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Dr. Craig A. Dionne  is cofounder of Genspera where they develop cutting edge cancer treatments. They use a powerful plant derived molecule (cytotoxin) that works directly on tumors. He has 25+ years experience in the pharmaceutical industry and was responsible for oncology and neurobiology drug discovery programs.  His research has led to six issued patents and numerous scientific papers.

 

 

http://www.inspiredinsider.com/craig-dionne-genspera-interview/

 

GenSpera, Inc. is a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of promising, new therapeutics. They combine powerful insights and rigorous scientific methods to create new treatment options for patients.

 

Mipsagargin is in human clinical trials for patients with several different tumor types:

-Hepatocellular carcinoma, or liver cancer

-Glioblastoma, or brain cancer

-Prostate cancer



The cutting-edge platform technology has the potential to work across a spectrum of drugs that precisely target different cancers.




GenSpera has a strong intellectual property portfolio and has been granted orphan drug status by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its lead agent.

 

The generic name Thapsia is derived from the ancient Greek language and the island of ancient Thapsos in Sicily. The root of Thapsia garganica plant has a long history of being used in ancient traditional medicine. Theophrastus, the “Father of Botany” in ancient Greece, spoke of the laxative properties of the root and that it can also cause vomiting. The Algerians recognized that the entire plant was highly inflammatory and could leave scars, though they could make it into a plaster and use it as a pain-reliever.



Thapsia, commonly known as the “deadly carrot” because it was deadly poisonous to camels, is a small genus of poisonous plants in the family Apiaceae. Species of Thapsia are herbaceous perennials, growing 50 to 200 cm (about 1.5 – 6.5 feet) high and resemble the fennel plant. The inflorescences, or flower clusters, are large, regularly distributed umbels, similar in appearance to the ribs of an umbrella. The seeds have four wings, and are the main characteristic of the genus, which is distributed across the Mediterranean, on the Iberian Peninsula, and in North Africa.



The chemical compound thapsigargin has been isolated from Thapsia garganica. The active ingredient kills tumor cells by destroying their calcium balance.



Craig A. Dionne, PhD, is one of the founders and has served on our board since November 2003. He has over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including direct experience in identifying promising oncology treatments and bringing them through the clinic. He served for several years as VP Discovery Research at Cephalon, Inc. (now Teva Pharmaceuticals), a biopharmaceutical company, where he was responsible for its oncology and neurobiology drug discovery and development programs.



Dr. Dionne also served as Executive Vice President at the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation. In addition to extensive executive experience, Dr. Dionne's productive scientific career has led to six issued patents and co-authorship of many scientific papers. Dr. Dionne received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 1984.

 

 

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Category:Health Longevity Series -- posted at: 5:13am CST

Commander Mark Divine is an expert in human performance,mental toughness, and leadership.

 

Commander Divine’s journey went from MBA to CPA to elite Navy Seal Officer to founding successful Coronado Brewing COmpany, NavySeals.com, to Founder of SealFIt

 

He is a New York Times selling author of  Unbeatable Mind: Forge Resiliency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level

 

http://www.inspiredinsider.com/mark-divine-sealfit-interview/

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Category:Health Longevity Series -- posted at: 6:57am CST

Lafe Larson is founder of Lafes Natural BodyCare. He started the company over 23 years ago with a 15K loan from his family and now has some of the top natural healthcare products online.

 

http://www.inspiredinsider.com/lafe-larson-lafesbodycare-interview/

 

 

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Category:Health Longevity Series -- posted at: 6:00am CST

Dr. William Andrews is one of the top longevity experts in the world and has been on a mission to reverse aging since he was 10 years old. Dr. Andrews is the founder of the biotechnology company Sierra Sciences.

 

He has worked in the biotech industry for over 34 years focused on extending the human lifespan.

He has a  Ph.D. in Molecular and Population Genetics and  was a Senior Scientist and Director at several large corporations. In 1997, he led the team at Geron Corporation to be the first to successfully identify human telomerase and was awarded 2nd place as "National Inventor of the Year".

 

http://www.inspiredinsider.com/bill-andrews-sierrasciences-interview/

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Category:Health Longevity Series -- posted at: 6:56am CST

Dr. Michael Rose  is one of the world's leading scientists in aging, biological immortality, and human evolution. He is Director and  Professor at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine. He has been doing research for 40 years.

 

He has published over 275 Academic publications and authored 10 books including  Does Aging Stop?  and Evolutionary Biology of Aging.

 

http://www.inspiredinsider.com/michael-rose-55theses-interview/

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Category:Health Longevity Series -- posted at: 5:30am CST

 

Jim Kwik is founder of Kwiklearning.com and is a world expert in speed-reading, memory improvement, brain performance and accelerated learning.

 

Jim’s cutting edge techniques are taught to top organizations and people such as  Nike, Zappos, SpaceX, Harvard, Elon Musk and many more

 

 


http://www.inspiredinsider.com/jim-kwik-kwiklearning-interview/

 

 

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Category:Health Longevity Series -- posted at: 5:30am CST

Elliott Hulse is a Strength Coach, Pro Strongman and owner of the world renowned Strength Camp in St. Petersburg Florida. His YouTube channels have over 1.3 million subscribers who tune in for education and inspiration on “Becoming The Strongest Version Of Ourselves.”   

 

http://www.inspiredinsider.com/elliott-hulse-strengthcamponline-interview/

 

 

What will you learn in this interview:

- What does it take to be a mentally tough person?

- During his football days, what does he do to prepare himself?

-Self-preservation is what gets us in trouble

-How does he mentally deal with an injury?

- What is the difference between a warrior and a hero?

 

- What does he teach his kids regarding one's capabilities and limitations?

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Category:Health Longevity Series -- posted at: 5:30am CST

Dr. Aubrey de Grey is a biomedical gerontologist who is the Chief Science Officer and Cofounder of SENS Research Foundation found at Sens.org. They work to extend the lifespan significantly. They believe the first person that will live to 1000 is alive today. He received a degree in  Computer Science and Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Cambridge. Dr. de Grey is Editor-in-Chief of Rejuvenation Research  and sits on numerous scientific advisory boards and journals. He is the author of  “Ending Aging”.

 


http://www.inspiredinsider.com/aubrey-de-grey-endaging-interview/

 

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Category:Health Longevity Series -- posted at: 5:00am CST

Dr. Michael Fossel has had a dream for 30 years to REVERSE human aging and he does not mean slow it down or stop it. He means literally REVERSE it. He talks about how telomerase therapy can help Cure and stop age related diseases  like strokes, heart attacks and age related dementia, and much more.

 

Dr. Fossel has a  PhD and MD from Stanford. He has taught at Stanford and Michigan State and has appeared on NBC, ABC, CNN, and many more  speaking about Reversing Human aging.



He is the Author of a medical textbook called Cells, Aging, and Human Disease ,  the books Reversing Human Aging and his newest book The Telomerase Revolution: the enzyme that holds the key to human aging..and will soon lead to longer healthier lives

 

 

http://www.inspiredinsider.com/michael-fossel-thetelomeraserevolution-interview/

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Category:Health Longevity Series -- posted at: 8:23am CST

Elizabeth Parrish is founder and  CEO of BioViva Sciences ™. They build gene therapies to help with genetic disorders and aging  to greatly extend the lifespan.  She is also the founder of BioTrove Investments LLC which is committed to fund research in regenerative medicine. Liz is known as the woman who wants to genetically engineer you.

 

Question she talks about:

What if you could get 5 shots in your legs and never be at risk for open heart surgery?

 

http://www.inspiredinsider.com/liz-parrish-bioviva-interview/

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Category:Health Longevity Series -- posted at: 7:48am CST