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Jellyfish appears to be immortal

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posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 11:23 PM
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Jellyfish appears to be immortal


www.news.com.au

The turritopsis nutricula, a transparent 4-5mm diameter predator normally found in warm tropical waters, is the only known animal that is capable of reverting to its juvenile polyp state, the Times Online reports.

Jellyfish usually die after propagating but Turritopsis is capable of rejuvenating itself and reverting to a sexually immature stage after reaching adulthood.

Theoretically, this unique cycle can repeat indefinitely, rendering it potentially immortal.

Marine biologists and geneticists are researching how the jellyfish essentially reverses the ageing process.

It is thought that the creature's cells can actually transform from one type to another.
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posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 11:23 PM
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Well looks like they are on the way to find a way for us to live forever.

if this is true this story is very spooky to say the least.

but the logics of it are hard to compute to me.

can any out there explain how this is possible?




peace and hope

funny that a jellyfish is the first thing found on our planet to live forever

www.news.com.au
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posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 11:26 PM
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