How Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny Expects His Research To Extend Human Life

7:55 am on May 24, 2017

Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny is a professor and researcher in the field of Oncology. He has worked at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York for a number of years in their Department of Cell Stress Biology. The two main focuses of his career are on cancer research and longevity research. He has both a medical degree in internal medicine and a Ph.D. in experimental medicine and oncology. He is also the editor of several online peer-reviewed medical journals including most notably Cell Cycle, Oncotarget, and Aging. Read more about Mikhail at LinkedIn

One of the primary focuses of Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny’s research is into extending life and helping people lead disease free lives that are healthier and more fulfilling. Of particular interest to him is a cancer drug called Rapamycin which could possibly be a key to life extension. His research has shown that Rapamycin not only slows aging but also extends the lifespan of people who take this drug. As he explains it, part of aging is caused by MTOR which is a process that young people go through to develop which unfortunately never gets turned off as a person grows older. Developments which occur early in life which are necessary and beneficial continue on unnecessarily later in life which becomes hyper-functional and lethal later in life.

Rapamycin was developed after it was accidentally discovered on Easter Island in the South Pacific ocean. Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny describes aging as a process that result in the increased probability of death as time goes on. When it is pronounced that a person has died of “natural causes” that is a coded term for an age-related disease killing a person.

One of the interesting things that Dr. Blagosklonny has discovered in his research into both aging and cancer is that restricting caloric intake also delays cancer and slows aging. A person taking Rapamycin is even more effective than calorie restriction and his and other researchers work show this to be true. His research into animals other than human shows this to be true across all of the species he has worked with so far. Visit ResearchGate to know more about Mikhail’s latest work.