This intriguing, and to my mind, very interesting and high-octane-speculation-worthy story, was passed along by P.A.I. The essence of it is that while quantum interactions were long thought to be part of biological organisms, the link has never been entirely proven, though if I recall correctly, there have been significant stabs to tie quantum tunneling to biological organisms. But this isn't a stab or a "ghost return" on the radar, it's a definite ping:
The experiment is simplicity itself:
Researchers have long suspected that some part of various animals’ visual systems, including migratory birds, allows them to perceive the Earth's magnetic fields, affording them the ability to navigate vast distances during migratory periods, but have never been able to find the mechanism. Until now, that is.
The University of Tokyo team used a custom microscope, which can detect extremely faint flashes of light, on a culture of human cells which contained an extremely light-sensitive material that can respond to changes in a magnetic field.
Photoreceptors, called cryptochromes, are found in the cells of numerous species, including migratory birds and dogs and, curiously, humans.
They then bathed the human cell culture, riddled with cryptochromes, in blue light which caused them to glow, at which point the researchers generated magnetic fields in several frequencies to stimulate the cells further.
Each time the magnetic field passed over the cells, the glow dipped by approximately 3.5 percent, indicating a direct reaction combining the fields of quantum physics and biochemistry.
Now to me, this is exciting, because it seems to document a quantum-biology connection that heretofore has been almost entirely the preserve of more "alternative" research, but being done in the open, and publicized in the open. I'm thinking specifically of the work of Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, who has popularized the idea of a "morphogenetic field," and the review of Soviet-era research in biology contained in Tom Bearden's book Gravitobiology. In Sheldrake's case (and to over-simplify), the "morphogenetic field" is an information field specific to a particular species of organism, such that information can pass from one member of the species to another, even though there is no physical contact between the two. He cites the example of a species of monkeys on an island learning to do something, and suddenly, the same species on another island has learned to do the same thing. I'll get back to this idea in a moment, because I suspect it is strongly related to this new quantum-biology link being outlined in the article.
In Bearden's review of Soviet era research, he points out the work of Kaznacheyev and others in Russia who took tissue cultures, then separate that culture into two quartz petrie dishes, and then place a quartz (or other barrier) between the two separated tissue culture samples, and then irradiate one of those cultures with the electromagnetic signature of a particular disease until that culture came down with the disease. In many cases, the other culture, though separated from all possible physical connection to or contamination from the first, would also develop the same disease.
So why am I taking the reader around Harvey's barn to explain all this? It's because I've strongly suspected that (1) there is a quantum-biology connection, and (2) that this connection may ultimately prove to be one involving entanglement, and also non-locality, to such an extent that biological life might not even be possible without them (as seems to be suggested by the Soviet era experiments), and (3) that consciousness itself may be the ultimate example of non-locality and entanglement, such that consciousness does not exist "within" a body, but so to speak, the reverse, that the body exists within a consciousness.
All of this suggests an experiment that might go some way to verifying or refuting these propositions. Perhaps the Soviet era experiments could be re-performed, but over much greater distance, and with one or two modifications. Perhaps taking tissue cultures from the same organism, and separating them by several miles, might be done, and then one sample irradiated with the electromagnetic template of a particular disease, or, better, irradiated in the manner of the recent Japanese experiment outlined in the article, and the other culture which has not been irradiated observed to see if it responds to the irradiation of the first.
Having having made that suggestion, what do you want to bet that someone has not already tried such or similar an experiment? In that regard, I find it highly intriguing that this Japanese experiment should be reported in the popular Russia media.
See you on the flip side...