Interesting article. I looked it up because they look yummy. Whereas this tree would survive in the Rocky Mountains where I live, our late freezes into the late spring would kill off the flowers. I have the same problems with my plum and peach tree. Darn.
Artificial cells created that imitate basic functions of living cells
...Scientists from New York University (NYU) and the University of Chicago have developed artificial cells made of non-biological matter that mimic the basic functions of living ones.
Recreating something resembling even the simplest of cells in a lab is still very much a pipe dream, but scientists have been trying for decades to mimic the most basic cellular functions because of the large number of potential applications.
The most fundamental function of biological cells is to gather energy in the form of molecules like glucose from the environment around it and use that energy to pump molecules like amino acids in and out of themselves in order to maintain themselves, grow, and reproduce.
n the new study, researchers sought to mimic the active transport function without trying to reproduce the complex mechanisms that cells use. Living cells have intricate membranes, with protein channels and pumping mechanisms powered by mitochondria and Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) that allow cells to pump selected molecules in and out across the membrane, even when it means working against osmotic pressures due to differences in ion concentrations.
That's a bit too ambitious, so the team opted for creating bubbles the size of a red blood cell out of polymers and piercing them to let particles pass through, mimicking a cell's protein channel. Instead of mitochondria, the cell mimic had a tiny bit of light-activated catalyst inside the channel. Shining light on the catalyst starts a chemical reaction that acts like a pump to pull material through the channel, while switching off the light traps the material inside and reverses the reaction, expelling the material on demand.
Put it more simply, this mechanism lets the cell mimic ingest, store, process, and expel matter like a living cell.
According to the team, the cell mimic, which can be manufactured in large quantities, can potentially be used to purify water by ingesting microscopic pollutants and bacteria like E. coli. In addition, it may be possible to load the cells with drugs and then release them on command.
The next step will be to mimic other functions and find ways for the cell mimics to communicate with one another.
The research was published in Nature and the video below shows the cell mimic in action.
... and coming up next in the freakshow favourably sponsored by the deep state, creating a new species from these cells. Now this post will go to the Predictive Programming thread. Where the pc game and the movie of Resident Evil.
" The film opens with an introduction of the origins of the Umbrella Corporation which at the beginning of the 21st century is the world's biggest conglomerate while its political and economic influence is felt everywhere. But unbeknownst to the public, it hides a sinister and criminal secret that the megacorporation itself is involved in bioweaponry and genetic experimentation.
Underneath Raccoon City exists a genetic research facility called the Hive, owned by the Umbrella Corporation. A thief steals the genetically engineered T-virus and contaminates the Hive with it. In response, the facility's artificial intelligence, the Red Queen, seals the Hive and kills everyone inside.
Alice awakens in the bathroom of a deserted mansion with temporary amnesia. She dresses, checks the mansion, and is tackled by an unknown person as a group of commandos led by James Shade breaks in. Alice's attacker is cuffed and then released when he claims to be Matt Addison, who just transferred as a cop in Raccoon P.D.. Alice and Matt are ordered to go down to the Hive with the group, where they find another amnesiac, Spence, hidden in their train. The commandos explain that everyone in the group except Matt is an employee of the Umbrella Corporation, and Alice and her partner Spence were assigned to guard the Hive's secret entrance under the mansion under the pretense of being married.
At the Red Queen's chamber, a laser defense system kills Shade and three more commandos. Despite the Red Queen's urgent pleas for the group to leave, Kaplan disables it, causing the power to fail and all of the doors in the Hive to open. This releases the zombified staff and containment units containing Lickers, creatures created through experimentation with the T-virus. The humans are attacked by the horde: J.D. dies; a bitten Rain retreats with Kaplan and Spence; and Matt becomes separated from Alice, who starts regaining her memories.
Matt looks for information about his sister, Lisa, and finds her zombified. Alice saves him, and Matt explains he and Lisa were environmental activists, and Lisa infiltrated Umbrella to smuggle out the evidence of illegal experiments. Alice remembers she was Lisa's contact in the Hive but does not tell Matt. The survivors reunite at the Red Queen's chamber, where the commandos explain they have one hour before the Hive traps them inside automatically. Alice and Kaplan activate the Red Queen to find an exit. To force her cooperation, they rig a remote shutdown. As they escape through maintenance tunnels, zombies ambush them, and a reanimated J.D. bites Rain before she then shoots him dead. They all reach safety except Kaplan, who is bitten and separated from the group.
Alice remembers that an anti-virus is in the lab, but they find it missing. Spence and Alice remember that Spence was the thief who stole and purposefully released the T-virus, and hid the T-virus and anti-virus on the train. Spence turns against the others but is bitten by a zombie, which he kills before trapping the survivors in the lab. Spence retrieves the anti-virus but is killed by a Licker set upon him by the Red Queen. The Red Queen offers to spare Alice and Matt if they kill Rain, who has been infected too long for the anti-virus to work reliably. As the Licker attempts to reach them, a power outage occurs. The lab door opens to reveal that Kaplan shut down the Red Queen to open the door. The group heads to the train, where Alice retrieves the anti-virus and kills a reanimated Spence before escaping with the others.
On the train, they inject Rain and Kaplan with the anti-virus. The Licker, having hidden on the train, attacks them, clawing Matt and killing Kaplan. Alice subdues the Licker before Matt is attacked by a zombified Rain, the anti-virus having failed to cure her. He shoots Rain dead, and her head hits a button, opening a door and dropping the Licker under the train, killing it. At the mansion, Matt's wound begins mutating. Before Alice can give him the anti-virus, the mansion doors burst open, and a group of Umbrella scientists seizes them. They subdue Alice and take Matt away, revealing he is to be put into the Nemesis Program, and that the Hive is to be re-opened for an investigation into the incident.
Sometime later, Alice awakens at the Raccoon City Hospital strapped to an examination table. She escapes outside to find Raccoon City deserted and in ruins. She retrieves a shotgun from an abandoned police car and continues through the streets."
STUDY: Covid vaccines are NOT reducing infection rates
New research published in the European Journal of Epidemiology has confirmed that getting “vaccinated” for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) does absolutely nothing to help decrease infection rates.
A team of researchers looked at data from 168 countries, including from 2,947 individual counties within the United States, to see how vaccination rates correlate to caseloads. They determined that there is no correlation at all, as the jabs do not provide the protection promised.
California, which is mentioned in the paper as having one of the lowest case rates in the country, also has a relatively low injection rate. Somehow, the Golden State is faring well compared to other states like Vermont that are almost entirely vaccinated but that are now seeing a massive surge in new cases of the Chinese Disease.
“One clear example is the New England states of Vermont and Maine,” reported the San Francisco Chronicle, citing the study in question. “Relatively shielded from the worst of the nation’s previous surges, they have struggled against the delta variant, which has sent their case rates soaring.”
Vermont currently boasts the highest percentage of residents 65 years of age and older who are “fully vaccinated” at a whopping 99.9 percent. About 74 percent of Vermonters between the ages of 18 and 64 are also fully vaccinated.
Despite this, people all over Vermont are flooding their local hospitals as they become diseased from the shots they took. So much for being “safe and effective,” right? What are covid vaccines supposed to do again?
Amazingly, Vermont recently set its single-day case record for the entire pandemic – which, just to be clear, occurred after most of the state got “fully vaccinated.”
How can this be if the vaccines from “Operation Warp Speed” really are as “safe and effective” as Donald Trump, who calls himself “father of the vaccine,” recently told Bill O’Reilly they are.
“… as of Oct. 1, Vermont’s seven-day average case rate per 100k people was 30 – triple that of the Bay Area,” reported FEE.
The claim all along, even from government authorities, has never been that these injections prevent infection or spread of Chinese Germs. At best, all they supposedly do is make symptoms a little less severe, maybe, though there is really no legitimate science to back even this measly claim.
Still, the medical establishment is towing the narrative that getting jabbed is better than not getting jabbed when it comes to the risks involved with testing “positive” for the virus.
“We are confident vaccination against COVID-19 reduces the chances of transmitting the virus,” claim Johns Hopkins University (JHU) epidemiologists M. Kate Grabowski and Justin Lessler.
Confidence does not necessarily equate to science, though. Neither does a “gut feeling,” but that is what the medical establishment is going on to try to push more people towards getting injected.
“At the country-level, there appears to be no discernable relationship between percentage of population fully vaccinated and new COVID-19 cases in the last 7 days,” the new study reveals.
“In fact, the trend line suggests a marginally positive association such that countries with higher percentage of population fully vaccinated have higher COVID-19 cases per 1 million people.”
At the county level, they further found, there “also appears to be no significant signaling of COVID-19 cases decreasing with higher percentages of population fully vaccinated.”
As usual, the media that is actually reporting on this “controversial” study is still telling people to get jabbed just because. If it might help, possibly, then people are being told to take the shots without question.
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