Thursday, March 3, 2016

Prof. Martin-Green's Research on Third Hand Tobacco Smoke Spotlighted

Professor Manuela Martins-Green's research on third hand tobacco smoke was recently published in PLoS ONE and has been featured on UCR's web magazine UCR Today.  Her most recent study demonstrates that there is a link between exposure to third hand tobacco smoke and as described in the article "the THS-exposed mice fed with the western diet showed increased oxidative stress, developed more severe insulin resistance, and gained less weight than the control group of mice, perhaps explaining why humans exposed to firsthand and secondhand smoke lose weight'.  These results suggest that THS can cause a pre-diabetic condition.  More about her research can be found here.  Our congratulations to Prof. Martins-Green and her students for this recognition of their research.  The photo above is from the UCR Today article by Iqbal Pittalwala. 

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