Disease is one of the major issues we are facing as a species today, cancer being one of the most deadly and most prolific one among many. Many intelligent individuals are striving to bring new research into the treatment of diseases such as cancer to the forefront of medicine, trying to bring new ways of treating people as well as the diseases that plague them.
One of the most innovative and hard working researchers out there is Mikhail Blagosklonny. For years he has worked diligently to research both cancer as well as aging in the human body. One of the major focal points of his research has been the correlation between age and cancer. Many diagnosed with cancer are aged beyond a certain threshold, discovering the link there may prove to be one of the keys to ridding ourselves of cancer entirely. Read more about Mikhail on Crunchbase.
Mikhail has worked through the years, researching the potential of a medicine known as Rapamycin. This medicine was first discovered in 1972, isolated from a bacterium that was found on Easter Island. This bacterium had some of the most amazing properties science had yet seen.
The initial use was for anti-fungal treatment but after a bit more research was done it was discovered that this bacterium had some amazing immunosuppressive and antiproliferative properties and soon after the anti-fungal use was abandoned.
Rapamycin is also known as Sirolimus as well as its trade name, Rapamune and has truly begun to take off as not only a cancer drug but also in a wide range of other practical uses in the medical field. One of the most common uses it to coat a coronary stent, in which the use of Sirolimus has shown a significantly reduced rate of re-stenosis in patients. View Mikhail’s profile on Google Scholar.
The antiproliferative properties of Sirolimus truly shine when applied to cancer treatments. So long as the proper dosing is ensured, Rapamycin can actually help to increase the body’s natural ability to locate and fight the tumors in their bodies. Additionally it promotes tumor regression, which has made it a wonder drug for organ transplants.
Mikhail Blagosklonny has worked throughout his career to focus on how medicine can not only help fight disease but also help treat the human body. Currently most cancer treatments involve not a small amount of discomfort among side effects. Mikhail has always worked hard to bring treatment of people to the forefront of medicine in the hopes that other likeminded individuals will follow in his footsteps.