The prolongation of the lifespan

The prolongation of the lifespan of rats by repeated oral administration of [60]fullerene

Tarek Baati 1, Fanchon Bourasset, Najla Gharbi, Leila Njim, Manef Abderrabba, Abdelhamid Kerkeni, Henri Szwarc, Fathi Moussa

Abstract

Countless studies showed that [60]fullerene (C(60)) and derivatives could have many potential biomedical applications. However, while several independent research groups showed that C(60) has no acute or sub-acute toxicity in various experimental models, more than 25 years after its discovery the in vivo fate and the chronic effects of this fullerene remain unknown. If the potential of C(60) and derivatives in the biomedical field have to be fulfilled these issues must be addressed. Here we show that oral administration of C(60) dissolved in olive oil (0.8 mg/ml) at reiterated doses (1.7 mg/kg of body weight) to rats not only does not entail chronic toxicity but it almost doubles their lifespan. 

Effective Against Wrinkles

Fullerene is effective against wrinkles

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

To experimentally prove the effectiveness of fullerene/squalane, an 8-week double-blind clinical test was conducted on 23 female volunteers aged between 30 and 40 years according to the Japanese guidelines for the evaluation of antiwrinkle creams. A test cream sample containing approximately 2 ppm fullerene in squalane was prepared. The percentage wrinkled area and average wrinkle depth were measured by visual analysis. We found that the percentage wrinkled area was significantly reduced in the fullerene/squalene cream-treated area compared to the placebo-treated area.