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Neil Young News Conference with Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai on GMOs

Legendary rocker, Neil Young held a press conference in Vermont as a part of his concert tour with Peter Shumlin, Governor of Vermont and Dr. V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai. He invited Dr. V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai to address the press conference on his study of how GMOs increase production of formaldehyde, which is a known carcinogen, in plants.

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It Turns Out That GMOs May Pose Some Pretty Serious Health Risks

Genetically modified organisms are becoming a bigger and bigger part of our lives, whether we like it or not. Altering a plant’s genetic structure can increase production yields by making crops more disease-resistant and weather-tolerant, translating into big paydays for major agrobusinesses. As a result, more than 75% of processed foods on American shelves contain genetically modified ingredients.

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Do GM Soybean Plants Accumulate Formaldehyde?

The notion of the substantial equivalence of GM glyphosate-tolerant soy plants with their non-GM parents has come under renewed challenge in a peer-reviewed paper. In this case, the difference is not the glyphosate residues in the GM soy but the disruptions to biochemical pathways caused by the genetic engineering process.

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New US Soy Study Invalidates FDA ‘Substantial Equivalence’ Regulations on GMOs

A new study published today in the peer-reviewed journal Agricultural Sciences reveals genetic engineering of soy disrupts the plant’s natural ability to control stress, and invalidates the FDA’s current regulatory framework of “substantial equivalence” used for approval of genetically engineered food (GMOs).

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Systems Biology Group, International Center for Integrative Systems: GMO Soy Accumulates Formaldehyde & Disrupts Plant Metabolism, Suggests Peer-Reviewed Study, Calling For 21st Century Safety Standards

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — A new study published today in the peer-reviewed journal AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES reveals genetic engineering of soy disrupts the plant’s natural ability to control stress, and invalidates the FDA’s current regulatory framework of “substantial equivalence” used for approval of genetically engineered food (GMOs).

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Third Paper of Series on Modeling Critical Molecular Pathways and C1 Metabolism in Plants, by the Center’s Research Team Published in American Journal of Plant Sciences

The third paper in a series of papers on Modeling Critical Molecular Pathways and C1 Metabolism in Plants written by the Center’s researchers was released by the American Journal of Plant Sciences, Vol.6 No.9, June 2015. The paper entitled Integrative Modeling of Oxidative Stress and C1 Metabolism Reveals Upregulation of Formaldehyde and Downregulation of Glutathione is arguably the first integrative model of oxidative stress and C1 metabolism in plants.

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Second Paper, in a Path-Breaking Series, by the Center’s Research Team Published in American Journal of Plant Sciences!

The second paper in a path-breaking series by the Center’s researchers was released by the American Journal of Plant Sciences, Vol.6 No.9, June 2015.  The paper entitled In Silico Modeling of C1 Metabolism. proves that C1 metabolism is essential for all organisms to provide one-carbon units for methylation and other types of modifications, as well as for nucleic acid, amino acid, and other biomolecule syntheses.

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Paper on Discovery of Key Molecular Pathways of C1 Metabolism Released

Dr. V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai and his team of researchers at the Center have discovered Key Molecular Pathways of C1 Metabolism and Formaldehyde Detoxification in Maize through a Systematic Bioinformatics Literature Review using CytoSolve™. The team studies thousands of research papers and did countless simulations to achieve this remarkable feat. The paper on this has been published in Journal of Agricultural Sciences, Vol.6 No.5, May 2015.

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Journal Paper Validates the Systems Science of Siddha & Ayurveda

A breakthrough paper that conclusively validates the scientific foundation of Ayurveda and Siddha, based on modern control systems engineering, has been published in the International Journal of Systems of Systems Engineering (IJSSE), an eminent peer-reviewed international systems engineering journal. The paper entitled The Control Systems Engineering Foundation of Traditional Indian Medicine: The Rosetta Stone for Siddha and Ayurveda, is accessible in Open Access format from Inderscience Publishers.

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Center Launches Inner City Innovation Fund On 30th Anniversary of Email

Dr. V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, founder of the International enter for Integrative Systems announced the founding of the Innovation Corps, which will be launched in Newark, NJ to award up to $100K in cash and services to two finalist teams of Newark high school students, enabling them to translate a tangible idea to a startup venture.

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Renowned Thinker and Linguist, Noam Chomsky Speaks on the Terminology of “Email”

June 12, 2012. Professor Noam Chomsky provides a statement on the terminology of “Email”. He says that Email, upper case, lower case, any case, is the electronic version of the interoffice, inter-organizational mail system, the email we all experience today – See more at: http://inventorofemail.com/noam-chomsky-on-invention-of-email-va-shiva-ayyadurai.asp

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Dr. V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, Founder of ICIS, Honored as 2012 TiE Star

June 5, 2012. V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, founder of International Center for Integrative Systems, received TiE innovation honor for “his seminal work in the invention of email” and for the creation of CytoSolve, a revolutionary platform for in-silico drug development.

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Dharma Voyage – Path of peace

April 4, 2012. 3-month weekly Tai Chi class started The class has fourteen dedicated Tai Chi practitioners learning from Ben Booth, the master.


Novatein Biotech is growing

February 20, 2012 The company is taking on more space to accomodate their growth. Additional space is acquired for better inventory management and more staff is expected to join!


Scott’s Stone Carving Classes have expanded

November 15, 2011 Additional classes started on weekends Scott is offering classes over weekends to cater to stone carving enthusiasts who are busy during the week.


Viztu Technologies in success mode

August 9, 2011 Software development is on track Tom and Ash are making excellent progress towards their next release.


QUIS 12 – 12th International Research Symposium on Service Excellence in Management

New Service Development Panel Discussion June 2 – 5, 2011 Statler 351, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

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Bio-IT World Conference & Expo ‘11

Systems Medicine – Where East Meets West: The Future of Personalized Health April 12 – 14, 2011 World Trade Center, Boston, MA

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Customer Response Summit

Predicting the Future: Are You REALLY Ready to Listen? November 3 – 4, 2010 Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ

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Social Media & EchoMail with Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai

Blog Talk Radio Interview of Dr. V. A. Shiva Ayyadurai by Eve Mayer Orsburn September 17, 2010 www.blogtalkradio.com

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MIT – ICIS Collaboration

Traditional Medicines and Systems Biology Workshop Nov. 4, 2010 Room: 66-168, MIT, Cambridge

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Traditional Medicine Society Seminar

EAST meets WEST: Divergence and Reunion of Eastern and Western Medicine May 7, 2010 Student Center Lobdell, MIT, Cambridge

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Harvard Medical School Talk

Early Systems Biology: Ancient Art and Medicine of Siddha April 20, 2010 Harvard Medical School – Osher Research Center Landmark Center 401 Park Dr. Suite 22A-West, Boston, MA 02215

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