For thousands of years, people are so obsessed in becoming immortal. Humans wanted to be like gods who are living eternally, so they have used all of their knowledge to search for any possible ways on how to unlock immortality. Alchemists from the Middle Ages have played with substances in order to find a the key to immortality. During the Age of Exploration, the myth of the fountain of youth spread like wildfire and it drew explorers from Europe into the New World, starting a number of conquests to search for it, but they failed. No matter how impossible the task may seem, humanity has never lost hope that one day, the key to immortality will be discovered.In our world today, one man is dedicated in searching for the key to immortality. He is Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny, a passionate scientist who specializes in the field of oncology. He is dedicating his time and life studying about rapamycin, a substance which he believes will be the key to achieve eternal life. He wanted to be known as the man who discovered immortality, so he never stops researching day and night to perfect his theory.
Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny graduated from the First Pavlov State Medical University of St. Petersburg, earning his MD and PhD titles. He worked as an oncology professor at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and after years of studying about cancer, he developed an idea that rapamycin can be used to reverse aging and attain immortality. According to the research that he is currently working on, rapamycin, a substance being used to treat cancer, actually produces two centric models that are vital for the rejuvenation of the cells. Aside from that, he also discovered that these centric models are responsible for creating a stronger immune system. With these two characteristics that the rapamycin’s centric models have, he proposed that it can be used to create a medicine that will stop the aging process and will render humans immortal.Details about the research of Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny also states that the centric models that rapamycin have are named as the TOR and the MTOR model. These two models can be found through different means – the first one being through genetics. Parents who possess the TOR and the MTOR centric models on their DNA have a huge chance of passing it to their child.
Another way to obtain rapamycin’s centric models is from the degenerative cells which managed to rejuvenate. The new, rejuvenated cells have a huge chance of carrying either a TOR or a MTOR centric model. Last but not the least is through extracting these centric models from diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.Scientists from around the world who initially looked into the study of Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny find it impossible for aging to stop, and ridiculed him for his theory. However, as more and more evidences are being presented by Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny, scientists began to consider his theory, and there is now a small chance that the theory might be true. Presently, Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny is still experimenting on different substances that he can partner with rapamycin to create the anti-aging drug. However, he has to work on it at a faster rate because pharmaceutical companies like Novartis are also creating their own version of an anti-aging drug, basing it solely on the research of Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny.