What is a buckyball and what does it have to do with health?
Discovered in 1985, the buckyball is a naturally occurring molecule composed of 60 carbon atoms arranged in a sphere.
During the 1990s, scientists began to investigate the potential biological benefits of this odd molecule. All kinds of functions from UV protection to antitumor effects to hair-growth have been considered.
This study showed that rats fed buckball molecules had a significant increase in lifespan.