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“Magnetotactic bacteria (MTB) are aquatic prokaryotes whose direction of motility is directed by the Earth's geomagnetic and externally applied magnetic fields (1). These ubiquitous microorganisms represent a morphologically, phylogenetically, and physiologically diverse group of Gram-negative bacteria that biomineralize unique organelles called magnetosomes, which are responsible for the cells' magnetotactic behavior, which is referred to as magnetotaxis (2). Magnetosomes consist of magnetic mineral crystals, either magnetite (Fe3O4) or greigite (Fe3S4), enveloped by a bilayer membrane composed mostly of phospholipids, called the magnetosome membrane, that contains a number of proteins not present in the cytoplasmic and outer membranes (OMs) and are unique to MTB”
It has even been suggested that organisms similar to Earth's magnetotactic bacteria may have inhabited other planets in our solar system. Several years ago, researchers showed that magnetite crystals contained within the Martian meteorite ALH84001 exhibited characteristics similar to crystals synthesized by magnetotactic bacteria on Earth (McKay 1996, Thomas-Keprta 2002). As we begin to understand Earth's magnetotactic bacteria and the mechanism by which these organisms synthesize iron oxides and sulphides, we may also be able to answer whether the magnetite observed in the Martian meteorite ALH84001 (or others) may be biotic in origin as well. Such insight might help us understand the origin of life on Earth and elsewhere in the universe.
"Surprisingly, magnetite has also been found in human brain tissue samples raising the intriguing possibility that these minerals may play some functional role in humans as well (Kirschvink, et al., 1992). Also, consistent with these findings is the accumulating evidence that certain neurodegenerative diseases are associated with a build-up of precipitated metals in the brain. For instance, patients with a familial disease called neuroferritinopathy can have a build-up of magnetite in the brain due to defects in the iron storage protein, Ferritin (Hautot, et al., 2007). Clearly, a deeper understanding of the process of magnetite formation by MB can lead to insights into the mechanisms and evolution of biomineralization. Additionally, understanding this process in a simplified system may provide a route to therapy in cases where magnetite is linked to a pathological condition."
"Hard drives store data on discs coated with a metallic film divided into tiny magnetic regions, each of which stores a single bit – the more regions you can squeeze on to a disc, the bigger the capacity. Now, a team at the University of Leeds, UK, have borrowed a trick from nature to build a new kind of hard drive. Certain strains of bacteria absorb iron to make magnetic that let them navigate using the Earth’s magnetic field. The team have extracted the protein behind this process and used it to create magnetic patterns that can store data. “We’re using and abusing nature because it’s had billions of years to do all of its experiments through evolution, so there is almost no point in us starting from scratch,” says Sarah Staniland, who led the research (Small, vol 8, p 204). "
Researchers have long studied magnetotactic bacteria (MTB), aquatic microbes that have the ability to orientate themselves to magnetic fields. This unusual behaviour makes them a subject of interest for improving our understanding of biomagnetism, and potentially harnessing their abilities for future technologies, such as medical nanorobots. Neutrons have been used to explore the characteristics of this magnetism by probing the specialised parts of the cells that are involved. Read more at: phys.org...
Many animals also have magnetic particles in their brains. Some past research has suggested that animals such as eels or sea turtles use these particles to help navigate. But Gilder said that only one group of creatures are definitely known to use particles of magnetite for orienting themselves in space: magnetotactic bacteria. These bacteria migrate along magnetic field lines of the Earth's magnetic field. Humans, on the other hand, probably don't do that, Gilder said.
The magnet in the study was 1 tesla strong, or 20,000 times stronger than the Earth's magnetic field, which is about 50 microteslas strong. An MRI, at 1 to 3 teslas strong, however, could magnetize the particles, Kirschvink said. But "to do damage you need to pull on those [particles] hard enough to break the cell membranes," Kirschvink said, and added that he is unaware of "any studies showing damage from the strong, static magnetic fields of an MRI.")
"Iron is required for magnetosome synthesis, and therefore, it must be present in the growth medium. The type of iron source is not critical, however, as long as it is kept soluble at neutral pH by the presence of either chelating agents [particularly if the iron is supplied as Fe(III)] or reducing agents that reduce Fe(III) to the much more soluble Fe(II) form."
Magnetite and prions are obviously connected to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). An increase in the amount of magnetite has been observed in the brain of AD patients and prions are involved in the formation of amyloid plaques. It has been postulated that these two compounds together are involved in storage of memory in the brain. It is not surprising that the two most stable compounds in the brain have “found each other””. In this system several things could go wrong. For example there could be disturbances in the connection between magnetite and the protein resulting in memory problems. Several other diseases like type 2 diabetes and schizophrenia are linked to AD. In the human brain it is 5 million nano crystals per g tissue  and it is also described from heart, spleen and liver . Biogenic magnetite is associated with neurogenerative diseases like Alzheimer and Parkinson. It has been shown that the amount of magnetite present is generally high in the Alzheimer brain [6,7]. In some cases the values are as much as 15 times greater than in the controls. Magnetite is present in human hippocampus [8,9].
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Current client interests include: Human Effects from Mixed Beam RF mm-wave, Terahertz, and Gamma radiation; these is good evidence out there from Greens own words that the injuries sustained by some “experiancers” could be the result of a gamma radiation based weapon.Interactions of novel energy and propulsion systems causing both Epigenetic injury and Central Nervous System pathology; Studies of Brain Biomarkers and related heritable DNA related to high performance cognition, learning, and intuition when under stress
Other issues with some of those experiments, is the people who claim to be psychic themselves and as the quote above mentions, the methodology that was employed by those doing the tests, basically those experiments caught something, but the data could be erroneous. Concerning your question around the "hallucinations" its interesting that this build up metals / magnetite in the brain is and has been attributed to certain neurological diseases, whose symptoms can include hallucinations, visual and auditory. Schizophrenia for example, it does make me think of Persinger's Helmet in those regards, which I find fascinating.
Here is an image highlighting where some of the concentrations of this bacteria are found in the human brain
originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: pigsy2400
I wonder what would happened if you ran this thing over your head several times:
Extremely Large Heavy Magnet 100 pound pulling strength
I wonder if it would eff up your thinking. I would never do it. It would probably kill you.
“By creating mutations in the lab, microbiologists [have identified genes] that enable magnetotactic bacteria to produce magnetic nanoparticles. They’ve also found genes that control the nanoparticles’ size, shape and alignment in these bacteria. One possible application is to use these magnetic genes as a tool to manipulate cells in a non-invasive way. They could allow a researcher to wirelessly control a cell.”
The Next-Generation Nonsurgical Neurotechnology (N3) program aims to develop high-performance, bi-directional brain-machine interfaces for able-bodied service members. Such interfaces would be enabling technology for diverse national security applications such as control of unmanned aerial vehicles and active cyber defense systems or teaming with computer systems to successfully multitask during complex military missions.
originally posted by: Baablacksheep
a reply to: pigsy2400
Could this explain the injuries sustained by John Burroughs from the Rendelsham Forest Incident?
The question is what would Dr Green and company say about it?
originally posted by: Macenroe82
a reply to: dfnj2015
If that was the case, you would think an MRI would have that effect on you then
MR images are made without using any ionizing radiation, so patients are not exposed to the harmful effects of ionizing radiation. But while there are no known health hazards from temporary exposure to the MR environment, the MR environment involves a strong, static magnetic field, a magnetic field that changes with time (pulsed gradient field), and radio-frequency energy, each of which carry specific safety concerns: The strong, static magnetic field will attract magnetic objects (from small items such as keys and cell phones, to large, heavy items such as oxygen tanks and floor buffers) and may cause damage to the scanner or injury to the patient or medical professionals if those objects become projectiles. Careful screening of people and objects entering the MR environment is critical to ensure nothing enters the magnet area that may become a projectile.
1)The magnetic fields that change with time create loud knocking noises which may harm hearing if adequate ear protection is not used.
2)They may also cause peripheral muscle or nerve stimulation that may feel like a twitching sensation.
3) The radio-frequency energy used during the MRI scan could lead to heating of the body. The potential for heating is greater during long MRI examinations.
Could this explain why there are so many strange episodes around the world in areas where the planets natural EMF is weakest / strongets? - Are their literal hotspots in regards to this?
This discovery is important because nanoscale magnetite can respond to external magnetic fields, and is toxic to the brain, being implicated in production of damaging reactive oxygen species (ROS). Because enhanced ROS production is causally linked to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, exposure to such airborne PM (particulate matter)-derived magnetite nanoparticles might need to be examined as a possible hazard to human health.
Furthermore, because the particles weren't found specifically at higher concentrations near the olfactory bulb — which is what would happen if the particles were absorbed from the environment — Gilder said he doesn't think the particles are the result of exposure to pollution. (Here, the idea is that the particles would be inhaled through the nose and then pass into the brain's olfactory bulb.)
The abundant combustion-derived magnetite particles found in airborne PM can range widely in size, from less than 5 nm to more than 1 µm (15⇓–17, 19). Those particles of nanoscale dimensions, requiring analysis by transmission rather than scanning electron microscopy, have, until recently, received less attention than the larger, often more heterogenous spherules. Magnetite nanospheres up to ≾ 200 nm can have a direct entry route to the brain through the axons of the olfactory nerve
. In addition to occupational settings [including, for example, exposure to printer toner powders (36)], higher concentrations of magnetite pollution nanoparticles are likely to arise in the indoor environment from open fires (25) or poorly sealed stoves used for cooking and/or heating, and in the outdoor environment from vehicle (especially diesel) and/or industrial PM sources.