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$1.5M grant helps turn chemical weapon into medical marvel
March 19, 2014

By Rebecca E. Phillips, University Communications

Xian-green-tube-130PULLMAN, Wash. – A middle-aged man is stricken by a heart attack and crumples to the floor. But when paramedics arrive, they skip the oxygen and instead administer a bit of toxic gas that puts the patient into a protective state of “hibernation.” Later, fully recovered in the hospital, the man’s heart shows little sign of damage.