Useful Publications

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Quantum biology books, reports and articles

For a good, but short introduction to the origins of quantum biology see the excellent review by Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili (McFadden and Al-Khalili 2018), which is freely available at:

Jim Al-Khalili presents an overview of quantum biology in his talk available online here:
Other suggestions include the book 30 Second Quantum Theory (link) and the short review published in The Scientist (June 2019) ‘Quantum biology may help to solve some of life’s greatest mysteries’ (link)

A more in-depth book, ‘Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology’ (Al-Khalili and McFadden 2014) is available here: (link)

The following report by the European Science Foundation (2015) ‘A Foresight Activity on Research in Quantum Biology (FarQBio) (link) is suitable for a non-physicist readership. Finally the article ‘Vibrations, quanta and biology’ by Huelga SF and Plenio MB (2013) (link)  is an interesting read. (Email M Plenio for the full paper if needed).

For further publications, see the publications from our scientific team below, or visit the bibliography of papers referred to throughout the website.

Publications by The Guy Foundation scientific team

Nunn AV, Guy G and Bell JD. The hormesis of thinking: a deeper quantum thermodynamic perspective. Int J Neurorehab, 2017 Jun; 4 (3). (link)

Nunn A, Guy G and Bell JD. The Quantum Mitochondrion and Optimal Health. Biochemical Society Transactions,  2016 Aug 15; 44 (4):1101-1110. (link)

Nunn AVW, Guy GW and Bell, JD: Hormesis and cognitive function; an evolutionary/adaptive arabesque leading to longevity. Diet and Exercise in Cognitive Function and Neurological Diseases. Edited by Tahira Farooqui and Akhlaq A. Farooqui. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Spring 2015. (link)

Nunn AV, Guy GW, and Bell JD. The intelligence paradox; will ET get the metabolic syndrome? Lessons from and for Earth. Nut Metab (Lond.) 2014 Jul 29; 11: 34. (link)

Nunn AV, Guy GW, and Bell JD. Endocannabinoids in neuroendopsychology; multiphasic control of mitochondrial function. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2012 Dec 5;367(1607):3342-52. (link)

Nunn AV, Guy GW, Brodie JS and Bell JD. Inflammatory modulation of exercise salience: using hormesis to return to a healthy lifestyle. Nutr Metab (Lond.) 2010 Dec 9; 7: 87. (link)

Guy GW*, Nunn AV*, Thomas LE and Bell JD. Obesity, diabetes and longevity in the Gulf; is there a Gulf metabolic syndrome? International Journal of Diabetes 2009; 1: 43-54.  *Equal first co-authors. (link)

Nunn AV, Guy GW, Bell JD. Endocannabinoids, FOXO and the metabolic syndrome: Redox, function and tipping point - The view from two systems. Immunobiology 2009, May 18. Epub. (link)

Nunn AV, Bell JD, Guy GW. Lifestyle-induced metabolic inflexibility and accelerated ageing syndrome: insulin resistance, friend or foe? Nutr Metab (Lond.) 2009; Apr 16;6:16. (link)