(March 26, 2002)

Stem Cells and Regeneration

Another exciting area of scientific discovery has to do with stem cells -- the cells from when we were just little embryos in our mother’s womb, the cells that just couldn’t decide “who” to be when they grew up! It’s interesting that the Kryon group has suggested we return to a time before we were ill physically, or just ill-at-ease, and imagine a time when we were health especially since these cells are “baby cells” just waiting for information about where they’re needed. Indeed, it has been shown that stem cells from the brain can turn into bone marrow cells,25 stem cells from the peripheral nervous system can “home in” on brain-tumor cells,26 and embryonic cells can repair spinal cord damage.27 Jeez, recently two research teams have independently isolated seemingly “immortal” human stem cells that can give rise to any cell type in the body!!28

In addition, information concerning biological clocks is just exploding. For instance, a recent search on Science Daily Online showed 980 “hits” on the topic. Researchers are finding that not only does every Earth organism investigated so far show evidence of these “body clocks,”29, 30, 31 but that these light-sensitive clocks are found throughout the cellular structure of every organism studied, including humans.32, 33 This means that many of Earth’s living creatures (if not all) work off a clock set by the light of our sun, and that while these clocks were thought to once be located almost exclusively by sensors located in the eyes and brain, they’ve been shown to pervade each cell. And light is not the only thing which drives the clocks, but also temperature and body memory! Yet something else is going on. “Cell suicide” is also being studied, where cells will self-destruct after replicating so many times (like a Xerox copy of a copy).34 On top of this, there is evidence that seemingly single-celled organisms such as bacteria will act in concert as if coordinating complex behaviors such as migration and survival under stress.35

Human stem cells seem to change “at will.” Biological clocks are seen to exist throughout Earth’s living creatures. Intelligent “cell suicide” is apparent during aging. Even seemingly unrelated organisms at the single-cell level communicate and present a united front! I suppose, then, it shouldn’t surprise me that in an 1998 issue of Science magazine it was shown that there is a wide-spread slowing down of the aging process – from worms, to humans, to insects, to yeast!36 We are seeing an exponential increase in the level of understanding
of what life is all about around us, including our own biology. SOMETHING IS GOING ON!

If single-cell bacteria communicate and work in unison, surely does every cell in our bodies (sound familiar?). If stem cell research shows regeneration in action, then it must interact with the body clocks we all have – the very clocks which tell our cells how many times they’ve reproduced and when it’s time to self-destruct (that is, age). And this information is being released to every living organism on the planet, since EVERYTHING has slowed down its aging! Whew!

In Other Related News...
Biological (Neural) Computers

Okay. I’m wearing myself out. Let me wrap this all up by providing a few extra pieces of information the Kryon group has mentioned over the years. They have made it clear on a few occasions to look to our own biology as the next step in advancing our technology, most notably computers. Two really cool pieces of information jumped out at me: 1) the very structure of DNA (a double helix) has been used by researchers at the University of California, San Deigo to create very fast room-temperature superconductors,37 and 2) molecular material on microchips (again modeled on DNA and RNA) are being developed to aid in further miniaturization of computers.38 However, while this is really neat stuff, I still await notice that someone, somewhere will find evidence of fast information transfer based on fine-tuned, local electromagnetic pulses where the “wires” don’t touch each other (just like the human brain). The closest I’ve seen so far is a recent release concerning “quantum computing” where close to instantaneous communication occurs (here we go with the speed of light thing, again).39

Radioactive-Eating Bacteria

Last but not least, I present stuff that Lee Carroll really got excited about when he ran across a magazine article some time after the Kryon group had mentioned it – specifically, that we look for natural, organic ways in which to “eat away” our waste (although I admit Lee gets excited most times he gets scientific confirmation like this!). A “superbug” bacteria was identified that is able to eat nuclear waste.40 In experiments conducted by Larry Wackett of the University of Minnesota, it was found that the bacteria Deinococcus radiodurans were able to attack solvents such a toluene and chlorobenzene, commonly used as carrier fluids for radioactive materials with little to no damage to the bacteria itself.41 In addition (and I’m not making this up, folks), Wackett found that this bacteria placed in a high-energy gamma ray field were able to attack these same pollutants with the same efficiency as their brothers and sisters exposed to no radiation, leading some to suggest it’s a bacteria from outer space!

And with that, it seems we’ve come full circle, and I’ve run out of steam. It has been a pleasure to provide this little article. I hope you all enjoyed it!

In All Love,
Kathy

References:

25 “Cellular conversion turns brain into blood,” ScienceNewsOnline – January 23, 1999, .

26 “Stem cells track down brain cancer,” ScienceNewsOnline – November 13, 1999, .

27 “Stem cells repair rat spinal cord damage,” ScienceNewsOnline – January 1, 2000, .

28 “Race to find human stem cells ends in tie,” ScienceNewsOnline – November 7, 1999, .

29 “Internal clocks keep everything from humans to algae ticking,” ScienceDaily – March 5, 1998. .

30 “Researchers show mechanism and similarities of biological clocks,” Science Daily – June 9, 1998. .

31 “Two Brandeis scientists shed light on the first photoreceptor known to set circadian rhythms,” ScienceDaily – November 24, 1998. .

32 “Biological clock clues determined,” ScienceDaily – August 14, 1998. .

33 “Biological clocks no longer found only in brain,” ScienceDaily – December 01, 1997. .

34 “Death by dozens of cuts,” by M. Baringa. Science, April 1998, Vol. 280, pp. 32-34.

35 “Bacteria as multicellular organisms,” by J. Shapiro & M. Dworkin. Oxford University Press
(hardback book), New York, 1997.

36 “Biodemographic trajectories of longevity,” by J. W. Vaupel et al. Science, 1998, Vol. 280(5365),
pp. 855-860.

37 “Double helix doubles as engineer,” by S. Bains. Science, 1998, Vol. 279(5359), pp. 2043-2044.

38 “Scientists create RNA computer,” ScienceDaily – January 26, 2000. Source: Princeton University, .

39 “IBM-led team unveils most-advanced quantum computer,” ScienceDaily – August 17, 2000.
Source: IBM Research Laboratories, .

40 “Meet the superbug – Radiation-resistant bacteria may clean up the nation’s worst waste sites,”
by J. Travis, ScienceNews – December 12, 1998, Vol. 154(24).

41 “University of Minnesota scientists engineer radiation-resistant bacteria to attack pollutants,” ScienceDaily – October 10, 1998. Source: University of Minnesota, .