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Dr. James Lyons-Weiler is a research scientist, author, and Director/CEO of the Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge, also known as IPAK. He is also author of “Cures vs. Profits“, “Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism“, and  “Ebola:An Evolving Story


Born on July 4, 1967, James grew up in Upstate New York as the youngest of three children. On Valentine’s Day, 1973, his mom died of breast cancer.  Always a bright student, he sought refuge in school as a respite from stresses at home that sometimes come with a mixed family.  His favorite classes were biology, geometry, history, music, and creative writing.

In the process of his career, James got more than he bargained for.  Always looking to improve ways of doing science, he discovered numerous fundamental flaws in the methods for analyzing data.  He always strived to provide improved solutions to these problems.   Over the years, given his extensive knowledge of cutting-edge research in cancer and cancer treatments, James helped his sister, his uncle, his future father-in-law, and several close friends find optimal routes to treatment of their cancer.  Close friends and family would, on a regular basis, challenge him with statements like “They already have a cure for cancer.  They don’t want cures, they want treatments!”  While conducting research for “Ebola: An Evolving Story”, it became apparent to him that important and significant improvements could be made to FDA’s approach to gold standard randomized clinical trials. To help sort out these perspectives, using the cumulative benefit of all of these experiences, he wrote “Cures vs. Profits: Success Stories in Translational Research”, published in May, 2016. His latest book is “The Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism."

Currently, along with other scientists at IPAK, they perform research in the public interest aimed at finding ways to reduce human suffering. With over 57 peer-reviewed research studies, his latest research has focused on the dangerous accumulation of aluminum from pediatric vaccines as well as the discovery of chronic health issues associated with higher vaccine uptake.

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Early in his college career, while at the State University of New York College at Oswego, his advisor counseled him to be a generalist in science – to learn everything he could, from anyone he could.  He carries this advice with him to this day.

Dr. James Lyons-Weiler

Dr. James Lyons-Weiler

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