The Benjamin Button Jellyfish and Immortality

 This story is about the discovery of a certain species of Jelly Fish that is able to age in reverse - and then back again. It would be a like a frog turning back into a tadpole - and then back into a frog - indefinitely. The implications of understanding and implementing this within our own species would be pretty amazing. Somehow their cells are able to change types but in such a way that it's able to de-age. Our own stem cells have the same ability but they only seem to work in one direction. From stem cell to a specific type of cell - but not back into a stem cell. If this could be manipulated or controlled we could potentially either stop aging - or have our bodies revert back to any age we wanted. Time will tell!

Can a Jellyfish Unlock the Secret of Immortality?

"After more than 4,000 years — almost since the dawn of recorded time, when Utnapishtim told Gilgamesh that the secret to immortality lay in a coral found on the ocean floor — man finally discovered eternal life in 1988. He found it, in fact, on the ocean floor. The discovery was made unwittingly by Christian Sommer, a German marine-biology student in his early 20s. He was spending the summer in Rapallo, a small city on the Italian Riviera, where exactly one century earlier Friedrich Nietzsche conceived “Thus Spoke Zarathustra”: “Everything goes, everything comes back; eternally rolls the wheel of being. Everything dies, everything blossoms again. . . .”

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