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A growing body of evidence suggests that the molecular machinery of life emits and absorb photons. Now one biologist has evidence that this light is a new form of cellular communication. Nobody is quite sure how cells produce biophotons but the latest thinking is that various molecular processes can emit photons and that these are transported to the cell surface by energy carying excitons.
Living systems emit what is called ultraweak photon emission (UPE). This visually undetectable phenomenon has only been studied in humans for the last 30 years, finding that UPE is a complex process depending on multitude factors. Considering previous literature, this review discusses the current trends in the analysis of in vivo UPE from human beings.
Some radiation therapy patients report seeing flashes of light in front of their eyes during treatment – even when their eyes are closed. Now this long-standing mystery may have been solved, thanks to this weird effect being caught on camera for the first time.
Studies by Alexander Gurwitsch in the 1920’ s with onion root cells revealed the phenomenon of mitogenetic radiation. Subsequent works by Popp, Van Wijk, Quickenden, Tillbury, and Trushin have demonstrated a link between Gurwitsch’s mitogenetic radiation and the biophoton, emissions of light correlated with biological processes. The present study seeks to expand upon these and other works to explore whether biophoton emissions of bacterial cultures is used as an information carrier of environmental stress. Bacterial cultures (Escherichia coli and Serratia marcescens) were incubated for 24 hr in 5 ml of nutrient broth to stationary phase and cell densi‐ties of ~107 cells/mL. Cultures of E. coli were placed upon a photomultiplier tube housed within a dark box. A second bacterial culture, either E. coli or S. marcescens, was placed in an identical dark box at a distance of 5 m and received injections of hydrogen peroxide. Spectral analyses revealed significant differences in peak fre‐quencies of 7.2, 10.1, and 24.9 Hz in the amplitude modulation of the emitted bio‐photon signal with respect to whether a peroxide injection occurred or not, and whether the species receiving the injection was E. coli or S. marcescens. These and the subsequent results of discriminant functions suggest that bacteria may release bio‐photons as a non‐local communication system in response to stress, and that these biophotons are species specific.
The Analytical Eye - by Wassily Kandinsky
#Comment: Yet another new "legal psychedelic therapy" company under interesting leadership: Their board is led by former CEO of Bayer (the pharma giant) and the former COO of the Bill Gates Medical Research Institute. Once these guys (and the money/intel/etc. interests they represent) are done, the majority of psychedelics will be owned by big pharma (patents etc.) and regulated by and for the mega shareholder class - to ensure maximum profits and minimum social disruption. And predictably, the majority of scientists active in this field (imperial & co) are applauding such developments and are willing collaborating. Wonderful bad comedy, illustrating the just how stupid and unscientific any talk of "psychedelics better your character" really is.
#Music of the day: Bab L' Bluz - Ila Mata
The analysis revealed that the key to performance – and, by extension, motivation – lies within the ratio of two neurotransmitters in the nucleus accumbens: glutamine and glutamate. Specifically, the ratio of glutamine to glutamate relates to our capacity for maintaining performance over a long period of time – what the researchers term “stamina”. Another discovery was that competition seems to boost performance even from the beginning of the task. This was especially the case for individuals with low glutamine-to-glutamate ratios in the nucleus accumbens.
Seventy years ago, on August 9, a massive B-29 Superfortress aircraft roared down a tropical airport runway, carrying 13 men and what was then the world’s most destructive weapon—an atomic bomb called Fat Man. It was the second atomic bomb in existence. And it was far more powerful than the first atomic bomb to be used in warfare, which was called “Little Boy” and had been dropped on Hiroshima just three days earlier.
Modi’s dream of a ‘self-reliant India’ comes at a terrible price for its indigenous population.
By 2025, China’s online mutual aid industry is expected to reach 450 million users, or nearly 32% of the country’s population, three times the number of current users. An important reason for its huge potential is that the reimbursement rate for serious diseases under China’s public health care system is capped at 60%, leaving patients to pay the balance themselves.
Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong added to pilot project amid US tensions
BSF-based biorefinery could valorize organic wastes into biobased products. BSF biomass could substitute a substantial amount protein and fat in animal diets. BSF biomass is rich in bioactive compounds and enhances the nutritive value as feed. Automation and process scale up are needed for exploitation of BSF technology.