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Female scientist

Science and Gender: Encouraging More Girls To Become Scientists

March 19, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Here at NIDA, we are fortunate to be led by a trailblazing female scientist, Dr. Nora Volkow. Read More »

Emily Low

National Drug Facts Week “Drug Awareness Pep Rally”—Success in Galveston County, Texas!

March 14, 2013  /  Emily Low, O’Connell College Preparatory High School Senior

Drug awareness has been an important subject to me since I was a young girl. My parents taught me from a young age to stand up for what I believe in, no matter what. I have always felt that young adults are under a lot of pressure from friends and family to make good grades and smart decisions. Read More »

Brain made out of computer parts

Your Brain: Better Than Any Computer

March 12, 2013  /  Dr. David Thomas, Program Officer in NIDA’s Behavioral and Cognitive Science Research Branch

Is your brain an organic computer? Your brain does a lot of things a computer does, like math, logic, analyzing input, creating output, and storing and retrieving information. Even at the cellular level, there are some striking similarities between brains and computers. Read More »

Teen playing a guitar

Teen Songwriters Honored for National Drug Facts Week

March 07, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

As part of NIDA’s 2013 National Drug Facts Week, the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares selected five teens as winners of the “Teens! Read More »

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Nurses bringing patient down hospital hall

Are You Sure You Want To Drink That?

March 05, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

At first glance, energy drinks seem like a great idea—they give you increased energy without sleep—but be careful. Read More »