The Lifesaving Rat Poison

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From killing cattle to saving a former US president, warfarin is capable of both death and life. It was first identified as the compound in mouldy sweet clover that caused the deaths of a large number of cows. It was then found to be an efficient rat poison due to its blood-thinning properties and lack of odour. Scientists then started using Warfarin to prevent blood clots in humans, saving the 34th president of the US, Dwight Eisenhower, after it was discovered that it is not poisonous for humans at a proper dosage. Read full article here

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