Way back when we were still based out of Huntsville, out at Marshall Space Flight Center there was an interesting project running. On one of the
general conspiracy threads something came up that jogged my memory and I thought I'd post it, since I don't recall ever having seen it come up here as
There was a doctor named Harry Whelan
who had the idea that, based on other research
going on, he could stimulate various enzyme systems in cells using near-IR and visible light. By picking out specific wavelengths, he could hit qm
resonances in those systems sort of the way you do IR spectroscopy. So they did some research on it, and picked a few wavelengths that seemed
promising in that they should stimulate the mitochondria by kicking over the cytochrome enzymatic systems. Basically, he wanted to cause the cells to
pick up the pace a bit.
There's a problem that you don't hear about a lot - in space and in submarines, for probably the same reason, whatever that is, you just don't heal
very well. So the Navy and NASA were sort of interested in it
. They did the project there in
It turned out to be really interesting - in normally healing folk like SEALs, they could patch them up in about half the time, the sub guys and
astronauts got a bigger boost. And once you were 'zapped', you not only healed faster that time, you tended to KEEP that ability later. It even healed
nerve damage which they weren't expecting, so they did some more
There were the usual studies
, and the
effects tended to replicate well. The gubmint spent some tax dollars on developing the
you needed - you couldn't just pick up any off the shelf part - the wavelengths were really picky and most of them weren't stock.
There were clinical trials
that looked promising.
I still see research by the same cast of characters, but it's something I haven't seen pursued as seriously as you'd have expected.
25-3-2012 by Bedlam because: (no reason given)