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Girl pulled over in her car by the police.

A Breath Test for Marijuana Is Around the Corner


The NIDA Blog Team
October 20, 2014

Police need an easy test to check if people are driving under the influence of marijuana, like they have for alcohol. Unfortunately, there isn’t one—yet. Read More »

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Jae Sim dissects a leech in preparation of electrophysiology  study

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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Ethan Guinn at Lab

Are Video Games Addictive?

Ethan Guinn, 2008 NIDA Addiction Science Award Winner
October 26, 2010

Guest Blogger, Ethan Guinn, a winner of NIDA’s Addiction Science Award, describes how his interest in science (and video games) has brought him lots of exciting changes and opportunities. Read More »

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Hand reaching for an empty pocket.

The Price of Smoking

Sara Bellum
October 21, 2010

You’ve already heard plenty about what smoking can do to your looks and your life. Read More »

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Image of carbon nanotubes

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 »

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Association of Women in Forensic Science

Antoinette T. Thwaites
October 19, 2010

The idea for me hosting the event for the National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) came from my career as a forensic chemist—that is someone who examines drugs and chemical evidence related to crimes. Read More »

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