STEPHANIE SENEFF, PhD
Dr. Stephanie Seneff is a senior research scientist at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has a BS degree from MIT in biology and MS, EE and PhD degrees from MIT in electrical engineering and computer science.
She has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. Her recent interests have focused on the role of toxic chemicals and micronutrient deficiencies in health and disease, with a special emphasis on the pervasive herbicide Roundup and the mineral sulfur. She has authored over thirty peer-reviewed journal papers over the past few years on these topics, and has delivered numerous slide presentations around the world.
GLYPHOSATE, DEUTERIUM AND CANCER: CONNECTING THE DOTS
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the pervasive herbicide Roundup. I have been studying this demonic molecule for many years, yet I am only now realizing the enormity of the problems it causes to life. A fascinating story involves the mechanisms by which organisms (including humans) cope with the relatively rare isotope of hydrogen called deuterium. Deuterium has a neutron as well as a proton, making it twice as heavy. It is naturally present in water, but, because it behaves differently from hydrogen, it presents difficulty to living systems.
All lifeforms have developed an eloquent system for filtering deuterium out of the water inside the mitochondria, and when this system is defective, mitochondria don't work properly. Mitochondrial dysfunction is associated with many different diseases, including Alzheimer's, autism, depression, autoimmune diseases, and cancer. By disrupting deuterium, glyphosate drives cells towards a tumor-generating phenotype (cancer). Tumor cells actually work very hard to supply deuterium-depleted nutrients to the organism. In this talk, I will reveal the science behind this fascinating story.