Modeling Better Medicine with Technology – an Interview with Dr. V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai – Episode 29

Nov 6, 2018

On this episode, Mark and Dr. Gladden invite Dr. V.A. Shiva
Ayyadurai to tell his story, from his childhood in India watching
his grandmother practice traditional medicine on the weekends to
working in the U.S. in medical research and running for U.S. Senate
in Massachusetts.

Shiva has grown many businesses that focus on technology, with a
frequent interest in healthcare. He discusses his various
inventions and breakthroughs that stem from his education in the
U.S. and the practice of medicine he observed as a child.

They discuss how different body types have different needs,
including diet and medicine. Your body is a system, and different
deficiencies bring your system out of balance. Finding those
deficiencies to bring your body back into balance is crucial to
health. The current health system is based on wartime crisis
management for health, treating one problem quickly, rather than
prevention and preemptive medicine for the sake of the whole

Shiva discusses how the technology he created, CytoSolve®, as an
alternative to the very cumbersome and expensive traditional model
of drug development. CytoSolve allows for complex models of
molecular pathways to be able to test medicines and other compounds
mathematically first.

About the guest:

Dr. V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, the inventor of email and
polymath, holds four degrees from MIT, including his PhD in
Biological Engineering. He is a world-renowned systems scientist,
Fulbright Scholar, Lemelson-MIT Awards Finalist, First Outstanding
Scientist and Technologist of Indian Origin (STIO), Westinghouse
Science Talent Honors Award recipient, and was nominated for the
U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation.


On August 30, 1982, the US government recognized Dr. Ayyadurai
as the inventor of email by awarding him the first Copyright for
“Email” at a time when Copyright was the only way to protect
software inventions. His interest in human health began early, when
as a child, he observed his grandmother, a village farmer and
healer, practice India’s oldest system of traditional
medicine.  This motivated his future study and research in
systems biology at MIT, leading to his discovery of Systems
Health®, a major breakthrough that provides an integrative
framework linking eastern and western medicine. 

His latest invention CytoSolve®, emerging from his doctoral
research at MIT, provides a revolutionary platform for modeling
diseases from Cancer to Alzheimer’s to discover drugs at a fraction
of the time and cost. He is running for US Senate as an independent
in the state of Massachusetts on the policies of clean government,
real health, real jobs.

Visit Shiva’s website,

Buy his
books here

Follow Shiva on Twitter: @va_shiva.

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