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Monroe grad researches drug addiction
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Matthew Hearing utilizes techniques that allow him to identify change in the brain at the level of a single cell. The MHS graduate received a $1 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for his research into how opioid abuse and addiction affects rational decision-making. (Photo supplied)
MONROE - A Monroe High School graduate is doing his part to help fight the growing problem of opioid addiction. Matthew Hearing recently received a $1 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for his transitional work as new faculty at Marquette University and his research into how opioid abuse and addiction affects rational decision-making. Hearing, 35, works in the field evaluating how addiction affects behavior.