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A Man Is Living 100 Days Underwater. It May Do Extraordinary Things to His Body.

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This is interesting.....

A Man Is Living 100 Days Underwater. It May Do Extraordinary Things to His Body.

  • A professor plans to set a new world record by living underwater for 100 days.
  • The endeavor is also a study in how the human body responds to long-term exposure to extreme pressure.
  • He's expecting improvements to his health, including increasing his longevity and preventing aging-related diseases.
"Joseph Dituri, a University of South Florida professor, hopes to do more than set a world record by living underwater for 100 days. He hopes to become “superhuman.”

“The human body has never been underwater that long, so I will be monitored closely,” Dituri says in a news release. “This study will examine every way this journey impacts my body, but my null hypotheses is that there will be improvements to my health due to the increased pressure.”

Dituri, who also served as a saturation diving officer in the U.S. Navy for 28 years, believes that an earlier study—which showed cells exposed to increased pressure doubled within five days—suggests that he can increase his longevity and prevent aging-related diseases by living in a pressurized environment. “So, we suspect I am going to come out super-human,” he says.

The 55-year-old Dituri will be staying in a 100-square-foot habitat 30 feet below the surface at Jules’ Undersea Lodge near Key Largo. While he's down there, Dituri will continue teaching his biomedical engineering class online while a medical team documents his health by routinely diving to his habitat to run tests. Before, during, and after the project, Dituri will undergo psychosocial, phycological, and medical tests that include blood panels, ultrasounds, electrocardiograms, and stem cell stets.

When Dituri left the U.S. Navy, he studied at the University of South Florida to learn about traumatic brain injuries. “Many of my brothers and sisters in the military suffered traumatic brain injuries and I wanted to learn how to help them,” he says. “I knew well that hyperbaric pressure could increase cerebral blood flow and hypothesized it could be used to treat traumatic brain injuries. I hypothesize that applying the known mechanisms of action for hyperbaric medicine could be used to treat a broad spectrum of diseases.



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Well hmm...I'm not quite sure what to make of this? And I don't quite understand what all this has to do with healing brain injuries even after reading it. I dunno if it'll work, but neither did the people who invented airplanes and cured diseases. So, we'll see what comes of it I guess.

Though if he grows a mustache along with a 1920s city...