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Chasing the Runner's High

Sara Bellum
July 26, 2012

Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of NIDA, is an avid runner—6 miles a day! We all know the benefits of physical activity on the body, but as a neuroscientist, Dr. Volkow is also interested in how exercise helps the brain. 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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Cocaine and the Teen Brain

Sara Bellum
April 27, 2012

The human brain continues to grow during the teen years, well into the twenties. 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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Smoking: How It Primes the Brain for Addiction

Sara Bellum
January 24, 2012

More people understand now the harmful effects that smoking has on the body as well as the addictive effects of nicotine. Read More »

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