UPDATE Nov 2010: HYFNs have been approved for manufacturing as Fullerene Water Solution (FWS) drink in Ukraine by the Ministry of Health as of Nov 2010. It's the first nanotech based health drink in the world. For information about availability contact me privately by email.
Every school child knows the story of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León, who was searching for the Fountain of Youth when he traveled to present-day Florida in 1513. The Fountain of Youth is a legendary spring that reputedly restores the youth of anyone who drinks of its waters.
Well that may be a legend , but 5 centuries later, Ukrainian researchers have been working on the real life nanotech equivalent of what I would call the Elixir of Life- Hydrated Fullerenes.
I received an interesting email from a biochemistry colleague in Ukraine, Dr Artem Tykhomyrov, who writes in part:
I am a PhD in biochemistry, Assistant Professor at the Dept. Biophisics and Biochemistry, Dnepropetrovsk National University (Ukraine). I have done my PhD thesis in the field of neurochemistry, but the last two years I am working in the area close to nanobiotechnology. We are studying medical and biological application of fullerene water solution (FWS) of hydrated C60 fullerene (C60HyFn). We have already have very promising results. Some of them were presented at various meetings and conferences, for example, a piece of work was presented by myself personally at the 31-st FEBS Congress (Istanbul, Turkey, 2006). Now we are running some variants of papers for international nano-biotechnological journals.
For details please see web site: http://www.fullwater.com.ua/
There you can find a list of publications (in English, Ukrainian and Russian).
We will be glad to contact colleagues working in the same area for the future collaboration.
PhD, Dr. Tykhomyrov A.O.
Nobel Laureate Professor Sir H.W. Kroto, the co-discoverer of fullerene, commenting on the Ukrainian work snd research writes:
""...Thank you very much for sending me your very interesting paper on the water solubility of fullerenes. It looks like a very important advance, in particular for pharmaceutical applications. I do hope that it turns out to be a major step forward....
Professor Sir H.W. Kroto, F.R.S. E-mail: email@example.com""
The English version web pages claim a host of potential medical /pharma applications:
Claims from their web site:
Compared to known antioxidants, HyFn have the strongest effect, and they have rather UNIQUE ORIGINAL MECHANISM OF ANTIOXIDANT PROTECTION. Even after the single administration in supersmall doses, HyFn ant oxidative effect lasts for a long time without any observed side effects.
We have also detected the following positive biological and therapeutic effects of HyFn:
membrane-stabilizing, immunomodulatory (in the same time HyFn are not immunogenic), allergy suppressing, anti-inflammatory, neurotropic, antimalignant, radioprotective, antisclerotic, antiviral (HyFn do not killed viruses, but HyFn does not allow to viruses (e.g., influenza, HIV, pneumonia etc.) to be incorporated into our organism!), as well as liver protection, tissue regenerative and restoration of reproductive functions, etc.
Three pages in English
......academic papers published in credible sources and patents
...Well…You be the judge. Another reason to go to Ukraine...extreme cuizine and extreme medical tourism in one.
In any event, I'd add Hyrdated Fullerenes to my wild card radar list.
The reason I'm interested in this, is that today is my birthday & looking toward the future I'm trying to hedge my bets.
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