Dormant Microbes in Neurodegeneration

Shimon Shatzmiller

Department of Biological Chemistry, Ariel University, Ariel 40700, Israel

Dr. Shimon Shatzmiller, Department of Biological Chemistry, Ariel University, Ariel 40700, Israel.

Keywords: Microorganisms; Bacterial


As long as we knew about microorganisms, we learned about coma. In 1702 [1], Dutch biologist Anthony Van Leeuwenhoek collected some dried "animals" from the nearby sewer and added water. He examined it using the microscope at his work and noticed that "they began to extend their bodies, and within half an hour, at least 100 of them were swimming on the glass." In 2013, after years of looking for hardy bacteria under Arctic rocks and Antarctica [2]. Charles Cockell [3] left his boxes for his new role as professor of astrobiology at the University of Edinburgh. Hidden in a forgotten drawer, he rediscovered the same stray sample. So he wondered what every biologist would ask: Did they survive?

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