I have an article published in The Economist's Babbage blog.
Carbon monoxide gets a bad rap. The gas, produced by incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons, causes hundreds of deaths every year by poisoning and sends many thousands to hospital. But there is more to the “silent killer”, as CO is sometimes called. Exploiting this insight, researchers have successfully used CO to treat a number of ailments in lab animals and most recently in humans... read more.Here is a list of main references: