Repressing Aging by Treating Cancer, a Mikhail Blagosklonny Theory

A former oncology professor with Roswell Park’s Cancer institute, Mikhail Blagosklonny works as a scientist specializing in studies on aging and also cancer. He holds an internal medicine doctorate and a Cardiology and Experimental medicine PhD from St. Petersburg’s Pavlor medical university. Prior to that, he was also an associate professor at New York’s medical college before moving to Albany as a senior scientist with Ordway’s Research institute. Mikhail Blagosklonny proposed the use of a cancer drug, rapamycin as a way of life extension method in his hypothesis on the role played by TOR signaling in both cancer and also aging. He also works as an editor for medical magazines and as a medical writer.

Rapamycin

Rapamycin is a drug used in prevention of organ transplant rejection and also used in treatment of lung diseases that’s rare; it is also used to coat coronary stents. Rapamycin has great immunosuppressive and good ant proliferative properties. Dr. Blagosklonny is known for his research and advocacy for use of the drug to prolong human life spans.

Qualities of rapamycin

Immunosuppressant:

While other immunosuppressive drugs affect the kidneys adversely, rapamycin’s toxicity levels towards kidneys are low.

Treatment of hemolytic uremic syndrome:

The same low toxicity towards kidneys is the reason it is also used to treat this rare disease that is a concoction of kidney failure, little platelet count and anemia whose corrective measure is a kidney transplant, a process that might have the transplanted kidney contract the same disease, a situation the drug prevents.

Cancer treatment:

Its ant- proliferative properties makes rapamycin capable of enhancing the body’s immune response capacities against tumors, promoting tumor regression in the process, thereby reducing risks for cancer patients who need organ transplants.

Coating:

Rapamycin is used in coating coronary stents to prevent re-stenosis occurrence in arteries after a balloon angioplasty procedure, this ensures one does not need to repeat the procedure.

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) Treatment:

This is a disorder that causes tumor growth in areas such as the brain and kidneys as well as other organs in the body. Rapamycin helps suppress growth of TSC in both children and adults.

Plans for oncology

Mikhail Blagosklonny is interested in knowing the connection between cancer and aging and to see if there is a reason behind cancer being common among the senior citizens and hopes to find a way of effectively treating cancer in an inexpensive and less painful manner than it is currently done, he hopes to achieve this by finding a way to identify and eliminate cancerous cells without destroying cells that are needed in mind and body recovery after months or years of undergoing cancer treatment.

Conclusion

On aging, he has carried out tests on mice and also humans, with results showing elderly patients experiencing rejuvenation in immunity after getting a dose of Rapamycin before vaccination. However, this is not conclusive proof that the drug increases human life. Mikhail exudes experience when it comes to scientific research.

The New Building On The Beach

There is a new building there on the beach in Rio de Janeiro. It is on Copacabana beach. It is called the Copa Star. At first glance, it looks like it might be a five star hotel. But a closer look reveals that this building, with its five-star restaurant inside, is a hospital!

Yes, it is a hospital, though you wouldn’t know it the minute you walk in. The lobby sports a grand piano, ultra-modern artwork by the famed Japanese artist, Yutaka Toyota, and overstuffed, fluffy sofas and chairs.

The restaurant was designed by a world class chef, as was the menu, which features dishes from around the world. Indeed, the restaurant is one of the finest in Rio de Janeiro.

According to Jorge Moll, the director of Rede D’Or, the parent company that built the hospital, D’Or plans to build more like it, in Brasilia and Sao Paulo. The building was constructed in a limited space, and occupies five stories.

There are 115 patient suites. Each suite of rooms has its own bathroom. There is a tablet in each room that the patient can use to control the temperature, the lighting, and even the drapes. The same tablet can be used to hold video conferences with the staff, the nurses, and even the doctors. The doctor can use the tablet to display for the patient the results of their latest tests.

There are 59 intensive care units. Each intensive care unit has a video screen controlled by the patient, which displays live scenes from the beach outside, the street below, and various areas around the hospital. This is done to combat the boredom and isolation a patient feels while in intensive care.

The nine operating rooms are the pride and joy of the hospital. They boast the latest in high tech, robotic assistants for an operation and other tasks. There are other pieces of high tech equipment in each operating room so that the doctors can perform further tests on the patient without having to wait. This improves recovery time.

The Copa Star plans to specialize in cardiology and neurology patients. D’Or operates a number of hospitals and clinics throughout Brazil.

Read more at SSC Magazine about Copa Star.

Who is the New Plastic Surgeon in Austin?

The latest plastic surgeon to start a practice in Austin, Texas is newer to practicing in the area, but not new to the practice of plastic surgery. Dr. Jennifer Walden recently started her plastic surgery practice in Austin, Texas after a move from her former practice in Manhattan.

Dr. Jennifer Walden has been practicing plastic surgery now in Austin for nearly five years. She had a plastic surgeon practice in New York for about seven years. She is a board certified plastic surgeon. She has all of the abilities and more of a plastic surgeon. She has aesthetic surgery, rhinoplasty, cosmetics, chemical peels, juvederm, fillers, breast augumentation, breast implants, face lift, liposuction, dermatology, body contouring and many more surgeries and services on her list of procedures she is trained and certified to perform.

Dr. Jennifer Walden has credited her success on her strong resolve and balance she has created in her life. Education, career and family are all things she is resolved to have present in her life. She works harder than most to have a balance career. Her resolve to have a family once she was in her late thirties was not ruined by not having a man in her life that she wanted to marry. She chose to have IVF treatment, so she could have children before her last eggs were up. Her children are the reason she chose to move her plastic surgeon practice to Austin, Texas. Texas is where her other family members live and she wanted her two children to enjoy being surrounded by family.

Dr. Jennifer Walden is pleased to see that she has been able to build a new plastic surgeon office in Austin in only three years. She is a doer, so she has never been one to be idle. Her new practice has far exceeded what she expected it would be in only three to four years. She credits her resolve, her doer attitude and her organized method of living as the reason why she has been able to achieve this feat. Additionally her calm and relaxing personality have made her a popular plastic surgeon in the area for patients who want to be at ease when receiving a plastic surgery procedure.