Science

Study shows some genes activate after death

According to a new study, life does go on after death, at least for your genes. For some animals, their genes may remain turned on for up to four days after death. This discovery can be used to help in preserving organs for transplants and determining when a victim of a murder was killed.

Scientists have even discovered that genes associated with creating an embryo and cancer can actually turn on and remain increasingly-active after death.

Professor Peter Noble, of Washington University in Seattle said of the study, “We can probably get a lot of information about life by studying death.”

Originally, scientists believed that the genes would slowly deactivate after death until they stopped altogether. However, they were surprised to learn that instead, many of the genes became much more active.

Although human cadavers have been studied previously, for this experiment, zebrafish and mice were the subject of study. They found that in zebrafish, some genes remained active for up to 4 days after death, while mice had activity for up to 2 days after death.

Noble stated that he was most surprised to find that developmental genes were activated after death. These genes, which work in forming an embryo are not used after birth. However, research finds that they are used immediately after death because cellular conditions of recently deceased animals are very similar to that of embryos.

The team also found that the genes that spread cancer become active after death. Noble says that people who receive transplants are more likely to develop cancer, and this may be a root cause.

Molecular pharmacologist Ashim Malhotra of Pacific University, who did not participate in the study, stated, “It is important to understand what happens to organs after a person dies, especially if we are going to transplant them.”

Researchers say that there is potential for measuring the gene activity of a recently deceased person in order to accurately gauge the quality of a transplant.

However, scientists did remark that the zebrafish and mice have no real use for genes turning on after death. It is possible, they theorize, that these genes turn on simply because the bodily mechanisms that have been suppressing them have turned off.

According to a new study, life does go on after death, at least for your genes. For some animals, their genes may remain turned on for up to four days after death. This discovery can be used to help in preserving organs for transplants and determining when a victim of a murder was killed.

Scientists have even discovered that genes associated with creating an embryo and cancer can actually turn on and remain increasingly-active after death.

Professor Peter Noble, of Washington University in Seattle said of the study, “We can probably get a lot of information about life by studying death.”

Originally, scientists believed that the genes would slowly deactivate after death until they stopped altogether. However, they were surprised to learn that instead, many of the genes became much more active.

Although human cadavers have been studied previously, for this experiment, zebrafish and mice were the subject of study. They found that in zebrafish, some genes remained active for up to 4 days after death, while mice had activity for up to 2 days after death.

Noble stated that he was most surprised to find that developmental genes were activated after death. These genes, which work in forming an embryo are not used after birth. However, research finds that they are used immediately after death because cellular conditions of recently deceased animals are very similar to that of embryos.

The team also found that the genes that spread cancer become active after death. Noble says that people who receive transplants are more likely to develop cancer, and this may be a root cause.

Molecular pharmacologist Ashim Malhotra of Pacific University, who did not participate in the study, stated, “It is important to understand what happens to organs after a person dies, especially if we are going to transplant them.”

Researchers say that there is potential for measuring the gene activity of a recently deceased person in order to accurately gauge the quality of a transplant.

However, scientists did remark that the zebrafish and mice have no real use for genes turning on after death. It is possible, they theorize, that these genes turn on simply because the bodily mechanisms that have been suppressing them have turned off.

Via Natural Society

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Politics

Vultures push for new carbon tax

Members of GOP and others introduce new carbon tax plan to WH

WASHINGTON D.C. (INTELLIHUB) — Two former Treasure Secs and other prominent figureheads from both the business and political fields have created themselves a “Climate Leadership Council” which intends to charge for the emission of carbon.

Although the Climate Leadership Council’s plan is nothing new in theory, the latest and greatest version touted by FRM Treasury Secretaries James Baker and Hank Paulson essentially begs the president to tax the release of CO².

Before speaking with top White House aides, along with Ivanka Trump, and Vice President Mike Pense on the matter, Baker said, “We know we have an uphill slog to get Republicans interested in this. […] a conservative, free-market approach is a very Republican way of approaching the problem.”

“Climate change poses an unacceptable risk to our climate and to our economy,” Paulson added.

“Putting a price on carbon is by far the most efficient and effective way to restrict emissions.” But even Baker admits he is “skeptical” when it comes to just how much humans are influencing the planet.

“The blueprint involves a $40 tax on every metric ton of carbon dioxide released by burning fossil fuels, with the price climbing over time. To avoid an undue burden on the poor from the higher energy bills that would result, the projected $200 billion to $300 billion in annual revenue would be redistributed to households in the form of quarterly checks from the Social Security Administration. Families of four would see an average annual payout of $2,000 under the plan,” Bloomberg reports.

However, despite the group’s passion for their dastardly cause they have failed to submit any innovative solutions to curve the actual problem and are merely suggesting that making money off of carbon emissions will somehow help save the world.

Last December, an already washed up Al Gore met with Trump in an attempt to lure Trump’s attention toward his ‘climate change’ legacy.

After the meeting Gore stated:

“I had a lengthy and very productive session with the president-elect. It was a sincere search for areas of common ground […] I found it an extremely interesting conversation, and to be continued, and I’m just going to leave it at that.”

It’s not yet known what the Trump Administration thought about the group’s proposal nor is it known how the Admin will deal with other valid environmental, geoengineering, issues and budgets.

Shepard Ambellas is an opinion journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief of Intellihub News & Politics (Intellihub.com). Shepard is also known for producing Shade: The Motion Picture (2013) and appearing on Travel Channel’s America Declassified (2013). Shepard is a regular contributor to Infowars. Read more from Shep’s World. Get the Podcast. Follow Shep on Facebook and Twitter.
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Conspiracy

Clashes rock Libya capital for third day

Artillery exchanges rocked the Libyan capital for a third day on Wednesday after forces loyal to the UN-backed government stormed the headquarters of a rival militia overnight, witnesses said.

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Cryptozoology

New Hampshire Bigfoot Encounter

From PacWest Bigfoot is an interview with Cindi from New Hampshire who talks about her bigfoot encounter.

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Science

The plant that stops antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Antibiotic resistant bacteria have become an out-of-control problem in our world, as doctors and leading health officials know too well. For over 100 years, Western Rockefeller Medicine and Big Pharma have been conjoined twins attached at the hip; you cannot have one without the other. Western medicine has fully embraced the drugs, radiation and surgery model, and ever since the invention of drugs like penicillin and methicillin, it has been throwing synthetic chemicals at its patients to “cure” them. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, and meanwhile, Life itself has found a way to counterbalance the effect of antibiotics overuse in the form of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Some such as MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus), MDR TB (Multidrug-Resistant Mycobacterium Tuberculosis) and CRE (Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae) are especially virulent superbugs against which Western Medicine has no defense. The reason for this situation, of course, is that antibiotics are like the proverbial sledgehammer or cannonball to the mosquito, and by wiping out the human body’s entire bacterial presence in a certain area, you are wiping out the beneficial bacteria which keep the harmful ones in check. Our body literally depends upon this bacterial balance as the foundation of immunity and health.

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria a Grave Problem Across the World

Recent reports have highlighted the massive problem. This quote is from a report entitled State of the World’s Antibiotics, 2015 by CCDEP (Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy), a US-India health research organization:

“Now, however, once-treatable infections are becoming difficult to cure, raising costs to healthcare facilities, and patient mortality is rising, with costs to both individuals and society. Decreasing antibiotic effectiveness has risen from being a minor problem to a broad threat, regardless of a country’s income or the sophistication of its healthcare system.”

“The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that antibiotic resistance is responsible for more than 2 million infections and 23,000 deaths each year in the United States, at a direct cost of $20 billion and additional productivity losses of $35 billion (CDC 2013). In Europe, an estimated 25,000 deaths are attributable to antibiotic-resistant infections, costing €1.5 billion annually in direct and indirect costs (EMA and ECDC 2009). Although reliable estimates of economic losses in the developing world are not available, it is estimated that 58,000 neonatal sepsis deaths are attributable to drug- resistant infections in India alone (Laxminarayan et al. 2013). Studies from Tanzania and Mozambique indicate that resistant infections result in increased mortality in neonates and children under five (Kayange et al. 2010; Roca et al. 2008).”

The WHO (World Health Organization), despite being part of the Rockefeller UN (United Nations), acknowledges the massive problem in its October 2015 fact sheet:

“Antibiotic resistance is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. New resistance mechanisms emerge and spread globally every day, threatening our ability to treat common infectious diseases. A growing list of infections—such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, blood poisoning and gonorrhoea—are becoming harder, and sometimes impossible, to treat as antibiotics become less effective.”

Dr. Keiji Fukuda, the Assistant Director General for the World Health Organization’s Health Security department, is reported to have said:

“Without urgent, coordinated action by many stakeholders, the world is headed for a post-antibiotic era … common infections and minor injuries, which have been treatable for decades, can once again kill.”

Bacteria are intelligent enough to outwit antibiotics through various means, as this study mentions:

“In bacteria, genes can be inherited from relatives or can be acquired from nonrelatives on mobile genetic elements such as plasmids. This horizontal gene transfer (HGT) can allow antibiotic resistance to be transferred among different species of bacteria. Resistance can also occur spontaneously through mutation. Antibiotics remove drug-sensitive competitors, leaving resistant bacteria behind to reproduce as a result of natural selection.”

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Meet the Plant that Can Defeat Some Strains of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Although Nature (and Man) has created a problem, Nature has also created a solution. It turns out that there may be an answer to the problem of antibiotic overuse and antibiotic-resistant bacteria: cannabis. Although it was demonized in the 1930s-1950s because of its threat to the oil, timber, clothing, fuel and pharmaceutical industries, the scientifically proven truth has emerged that cannabis (aka marijuana, hemp, weed or pot) has amazing medical properties that we are just beginning to understand.

In an earlier article Cannabidiol (CBD): The Cat’s Out of the Bag with This Cure-All, I highlighted how just 1 cannabinoid out of more than 100 (namely cannabidiol or CBD) was responsible for so many wonderful and astounding health benefits, such as being anti-carcinogenic, neuro-protective, anti-psychotic and anti-inflammatory. Well, now you can add another great medical property to the list: anti-bacterial or anti-microbial, and not just against any ordinary bacterium. A 2008 study entitled Antibacterial Cannabinoids from Cannabis sativa: A Structure−Activity Study found that cannabinoids have powerful anti-bacterial ability, including against MRSA:

“All five major cannabinoids (cannabidiol, cannabichromene, cannabigerol, Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol, and cannabinol) showed potent activity against a variety of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains of current clinical relevance.”

“All compounds showed potent antibacterial activity … Activity was exceptional against some of these strains, in particular the multidrug-resistant (MDR) SA-1199B, which has a high level of resistance to certain fluoroquinolones. Also noteworthy is the potent activity demonstrated against EMRSA-15 and EMRSA-16, the major epidemic methicillin-resistant S. aureus strains occurring in U.K. hospitals. These activities compare highly favorably with the standard antibiotics for these strains.”

Conclusion: The Cannabis Plant is a Highly Evolved Organism

The authors of the study state that “everything points towards these compounds having been evolved by the plants as antimicrobial defenses that specifically target bacterial cells … “ which suggests that we need to find the answer to our problems in Nature, not in a laboratory, and further reinforces the idea that plants are incredible organisms upon which the literal survival of mankind depends. Clearly, the cannabis plant is a highly evolved organism if it has developed phytochecmials that can outwit and defeat antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the most virulent of superbugs. The authors conclude:

“Given the availability of C. sativa strains producing high concentrations of nonpsychotropic cannabinoids, this plant represents an interesting source of antibacterial agents to address the problem of multidrug resistance in MRSA and other pathogenic bacteria. This issue has enormous clinical implications, since MRSA is spreading throughout the world and, in the United States, currently accounts for more deaths each year than AIDS.”

What better proof could there be of the utter backwardness of our world that marijuana is still classified by the US Government as a Schedule 1 drug (meaning it has “no currently accepted medical use” and “high potential for abuse”), yet it may hold the key for unwinding the devastating harm done to the world by Big Pharma and its antibiotic overuse.

Via Tools For Freedom

Makia Freeman is the editor of alternative news / independent media site The Freedom Articles and senior researcher at ToolsForFreedom.com (FaceBook here), writing on many aspects of truth and freedom, from exposing aspects of the worldwide conspiracy to suggesting solutions for how humanity can create a new system of peace and abundance.

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