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Blue Death: Frontiers Of Aging Research

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Posted on Nov 03, 2020, 3 p.m.

Whenever anyone thinks about death, they think about it as an actual white pale light that shines over everything in the end. Recently however a team of British experts uncovered the fact that death may actually be characterized as light blue instead of a pale white.

In order to actually conduct this test, they effectively looked over a C.elegan worm as it passed away. They saw it go through the final seconds of its life, and as its cells were about to fully perish, a chain reaction was then started which stopped the worm’s vitals altogether.

This research and more were actually recorded in the PLoS Biology journal in which they talked about how when a living creature dies, gloomy radiation takes over which destroys all of the calcium in the being’s system.

The research was conducted by one Professor David Gems from the University College of London and in his original statement, he mentioned how this proves that once life is completely lost, we effectively are overtaken by a pale blue colour which may represent death that once it starts does not stop. 

According to David himself, it appears as though whenever any living creature dies it is overtaken by this blue light. Although the tests took place on worms, pigs, and whatnot, they resulted in the fact that if we were to observe a human being passing away under the microscope, we may also get to notice the same shade of blue all over again.

“Aging is a trait like any other, it’s a genetically controlled trait like eye colour or hair colour. What we try to do is use very simple organisms that are very easy to work with that are also cheap to work with to identify genes that control ageing, and then to find out what those genes do,” explains Gems. “And there are reasons for optimism there because remember that many of the genes that actually code for the worm are the same genes that code for humans, and in fact, some of the genes that control ageing in worms are present in humans and we’ve shown that those equivalent genes control ageing in many other organisms.” 

“Ageing is going to be solved, it’s happening now, it’s being solved as we speak,” says Gems, who adds “If ageing were retarded in humans what one would expect is a reduction in the levels of most or all ageing-related illnesses.”

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