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Madeleine Ennis



Madeleine Ennis is a pharmacologist and researcher at Queen's University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She generated controversy by publishing results that seemed to show that ultra-dilute solutions of histamine, diluted to the levels used in homeopathic remedies, could affect cells just as the controls did. Her report said, "We are unable to explain our findings and are reporting them to encourage others to investigate this phenomenon", though she remains sceptical.[1][2][3]

Additional recommended knowledge

A team of reputed scientists failed to replicate these results.[4] These experiments were conducted by reputed scientists under protocols set by the James Randi Educational Foundation under their million dollar challenge. [5]

See also

  • Water memory
  • Homeopathy

References

  1. ^ 13 Things That Do Not Make Sense. New Scientist 30 (March 19, 2005). Retrieved on 2007-03-04. “4. Belfast Homeopathy Results”
  2. ^ Brown, VG; Ennis, M. (2001). "Flow-cytometric analysis of basophil activation: inhibition by histamine at convential and homeopathic concentrations" (50): 47-48.
  3. ^ Belon, M.; Cumps J, Ennis M, Mannaioni PF, Sainte-Laudy J, Roberfroid M, Wiegant FAC. (1999). "Inhibition of human basophil degranulation by successive histamine dilutions: results of a european multi-centre trial" (48).
  4. ^ Horizon failed to reproduce her results. Homeopathy: The Test. BBC (Nov 26, 2002). Retrieved on 2007-03-04.
  5. ^ Horizon Transcripts' Part 1. ABC (Apr 3, 2003). Retrieved on 2007-07-03. Part 2. ABC (Apr 10, 2003). Retrieved on 2007-07-03.


 
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