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Science for Starters: How Drugs Hijack the Brain

Sara Bellum
May 04, 2011

Joe Frascella is Director of the Division of Clinical Neuroscience and Behavioral Research at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a part of the National Institutes of Health. He’s also an artist and musician. Read More »

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2009 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Addiction Science Award

How Scientists Approach Their Research

Sara Bellum
April 26, 2011

“We always start with a question…” Read More »

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Word of the Day: Brain Reward System

Sara Bellum
April 01, 2011

A reward is a great way to encourage someone to do something. For example, if you offer a $300 reward to find your lost dog, people may be more likely to look for and return him or her. Read More »

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Science For Starters: A Conversation with Dr. Ruben Baler, Ph.D.

Sara Bellum
March 25, 2011

Ruben Baler, Ph.D., is not your typical neuroscientist. Baler has studied in his native country Argentina, the U.S., and Israel. He is fluent in three languages. Read More »

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Word of the Day: Limbic System

Sara Bellum
March 15, 2011

NIDA’s Glossary defines the limbic system as “a set of brain structures that generates our feelings, emotions, and motivations. It is also important in learning and memory.” Read More »

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