Photo of Dr. Fernando Martinez in a white lab coat behind a table with lab equitment.
Scientists Investigate Link Between Hygiene And Asthma In Arizona Borderlands
KNAU
Dr. Fernando Martinez, director of the Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center at UArizona and BIO5 member, is investigating the link between hygiene and asthma in children in Tucson and Nogales, Mexico. Dr. Martinez is testing the hypothesis that the more exposed children are to protective bacteria in early life the less asthma they are going to have.