Meet The Russian Scientist Who Injected Himself With A 3.5 Million-Year-Old Bacteria (10 Pics)
Anatoli Brouchkov, a Scientist from Russia is a soft-spoken guy with silver hair. If you met him on the street, you will never believe that this cute face has once injected himself with a 3.5 million-year-old bacteria. He did this to make a new research on the cell resistance, fertility and even eternal life for human beings.
Although, Scientists have tested this on mice before, but Brouchkov decided to become a guinea pig for the experiment.
#9 Siberian Basillicus F. bacteria
The bacteria in question is known as Bacillus F, has remained alive in permafrost for millions of years. Dr. Brouchkov, head of the Geocryology Department of Moscow State University discovered this bacteria in the year 2009. He actually pulled out of a permafrost sample from Mammoth Mountain in the northern Siberian region of Yakutsk.
#8 The exact location
The Scientist discovered this 3.5 million-year-old bacteria six years ago, in ancient permafrost at Mammoth Mountain in the Sakha Republic, which is also known as Yakutia, the largest region in Siberia.
#7 His views...
"We did a lot of experiments on mice and fruit flies and we saw the sustainable impact of our bacteria on their longevity and fertility, But, we do not know yet exactly how it works."
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#6 Side Effects of this experiment
He said, "Perhaps, there were some side-effects, but there should be some special medical equipment to spot them."
He also said that such ancient viruses are incredibly complex, and with hundreds upon hundreds of protein-encoding genes, the influenza A has eight.
"We want to understand the mechanisms of the protection of genome, the functioning of the genes," said Dr. Brouchlov.
#5 Is it to cure Cancer?
He then added to his statement that,
‘The key question is what provides the vitality of this bacteria, but it is as complicated as which human genes are responsible for cancer and how to cure it. The scale and complicity of the question are nearly the same."
#4 How old was the bacteria?
Dr. Brouchkov observed with this experiment that the bacteria was estimated to be around 3.5 million-years-old.
He said, "This bacteria was isolated from the outer world in ice, so we are quite sure that this bacteria was kept in the permafrost for such a long time."
#3 Is the research still going on?
He claimed that these immortal bacteria or immortal beings do exist on this earth. They cannot die and can protect themselves and other human beings as well against harmful diseases.
He said: "Our cells are unable to protect themselves from damage. These bacteria cells are able to protect themselves. It would be great to find the mechanisms of protection from aging, from damage and to use them to fight with our aging."
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#2 Elixir of life
Another scientist, Dr. Viktor Chernyavsky said that this pictured bacteria has the ability to improve human health, leading to the discovery of 'Elixir of Life'.
#1 Growing bacteria in labs
Finally, at the end he concludes:
“I believe that we all need to start studying these immortal beings, but at the moment not so many of us are doing this. We are arguing, discussing, instead of (doing sufficient) research. We need to use the fact that such bacteria were found in our permafrost. We have such opportunities for study. I believe that this bacteria could be very useful.”
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