Sarcasm alert: Beetjuice root may be a potent evolutionary force of nature.
“Using a range of magnetic resonance imaging and Doppler techniques, we will collect preliminary data that will serve as a launch pad for further investigation. Our goal is to explore this accessible, noninvasive intervention in veterans with Gulf War Illness as well as in other populations, such as individuals with mild cognitive impairment.”
It is depressing to watching others report on my life’s work outside the context of any publication on nutritional epigenetics and/or light-activated microRNA-mediated top-down causation. But, it’s been deadly to our veterans at an average rate of 22 suicides / day, and there is no reason to believe that initiating a study of beetjuice root will save anyone.
See for comparison, my invited review of nutritional epigenetics and help to prevent the suicides.
Activities of insulin and target of rapamycin (TOR) signaling, which modulate aging across taxa, increase sexual attractiveness in flies (24). Our current demonstration that perception of sexual characteristics is sufficient to modulate lifespan and physiology suggests aging pathways in one individual may modulate health and lifespan in another (Fig. S14). These types of indirect genetic effects have the potential to be influential agents of natural selection (25), suggesting that expectation/reward imbalance may have broad effects on health and physiology in humans and may present a potent evolutionary force in nature.
Anything you do not know about biophysically constrained viral latency can be placed into the context of a potent evolutionary force in nature or linked to
My comment to the Scientist (It has been removed):