Team:Yachachiq Peru


Team Yachachiq

Design of a biomolecular gravity sensor


Currently different theories describe the presence of gravitational fields which has apparently been crucial during the biological evolution and development of the living beings when they emerged from the sea towards the continental land. Our work describes the design and development of a set of possible biomolecular sensors which could detect changes in the gravitational forces. These molecules are expressed by specific genes and have homologous in the most animal species including humans. This group of genes was detected by microarrays techniques comparing RNA sequences under real and simulated microgravity. Additionally, the development of a correlation algorithm such as a function between the MAS 5.0 and Affymetrix RMA allowed demonstrating that these group of genes meet with all the mathematical and physical conditions of a sensor. Future applications of these sensors in biotechnology, astrobiology, and medicine are highly encouraging.

Yachachiq is the person who know how to do something. Rural communities where the Yachachiqs system exists are small towns, with 10-15 families, and the average family farm size is around 0.1 hectar (100m2), some have local farm animals as llamas. In the traditional culture of the Andes there is not difference between arts and technics, a Yachachiq could be a master artisan or the local mechanic. Yachachiq is not a name is a tittle, the community gives the title of Yachachiq to people from their community who has extraordinary habilities and leadership skills.