Quantum Biology


I have written about abiogenesis in  http://www.kinberg.net/wordpress/stellan/?s=earch-luca-makes-progresses-2

Now I move on from abiogenesis to Quantum Biology.

Reading about this new Scientific area still in its infancy, I will describe the main Quantum Biology researches shortly in this post,  I am now asking myself how may quantum mechanics have helped the processes in the prevailing abiogenesis “land based volcanic origin theory “ ?

Biological science is now making great progresses thanks to the knowlsedges of quantum mechanics, especcially about the entanglement mystery I wrote about in http://www.kinberg.net/wordpress/stellan/2018/02/19/the-quantum-god/#quantumenigma_explained

Biologists can explain some curious phenomena only with quantum mechanic.

These are:

  • Quantum coherence assist photosynthetic light harvesting. Excitons in plants move as coherent waves of quantum superposition of energy states. Doing so the exciton explores several routes in the same time.

    This “quantum computation” in photosynthesis (finding the fastest way to the to the photosynthetic reaction center)  makes photsynthesis more efficient and energy effective.
    (Source: Philip Ball min 48 )
  • the magnetoreception faculty of some birds to be able to see/ feel the earth magnetic field with the  cryptochrome blue light receptor
    Pprofessor Henrik Mouritsen at the University of Oldenberg has made research on this phenomena.
    I one eye is darkened the capability disappears. The only way to explain this is with quantum physics.

    • Electron tunneling in smelling. the olfactory function enhanced by the capability to sense the way molecules vibrate and bond and structure
      Heavier deuterium loaded molecules vibrate slower and the olfactory system can feel that.
  • Quantum tunneling make biochemical proton transfers faster and easier. E.g. Hydrogen transfer enzymes like Lactate dehydrogenase save energy by quantum tunneling of hydrogen protons (Philip Bill 18:36)
  • Our noses “listen” to the smell molecules vibrating ligaments
  • Different odors aregiving by different odors. cyanuric molecules vibrate like almond molecules so these have the same smell. (Source: Jim Al-Khalili)
  • This is more about a nanotechnology. The lizard gecko can climb walls thanks to millions of setae, tiny projections that bind with surfaces at a molecular level as a result of van der Waals forces. Mimicking the adhesive qualities of geckos’ feet the geckotape has been developed, called Setex material.

    (Source: newatlas.com )

One of Jims youtube is this one

The leading experts in Quantum Biology are now

A few good sources if you want to know more are: