Issue Date: June 22, 2009
Probing For In-Body Ozone
Paul Wentworth Jr. and his colleagues were studying antibodies when a run-in with oxygen chemistry took them down a completely unexpected path. That diversion led to evidence suggesting that the human body makes ozone, a gas recognized more for its role in the heavens, shielding Earth from ultraviolet light, and in air pollution, than for any role in the body. The body makes several chemically reactive species derived from oxygen, . . .
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