Jacques Benveniste at the Cavendish
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|Description:||On March 10, 1999, the late Jacques Benveniste gave the Cavendish's Departmental Colloquium on "Electromagnetically Activated Water and the Puzzle of the Biological Signal". The lecture was recorded on VHS videotape, and is now available on line through the University's Media Service.|
|Collection:||Brian Josephson's lecture collection|
|Publisher:||University of Cambridge|
|Copyright:||Department of Physics, Cambridge University|
|Keywords:||Jacques Benveniste; high dilution; biological signal; memory of water;|
|Abstract:||Electromagnetically Activated Water and the Puzzle of the Biological Signal
Dr Jacques Benveniste (1935–2004), Directeur de Recherches at INSERM
Cavendish Laboratory Colloquium, March 10, 1999.
Our present research follows what has been named "the memory of water". First we empirically observed that highly dilute (i.e. in the absence of any physical molecule) biological agents triggered relevant biological systems. Some of these experiments were reproduced in three external laboratories that co-authored an article on the subject (Nature, 1988, 333, 816-818). Next, blind experiments with an external team showed that the activity of highly dilute agonists was abolished by an oscillating magnetic field, which had no comparable effect on the genuine molecules. Later, several hundred experiments have confirmed our ability to transfer to water, using an amplifier, the specific molecular activity of more than 30 substances, such as physiological and pharmacological agonists, antibodies (purified or in whole serum), antigens and even the specific signal of bacteria. In our most recent experiments, we digitally recorded (sampling 44 kHz) specific biological activities on a computer. When "replayed" to water, plasma, target organs, cells, or to an antigen-antibody reaction, the recorded signal induced an effect characteristic of the original substance.
These results strongly suggested the electromagnetic nature of molecular signalling, heretofore unknown. This signal, that is "memorized" and then carried by water, most likely enables in vivo transmission of the molecular specific information. We have recently obtained direct evidence for the critical role of water in the transmission of the molecular signal, at the usual concentration as well as at high dilution.
At the least, these advances indicate the reality of the high dilution phenomenon and allow for the transmission and detection at a distance of any normal or pathological molecular activity. At most, they could profoundly change biology and medicine.
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