Tuesday, February 24, 2009

New species of spiders in Ranchi city.

Colourful spiders of Ranchi city.
Dr. Nitish Priyadarshi

Changes in temperature and mild winters have allowed the new species of spider to reproduce and invade gardens across Ranchi city of Jharkhand State of India. Called the "False Widow" its bite does not kill, but does cause intense pain and severe swelling. In other words, if you hate spiders, you have another reason to fear global warming.
Species have started turning up in the gardens and houses. This year peculiar thing is that different varities and colourful spiders are being seen in the backyards. Most of them seems to be migrated from other part of the country to this city or from other country like Europe and America.
Earlier we use to see only one or two types of spiders especially small and black. But from last few years spiders of different size and colours are seen. Though their numbers may be few but due to their exotic colours they are attracting people. Most interesting is the construction of the Silver Webs in the spiral form.
The pictures above very much resembles to Silver argiope (Argiope argentata) This spectacular orb-weaving spider is common in Southern California in the Fall, especially on prickly-pear plants. They are also found in Arizona, Central and South America as well as South Florida. The male is much smaller than the female. The spider includes zig-zag structures called stabilimenta in the orb web, probably in order to make it more visible to birds who might otherwise fly into it accidentally and destroy it. These critters can bite and leave a slight sting and itch on the victim, though they are not particularly dangerous.

From last several years like Parthenium grass, new species of the insects, frogs and even mosquitoes have been recognised in Ranchi city. Thanks to climate change, pollution and global warming.

The significance of insects in ecology needs no emphasis. Spiders also have a very significant role to play in the ecology by being exclusively predatory (Wise, 1993) and thereby regulate insect populations. All spiders are venomous but only a few species are venomous enough to harm humans. However, the venom of some spiders is useful in study of neuromuscular and cardiac pharmacology. It is likely that spider silk will be the material of the future as its silk is the toughest material known.
Spiders are ancient animals with a history going back many millions of years. They have always been with us, an ancient source of fear and fascination. They are abundant and widespread and are natural controllers of insect populations. Wherever you live, you're always close to a spider.

Spiders were among the earliest animals to live on land. Despite this their fossil record is relatively poor. They probably evolved about 400 million years ago from thick-waisted arachnid ancestors that were not long emerged from life in water. The first definite spiders, thin-waisted arachnids with abdominal segmentation and silk producing spinnerets, are known from fossils like Attercopus fimbriungus. This spider lived 380 million years ago during the Devonian Period, more than 150 million years before the dinosaurs.
By the Jurassic Period (191 - 136 million years ago), when dinosaurs roamed the earth, the sophisticated aerial webs of the orb weaving spiders had developed to trap the rapidly diversifying hordes of flying insects.

Wise D H 1993 Spiders in Ecological Webs, Cambridge Univ. Press, London 342 pp

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Can the use of stabilized oxygen cure malaria patient of the Jharkhand State of India?

Can the use of stabilized oxygen cure malaria patient of the Jharkhand State of India?
Dr. Nitish Priyadarshi
Jharkhand state of India has recorded a sudden increase in malaria from last several years. Last year malaria caused more than 100 deaths and detecting thousands people affected by the disease. The highest number of cases was detected in West Singhbhum district.Marshy lands, water logging especially in abandoned open coal mines area and unhygienic conditions in this region have become a haven for mosquitoes to breed and spread dreaded filaria, malaria and dengue, further the situation is compounded by apathetic attitude of the State administration.
Situation is becoming worse as every year new areas are coming under threat with increasing number of deaths.
Recently I received a research paper from one of my friend quoting use of Aerobic Stabilized Oxygen as a remedy for malaria.
Research paper claims that Aerobic Stabilized Oxygen is a tasteless, odorless liquid concentrate of non-toxic stabilized molecular oxygen electrolytes. Oxygen destroys harmful anaerobic bacteria without destroying the beneficial aerobic bacteria which we need for good health.

According to the different reports Oxygen is effective against the following harmful anaerobic bacteria:– Salmonella, Cholera, E. Coli, Streptococcus, Pseudamonas, Staphylococcus, Various parasites and microorganisms including Giardia lamblia

We all know that Oxygen is the source of life and energy to the cells of your body. Poor eating and drinking habits, air pollution, medications, and lack of exercise can greatly reduce the amount of oxygen available to the cells, thereby seriously affecting the functioning of the immune system. Thus the development of a shortage of oxygen in the blood could very well be the starting point for the loss of the immune system and the beginning of feared health problems such as cancer, leukemia, AIDS, seizures, and nerve deterioration.
According to the report the no.1 killer of mankind in the world today is malaria, a disease that is usually overcome by this supplement in only four hours in most cases. This has been proven through clinical trials in Malawi, a country in eastern Africa. In killing the malaria parasite in the body, there was not a single failure. More than 75,000 malaria victims have taken the Miracle Mineral Supplement and are now back to work and
living productive lives.

There are many applications for the use of Stabilized/Aerobic Oxygen. The major area of its application is to kill of harmful organisms, and at the same time increase the concentration of oxygen.
Report also claims that ordinary water contains 9-12 parts per million of oxygen (and who knows what else?), whereas Water + Stabilized 02 contains 9000 parts per million of oxygen — which in turn kills every form of infectious bacteria that water contains. Oxygen kills coliform bacteria and microorganisms in drinking water without the need to boil the water. Laboratory reports show 10 drops of Aerobic Stabilized Oxygen in 8 fluid ounces of mountain water kills the organism Giardia Lamblia in just two and a half minutes.
In the research report lots of cases regarding curing of malaria with stabilized has been reported has been reported.

Consuming oxygen in sufficient amount to keep our body and mind healthy is not new. In Hindu religion importance of consuming oxygen from the air especially in early morning through different methods of Yoga is mentioned several times from ancient days. According to this concept increased oxygen in our body will keep our body healthy.
Whatever may be the truth, but if this miracle element is really curing the dreaded disease like malaria, Government of India and Jharkhand State must promote researches on this miracle element and its uses.