Ever since 1972, Rapamycin has been used for a number of purposes in the field of medicine. Among these are treatment of a certain lung disease, coronary stent coating, and as an immunosuppressant to prevent organ rejection after a transplant. It is also used in some cancer treatment regimens. Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny recently made a new discovery about Rapamycin – the drug can also be used to increase human beings’ life span.
Extensive research on Rapamycin
Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny has done extensive research on human aging and published a number of articles on the topic on Oncotarget and other medical journals. He tested Rapamycin on mice and found that the mice that were administered with Rapamycin were able to fight off tuberculosis. Some tests that were done on human beings revealed that Rapamycin improves the immunity of the elderly.
Dr. Blagosklonny is still doing research on the effect of Rapamycin on aging, and he has made a lot of progress so far. The fact that Rapamycin is thought to be a possible cure for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and physical degenerative diseases such as Muscular Dystrophy is evidence that it can in fact increase the life span of human beings. However, all this is still being researched.
Cancer and aging
Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny is also interested in the relationship between cancer and aging. He has done a lot of research to try and make it possible for cancer patients to get cheaper and more effective diagnosis and treatment of cancer. He also empathizes with cancer patients, and does not like to see them go through so much pain in the course of treatment.
This is why he is trying to find ways of making cancer treatment more bearable for the patients. In the course of cancer treatment, normal cells are also damaged, and this ultimately affects the individual’s health. Dr. Blagosklonny is trying to find ways to make it possible for cancer treatment to only destroy the affected cells and not the normal cells.
Dr. Blagosklonny’s passion and commitment has enabled him to make a lot of progress in his research. His findings are bound to totally revolutionize the treatment of cancer and many will benefit greatly from them. With such committed scientists working tirelessly to improve the lives of cancer patients, cancer treatment will be more bearable to both the patients and their loved ones in the near future.