Russian scientist injects himself with 3.5-million-year-old bacteria to get immortality
People can go to any heights in the quest to have an eternal life. A Russian scientist, Anatoli Brouchkov, who injected himself with 3.5-million-year-old bacteria has said how it has helped him work longer and avoid the flu for the last two years. He has made a very strange claim connecting ancient bacteria to immortality.
Anatoli Brouchkov is the head of the Geocryology Department at Moscow State University. His job involved the study of soil, frozen rock, and underground masses, which became a very distinct area of study later.
The discovery of Bacillus F that managed to survive for millions of years, the scientists later decided to test it on mice and fruit flies in order to see what effects it would have on them. While it allowed older mice to reproduce after they had gone past their prime, it also showed regenerative properties in plants.
In the hope of uncovering the key to finding eternal life, Brouchkov put himself forward as a guinea pig for the controversial experiment and injected himself with Bacillus F.
“I started to work longer, I’ve never had a flu for the last two years,” he told The Siberian Times.
“It wasn’t quite a scientific experiment, so I cannot professionally describe the effects,” he added.
“But it was quite clear for me that I did not catch flu for two years.”
“Perhaps there were some side-effects, but there should be some special medical equipment to spot them. Of course, such experiments need to be conducted in clinic, with the special equipment and statistics.”
“Then we could say clearly about all the effects.”
While there is still no solid proof that this bacteria holds the key to everlasting youth, or even a new flu vaccine, Brouchkov’s methods are undoubtedly controversial wherein the quest for eternal life is becoming an increasingly trendy pursuit among scientists.
During a dig at Mammoth Mountain in the Sakha Republic, a region in Northeast Russia in 2009, the scientists had found the Bacillus F bacteria. It’s home to the Yakuts, a Turkic people who have unintentionally been consuming Bacillus F for generations.
“After successful experiments on mice and fruit flies, I thought it would be interesting to try the inactivated bacterial culture,” Brouchkov explained.
“Besides, the permafrost is thawing, and I guess these bacteria get into the environment, into the water, so the local population, the Yakut people, in fact, for a long time are getting these cells with water, and even seem to live longer than some other nations. So there was no danger for me,” says Brouchkov.
Well, only time will tell if the never ending human quest for eternal life can be solved with Brouchkov’s miracle bacteria. For now, he can continue to Iive flu free knowing that he is/was host to a very old microorganism.