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Gabriel Licina

Gabriel Licina

Seattle, WA

University of Washington

Molecular Biology Researcher

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Published on Sep 17, 2014

Project wrap up

The data collection is complete, the A2 seems to be out of the test subjects systems (all readings on vision have returned to normal).We will now begin the process of writing up the project and the...

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Published on Sep 01, 2014

The A2 Regime is done, now what?

Subjects have made it through the A2 dosage period and are now being returned to normal diets :)We pushed really hard this last week to get as much data as possible. One of the things we were doing...

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Published on Aug 20, 2014

Initial Success!

Hi everyone! We have results!2 weeks into the A2 administration and we have ERG readings with excitation in the eye at 950nm :)  This is really exciting news. We're hoping that by the next few week...

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Published on Jul 29, 2014

The A2 has arrived!

After what became a month of extra waiting, the vitamin A2 finally arrived. We promptly verified it and it has been sent to the test subjects.Starting today, the control resumes taking vitamin A1. ...

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Published on Jul 10, 2014

We're still alive...

Just a little night blind.Sorry for the lack of updates. There hasn't been much to talk about. We're awaiting the Vitamin A2 and expect to get results within ten days from ingestion. Until then, we...

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Published on Jun 09, 2014

Updates 20140609

Hey Everyone,Things keep moving forward. We're kind of in a holding pattern of restricted diet and light testing until the A2 supplementation happens at the beginning of next month. Therefore, ther...

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Published on May 27, 2014

Latest updates, double edition!

Hey there, science backers!Sorry we had a week off from the updates. Don't worry though, we didn't stop recording out findings :) We have some really interesting updates for you all.First though, a...

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Published on May 12, 2014

Monday Update 20140512

Another Monday Update!Our test subjects have survived their first week of dietary replacement. It has been a bit of a struggle. The first few days were the hardest, but as Vitamin A deprivation set...

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Published on May 05, 2014

Monday Update 20140505

Hi Everyone!We are a few days into our modified VAD diet and other than some casual conversations about lusting about Reubens and cereal, things are going smoothly. Here are the updated BF% charts ...

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Published on May 02, 2014

Cheers!

Cheers to all our supporters who have made this happen. Here's a picture of our crew having breakfast :) We'll get you the latest round of data on Monday. Everyone have a good weekend!

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Published on Apr 29, 2014

Progressing Steadily (and some light data)

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Published on Mar 20, 2014

Friday Readings

Just a short update, for those of you waiting to see the first round of data.We will be starting the VAD on Wednsday (0326) barring any unforeseen roadblocks. This means that we will be taking base...

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Please name him/her Rupert, thank you! I'm looking forward to seeing how your research goes!
Sep 08, 2014
How do Bobtail Squid choose their glowing bacterial partner?
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This is something that we have discussed, and it's a hard question to answer. The mechanisms for utilizing A2 and for colour blindness are pretty different. To do this trick gentically, you would need to change the way our body processes vitaminA1 and make it less active than how we process A2. This would have ramifications on your entire body system. Alternatively you could make it so that the eyes specifically use A2 instead of any A analog they get. This would again, require a complete alteration of how the eye works. It's a toughy, but it is something we are interested in looking at.
Aug 21, 2014
Can we biologically extend the range of human vision into the near infrared?
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We're hoping that there will be some changes in colour and light perception outside of the lab, but there's just no way to properly tell until we go a little while longer on this. I think getting up into the 1070 range is when things might get interesting....
Aug 21, 2014
Can we biologically extend the range of human vision into the near infrared?
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The Farnsworth Munsell scores are continuing to stay at a steady point, so there seems to be no noticeable colour sight loss. All subjects are using a lot of sunscreen and trying to stay out of the light. We have all experienced an increase in nightblindness, but we don't have a really good way to quantify it at this point. Basically, we've all started tripping over stuff that was never an issue before, or having trouble reading in dim light. Beyond that, everyone seems to have standard health. One subject is currently in Mexico and is suffering some of commonly associated illnesses that come with travel, but nothing that is connected with the diet.
Jul 14, 2014
Can we biologically extend the range of human vision into the near infrared?
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No, you are totally right. Time travel has not happened. I totally put in the wrong date when making the graph. Sorry :( I would change it, but somehow, changing the posts here don't allow me to save edits... :/
Jun 10, 2014
Can we biologically extend the range of human vision into the near infrared?
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It really does! Thank you so much for your support!
Oct 11, 2013
Can we biologically extend the range of human vision into the near infrared?
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Thank you so much for your support. We find your projects totally interesting; I believe you are already talking with Peyton. I hope our research can help you with your research and vice versa.
Oct 11, 2013
Can we biologically extend the range of human vision into the near infrared?
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Thank you so much for your support. We find your projects totally interesting; I believe you are already talking with Peyton. I hope our research can help you with your research and vice versa.
Oct 11, 2013
Can we biologically extend the range of human vision into the near infrared?
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