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A collage of winning images from the 2013 FASEB BioArts Contest.

BioArt: Where Art and Science Intersect

Sara Bellum
December 24, 2013

Have you ever looked at something through a microscope and thought, “That’s really pretty”? Read More »

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Brain neuron

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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Boy holding his head while reading a book

Understanding Learning and Memory

Roger Sorensen, Ph.D., M.P.A., NIDA Program Official
March 28, 2013

What’s your new geometry teacher’s name? How do you get to your friend’s house? Where did you put your smartphone? Have you noticed that practice makes you play the piano better? Read More »

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Female scientist

Science and Gender: Encouraging More Girls To Become Scientists

Sara Bellum
March 19, 2013

Here at NIDA, we are fortunate to be led by a trailblazing female scientist, Dr. Nora Volkow. Read More »

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Brain made out of computer parts

Your Brain: Better Than Any Computer

Dr. David Thomas, Program Officer in NIDA’s Behavioral and Cognitive Science Research Branch
March 12, 2013

Is your brain an organic computer? Your brain does a lot of things a computer does, like math, logic, analyzing input, creating output, and storing and retrieving information. Even at the cellular level, there are some striking similarities between brains and computers. Read More »

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