Mikhail Blagosklonny: A Man Among Men

Mikhail Blagosklonny is a scientist who is well known for his studies on cancer and aging. He was formerly an oncology professor at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in New York. As a philanthropist, he believes that every individual should receive the best treatment possible despite their economic standing. Dr. Mikhail is renowned for advocating for the use of Rapamycin, a cancer drug thought to have the ability to increase the lifespan of a human being. The drug according to Dr. Mikhail has immunosuppressant properties and in fact, works better than other immunosuppressive drugs. In a deeper context, during organ transplants, the human body is prone to reject newly transplanted organs in which the procedure fails. Therefore, doctors will prescribe anti-rejection drugs commonly known as immunosuppressive drugs that have adverse effects on kidneys. Rapamycin enhances the immune response of the body towards tumors. Consequently, it promotes tumor regression hence the drug reduces the risk of cancer in patients with organ transplants by a landslide.

Moreover, Dr. Mikhail’s extensive research tests on mice have proven that use of Rapamycin on aging mice has resulted in extended immunity against tuberculosis. Tests on the elderly have shown the ability of the drug to rejuvenate the immune system against influenza. On the contrary, there is no up to date conclusive evidence that the drug can increase the lifespan of a person. Presently, scientists are in the process of conducting tests on a monkey to prove Dr. Mikhail’s belief that the drug can indeed increase human longevity. Research in progress on the treatment of muscular dystrophy has shown a positive effect of the grip strength of mice after Rapamycin inducement. Consequently, the mice also displayed improved cardiac functions, hence the potential ability to cure muscular dystrophy.Dr. Mikhail’s goal is to figure out a way to treat cancer which has become a modern day menace, in an efficient manner that will be pain-free and inexpensive.

He studies aging as well as cancer with the ideology that the two somehow correlate. He argues that from his research cancer, is common in older individuals above a certain age. With a bid to pass the information to the future generation who might uncover the misery, Dr. Mikhail has inspired his peers and students who want to be part of the evolution in his research study.While striving to come up with effective methods to treat cancer, he goes ahead to necessitate on creating a treatment that will eliminate the cancerous cells without necessarily destroying the unaffected cells; which help in the recovery of the body after cancer treatment. Like any other pacesetter, he believes that his work and findings in the oncology field will attract similar minds that will help take the research forward even after he leaves. The search for cancer treatment currently is expensive and is afforded by the few financially advantaged; he hopes to put all that to an end with his research, aiding all other future generations.

 

Adam Milstein Speaks Out Against BDS Agitation

Adam Milstein, the famous American Israeli philanthropist, is speaking out about the need for “boots on the ground” in college campuses. The problem stems with the BDS movement, which stands for Boycott, Divest and Sanction. This movement has been harassing and intimidating pro-Israel and Jewish people on college campuses. Many groups have worked hard to combat this hate, but the problem is only growing.

 

Let’s have some examples. At the University of California, Los Angeles, the student judicial board tried to prevent a Jewish student from joining by saying that she had dual loyalties because she was Jewish. The Foreign Minister of Israel was called smelly in a public lecture at Harvard by a student. A Jewish student who was running for student senate was harassed at Stanford. Not only that, but physical assaults are rising as well.

 

It’s not only on campus. Both on college campuses and off college campuses, there are large and hostile demonstrations against Israel. These are much larger than the pro-Israel demonstrations where a few activists try to counter the protests. You can notice that many students are afraid to show up at the pro-Israel counter demonstrations.

 

It’s much more than that. The truth is that the BDS movement is well funded by large organizations with huge budgets. They pay people to stay on campus and agitate. This is often funded by SIP. SIP is an organization called Students for Justice in Palestine. They have more than two hundred chapters across America and get funds from all sorts of organizations at home and abroad, such as Palestine Legal.

 

One person helping to combat this is Adam Milstein. He donates a lot of money to causes that are important to Israel and for helping it out. He founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Foundation. He helps support the Israeli American relationship.

 

He was born in Haifa, which is a city in Northern Israel. He served his mandatory service in the Israeli Defense Forces and then graduated from the Technion. He got a Bachelor’s of Science in business and economics in 1978. He moved to the United States in 1981 with his wife and his two children.