Combatting Cancer with Prof Mikhail Blagosklonny

On 4th February every year, the world commemorates the World Cancer Day. It is usually a time for raising awareness for this cancer scourge that is robbing lives indiscriminately with each passing day. To most people, the disease remains a mystery, too difficult to fathom.

Among those who work round the clock to demystify cancer is one Prof. Mikhail Blagosklonny. He is a scientist who studies cancer and aging. He also lectures Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. His research interests gravitate towards targeted cancer therapies that protect healthy cells from damage as well as the underlying mechanisms of aging and anti-aging drugs.

Blagosklonny’s career begun after he earned both his M.D. in Internal Medicine and cardiology from the Pavlov State Medical University. In 2002, he was appointed as an associate professor of medicine at New York Medical College then proceeded to being a senior scientist at Ordway Research Institute in New York. In 2009, Mikhail Blagosklonny was appointed as a professor of Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute where he is based currently.

In 2006, Blagosklonny formulated a hypothesis about the possible role of Target of Rapamycin (TOR) signaling in aging and cancer. TOR integrates changes in growth factors, nutrient availability, energy status and physiological stresses. The common risk factor for most human diseases is aging, and it has been suggested that the mechanism of the link between cellular aging diseases and organismal aging is via TOR. In a nutshell, the hypothesis proposed using rapamycin, a popular cancer drug, as a possible treatment for life extension.

From his LinkedIn Profile, Blagosklonny has published more than 270 papers with over 25,000 citations in peer-reviewed journals. Besides, he is the editor-in-chief of three scientific journals which are; Aging (monthly), Cell Cycle (biweekly) and Oncotarget (weekly). Also, Mikhail serves as a member of the editorial board of a monthly academic journal, Cell Death & Differentiation.

Blagosklonny, through his lectures and numerous publications, projects a firm belief that cancer can be cured. It is this belief that makes him one of the greatest Oncology researchers in the world

Dr. Walden – One Of The Best 25 Cosmetic Surgeons

It is pleasing to note that Dr. Jennifer Walden was voted one of the best 25 cosmetic surgeons in America. This was according to the Harper’s Bazaar magazine. For the people of Texas, this is a blessing because she has transferred her business from New York to Austin, the latter being the place where she is from.

Her New York Presence

Her cosmetic surgery business in New York was successful for many years. It began in 2004 and lasted until 2011. It was when she decided to start a family that she embarked on her journey back to her roots in Austin Texas.

Professional Expertise

Dr. Walden is well-known in her field. She served as the Program Director for the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship. It was there that she learned a lot about her field and practiced impeccably so that she was a huge success in what she does.

Education Had A Key Influence In Dr. Walden’s Life

She received an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Texas. This set the groundwork for her astute interest in cosmetic surgery. She then proceeded to get her Doctorate. She received this from the University of Texas Medical Branch. Having the knowledge and the self-esteem to conquer new heights in the field, she ventured out bravely to become known as one of the best cosmetic surgeons in the US. Her work speaks for itself when her patients recommend her to others for her expertise and knowledge. She not only understands her patients, but she can relate to them in a very personal way making her a very hands-on surgeon that is trusted by her clientele.

An amazing doctor and person, Dr. Jennifer Walden is back in her hometown, giving her twin boys the benefits of growing up around family that cares about them. Her love of family goes back to the beginning, and she considers her mother her best role model. That is quite a compliment, since Dr. Walden has made such a huge success of her own life both in her professional and personal sectors.