Potent Anti-Aging Bacteria Discovered A Easter Island’s Moai Statues

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Source: Ancient-Code.com
July 28, 2016

According to researchers, new studies provide a hint at ‘really exciting’ results of ANTI-AGING bacteria fund in the SHADOWS of the Giant heads (Bodies) at Eastern Island.

The bacteria is called Rapamycin after Rapa Nui, the native Polynesian name from Easter Island.

Over 50 years ago scientists at Easter Island came across a natural drug that was hiding in plain sight inside the soil at Easter Island. Now, over half a century later, scientists are calling it the anti-aging fountain or the fountain of youth.

The drug called Rapamycin is a bacterial by-product which can be found living in the shadow of Eastern Islands most famous statues the Moai. The bacterial by-product has shown to increase lifespan and improve a number of conditions allegedly related to aging.

The bacterial-byproduct known as Rapamycin was first spotted by microbiologist Georges Nógrády from the University of Montreal in 1964.

Researchers report that the anti-aging properties of the bacterial by-products have been demonstrated across a range of different organisms. Tests performed on flies, mice, dogs and even humans have shown positive results.

However, scientists warn that there is a ‘catch’ related to the prolonged use of the drug.

Three years after Georges Nógrády spotted the bacterial by-product, in 1969, researchers discovered the potent immunosuppressant which targets a protein called mTOR. This is believed to be a central system for nutrient signaling and can prevent cancer cells from dividing.


Rapamycin or related compounds have been shown to increase lifespan or improve other markers of aging in a range of organisms. Credit: C&EN/Shutterstock


Ever since the discovery, researchers have managed to obtain more information related to the drug, including its ability to help fight solid tumors and even prevent organ rejection in patients that have undergone transplants.

According to reports from NCBI, the compound, which binds the proteins FKBP12 and mTOR, blocks the activity of mTORC1, which coordinates nutrient information.

Pharmacological manipulation of mTOR signaling holds therapeutic promise and has entered clinical trials for several disorders.

“Most of the things that we know work in mice, to either correct disease or extend longevity, we have no idea if they will work in humans or other mammals,” says Adam Salmon, of the Barshop Institute for Longevity & Aging Studies.

Recent studies performed on yeast, nematode worms, and fruit flies have shown that suppressing the activity of mTOR extended lifespan.

A study from 2009 revealed more fascinating results as researchers discovered that by administrating rapamycin to adult mice their lifespan was increased between 6 and 9 percent.

Since then, scientists have ventured out and tested the drug in humans.

Initial tests yielded positive results.

According to researchers, they have discovered improvements in certain aspects of aging, learning and cognitive functions of human beings.

Recently, experts from the University of Washington tested the effects of rapamycin on dogs.

Researchers obtained the first results after only a few weeks revealing that dogs who were given rapamycin showed improved heart functionality.

The study was led by biologist Matt Kaeberlein and his colleague, Daniel Promislow.

As further tests continue, researchers still warn that it isn’t clear whether or not mTOR inhibitors are safe for long-term use.

‘It’s not optimized for what we want – which is treating disease or slowing aging,’ Brian Kennedy, president and chief executive officer of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging told C&EN, ‘but it’s pretty darn good at what it does, and if we can tweak it in ways that make it better, I think there’s a really exciting opportunity.’

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Journal Reference:

The Neurology of mTOR

Rapamycin’s secrets unearthed

USDA Running Massive Glyphosate Cover-Up, Refuses To Test Foods For Traces Of Cancer-Causing Herbicide Chemical Used On Genetically Modified Crops

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Source: NaturalNews.com
Sarah Landers
July 7, 2016

Consumer groups have been calling on the U.S. government to test foods for glyphosate residues on behalf of the public, amid a growing body of evidence showing that the chemical is harmful to human health.

Microbiologist Bruce Hemming was hired two years ago to test breast milk samples for residues of glyphosate, a key ingredient in popular weed-killer Roundup. Hemming is the founder of St. Louis-based Microbe Inotech Laboratories and was previously of the opinion that glyphosate was not able to accumulate in the human body.

In fact, Hemming previously worked as a scientist for Monsanto Co., the manufacturer of the popular and toxic herbicide Roundup. Despite his original doubts, Hemming’s lab tests did find residues of glyphosate in the samples of breast milk he received from a small group of mothers.

Food companies, consumer groups and academics have also solicited testing for glyphosate residues, fueled by fears that prevalent use of the pesticide on genetically engineered (GE) crops may be contributing to health problems, as people eat foods containing residues of glyphosate.

Fears have been growing thanks to some recent scientific studies that have revealed health problems tied to glyphosate, as well as data released by the U.S. Department of the Interior which found glyphosate in both water and air samples.

Health concerns regarding glyphosate

Roundup is routinely sprayed on GE crops that have been engineered to be able to tolerate the toxic glyphosate content, such as corn, soy, cotton, canola, sugar beets and alfalfa crops.

However, over recent years concerns have been growing regarding health problems that have been linked with glyphosate, which has started to contaminate the food we eat, water we drink and air we breathe.

People who are suffering with certain conditions have higher levels of glyphosate in their bodies than those who are healthy. The following are some of the conditions that have been associated with glyphosate:

  • In farming communities, there is a strong correlation between exposure to glyphosate and ADHD, possibly due to the chemical’s ability to disrupt thyroid hormone functions
  • Tests on Roundup in the lab show the same type of oxidative stress and neural cell death observed in Alzheimer’s disease
  • Roundup can disrupt the vitamin A-signaling pathway, which is crucial for normal fetal development – causing birth defects
  • Researchers found that if either parent has been exposed to glyphosate during the two years before a child’s birth, the chances of that child developing brain cancer doubled
  • Glyphosate has been found to induce human breast cancer cell growth via estrogen receptors, causing breast cancer

Consumer groups have been calling for the U.S. government to test foods for glyphosate residues on behalf of the public, in an attempt to establish what levels of glyphosate are common and whether the levels are dangerous. However, so far the requests have been ignored.

This doesn’t seem to be a particularly difficult request either – since 1991 the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been annually collecting pesticide residue data in its Pesticide Data Program. This testing looks for residues on a range of food products, including baby formula and drinking water.

However, whilst testing occurs for other herbicides, fungicides and insecticides, it seems that the government agency does not test for glyphosate on a regular basis. The USDA claims that it would be too expensive to test for glyphosate residues – however, this seems like a poor excuse considering the costs already approved for the testing of other pesticide residues. It seems that the U.S. government is totally shirking its obligation to provide consumers with clarity over herbicide residues on food, and the associated dangers.

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