Famous Nobel Prize Winners - Dr. Luc Montagnier, 2008 Recipient in Medicine
Have you ever wondered who are the famous Nobel Prize winners?
Well, today we are going to meet one, and will learn why his accomplishment holds great value for you and I.
Dr. Luc Montagnier : Famous Nobel Prize Winners : Winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2008
Just what did Dr. Luc Montagnier do that earned him the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2008?
Dr. Luc Montagnier, along with Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, co-discovered the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in 1984. This makes him one of the famous Nobel Prize Winners! Remember when you first heard about HIV? Well, Dr. Montagnier was behind the scenes doing his research that brought the existence of HIV to our knowledge. The world has not been the same since.
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The 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine actually had three recipients that year. Dr. Montagnier and Dr. Barré-Sinoussi were recipients of half of the prize, and the other half was awarded to Harald zur Hausen, for his discovery of human papilloma viruses causing cervical cancer.
You may link directly to this page, which includes pictures and brief descriptions of these recipients on The Nobel Foundation's official website
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You may also find the prize announcement video and explanation of why the prize was divided by clicking on the prize announcement tab to the right of the pictures.
Drs. Montagnier and Barré-Sinoussi first understood that HIV “impaired the immune system because of
massive virus replication and cell damage to lymphocytes.”
Their seminal work set the stage for understanding
the biology of the disease and current modalities of treatment.
In addition, it led to development of methods
of diagnosis and blood screening that has mitigated the spread of the disease.
In related work, Immunotec Senior Vice-
President, Research & Development,
Dr. Wulf Dröge and his colleagues were
the first to discover (in 1989) that HIV-
infected patients have abnormally low
cysteine and glutathione levels.
In 1994, Montagnier drew attention to
the promising effects of Immunocal®, a
proven precursor of the major cellular
antioxidant glutathione, in his opening
address at the 10th International AIDS
Conference in Yokohama, Japan.
What is Immunocal?
Immunocal® is a cysteine-rich protein isolate derived from
non-denatured whey protein.
Immunocal is a dietary
natural health supplement, developed and marketed worldwide by Immunotec since 1996. Immunocal is a precursor
of the major cellular antioxidant glutathione, an element important in maintaining a strong
The anti-HIV and anti-apoptotic activity
of Immunocal and its relation with glutathione
synthesis were further discussed in a
presentation at the same conference.
Three years later, Montagnier, one of the famous Nobel Prize Winners, along with Rene Olivier and Catherine Pasquier, edited
"Oxidative Stress in Cancer, AIDS, and
Neurodegenerative Diseases," devoting
an entire chapter to a paper co-authored
by Immunotec founding scientist
Dr. Gustavo Bounous.
"Nutriceutical Modulation of Glutathione
with a Humanized Native Milk Serum
Protein Isolate, Immunocal: Application in
AIDS and Cancer", the paper explored the
extremely rare glutathione-promoting
components of proteins in Immunocal.
The paper also noted the implication of cellular
glutathione depletion in a number of
degenerative conditions and disease
states including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s,
arteriosclerosis, cataracts, cystic fibrosis,
of science and medicine in quickly
understanding and providing treatment
for infected individuals has led to
significant improvement in life
expectancies for those infected and
resonates with Immunotec’s mission of
helping human beings achieve wellness.
As one of the famous Nobel Prize Winners, Dr. Luc Montagnier recently became part of a cast of recognized doctors uncovering the truth about HIV. The result is a film called House of Numbers, and is currently being screened in select theatres worldwide and has already won numerous awards.
Note what he has to say about the importance of a strong immune system in clearing HIV from a patient's sytem:
So, in conclusion, what can we say about famous Nobel Prize Winners? One in particular, Dr. Luc Montagnier, won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2008 for his co-discovery of HIV. His further work led to increased understanding of the immune system and how an important protein called glutathione can have strong implications in further treatment of HIV infected patients by strengthening their immune systems.
Dr. Jimmy Gutman is the world's most published author on the subject of glutathione. His current bestseller is entitled "Glutathione - Your Key To Health."