Oncotarget is a free biomedical journal published online that covers various disciplines centered on the medical field. The journal provides a platform for scientific papers to be published online to make scientific research findings widely available.The platform has proved useful in bridging the many branches of biomedical specialties, especially through reviews. Due to the readily available research data, the fight against various disease has been bolstered through the application of researched clinical sciences. Oncotarget is a result of scientists who are bent on advancing science and are on a mission to eradicate diseases and promote a disease-free life.Due to a large number of scientific research articles published, the papers are indexed and archived to make them readily available.
This indexing allows access to medical practitioners, researchers and even the general public to quickly access what they need. To achieve this indexing process faster, Oncotarget is going to be publishing two journal issues every week. These problems appear in PubMed where they are numbered to faster reference.Oncotarget publishes research beyond the current scope of oncology and extends to fields such as aging. Papers have been posted to show the results of experiments in slowing down again in human beings. The interest in delaying aging has grown as evidence has pointed to it as a means of preventing the chronic diseases that come about with age.To delay aging, the essential pathways need to be identified and the measures to counter the process defined.
At present, there are pharmacological, dietary and behavioral interventions have been identified and put in place for further research. Drugs that target various gene pathways have also been developed for testing.The interventions that are currently being on tested on human beings to research about their effects on the lifespan include; mimicking dietary restrictions such as fasting and restricting proteins in the diet. Some of the best drugs being tested on their effectiveness in delaying aging include; according to Oncotarget, those which have been proven effective in inhibiting mTOR-S6K pathways. The journal also reports that drugs which activate AMPK or specific sirtuins are showing promise in the quest to delay aging in humans.