Nanotechnologists at the Virginia Commonwealth University have used fullerenes to stop allergic reactions–not just treat allergy symptoms but prevent them and leave you with a clear head. The little carbon cages interrupt the basic process of the mast cells. Those guys are all over your body and release histamines when in contact with some allergenic substance. The fullerenes will prevent the histamines from getting loose and causing the usual allergic havoc we all know too well.
Allergic disease is the sixth leading cause of chronic disease in the United States, and while various treatments have been developed to control allergy, no cure has been found. These findings advance the emerging field of medicine known as nanoimmunology.
Since I have allergies… here’s to hoping this one comes to market fast! The link includes movies and audio.
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