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Some interesting discoveries are happening in main stream science. This was our primary concept of Ayurveda. 72000 (नाड़ी) energy flow going on to keep the human body alive.

Imagine the havoc we create by bombarding chemicals in form of food, medicines and luxury items.

These under-currents giving us life also give life to other forms. Respect them.

Damn, it is all interplay of energy! Who are we? Nothing but inter-play of energies!Virus, bacteria, neuron – all are respecting interplay of Prana! 🙂

Bacteria communicate like neurons, study finds

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/biotech/sdut-bacteria-communicate-suel-2015oct21-story.html

“All of our senses, behavior and intelligence emerge from electrical communications among neurons in the brain mediated by ion channels. Now we find that bacteria use similar ion channels to communicate and resolve metabolic stress. Our discovery suggests that neurological disorders that are triggered by metabolic stress may have ancient bacterial origins, and could thus provide a new perspective on how to treat such conditions.”

 

Ion channels enable electrical communication in bacterial communities

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v527/n7576/full/nature15709.html

 

The study of bacterial ion channels has provided fundamental insights into the structural basis of neuronal signalling; however, the native role of ion channels in bacteria has remained elusive. Here we show that ion channels conduct long-range electrical signals within bacterial biofilm communities through spatially propagating waves of potassium. These waves result from a positive feedback loop, in which a metabolic trigger induces release of intracellular potassium, which in turn depolarizes neighbouring cells. Propagating through the biofilm, this wave of depolarization coordinates metabolic states among cells in the interior and periphery of the biofilm. Deletion of the potassium channel abolishes this response. As predicted by a mathematical model, we further show that spatial propagation can be hindered by specific genetic perturbations to potassium channel gating. Together, these results demonstrate a function for ion channels in bacterial biofilms, and provide a prokaryotic paradigm for active, long-range electrical signalling in cellular communities.

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