Immortality exists…

An organism that defied the laws of science — Turritopsis dohrnii

The gifted one...

We may be guessing whether achieving immortality has to do something with bizarre cryogenics or Egyptian mummies. Still, interestingly it so happens that our nature holds the answer to this very question as well.

How in the world is it immortal?

Firstly it’s “Biologically immortal ”, which means it cannot die of old age but can be killed by predators. Secondly, the most important stages we need to know in the lifecycle of a jellyfish is the “Polyp” (i.e. the premature state) and the “Medusa”(i.e. the mature state).

The lifecycle

Extracurricular activities …

Apart from all the biological advantages these organisms possess, they also have a knack for travelling; this trait earned them the name “hitchhikers” as they are constantly found hitching rides on cargo ships & exponentially increasing their population across the globe.

The quest will continue…

Over the years, if we can understand the complex concept idea of “Senescence”(i.e. the gradual deterioration of normal functioning of cells) in the human body and “IF” we try to incorporate the process of “trans-differentiation artificially, then “probably” we have a fighting chance of getting closer to immortality!

The life lesson learned from the ones that came before us…

Jellyfish have been around for 600 million years, making them one of the oldest species in existence.

Turritopsis dohrnii — Just another image to appreciate its significance

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