Vladimir Heiskanen

is creating health/photobiomodulation research

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About

1. Introduction

I am Vladimir Heiskanen, a dental student and an independent researcher from Finland.

Since 2009, I have been reading research articles daily, trying to learn as much as possible about medical subjects such as metabolism, nutrition, sleep, obesity, aging, chronic disease mechanisms, mitochondria, red light therapy (photobiomodulation) and metascience.Currently, my primary project is to raise awareness about the photobiomodulation studies being conducted. I'm looking for your help in supporting my mission of raising awareness about the photobiomodulation studies being conducted.

 
2. My photobiomodulation projects

2.1. Blog articles

In 2017, I compiled several lines of evidence to a comprehensive essay (with 200+ refs) explaining why photobiomodulation is a topic that should be taken seriously even by skeptics: The Therapeutic Effects of Red and Near-Infrared Light (2017)

2.2. Research database

My main project since 2016 has been to create a comprehensive database of all PBM research ever published. The reason is that most of the PBM research is very scattered and difficult to reach by common medical databases such as PubMed. With this new database, the information retrieval is immensely faster by a factor of 10-to-100, thus making the researchers' work much more time-efficient.

So far, I've spent approximately 2,000 hours on this project which currently includes more than 4400 research articles:



The database has been praised by several top researchers in the field:

"You have done a WONDERFUL job in collecting all this information/ Only now I realize that the field of LLLT has so many highly qualified scientific papers."

"The PBM database is a fantastic resource for those of us working in the area."

"What a magnificent production – congratulations! What you have commenced, and I hope you will continue with in to the future, can serve the PBM community in many and varied and valuable ways."


"Outstanding. This is a very useful table documenting both the range and the quality of research in photobiomodulation (PBM)"

"Thanks very much for this Vladimir [...] This table will be useful in helping us push the cause."


2.3. Photobiomodulation discussion group (Facebook)


As a side project, I also host the world's largest Photobiomodulation discussion group. During the last two years, the group has gained 3,000 members, including some actual researchers working in the field.

2.4. Scientific articles

I have authored three review articles on photobiomodulation in peer-reviewed scientific journals. I am currently writing a fourth article, focusing on sunlight and health.




3. Other projects

I have been working as a research assistant in Sleep Team Helsinki and Mitochondria and Nutrient Signaling Lab at the University of Helsinki. I also host a health blog in Finnish (Valtsun terveysblogi) and English (Valtsu’s) languages.


4. Conclusion

Donations of $5-40 a month would help fund my work that I've basically been doing for free for a long time.

If you become my supporter, you'll receive my biweekly "Vladimir's Medical Newsletter" highlighting some of the most recent interesting research findings in the scientific literature. I also occasionally upload my piano compositions and presentations as well.
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