This paper will outline specific, identifiable and repeatable growth stages of the cross-domain bacteria (CDB) and its associated forms. It will be seen that a wide variety of growth forms will ultimately emerge from what appears to be a simple, non-descript spherical living entity; as such the term 'pleomorphic' is fully justified in this presentation. This is the case even when the study is restricted to the most primitive form of existence (i.e., the CDB) and this sets the stage to for us anticipate a high level of survivability and adaptability for the organism. Thus far, this has certainly been proven to be the case, as the means to eradicate or destroy the organism in any meaningful way appears to be unavailable under the current state of knowledge.
A sufficient time period has elapsed to allow for the identification, classification and designation of a novel and ubiquitous life-form that is known to exist in association with the so-called "Morgellons" condition. This call has thus far gone unheeded within the scientific community and more rapid progress is required. It has been stated, by discovery (ref. The New Biology Jan 2014), that this informal nomenclature is no longer sufficient to characterize the situation; that of an extensive, repeating and culturable life form with known properties and characteristics.
A method has been established that shows promise of being effective in removing significant masses of biofilm that encapsulate large quantities of the "cross-domain bacteria" (CDB) as they have been identified and designated by this researcher. This method applies to oral cavities only and it is simple to investigate as to its efficacy. The identification of the CDB has been confirmed by microscopy; one unique feature of this organism is the frequent co-linear arrangement of the bacteria within an encasing filament. The various stages of growth of this life form have been documented extensively on this site, and a progression of development is understood. The term "Morgellons" as popularly used, is insufficient to characterize both the uniqueness of the life form and its ubiquity in the environment. The term "cross-domain bacteria" (i.e., CDB) has been established as being intrinsic to the origin of the life form; attention has been called to the the fact that the scientific nomenclature for this 'new biology' remains woefully inadequate. Any perception that this so-called "condition" is restricted to the human species is false; planetary consequences are before us. Please refer to earlier discussions that elevate the seriousness of this need for increased participation by the scientific and health communities.
It is generally perceived that the so-called "Morgellons" issue is primarily, if not exclusively, a human actually represents a fundamental change in the state condition. It is not. It will be found that this condition evidence now indicates and demonstrates that there and nature of biology as it is known on this earth. The is, at the heart of the "condition", a new growth form that transcends, as a minimum, the plant and animal boundaries.
A maximum magnification that combines optical and digital means has recently been achieved. The development allows, under suitable conditions and sampling, a magnification of images at a reasonable resolution up to a level of approximately 18,000 power. This method has been applied to the examination of human blood samples as they relate to the “Morgellon’s” condition. A brief introduction to the results of this recent advance in microscopy that uses relatively limited means and equipment is presented below. Relevant topics of research that arise from the study include the more detailed appearance of the bacterial-like structure that has been studied extensively by this research. The degradation of the red blood cell exterior membrane is also clearly apparent. The rather striking appearance of white blood cells, their behavior with respect to the bacterial-like component, and the internal structures that are visible within the white blood cells are of high interest. The importance of an active immune system against the bacterial-like encroachment is immediately obvious. Introductory live-blood video analysis recently performed further emphasizes the importance of the relationship of the immune system to the Morgellon’s condition. This level of awareness and visibility on the Morgellon’s condition is a direct result of these recent advances in microscopy methods and techniques. The availability of more advanced equipment, should it become available, will accelerate this discovery process.
Clifford Carnicom summarizes the findings on Morgellons and outlines eleven different aspects of the phenomenon that is worth further investigation.
Analysis shows that the primary organism (or pathogen) characteristic of the "Morgellons" condition, as isolated and identified by Clifford Carnicom, causes a significant biochemical change in the nature of human blood in which it resides. The dramatic change in the character of the blood has been presented through visible observation for several years, but this change is now objectively and directly measurable through the use of spectral analysis, and these changes are graphed and discussed in this paper. This change in the general character of human blood, as it has been measured from several individuals, is regarded as highly significant and expressive of a potential fundamental change in the human condition. Normal hemoglobin is analyzed under a spectrophotometer, and then graphed with different levels of concentrations of the organism. All matter reacts in a unique fashion to electromagnetic energy which, in this case, is visible light. Hemoglobin, (the primary protein in human blood cells), has such a unique and characteristic spectrum over the visible light range, and witnessing such dramatic alterations of the blood from this organism as compared to unaltered hemoglobin in these graphs give a sense of urgency for not only further research in this area, but also to alert more people to what is going on and to inspire action to be taken to get these organisms located and stopped.
Discussed in this paper are items such as: the role that iron appears to play in the growth of the underlying Morgellons organism, minimum conditions that allow the growth of this organism, identification of different growth forms related to these organisms, the unique spectral signature of this underlying organism indications of increased acidity in correlation with the Morgellons condition, and strategies to be considered in the mitigation of the growth of this organism. This paper continues to speak to the findings presented even further, with thought provoking ideas brought up, such as being able to use the spectral analysis of blood to determine the existence of the organism in living things, whether there is the possibility of getting the body to absorb more iron in order to ‘starve’ the organism of what iron is in the body (versus maybe lowering the amount of iron in the body to ‘starve’ the organism…a likely worse idea), and ways to reduce the growth of the organism with alkalization and nutrients.
This paper is written to let it be known that the basic problems related to environmental contaminants disclosed over a decade ago remain essentially the same. An airborne filament sample has again been received by the Carnicom Institute, and this material is identical in form and structure to that sent to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for identification back in 2001. This agency refused identification of the material and declared that it was not their policy to do so. All available evidence indicates that the general populace has been subjected to the ingestion of these materials through airborne methods for more than a decade, at a minimum.
The filaments have been shown to contain (and continue to do so with this report) complex internal structures and biological components. These environmentally dispersed filaments have been shown to have a high degree of similarity and correlation with those that are characteristic of the so-called "Morgellons" condition. Human samples of filaments representative of the "Morgellons" condition have been cultured extensively, and they continue to show the same level of similarity with the environmental samples that are disclosed here. Images showing this filament tested contain the same fibrous and biological components analyzed in previous Carnicom papers (see for example the paper titled ”MORGELLONS: MORPHOLOGY CONFIRMED”, dated November 15, 2007).
Clifford Carnicom continues his work and assertions toward the reality that it is falsehood to make the claim that the so-called "Morgellons" condition is a highly restricted situation that affects only a few individuals that happen to manifest a certain set of skin conditions. To the contrary, Carnicom's work and research show that the general population appears be to subject to the condition and that the criteria used to establish its existence should be focused on biological change and manifestations WITHIN the body: i.e. - that filaments that occur within the body and the alteration of the blood are more suitable criteria upon which to establish the presence or absence of the Morgellon's condition. Samples of blood and saliva are tested at the end of this paper, with images showing the tests involving a 37 year old man, and an 8 year old child. The blood testing shows definite blood cell wall damage in both the participants' samples, with these images shown in this paper.
Testing on two canine blood samples (microscopy pictures of the canine blood cells are included on this page) sent to Clifford Carnicom reveal that both animals show the existence of the chlamydia-like organism within the blood and the serum in a fashion identical to that which has been repeatedly found in human blood samples. This research reveals that the consideration of biological symptoms, structures and characteristics of the Morgellons condition must now be extended to include other life forms beyond that of the human.
At a minimum, this consideration now extends to the mammalian segment of the animal kingdom. There is additional research (external DNA examination and culture analyses) underway which suggests that this discovery may extend further to include the plant kingdom or the food supply; further examinations are required to clarify the initial findings.
All work thus far indicates that the culture forms under examination encompass primary pathogenic forms that are in association with the so-called "Morgellons" condition. These are the the encasing filament, the chlamydia-like organism, the mycoplasma-like (pleomorphic) organism and under certain conditions, the erythrocytic (red blood cell) form. This list does not exclude current or future discoveries by any party that are sufficiently documented, but this list is inclusive as of this date.