Researchers in Japan revealed this week that they have formed cohesive functioning brain tissue from stem cells.
“The researchers at the Riken Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe said their new tissues are able to self-organize into four distinct zones very similar to the structure seen in human fetuses, and conduct neuro activity such as transmitting electrical signals among themselves.”
What I found fascinating about this development is that the tissues self-organized into a structure seen in human fetuses. On May 27, in my blog post, Is Your Mind Making a Monkey of You?, I wrote about thought originating from the dan tian and not the brain. The lower dan tian corresponds to very beginning of human life. It is intriguing that the stem cells self-organized into four distinct zones. In the early development stage of life, in the first two weeks, the heart, brain, spinal cord and gastrointestinal tract begin to form. These are the four neural crests that also correspond to the main qi centers and meridians in the body. In the second to sixth week of life, neurogenesis begins with brain activity and a heart beat apparent by the sixth week.
For the first time, scientists have an inside look at the genesis of life and the very beginnings of qi functioning (neuro activity and electrical signals).
You can learn more about stem cells at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) website http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/basics/
Science and creationism are growing ever closer to being one.