Suren Sehgal is a longtime researcher into anti-aging pills. He remembers putting a package in his freezer in the early 1980s that contained small glass vials of a rare bacterium. What he had in his freezer amounted to all that was left of this bacterium in the world. Today his research, along with others, has been developing this material into what is showing strong promise of being an effective and safe anti-aging drug.The bacterium that Suren Sehgal researches comes from the soil of Easter Island. There he had found Streptomyces hygroscopicus. He saw that this bacteria secreted a very strong antifungal compound which initially he thought would be a great cure for athlete’s foot and other types of fungal issues. After purifying this compound he called it rapamycin and started research on just what it could do.
The first person he used rapamycin on was his neighbor who at the time was suffering from a fungal skin condition that wouldn’t clear up. He made an ointment for her which quickly cleared up her problem. Before too long he faced a problem when the company he worked for, Ayerst, shut down the entire Canadian Lab he was working for and he was ordered to destroy everything that was “nonviable”. Instead of destroying the bacterium he was creating rapamycin from he put it in his home freezer.Today rapamycin has been developed into a powerful cancer drug. It has saved lives around the world. It is also considered by some researchers to have huge potential to extend people’s lives. One of the most prominent researchers into using it this way is Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny. He researches cures to cancer as well as ways to provide people with anti-aging pills that will help them lead longer and healthier lives.
Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny specializes in oncology. In addition to researching in this field he is also a professor as well as a philanthropist when away from his lab and classroom.The research that Dr. Blagosklonny has performed on the anti-aging effects of rapamycin has garnered the attention of his peers in oncology as well as other medical disciplines. As a consequence, his work is often cited by other researchers working on their own anti-aging studies. He is also cited because of his groundbreaking research into targeted cancer drugs which have the ability to kill only cancerous cells while leaving healthy cells behind.There are a number of reasons that Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny researches rapamycin. Among the reasons is that he wants people to be cured of their cancer in a very effective way that is also as inexpensive as he can make it. He wants everyone to be able to have their cancer treated, not just those who can afford it. He also wants to bring anti-aging pills to the masses at an affordable price. As a philanthropist he wants to bring good into the world for people around the world who want to live both a longer life as well as one that is free of disease through the use of rapamycin.