Nail Growth study using voter's ink ,Loksabha Election 2024


CUBE Kerala on Nail Growth& Regeneration Research, thanks to, General Election.Data collected by :
Prithviraj. Male. Age 76.Chavarkodu. Parippally

Abhijeet :The hard part which is the actual nail is situated on the Nail bed underneath it.

Towards the proximal end is the Cuticle.

This much I am able to recall.

Please help @Theertha @~Enas @Himanshu Joshi @~Aastha @Aditya Joshi and others.

Structure of nail: https://www.researchgate.net/figure/The-structure-of-nail_fig4_324063920

Structure of nail:https://images.app.goo.gl/U7j4nJTRsHR2tvwQ9. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0738081X13001351

Parts of nail :https://images.app.goo.gl/Hju9HXr1TA9LYJ626. https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Basic-anatomy-of-the-nail-unit-dorsal-view_fig1_229073406

Nail Growth study using voter’s ink ,Loksabha Election 2024.
Code of the Name:MNP
Age :57.
Gender: Male.
Date of vote :26/04/2024.
Date of photo:26/04/2024.
Place: Cherukkad, Kozhikode ,Kerala.
Data collecter: Theertha

Nail Growth study using voter’s ink ,Loksabha Election 2024.
Code of the Name:TMD
Age :24.
Gender: Female.
Date of vote :26/04/2024.
Date of photo:26/04/2024.
Place: Cherukkad, Kozhikode ,Kerala.
Data collecter: Theertha

Code of the Name:TMD
Age :24.
Nail growth:1mm
Gender: Female.
Date of vote :26/04/2024.
Date of photo:1/05/2024.
Place: Cherukkad, Kozhikode ,Kerala.
Data collecter: Theertha


Code of the Name:RPM
Age :55
Gender: Female.
Date of vote :26/04/2024.
Date of photo:1/05/2024.
Place: Cherukkad, Kozhikode ,Kerala.
Data collecter: Theertha


Nail Growth study using voter’s ink ,Loksabha Election 2024.
Code of the Name:MNP
Age :57.
Gender: Male.
Date of vote :26/04/2024.
Date of photo:1/05/2024.
Place: Cherukkad, Kozhikode ,Kerala.
Data collecter: Theertha.

Arunan sir:Please be part of Chatshaala.

Theertha has interesting data on Nail growth in 6 days of 24 Yr Female, 55 Yr Female and 57 Yr Male.

Highest Nail Growth in 24 Yr old Female.:+1::face_with_monocle:


Voter’s ink mark can be a good source for studing nail growth?
How do we measure nail growth?
Is it a good idea to collect the data of nail growth from this Lok Sabha Election?@Bhagwati Mam @Susanta Tanti CUBE @Kashyap Sapekhati @biswayini @Kiran Ma’am @Aditya Joshi @Himanshu Joshi & others


Are we expecting differences in nail growth among different age groups of people?
What does this graph tell us? @~Sujal Darekar @Amirtha CUBE @~Khushi :smile::smiling_face::hugs: @shalini CUBE @Prithviraj CUBE & others


What would be a good method for taking/collecting nail growth data? @~Ajita Banerjee & others

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1st Vote :white_check_mark::grin: Lok sabha Election 2024 . Abhijeet Singh, Age:20, Male, Ulwe, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. 13th May 2024.

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Data Provided by @GN on 13th May 2024.


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There isn’t any significant growth after 69 hours. As of yet I am not able to see any clear separation of the voting mark between skin and nail.

Date of Voting: 13th May 2024, Time:2pm,
Date of Photo: 16th May 2024, Time: 10:20am.
Name: Abhijeet Singh, Age, 20, Male.
CUBE Homelab, Ulwe, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.


My Brother’s Voters marking.
I can see a very thin line of seperation. This is after 69 hours.

Date of Voting: 13th May 2024
Time: 2pm
Date of photo: 16th May 2024,
Time: 10:25am.

Age: 24, Male.

CUBE Homelab, Ulwe Navi Mumbai Maharashtra.

[16/05, 10:24 am] +91 98205 56421: I can see two tiny white spots. Indication of skin separation?
[16/05, 10:26 am] Abhijeet Singh: Actually my skin is coming off from there. For reference we can compare with my middle finger.
[16/05, 10:27 am] +91 98205 56421: Ok
[16/05, 11:06 am] +91 98205 56421: Interesting!
24 years male nail reveals thin line but 20 years doesn’t!
I expected 20 years to grow faster.
[16/05, 11:41 am] Arunan Sir: Great, A research question emerging. @⁨~Vijaya Tilak⁩ @⁨Abhijeet Singh⁩ Let’s state this by @⁨~Vijaya Tilak⁩ as Hypothesis on Nail Growth in males in the 20s @⁨Abhijeet Singh⁩ How do we proceed to get more samples and better data to verify or falsify the hypothesis, suggested by Vijaya Tilak CUBE, Indian Women’s Scientists Association (IWSA). @⁨Abhijeet Singh⁩ @⁨Theertha CUBE⁩ @⁨Amritha CUBE⁩ Let’s have a study.
[16/05, 11:44 am] Abhijeet Singh: Question is
Which age group have have high nail growth rates.

Vijaya ma’am’s Hypothesis:
Individuals of Younger age should show high nail growth rate.

Is this how you want it to be stated?
@⁨~Vijaya Tilak⁩
[16/05, 11:45 am] Arunan Sir: What was your expectation about your nail growth in about 3 days or 72 hours?@⁨Abhijeet Singh⁩ Let’s have chat on it.
[16/05, 11:50 am] Arunan Sir: Can we have more clear photos? @⁨Abhijeet Singh⁩ You could help from another person while taking your nail photo, in case you are not comfortable focusing etc. @⁨Abhijeet Singh⁩ Very crucial to verify or falsify the Hypothesis that the Nail Growth rate higher among males in their late 20s than early 20s. @⁨~Vijaya Tilak⁩ @⁨Abhijeet Singh⁩
[16/05, 11:51 am] Abhijeet Singh: I was expecting there won’t be any significant change or movement of the voters marks. I think my nail growth is slow.

Even last time in June I did with heena so I got around ~4mm growth in 1 month.
[16/05, 11:51 am] Abhijeet Singh: NOT EVEN 5mm GROWTH IN 1 MONTH!:flushed: * Applied _mehendi _ on my thumb on 9th May 2023. Today after 1 month and 2 days the growth is around 4.5mm. My nails growth is extremely slow or this was expected in my age group? What do you think about it @jaikishan @anindita8820 @Varsha18 @meena74 @Arunan @GN @Smiti @Theertha @dhanraj7 @AshutoshB and others… Cube Homelab Ulwe Navi Mumbai, 12th June 2023. Photo : AbhijeetSingh.

[16/05, 11:56 am] +91 98205 56421: We have so much of info in this group regarding nail growth studies.
Can we make a table excel spreadsheet of
Age group below 20;
21-25; 26-30;31-40; 41-50;51-60;60+
Should include gender, health issues, date of voting, skin break, 1 mm growth and ink mark leaving the nail. May not be difficult but comprehensive for the entire country.
[16/05, 11:59 am] Abhijeet Singh: Tried to capture more clear photo.

Date of Voting: 13th May 2024, Time:2pm,
Date of Photo: 16th May 2024, Time: 10:20am.
Name: Abhijeet Singh, Age, 20, Male.
CUBE Homelab, Ulwe, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Today as well after 97 hours I cannot see any significant movement of the nail mark on the nail bed from the Proximal to the distal end. My skin towards the proximal end got off while working so that’s why we are observing a gap here.

Date of Voting: 13th May 2024, 2pm
Date of Photo: 17th May 2024, 3pm.

Abhijeet Singh, Age, 20, Male
CUBE Homelab Ulwe Navi Mumbai Maharashtra. 17th May 2024.

[17/05, 1:26 pm] Abhijeet Singh: The linear nail growth rate is a simple, inexpensive, noninvasive technique for the measurement of aging. When the many endogenous and exogenous factors known to influence this rate are either controlled or considered, the measurement of the rate for 1 year gives data that are both age-related and age-caused. The rate of linear nail growth decreases 50% over the life spans of both dogs and humans. In the beagle, which has a life span 20% that of man; the rate of decrease is 5 times faster than in man. There are circadian and multiple-year biorhythms of the rate of linear nail growth. There are approximately 7-yr periods of slow decline that al-terna te with 7- yr periods of more rapid decline.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022202X15455575
[17/05, 1:31 pm] Abhijeet Singh: Both dogs and humans experience a 50% decrease in nail growth rate over their lifetimes.

nail growth rate follows circadian rhythms and alternates between seven-year periods of slower and faster decline.
@⁨~Vijaya Tilak⁩ @⁨Theertha CUBE⁩ @⁨~prthvirajprthviraj345⁩ whats our comment on this?
[17/05, 1:40 pm] Abhijeet Singh: A 35-year observation of the growth of my nails indicates the slowing of growth with increasing age. The average daily growth of the left thumbnail, for instance, has varied from 0.123 mm a day during the first part of the study when 1 was 32 years of age to 0.095 mm a day at the age of 67.

[17/05, 1:42 pm] Dr.Dinesh Datta CUBE: Interesting
[17/05, 2:55 pm] Abhijeet Singh: The rate of linear nail growth increased until well into the 3rd decade of life. From 25 to 100 years of age, the rate decreased approximately 0.5% per year from an average of 0.9 mm/week in the 3rd decade. Men had a more rapid rate than women until the 6th decade (curve A in Fig 8). By the 8th decade, women had a more rapid rate than men (curve B in Fig 8). The longitudinal 36-year data of Bean [1-4] on himself from age 32 to 68 was recalculated in millimeters per week for each year (curve C in Fig 8).

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022202X15455575


My brother’s Voters mark.
The ink over the Proximal Fold didn’t hold onto it seems.

Also after 104 hours (4.3 days approx) there seems less than half millimetre movement of the ink mark from the proximal to the distal end of the nail.

Age: 24, Male,
Date of Voting: 13th May 2024
2pm
Date of Photo: 17th May 10:30pm
CUBE Homelab, Ulwe Navi Mumbai Maharashtra. Date: Collector: Abhijeet Singh.


On the other hand my dad’s voters marks shows no significant movement from proximal to distal end after 4.3 days.

Age: 52, Male.
Date of Voting: 13th May 2024
Date of photo: 17th May 2024.
CUBE Homelab Ulwe Navi Mumbai Maharashtra. Date Collector: Abhijeet Singh.

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Below are photos from my family showing nails marked with voter’s ink.

Nail Growth Study Using Voter’s Ink
First vote :white_check_mark: (Loksabha Election 2024)
Initials of the name - DBT
Date of election - 20th May 2024
Age - 21, Male
Timing of the photo - 8:45 am
Location - Badlapur, Thane, Maharashtra

Shared this nail photo of mine as a trigger for Model System based research questions in Biology.

Nail Growth Study Using Voter’s Ink
Initials of the name - MBT
Date of election - 20th May 2024
Age - 40, Female
Timing of the photo - 9:15 am
Location - Badlapur, Thane, Maharashtra

Nail Growth Study Using Voter’s Ink
Initials of the name - BGT
Date of election - 20th May 2024
Age - 57, Male
Timing of the photo - 9:40 am
Location - Badlapur, Thane, Maharashtra

Nail Growth Study Using Voter’s Ink
Initials of the name - RBT
Date of election - 20th May 2024
Age - 19, Male
Timing of the photo - 9:40 am
Location - Badlapur, Thane, Maharashtra

Following are the Data collected by an active Cubist, Prithviraj sir.

Following is nail growth of 12 persons.
Nail growth measured after 23 days. Voting date 26-4-24.
Photo taken on 20-5-24.
1)Code of the name:SI. Male age 50.growth 3mm.

2)Code of the name:MI ,female. Age 50.growth. 3.5mm

  1. Code of the name:HH, male, age36.growth 4mm.

4)Code of the name:SH, male, age 58.growth 3mm

5)Code of the name:SN. Male. Age61 growth 2.5.

6)Code of the name:SA. Female, age38.growth 3.5mm.

  1. Code of the name: MU,Female, age 42.growth 3 mm.

  1. Code of the name:RA.Female ,age 28.growth 5mm.

  1. Code of the name: SMA ,female. Age 36. Growth 3 mm.

10)Code of the name:PJ.male. Age 76.Growth 2mm.

Growth measured after 24 days.
11)Code of the name:AR, male. Age 56.growth 3 mm.

12)Code of the name:AA. Female. Age 27.Growth 4mm.

Prithviraj sir wrote,
To my observation growth of nail and age are related. As age increases nail growth decreases. Only in few cases difference is noted.

[22/05, 11:40 am] Prithviraj CUBE: Following is nail growth of 12 persons.
Nail growth measured after 23 days. Voting date 26-4-24.
Photo taken on 20-5-24.
1)SI. Male age 50.growth 3mm.
2)MI female. Age 50.growth. 3.5mm
3)HH male, age36.growth 4mm.
4)SH, male, age 58.growth 3mm

5)SN. Male. Age61 growth 2.5.

6)SA. Female, age38.growth 3.5mm.
7) MU Female, age 42.growth 3 mm.
8)RA.age 28.growth 5mm.
9) SMA female. Age 36. Growth 3 mm.
10)PJ.male. Age 76.Growth 2mm.
Growth measured after 24 days.
11)AR, male. Age 56.growth 3 mm.
12)AA. Female. Age 27.
Growth 4mm.
To my observation growth of nail and age are related. As age increases nail growth decreases. Only in few cases difference is noted.

Data collected by @Prithviraj Sir.

These are the nail growth of ten persons. Growth measured on 27-5-24.Polling date was 26-4-24.Growth completed after 30 days. CUBE SN. College Varkala. Prithviraj.