suppression of aging for extreme longevity

How rapamycin prevents muscle loss and sarcopenia (first draft)

The effect of rapamycin, an anti-aging drug, on the muscle, was puzzling for a decade. It seemed paradoxical that rapamycin, an inhibitor of mTOR component 1 (mTORC1), prevents muscle loss and sarcopenia. Yet, this is well established [1-5]. How is that possibly possible?  The nutrient-sensing mTOR pathway increases protein synthesis and cellular mass growth. Furthermore,… Continue Reading

Rapamycin: time is now … unless it’s too late

In 2006, I published an article that aging is not caused by free radicals nor by any kind of molecule damage but instead is a quasi-program driven in part by mTOR (Target of Rapamycin). By sheer luck, mTOR inhibitors – Sirolimus (rapamycin) and Everolimus – were clinically available. As I summarized in 2006: “…all diseases… Continue Reading