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Putrid Compound Putrescine May Have a Sweet Side Gig as Atherosclerosis Treatment

10:16 EST 31 Jan 2020 | Science Blog

Putrescine, the compound responsible for perhaps the foulest odor in nature—the smell of decomposing flesh—may also be a remedy for atherosclerosis and other chronic inflammatory diseases, according to a new study led by researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. This unusual discovery stems from an investigation into the body’s process for removing dead cells using macrophages, a type of […]

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