Call to Action for Microbiologists: Mystery RIFF on Human Aging and Bacterium Desulforudis audaxviator

Written and published on 2 October 2021

Image: “A colony of Desulforudis audaxviator, discovered in the Mponeng gold mine near Johannesburg, South Africa,” by unknown author, 2 May 2008, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Desulforudis_audaxviator.jpg … DESCRIPTION: “See article Without The Sun for details.”

Image: “A colony of Desulforudis audaxviator, discovered in the Mponeng gold mine near Johannesburg, South Africa,” by unknown author, 2 May 2008, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Desulforudis_audaxviator.jpg … DESCRIPTION: “See article Without The Sun for details.”

Dear Ones,

Here is a Mystery RIFF for you, to do with human aging and the bacterium Desulforudis audaxviator. This is a call to action for microbiologists who have an interest in preventing and reversing human aging.

  • I have read that the bacterium Desulforudis audaxviator lives nearly 2 miles underground in the Mponeng gold mine in South Africa, and that it eats the byproducts of radioactive uranium, potassium, and thorium.
  • Radioactivity damages human DNA, and presumably the genetic material of microorganisms as well.
  • The bacterium Desulforudis audaxviator must have found a way to prevent damage by radioactivity to its genetic material, or it would not be able to thrive in such an extreme environment.
  • From my reading, cosmic rays that descend on Earth during Solar Minimums have features in common with the radioactive byproducts in the underground environment of
  • the bacterium Desulforudis audaxviator
  • From my own intuitive understanding, Solar Minimums on Earth largely contribute to human DNA damage and human aging because of extent to which cosmic rays get through Earth’s less buffed-up magnetosphere during these years.
  • If microbiologists could determine how the bacterium Desulforudis audaxviator protects itself from cosmic ray-like particles, then that information might be brought into the arena of human health, and utilized by Western medicine to prevent or repair the effects of damage to human DNA.
  • In that way, the aging process in human beings might be averted.

Here is my call to action: Is there a microbiology team that can solve this riddle and reverse the effects aging on human beings?

Such a scientific discovery, I feel, would be hailed worldwide as the Fountain of Youth. What a discovery that would be!

In love, light and joy,
Alice B. Clagett,
I Am of the Stars

PS: Could the ferocious nematode Halicephalobus mephisto be the arch-enemy of the bacterium Desulforudis audaxviator? If so, it as well might have the answer to this riddle: How to prevent human aging through DNA regeneration.

Image: “Head of Halicephalobus mephisto,” by A. C. Tatarinov, 13 July 2021, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Halicephalobus_mephisto_head.jpg … public domain … COMMENT: Could the ferocious nematode Halicephalobus mephisto be the arch-enemy of the bacterium Desulforudis audaxviator? If so, it as well might have the answer to this riddle: How to prevent human aging through DNA regeneration.

Image: “Head of Halicephalobus mephisto,” by A. C. Tatarinov, 13 July 2021, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Halicephalobus_mephisto_head.jpg … public domain …

COMMENT: Could the ferocious nematode Halicephalobus mephisto be the arch-enemy of the bacterium Desulforudis audaxviator? If so, it as well might have the answer to this riddle: How to prevent human aging through DNA regeneration.

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MORE INFORMATION

Link: “Maybe Alien Life Runs on Cosmic Rays Instead of Sunlight,” by Sarah Fecht, 7 October 2016, in Popular Science … https://www.popsci.com/maybe-alien-life-runs-on-cosmic-rays-instead-sunlight/ ..

Link: “Candidatus Desulforudis audaxviator,” in English Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candidatus_Desulforudis_audaxviator ..

Link: “Cosmic Ray Station of the University of Oulu” … https://cosmicrays.oulu.fi/ … [Oulu is in Northern Finland.]

Link: “Why Do Cosmic Rays Induce Aging?” by Anna Giovanetti, Flavia Tortolici, and Stefano Rufini, 12 August 2020, Mini Review Article: Front. Physiol. … https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2020.00955 … in Frontiers in Physiology: Integrative Physiology … https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphys.2020.00955/full ..

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