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Michael Guo

Science in an Office Environment: My Summer at NIDA

October 18, 2012  /  Michael Guo, NIDA Summer 2012 Intern

My name is Michael and I was an intern at NIDA during the summer of 2012. Normally, people picture scientists in laboratories when they think about the National Institutes of Health, but my time with NIDA has shown me that a lot of important scientific work is done in the office setting. Read More »

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Help Wanted: Brain Scientist

October 16, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

The brain controls just about everything we do, think, and feel. It coordinates all of the body’s physical functions—like standing, walking, and breathing—as well as our memory, emotions, and behaviors. Read More »

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Snuffing Out Snuff: Baseball Restricts Smokeless Tobacco Use

October 11, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Who will be this year’s “Mr. October”? The onset of the playoffs has SBB thinking about all things baseball—home runs, hot dogs, and strikeouts. Read More »

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Can Smoking Marijuana Actually Lower Your IQ?

October 09, 2012  /  By Carol Krause, Chief of NIDA’s Public Information and Liaison Branch

Many teenagers assume smoking weed is harmless because of all the myths floating around saying it’s safe. What few people know is that the age you start using marijuana actually makes a difference. Read More »

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Bullying Hurts the Bully Too

October 04, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

“Be More Than a Bystander”: Enter a video contest telling how you stand up to bullying During October’s National Bullying Prevention Month, SBB wonders: Do you have sympathy for kids who bully other kids? Read More »

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