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UC Berkeley Scientists: Gut Bacteria Produces Electricity


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Scientists from UC Berkeley in the US have discovered that a diarrhea-causing bacteria produces electricity using a different technique from known electrogenic bacteria, but also that hundreds of other bacterial species use this same process.

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Listeria bacteria transport electrons through their cell wall into the environment as tiny currents, assisted by ubiquitous flavin molecules (yellow dots). (Amy Cao graphic, copyright UC Berkeley). Source
Here's a few excerpts from the article:

Many of these sparking bacteria are part of the human gut microbiome, and many, like the bug that causes the food-borne illness listeriosis, which can also cause miscarriages, are pathogenic. The bacteria that cause gangrene (Clostridium perfringens) and hospital-acquired infections (Enterococcus faecalis) and some disease-causing streptococcus bacteria also produce electricity. Other electrogenic bacteria, like Lactobacilli, are important in fermenting yogurt, and many are probiotics.​
“The fact that so many bugs that interact with humans, either as pathogens or in probiotics or in our microbiota or involved in fermentation of human products, are electrogenic — that had been missed before,” said Dan Portnoy, a UC Berkeley professor of molecular and cell biology and of plant and microbial biology. “It could tell us a lot about how these bacteria infect us or help us have a healthy gut.”​

Remember the electric universe theory? Well, this new research helps to support that.

So this research is helpful for those out there trying to form living batteries from microbes. “Green” bioenergetic technologies could generate electricity from bacteria in waste treatment plants.

Also take into consideration energy healing, as when healing is taking place, things are shifting and moving around on an electrical level as well.

Interesting stuff!


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On the Star Trek Discovery series, the new warp drive was based on something similar. Not being glib - quite a few Star Trek items have come to pass.

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