Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 01:01:13 -0400
Subject: thoughts on Bacillus licheniformis
There has significant discussion in the past year about an organism called Bacillus licheniformis and its probable connection to cancer, and possibly to Rife's BX virus. In particular there has been a reference to an article which appeared in the journal Lancet. Discussion on these lists contained implications that the researcher reviewed in this article may have identified the BX viral organism. The article is available for free reading at http://oncology.thelancet.com/journal/vol4/iss2/full/lonc.4.2.newsdesk.24220.1, (required free registration with Lancet is available on the same page).
This subject just came up again on another list. Here is a copy of what I posted, with a few additional comments.
A check of the Lancet article referred to above shows it does not make any mention whatsoever of Rife, and the word "virus" never appears. The writer of this article reviews the work of a researcher that worked with the pleomorphic transformation of Helicobacter pylori to Bacillus licheniformis. Indeed a very interesting piece of work. He also sent samples of 16S ribosomal RNA in for sequencing, which revealed a connection to B licheniformis. However, viruses never contain any ribosomal RNA. The genome size of B. licheniformis is way beyond the range of any known viruses, and is much more in common with bacterial genome sizes.
Ribosomal RNA is necessary for cells and bacteria to make their proteins. But viruses also need to produce their proteins, and will hijack the ribosomal RNA machinery present in the cell that they are parasitizing, so to speak. Certain viruses will also enter bacterial pathogens and use the machinery. The particular cells or bacteria that viruses choose to enter, depend on whether an appropriate receptor is available for the virus to latch onto (along with other associated conditions).
It seems unrealistic to call B. licheniformis a virus. Conversely, one might then want to argue that Rife's BX could be a bacteria. However, Rife gave very specific measurements for the organism he called BX, and it is totally in line with dimensions of viruses. This is not to deny the pleomorphic possibilities of his "BX"; indeed pleomorphic events have been amply demonstrated and reported over the past century in numerous organisms, and Rife achieved that as well with the BX. But to call a bacteria a virus (or vice-versa), only confuses the issue and actually serves to cloud the phenomenon of pleomorphism.
I am convinced nonetheless that the frequencies Jeff Sutherland posted specifically for the B. licheniformis (2655 and 21554) can be valid and effective. Jeff does very high-quality work. And that he is correct in reminding folks any approaches to cancer need to be broad-based. B. licheniformis and the BX viral form may both be present in many cancer situations, and / or co-participants in a line of pleomorphic events.
One of the John Marsh CDs available from Jeff Garff (#8) has Rife speaking very clearly and in some detail about his culture work with the BX, and the materials he used to get the various pleomorphic forms. Interestingly, Rife also states that he was able to isolate the BX from some "pyloric stomach cancers". So here we may have an entire set of clues that at least for stomach cancers, there may be H. pylori, B. licheniformis, and BX virus involved as bacterial, fungal, and viral forms.