A RUSSIAN scientist has injected himself with 3.5million-year-old “eternal life” bacteria extracted from the Siberian permafrost – and now claims to be stronger and free from illness.
The bacteria, Bacillus F, was locked in permafrost for millions of years until Russian scientists discovered it.
Tests had up only been performed on mice and human blood cells, until Anatoli Brouchkov, head of the Geocryology Department at Moscow State University, offered to test the bacteria on himself.
The scientist now claims to have been free of illness for two years following his injection.
He said: “I started to work longer, I’ve never had a flu for the last two years.
“After successful experiments on mice and fruit flies, I thought it would be interesting to try the inactivated bacterial culture.”
Dr Brouchkov claims the bacteria actually resides in trace amounts of the region’s water.
He said: “The permafrost is thawing, and I guess these bacteria get into the environment, into the water, so the local population, the Yakut people, in fact, for a long time are getting these cells with water, and even seem to live longer than some other nations. So there was no danger for me.”
The scientist has confessed he has no idea what the bacteria has done to him.
He added: “But we do not know yet exactly how it works. In fact, we do not know exactly how aspirin works, for example, but it does.
“The same is true here: we cannot understand the mechanism, but we see the impact.
“Perhaps there were some side effects, but there should be some special medical equipment to spot them.”