Death of Jacques Benveniste

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PARIS (AP) - Jacques Benveniste, director of research emeritus at the National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), silver medal of the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), died in Paris, Sunday , at the age of 69 years.

Jacques Benveniste marked the National Health and Medical Research Institute which he "remains one of the outstanding scientists with particularly his research on inflammation, allergy and the discovery of Platelet activating factor (PAF) - acether (PAF), "one of the molecules involved in platelet activation, stressed the INSERM in a statement.

This is the second part of his career that proposed scientific assumptions that have raised strong objections, including the memory of water. He asserted, studies and experiments to the key, the dilution of a substance in water to levels that over a molecule of said substance is present would keep its characteristics with the famous "water memory" . The water would be able to keep the "memory" of the molecular structure of a substance that is diluted.

Since 1973, Jacques Benveniste was working at Inserm which he conducted several units. His work in allergy have given him international fame and opened new therapeutic perspectives in the field of allergy and inflammation.

Exploring the functions of the molecule called PAF has exceeded the initial discovery led to the development of new anti-inflammatory strategies. AP



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