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NIDA's Where Are They Now? Series: Deciding Your Future

Sara Bellum
October 30, 2012

SBB recently caught up with a few past winners of the NIDA Addiction Science Fair Award to find out what the teens are doing now. Read More »

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A maze in the brain.

Help Wanted: Brain Scientist

Sara Bellum
October 16, 2012

The brain controls just about everything we do, think, and feel. It coordinates all of the body’s physical functions—like standing, walking, and breathing—as well as our memory, emotions, and behaviors. Read More »

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Medical Marijuana: It's Complicated

Sara Bellum
March 27, 2012

Doesn’t the term “medical marijuana” sound like an oxymoron? Medicine is the science and art of healing, while marijuana is an illegal drug that affects your brain and body. How can marijuana be considered medicine? Read More »

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Brain Awareness Week: How NIDA Contributes to Brain Research

Sara Bellum
March 13, 2012

It’s that time again here at the Sara Bellum Blog: Brain Awareness Week, sponsored by our friends at the Dana Foundation. Read More »

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Dr. Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Meet Dr. Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Sara Bellum
July 13, 2011

First, a quiz. What doesn’t belong in this list? a) World History b) Running c) Dark Chocolate d) Brain Science Read More »

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