Who is Walter Pierpaoli?


Walter Pierpaoli was born in 1934, in Milan. He graduated with full marks in Medicine and Surgery in 1960. After a specialization in Cardiology and time spent as a Hospital Assistant and practical work (Medical Studio), he taught as an Assistant at the Institute of General Pathologies of the University of Milan, conducting biophysics research (photodynamic effect) and taking advantage of a scholarship from the Atomic Energy Commission of the United States. 

He was then called in 1963 to the National Research Council (CNR) as a Contract Researcher and then, until 1969, as Laboratory Director of the Center for the Study of Cellular Pathology. In 1966 he was a visiting scientist at the Medical Research Institute of Davos-Platz, Switzerland. Also, in 1969 he obtained a Lecturing Post for Immunology (corresponding to a Ph.D. in other countries)

Handing in his resignation to the CNR in1969 due to environmental differences, he remained at the Davos Institute until the end of 1976, for a total of ten years, devoting himself intensely to researching psycho-neuro-endocrine-immunology, (PNEI) an integrative medical science he founded with other researchers and now also called Neuro-Immuno-Modulation (NIM).

From 1977 to 1980 he worked with his own independent group at the Institute of Anatomy of the University of Zurich. Following a decade-long collaboration with the Choay Institute in Paris, in 1980 he set up an Integrative Biomedical Research Institute in Zurich and a Foundation for Basic Biomedical Research (now the INTERBION FOUNDATION) transferred to the Canton of Ticino, Switzerland, of which he has been President since 1980.

He directed his research from 1988 to 2008, using his own laboratories in the reconstituted Jean Choay Institute for Neuroimmunomodulation in Quartino-Magadino in Switzerland (1988-1993) and from 1997 to 2008 in Riva San Vitale, also in Switzerland.

Walter Pierpaoli organizes the renowned Stromboli Conferences on Cancer and Aging which took place in 1987, 1990, 1993, 2005 and 2010, 2016. The volumes of the Stromboli Conferences, published by the New York Academy of Sciences, were the best sellers in the history of the most glorious and ancient scientific society in the USA.

For many years Pierpaoli has promoted interdisciplinary medical studies now called PNEI (Psycho-Neuro-Endocrine-Immunology or even "Neuroimmunomodulation", to which thousands of researchers are now dedicated. On the basis of his original research, he designed interventions against all degenerative diseases of aging and conducted for many years in Seattle, United States, with a group of researchers at the well-known Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, researches started in 1978 and based on a new method of transplantation that allows to modify the immune system and to avoid the rejection of the organs. This project, which was protected by global patents, was at an advanced stage of development and the first clinical interventions were expected in widespread diseases, including diabetes and cancer. Tragic events of a political nature have prevented the final clinical applications.

Pierpaoli has published more than 140 experimental scientific works, published in the best international scientific journals such as Nature, (7 articles), Journal of the National Cancer Institute - USA, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - USA and many others. He received funds for his research from the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, USA.

Since 1995, Prof. Pierpaoli's findings have been applied by himself to many thousands of patients suffering from a wide range of diseases, in the wake of and driven by the publication of the New York Times bestseller “The Melatonin Miracle”, translated into 17 languages, which describes how the pineal gland strictly controls the phases of our life and aging, and how it is possible to interfere with global organic decline by maintaining the youthful functions of the pineal gland by taking melatonin at night, formulated in 1987 by Pierpaoli, in order to prevent nocturnal production by the pineal gland and, thus, allowing the gland itself to “rest”. The experimental results obtained speak volumes.

In 2014, Pierpaoli opened a medical school in Fano, in the Marche Region, with annual courses on Inter-Hormonal Resynchronization, which lead to an endocrine and immune development for a wide range of pathologies and to a reversal of the metabolic aging process. He has also written a Medicine Manual available in Italian, English and Portuguese.

He also published some popular books in Italy with Morlacchi Editore: “La chiave della vita” – “L’orologio della vita” – “L’uomo senza età” – “I pazienti felici”.

He is finally completing a project he has been working on for over twenty years, a prototype of a “Village of Health”, which is expected to take its first steps in 2018.


Walter Pierpaoli’s books can be bought at the following link

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