Dr. Luc Montagnier

Premio Nobel Dr. Luc Montagnier

Luc Montagnier recibió el Premio Príncipe de Asturias de Investigación Científica y Técnica (compartido con Robert Gallo) en el año 2000 y el Premio Nobel de Medicina en 2008 (compartido con Harald zur Hausen y Françoise Barré-Sinoussi)

El grupo de Montagnier fue el primero en aislar el virus del sida VIH, pero que el grupo de Gallo fue el que demostró que el virus causa el sida.



Luc Montagnier: La memoria del agua
Dr. Montagnier demuestra que el agua tiene memoria y cree que ahi se encuentra la cura del SIDA.
(Experimento realizado anteriormente por Jacques Benveniste, que nunca fue reconocido)


Luc Montagnier: El cuerpo puede deshacerse del virus del SIDA (VIH) de forma natural


AIDS, Nutrion and Water - Interview with Dr Luc Montagnier House of Numbers




Luc Antoine Montagnier born 18 August 1932 in Chabris, Indre, France

Dr Montagnier is a French virologist and joint recipient with Francoise Barru-Sinoussi and Harald zur Hausen of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). A long-time researcher at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France, he currently works as a full-time professor at Shanghai Jiaotong University in China.

In 2009, Montagnier published two controversial research studies that some homeopaths claimed as support for homeopathy. Although Montagnier disputed any such support, many scientists greeted his claims with scorn and harsh criticism.

Huffingonpost.com Luc Montagnier, Nobel Prize Winner, Takes Homeopathy and water memory seriously.

Awards and honors

The 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Montagnier and Francoise Barru-Sinoussi for the discovery of HIV. They shared the Prize with Harald zur Hausen, who discovered that human papilloma viruses can cause cervical cancer. Montagnier said he was "surprised" that Robert Gallo was not also  recognized by the Nobel Committee: "It was important to prove that HIV  was the cause of AIDS, and Gallo had a very important role in that. I'm  very sorry for Robert Gallo." According to Maria Masucci, a member of the Nobel Assembly, "there was no doubt as to who made the fundamental discoveries."

Montagnier is the co-founder of the World Foundation for AIDS  Research and Prevention and co-directs the Program for International  Viral Collaboration. He is the founder and a former president of the  Houston-based World Foundation for Medical Research and Prevention. He has received more than 20 major awards, including the Legion d'honneur (Commandeur in 1994; Grand Officier in 2009), the Lasker Award (1986), the Gairdner Award (1987), King Faisal Foundation International Prize (1993) (known as the Arab Nobel Prize), and the Prince of Asturias Award (2000). He is also a member of the Academie Nationale de Medecine.

Research on electromagnetic signals from DNA

In 2009, Montagnier published two controversial research studies  which, if true, "would be the most significant experiments performed in  the past 90 years, demanding re-evaluation of the whole conceptual  framework of modern chemistry."

They were published in a new journal of which he is chairman of the editorial board, allegedly detecting electromagnetic signals from bacterial DNA (M. pirum and E. coli) in water that had been prepared using agitation and high dilutions, and similar research on electromagnetic detection of HIV DNA in the blood of AIDS patients treated by antiretroviral therapy.

On 28 June 2010, Montagnier spoke at the Lindau Nobel laureate meeting in Germany, "where 60 Nobel prize winners had gathered, along with 700 other  scientists, to discuss the latest breakthroughs in medicine, chemistry  and physics." He "stunned his colleagues....when he presented a new method for  detecting viral infections that bore close parallels to the basic tenets of homeopathy. Although fellow Nobel prize winners  who view homeopathy as quackery   were left openly shaking their heads, Montagnier's comments were  rapidly embraced by homeopaths eager for greater credibility....Cristal  Sumner, of the British Homeopathic Association, said Montagnier's work gave homeopathy 'a true scientific ethos'."

When asked by Canada's CBC Marketplace program if his work was indeed a theoretical basis for homeopathy as homeopaths had claimed,  Montagnier replied that one "cannot extrapolate it to the products used  in homeopathy".

Responses, criticisms and interview

While homeopaths claim his research as support for homeopathy, many scientists have greeted it with scorn and harsh criticism.

Because the research used high dilutions, homeopaths claimed it  supported homeopathy, even though it didn't mention homeopathy or use ultra-high dilutions:

On 14 September 2009, Louise Mclean posted on the "Homeopathy World  Community" website: "Luc Montagnier Foundation Proves Homeopathy Works", and on 6 October 2009, homeopathic promoter Dana Ullman responded to a criticism of homeopathy by writing: "And I assume that  you all have seen the new research by Nobel Prize-winning virologist Luc Montagnier that provides significant support to homeopathy." (On 30 January 2011, Ullman responded to Montagnier's comment on "homeopathy" and "high dilutions" in his 24 December 2010 Science interview by writing an article entitled "Luc Montagnier, Nobel Prize  Winner, Takes Homeopathy Seriously". In the article he repeated his  claim's that Montagnier's studies supported homeopathy.

Criticism of the claims of homeopaths followed:

On 20 October 2010, Harriet A. Hall responded specifically to these claims by homeopaths: "Nope. Sorry,  guys. It doesn’t. In fact, its findings are inconsistent with  homeopathic theory... Homeopaths who believe Montagnier’s study supports homeopathy are only demonstrating their enormous capacity for  self-deception." She went on to analyze the studies and pointed out a  number of flaws, stating: "...even assuming the results are valid, they  tend to discredit homeopathy, not support it...Homeopathy is a system of clinical treatment that can only be validated by in vivo clinical trials."

In a 24 December 2010 Science magazine interview entitled "French Nobelist Escapes ‘Intellectual  Terror’ to Pursue Radical Ideas in China", he was questioned about his  research and plans. In the interview he stated that Jacques Benveniste, whose controversial homeopathic work had been discredited, was "a modern Galileo". When asked if he wasn't "worried that your colleagues will think you  have drifted into pseudo-science?", he replied "No, because it’s not pseudoscience. It’s not quackery. These are real phenomena which deserve further study." He also  mentioned that his applications for funding had been turned down and  that he was leaving his home country to set up shop in China so he could escape what he called the "intellectual terror" which he had been told  had prevented others from publishing their results. He believes that  China's Jiaotong University is more "open minded" to his research. There he is chairman of the editorial board of a new journal which publishes his research.

He was also questioned on his beliefs about homeopathy, to which he  replied: "I can’t say that homeopathy is right in everything. What I can say now is that the high dilutions are right. High dilutions of  something are not nothing. They are water structures which mimic the  original molecules." He did admit that he wasn't working with the very  high dilution levels normally used in homeopathy: "We find that with DNA, we cannot work at the extremely high dilutions used in homeopathy; we  cannot go further than a 10−18 dilution, or we lose the signal. But even at 10ˆ18, you can calculate that there is not a single molecule of DNA left. And yet we detect a signal."

A 12 January 2011 New Scientist editorial described the controversial nature of the research, while  also noting how many researchers "reacted with disbelief", with Gary Schuster comparing it to "pathological science."[3] Biology professor PZ Myers also described it as "pathological science." He described the paper as  "one of the more unprofessional write-ups I've ever run across", and  criticized the publication process as having an "unbelievable  turnaround" time: "another suspicious sign are the dates. This paper was submitted on 3 January 2009, revised on 5 January 2009, and accepted on 6 January 2009," leading him to ask: "Who reviewed this, the author's  mother? Maybe someone even closer. Guess who the chairman of the  editorial board is: Luc Montagnier."

On 25 May 2012, he gave the keynote address at the 2012 AutismOne conference in Chicago. Similar to the controversy he aroused by extolling homeopathy, his latest group, Chronimed, claims to have made a discovery for autistic children that was sharply  criticized by scientist Dr. Steven Salzberg.