Researcher Gets $431,700 to Study the Effects of Meth on Wounds

It’s widely known that meth use can lead to a multitude of health problems: rotten teeth, memory loss, a weakened immune system. Nobody knows this better than Luis Martinez, microbiologist and associate professor of biomedical sciences at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). What’s Going on Under the Skin? Martinez has spent years studying…

Ever wonder why meth wounds don't heal? One researcher is set to find out.

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Lindsay felt overwhelmed. With three finals and a term-paper deadline looming in her near future, she didn’t know how she would survive, much less get good grades. She decided she needed a boost. She asked around until she found someone willing to spot her a few ADHD meds. With this “help” in hand, she was…

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    It’s widely known that meth use can lead to a multitude of health problems: rotten teeth, memory loss, a weakened immune system. Nobody knows this better than Luis Martinez, microbiologist and associate professor of biomedical sciences at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). What’s Going on Under the Skin? Martinez has spent years studying…

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