Ukrainian Buckyballs V. Alzheimer's

Intrepid scientists from Kharkiv, Ukraine, have announced results in their study of the use of hydrated fullerenes to cure Alzheimer's.


(C60 buckyball)

From the abstract:

"It has been shown for the first time by transmission electron microscopy that the hydrated fullerene C60 inhibited the fibrillization of amyloid-25-35 peptide. The fullerene affected the amyloid-25-35 assembly, manifesting its anti-amyloidogenic capacity. Our in vivo investigations demonstrated also that a single intracerebroventricular injection of the C60 hydrated fullerene at a dose of 7.2 nmol/ventricle significantly improved the performance of the cognitive task in control rats. The intracerebroventricular injection of the C60 hydrated fullerene (3.6 nmol/ventricle) prevented the impairment of performance of the cognitive task induced by amyloid-25-35 (22.5 nmol/ventricle). The results obtained may be useful in the development of therapy of Alzheimer's disease."

It appears that hydrated fullerenes (HyFn) not only have a curative effect, but also a preventative effect. It is also claimed that HyFns have a significant anti-oxidant effect - better than vitamin E. Research on humans is years away, however, so no need to worry about buckyballs in your water (along with fluoride).

Via Cure for & preventive treatment against Alzheimer's disease on the Horizon using Hydrated Fullerenes; thanks to Walter Derzho for the tip on this article.

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