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Shedding Light on New Techniques for Treating Addiction

Sara Bellum
May 23, 2013

When our brains are healthy, we barely notice this marvel of engineering that controls our every thought, feeling, and move. But the many people suffering from brain disorders, including addiction, know that malfunctions in the brain can change who we are and how we manage our lives. Read More »

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Optogenetics: An Enlightening Experience in High School Research

John Solder, 2012 NIDA Addiction Science Fair Award Winner
January 15, 2013

I remember my sophomore year in high school, feeling a life-changing moment of excitement when I read Dr. Read More »

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Yamini Naidu

A Taste of Research Sparks Lifelong Career Visions

Yamini Naidu, NIDA Intramural Research Lab Intern
November 06, 2012

Hello, you last heard from me when I won one of NIDA’s Science of Addiction Awards at the Intel Science and Engineering Fair. Read More »

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HBO's "The Weight of the Nation": Obesity on the Brain

Sara Bellum
May 30, 2012

SBB has talked a lot about how drug addiction is a complicated brain disease. But it’s not the only one. Read More »

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The Different Angles of Addiction

Sara Bellum
September 07, 2011

You may think you know what addiction is—lots of people have many different opinions about addiction and different ways of defining it. Here are some myths you may have heard: Read More »

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