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Nothing Rotten About Hydrogen Sulfide's Medical Promise

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Science  30 May 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5880, pp. 1155-1157
DOI: 10.1126/science.320.5880.1155

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Despite its toxicity and famously bad odor, hydrogen sulfide's ability to lower metabolism and create a hibernation-like state has scientists wondering whether the gas can help soldiers and other people withstand injuries or surgeries.