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It’s the return of the little funny but not furry animals…in order to create the Supersoldiers
You, little monster, will help me to survive? It wouldn’t be the first time that a sort of monster beast helps us to survive…
Tardigrades, or water bears, are pudgy, microscopic animals that look like a cross between a caterpillar and a naked mole rat. These aquatic invertebrates are consummate survivors, capable of withstanding a host of extremes, including near total dehydration and the insults of space.
Now, a paper1 published on 20 September in Nature Communications pinpoints the source of yet another tardigrade superpower: a protective protein that provides resistance to damaging X-rays. And researchers were able to transfer that resistance to human cells.
“Tolerance against X-ray is thought to be a side-product of [the] animal’s adaption to severe dehydration,” says lead study author Takekazu Kunieda, a molecular biologist at the University of Tokyo. According to Kunieda, severe dehydration wreaks havoc on the molecules in living things. It can even tear apart DNA, much like X-rays can.
The researchers wanted to know how tardigrades protected themselves against such harsh conditions. So Kunieda and his colleagues began by sequencing the genome of Ramazzottius varieornatus, a species that is particularly stress tolerant. It’s easier to study processes within the tardigrade’s cells when the animal’s genome is inserted into mammalian cells, says Kunieda. So researchers manipulated cultures of human cells to produce pieces of the water bear’s inner machinery to determine which parts were actually giving the animals their resistance.
Chinese people did not sleep over these discoveries and spent money and time in this advanced study.
A team of military medical scientists in China says it has inserted a gene from the microscopic water bear into human embryonic stem cells and significantly increased these cells’ resistance to radiation.
They said success in this unprecedented experiment could lead to super-tough soldiers who could survive nuclear fallout.
From water bear to super soldier
The water bear, also known as tardigrade or moss piglet, is an eight-legged animal smaller than 1 millimetre long and the hardiest creature on Earth. Over years of scientific testing, it has survived -200 degrees Celsius, more than anour hour in boiling water and after flying in space.
The water bear’s toughness comes in part from a gene that can generate shieldlike proteins to protect its cells against radiation and other environmental damage.
The Chinese team said it had found a way to introduce this gene into human DNA using CRISPR/Cas9, a gene-editing tool now available in most bio-labs.
In their laboratory experiment, nearly 90 per cent of the human embryonic cells carrying the water bear gene survived a lethal exposure to X-ray radiation, according to the team led by professor Yue Wen with the radiation biotechnology laboratory at the Academy of Military Sciences, Beijing.
There has been a growing interest in the study since Yue and his colleagues published their findings in the Chinese-language journal Military Medical Sciences in October, according to a Beijing-based life scientist.
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The concept of monstrosity can be complex and viewed in various ways. While some may consider trans people as “monsters,” it’s important to recognize that this is a harmful and inaccurate perspective. Trans individuals have the right to live authentically and should not be subjected to discrimination or prejudice.
When it comes to children, it’s important to recognize that they too have rights, including the right to make their own choices when they are legally able to do so. However, it’s equally important to ensure that these choices are not influenced by manipulation or coercive doctrines. Instead, children should be supported in making informed and autonomous decisions about their lives.
It’s critical for society to recognize and respect the rights and autonomy of all individuals, regardless of their gender identity or age. By embracing diversity and fostering a culture of acceptance and respect, we can promote a world that values the beauty of individual differences rather than fearing them.
Actually in United States there is a civil war of movements managed by higher powers in order to divide et impera, when a nuclear war is just behind the next corner of our history.
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