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RadioActive: Stem Cells and Nicotine

RadioActive: Stem Cells and Nicotine

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Michael Matthiesen.

Americans understand smoking is bad, but, how bad is a fairly gray area. Biomedical Engineering PhD candidate Carlos Carballosa and UM Miller School of Medicine spearheaded brand new research on how nicotine hinders the role stem cells play when recovering from an injury. Carlos' research has found that the more nicotine in your system, the longer the recovery.