Mushroom of Immortality

The ancient Chinese Treatise on the miraculous medicinal plants refers to the divine herb” or mushroom of immortality – Reishi Ganoderma. This is a unique wood fungus, which strengthens the immune system and enhances the body’s resistance to the appearance of tumors. Reishi Ganoderma is able to increase the power of the spirit, increase positive emotional. Chinese doctors were preparing a decoction of longevity and health for the absolute emperors and wealthy aristocrats of old. Crushed dried mushrooms and mixed them with the root of ginseng. They cooked on a low heat for an hour. Continue reading “Mushroom of Immortality”

Human longevity and immortality Hydra meets the same gene

human FoxOGeneticists have discovered that the freshwater polyp Hydra remains forever young by constantly working gene FoxO, which is also found in humans. If in the future doctors will learn to control its operation, it will bring humanity to the problem of aging.
The research, carried out by German experts from Keele University, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

It is known that the hydra do not reproduce sexually and by budding. Therefore, in their bodies, there are always active stem cells, ready to give rise to different tissues in the event that the hydra will cut into pieces or she will begin to asexual reproduction. Scientists have suggested that the presence of stem cells in the bodies of polyps may be related to gene expression FoxO.
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