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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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We <3 Brains

Paul A. Cammer, Ph.D., Director Neuroscience Research Laboratory
October 28, 2010

What’s that purple goo coming out of that big slug’s rear end? Oww! That crayfish pinched me again! Read More »

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Small Matter with Big Potential for Smokers Trying to Quit

Sara Bellum
October 20, 2010

There’s been a lot of talk about nanotechnology lately—like what does it take to be able to control things as small as atoms or molecules. Now, scientists funded by NIDA are trying to use nanotechnology to help people quit smoking. How, you ask? Read More »

brain scans

It’s Classic!

Sara Bellum
September 28, 2010

“This is drugs. This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?” Read More »

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Word of the Day: Axon

Sara Bellum
August 03, 2010

You may remember hearing something about neurons in biology, but what about today’s word of the day: axon? Read More »