Prof. Luc Montagnier

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Prof. Luc Montagnier: Immune Health

French virologist and a recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his 1983 discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (abbreviated HIV), Dr. Luc Montagnier discusses how the immune system is highly dependable upon one’s mental state. The Microbiome responses to elements including nutrition, sleep, and exercise. Certain measures can be taken to increase the respectability, or the resistance, of a disease or virus, however.

24:00 | 2015

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About Dr. Luc Montagnier

Luc Antoine Montagnier led the team that identified the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and shared half the 2008 Nobel Prize with his colleague Françoise Barré-Sinoussi.

Montagnier, an established expert in virology, was approached in 1982 by Paris clinician Willy Rozenbaum to examine a new illness (AIDS). Rozenbaum and his colleague, virologist Françoise Brun-Vézinet, suspected the disease might be caused by a retrovirus – a viral RNA strand that corrupts existing DNA to its pattern – and within weeks Montagnier’s team found evidence of an active retrovirus in tissue from a patient’s lymph node.

In 2008, he received a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). He has worked as a researcher at the Pasteur Institute in Paris and as a full-time professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China.

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