Scientists have found what may be the only animal in the world capable of immortality. The hydrozoans jellyfish is able to revert back to its polyp state – that’s its first stage of live, the stage it is born into and before it starts to mature into an older jellyfish.
The process is called transdiffentiation and other animals have limited forms of it. For example, the salamander can regrow limbs. The hydrozoans, however, can regenerate its entire body and it can do so as often as it wants.
Needless to say; scientists are looking into how this remarkable creature manages to achieve this!
Here’s the thing; because the hyrdozoan don’t die of natural old age their numbers are increasing. Dr. Maria Miglietta of the Smithsonian Tropical Marine Institute. Told the WorldHealth.net that;
“We are looking at a worldwide silent invasion
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Are you impressed? Are you worried? What do you think about the impressive regeneration cycle the jellyfish is apparently able to engage in? Would it benefit mankind or harm us hugely if we’re able to harness this process in any way at all?