The War on Aging: Could buckyballs let us live to 150?
Any high school science student could probably tell you what Buckminsterfullerine is: A molecule made up of sixty carbon atoms, bonded together in a spherical shape. The naturally occurring substance is a scientific curiosity, with potential applications ranging from cancer treatment to creating body armor. But could a teaspoon or two a day allow us to live to 150 years of age? New research into the organic compound suggests that it indeed might be a real weapon in the war against aging.