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Bacteria found in Bulgarian mountain, can change the world of medicine

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posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 04:56 AM
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The bacteria are isolated from natural habitats (Vitosha Mountain, Bulgaria) and identified as members of the group Sphaerotilus-Leptothrix.



Vitosha Mountain, which rises above the capital Sofia, is the locality where Bulgarian and Japanese scientists discovered a bacteria named Leptothrix, which can be used for the restoration of disrupted neural connections, in prosthetics and in the creation of an artificial retina. Professor Ivan Nedkov from the Institute of Economics with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, announced that a project is under way for the cultivation of the bacteria in an artificial medium. In order for the bacteria to be successfully isolated, scientists should recreate the conditions of its natural habitat.


Bulgarian National Radio news website.




posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 05:57 AM
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a reply to: iasenko

Well, that is great news if accurate, but there is not much data to go on in the article to which you have linked.

I await more on this with great anticipation.



posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 05:59 AM
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I am very skeptical on this announcement. Basically they havent got it out of the petri dish, yet the claims are being pronounced.

Too early unless you are looking for investors I think.



posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 06:05 AM
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As far as I can see, this is true. The bacteria has papers written about it since at least 1969. Virginia Polytechnic does have some. It is apparently in short supply, that is why finding it and cultivating it is important.



posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 06:13 AM
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If they havent managed to tame it by now.....I doubt ill live to see anything concrete come of it...
great thing if they can though....



posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 06:15 AM
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originally posted by: reldra
The bacteria has papers written about it since at least 1969.


That's the part which makes me suspicious about this.
After 40 years you would have thought they would have found scientific use for this already, but it seems it might actually be a dead-end they just want to use as a funding funnel.

Unfortunately, research like this is sometimes used as an excuse to justify continued funding. It might just be a carrot being dangled.



posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 06:20 AM
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I can't find much information in the news sources about the find. What I find is mostly written in Bulgarian.
But browsing in the BULGARIAN GEOPHYSICAL SOCIETY's website I found this:
Here is a link to a pdf file describing in details the bacteria found in the Vitosha Mountain.

The link is leading to a PDF file.

BULGARIAN GEOPHYSICAL SOCIETY



posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 06:42 AM
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i am from Bulgaria. Maybe i can help c:



posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 07:00 AM
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originally posted by: ZeroFurrbone
i am from Bulgaria. Maybe i can help c:


Nice to hear that

Значи, тук сме повече българи от колкото окачквах
/translation/ So we are more Bulgarians here than i expected

I'll keep an eye on the news sources for more info.



posted on Apr, 8 2016 @ 07:05 AM
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and if Big Pharma, and in fact all of the medical industries can't find a way to patent it, so they are the only ones to make a killing off of it and it cost thousands of dollars, there will be nothing come from or out about it.




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