#4 Dr Stephanie Seneff – Deconstructing Bread: Chemical Reactions 2017-07-17T22:52:01+00:00

The Bread Project Podcast Series

#4 Dr Stephanie Seneff – Deconstructing Bread: Chemical Reactions

We welcome scientist and researcher Dr Stephanie Seneff. Stephanie is a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. As a biophysicist and electrical engineer, Dr Stephanie Seneff brings the ideal skill set to the table to discuss many of the issues besetting our human health today, as the population experiences biochemical interactions and interruptions in our bodies from numerous environmental onslaughts. We discuss the effects being linked with the chemical glyphosate that’s being sprayed on wheat crops, particularly on NON-GMO wheat, and with the synthetic form of folic acid being added to flour as a fortification, in many cases under mandatory government regulations. If you’ve found yourself or family members just getting sicker and unhealthier since about 2009, you want to hear this episode, but if you ever want to be able to happily buy regular supermarket bread again, maybe don’t listen.
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Dr Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. She received the B.S. degree in Biophysics in 1968, the M.S. and E.E. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1980, and the Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1985, all from MIT. For over three decades, her research interests have always been at the intersection of biology and computation: developing a computational model for the human auditory system, understanding human language so as to develop algorithms and systems for human computer interactions, as well as applying natural language processing (NLP) techniques to gene predictions. She has published over 170 refereed articles on these subjects, and has been invited to give keynote speeches at several international conferences.

In recent years, Dr. Seneff has focused her research interests back towards biology. She is concentrating mainly on the relationship between nutrition and health. Since 2011, she has published over two dozen papers in various medical and health-related journals on topics such as modern day diseases (e.g., Alzheimer, autism, cardiovascular diseases), analysis and search of databases of drug side effects using NLP techniques, and the impact of nutritional deficiencies and environmental toxins on human health.