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New Prebiotics Study Findings Have Been Reported by Investigators at Institute of Cancer Research

June 24, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- New research on Prebiotics is the subject of a report. According to news reporting originating in Oslo, Norway, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The quantum mechanical self-assembly of two separate photoactive supramolecular systems with different open electronic shell photosynthetic centers was investigated by means of density functional theory methods. These photoactive prebiotic kernel systems are based on two different photoactive neutral radical sensitizer molecules: (5-(4-(1-hydroxyethyl) phenyl) pentanoic acid (1) and 5-(2,8-dimethyl-1,3-dioxo-2,3-dihydro-1H-phenalen-5-yl) pentanoic acid (2), the precursor of a fatty acid (pFA) molecule attached via Van der Waals forces, all surrounded by water molecules."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the Institute of Cancer Research, "The subsystems include the real water molecules environment consisting of some 155 or 306 atoms and are up to about 2.3 or 2.6 nm in diameter. The electron correlation interactions responsible for the weak hydrogen and Van der Waals chemical bonds increased due to the addition of polar water solvent molecules. The distances between the separated sensitizer, nucleotide, pFA, and water molecules are comparable to Van der Waals and hydrogen bonding radii. As a result, the overall system becomes compressed, resulting in photo-excited electron spin density tunneling from the sensitizers (1) and (2) to the pFA molecules. Absorption spectra as well as electron spin density transfer trajectories associated with the different excited states were calculated using time dependent density functional theory methods. The results allow separation of the quantum entangled photosynthetic transitions with the neighboring prebiotic kernel. The metabolism involves magnetically controlled photoexcitation of an electron in these neutral radical supramolecules which possess stable alpha or beta oriented spin. The main quantum mechanical research result of this paper is that the non-conventional systems which were proposed include the use of quantum entangled molecular spintronics logic gates to control growth and division of artificial living cells. A two variable, quantum entangled AND logic gate was proposed, consisting of two input photoactive sensitizer molecules and one output (both pFA molecules). The excited electron is used to cleave a waste organic molecule resulting in the formation of the desired product."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "In the future, this process might be applied for the destruction of the tumor cancer cells or to yield building blocks in artificial cells."

For more information on this research see: Quantum Entanglement in a System Composed of Two Prebiotic Kernels with Molecular Spintronics Logic Devices for Control of Photosynthesis. Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, 2014;11(7):1597-1608. Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience can be contacted at: Amer Scientific Publishers, 26650 The Old Rd, Ste 208, Valencia, CA 91381-0751, USA. (American Scientific Publishers -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Tamulis, Norwegian Radium Hospital, Inst Canc Res, Dept. of Radiat Biol, N-0310 Oslo, Norway. Additional authors for this research include M. Grigalavicius and S. Krisciukaitis (see also Prebiotics).

Keywords for this news article include: Oslo, Norway, Europe, Prebiotics, Bacterial Polysaccharides

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