with researchers from Prague, Cambridge, and Nottingham, have predicted and discovered a new physical phenomenon that allows to manipulate the state of a magnet by electric signals. (2014-03-03)

25 Tesla, world-record 'split magnet' makes its debut
A custom-built, $2.5 million (2011-07-13)

Geisinger Medical Center earns prestigious Magnet designation
The American Nurses Credentialing Center has designated Geisinger Medical Center as a Magnet hospital. GMC joins an elite group of only 15 Pennsylvania hospitals -- and only 294 hospitals in the United States that have achieved Magnet status. (2008-10-10)

Let there be light: new magnet design continues magnet lab's tradition of innovation
Engineers at Florida State University's National High Magnetic Field Laboratory have successfully tested a groundbreaking new magnet design that could literally shed new light on nanoscience and semiconductor research. (2007-10-31)

New grant paves the way for transformative science at magnet lab
Scientists at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at the Florida State University are working to open a new frontier in chemistry, biology and materials studies, thanks to a recent $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation. (2010-11-12)

FSU's Magnet Lab to build world's strongest magnet designed for 'neutron scattering' experiments
The Hahn-Meitner Institute in Berlin has contracted with the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla., to build an $8.7-million hybrid magnet for (2007-04-04)

Another world-record achievement for National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Fla. is ending its year with another achievement of international importance as engineers and technicians this week completed testing of a world-record magnet. (2005-12-14)

Choosing the right hospital may save your baby's life
Choosing the right hospital may make the difference between life and death for very low birth weight infants, according to research led by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and released today in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. (2012-04-25)

Bizarre new way to propel a spacecraft
A juddering magnet has inspired a US scientist to investigate a bizarre new way of propelling a spacecraft. The idea for a (2000-12-06)

National MagLab's latest magnet snags world record, marks new era of scientific discovery
The Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory has shattered another world record with the testing of a 32-tesla magnet -- 33 percent stronger than what had previously been the world's strongest superconducting magnet used for research and more than 3,000 times stronger than a small refrigerator magnet. (2017-12-14)

Magnets and kids: A dangerous duo
Magnet ingestions by children have received increasing attention over the past 10 years. With the growing availability of new and stronger neodymium-iron-boron magnets being sold as 'toys,' there has been an increase of cases of ingestion, resulting in serious injury and, in some cases, death. In a new study scheduled for publication in the Journal of Pediatrics, researchers studied the trends of magnetic ingestions at the Hospital for Sick Children, Canada's largest children's hospital. (2014-05-16)

Superconducting magnet attracts molecular research
Brandeis University wins 800 MHz superconducting magnet for biomedical research in stiff NIH-funded competition among research universities. The 7-ton Bruker magnet helps Brandeis continue pioneering NMR research. (2005-11-02)

HUP receives renewal of highest nursing credential with prestigious Magnet recognition
HUP has been accredited for the second time as a Magnet organization -- the highest institutional honor granted for nursing excellence -- from the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program. (2012-03-19)

Fox Chase Cancer Center becomes nation's first cancer specialty hospital and Pennsylvania's first hospital to receive highest nursing honor
Fox Chase Cancer Center announced that it has received the American Nursing Association's (ANA) highest honor for outstanding nursing. The ANA has bestowed Magnet Nursing Services Recognition Award upon Fox Chase, making it the first hospital in Pennsylvania and the first cancer specialty hospital in the nation to receive such recognition. (2000-08-13)

3-D-printed magnets
Scientists at TU Wien have found a way to create magnets in a 3-D printer. It can be used to build high-precision permanent magnets with complex shapes which create exactly the right magnetic field. (2016-10-25)

New world record magnet for chemical and biomedical research
The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, funded by the National Science Foundation and the State of Florida, has achieved another world record in magnet development with the successful testing of its 21.1 Tesla, superconducting, ultra-wide bore, NMR magnet. (2004-07-26)

Automated analytical platform facilitates identification of proteins
Now that the human genome has been sequenced, one of the hottest areas in life sciences is characterizing the human proteome. Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed techniques that facilitate the rapid identification and characterization of proteins. (2001-10-01)

Fox Chase earns prestigious Magnet nursing designation for fourth time in a row
Fox Chase Cancer Center, the first acute care hospital in Pennsylvania and specialty hospital in the country to receive Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program, has been designated with this prestigious recognition for the fourth time in a row -- now making it the first hospital in Pennsylvania to have achieved three successful re-designations. (2013-11-26)

Improved cochlear implant device allows safe MRI in children without discomfort
A study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago found that children with a MED-EL Synchrony cochlear implant device can undergo MRI safely, with no discomfort and reduced need for sedation or anesthesia. Findings were published in the peer-reviewed journal Laryngoscope. (2020-07-09)

Newport Hospital receives nursing's highest credential for third time with Magnet recognition
Newport Hospital has again attained the distinguished Magnet hospital designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program. Considered the gold standard for nursing excellence, the voluntary hospital credentialing program recognizes nursing excellence and professionalism. It is the top international credential for outstanding nursing care. The unanimous decision to redesignate Newport Hospital was based on the hospital's continued adherence to rigorous national standards of nursing practice. (2014-08-22)

Magnet therapy: what's the attraction?
A University of Maryland physics professor raises doubts on the practice of using magnets to relieve pain--with some simple experiments you can try at home. (1999-09-08)

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center receives prominent Magnet recognition for superior patient care
PPMC has achieved Magnet status -- the highest institutional honor awarded for nursing excellence -- from the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program. One of only 23 Magnet hospitals in Pennsylvania, PPMC's achievement was granted unanimously by the ANCC's Commission on Magnet. The status recognizes the quality of the hospital's faculty and staff, and the dedication to reinforcing a culture of excellence. (2012-04-20)

150-ton magnet pulls world toward new energy source
A 150-ton magnet developed in part by MIT engineers is pulling the world closer to nuclear fusion as a potential source of energy. Over the last three years (2002-09-23)

Researchers develop world's first light-tunable 'plastic' magnet
Low-cost, flexible electronics and better computer data storage might result from the world's first light-tunable plastic magnet, just developed at Ohio State University. With colleagues at the University of Utah, researchers here developed a plastic material that becomes 1.5 times more magnetic when blue light shines on it. Green light partially reverses that effect. (2002-02-01)

The Miriam Hospital receives fifth Magnet® designation for nursing excellence
The Miriam Hospital has again attained Magnet® recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program®. The voluntary credentialing program for hospitals recognizes excellence in nursing and is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice. (2015-04-17)

Northwestern Memorial maintains top status in nursing hospital renewed for Nurse Magnet®
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, long recognized for its high standards in nursing quality, today announced the renewal of its Magnet status, the gold standard for nursing excellence. The honor is determined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and recognizes an organizational commitment to the best in patient care. (2010-12-17)

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