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What's the Big Deal About Data?

September 09, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Data is information that scientists collect in their studies. It helps them understand how and why things happen.  Read More »

An astronaut holding tissue chips.

Can Space Help Us Understand Addiction?

March 25, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Scientists will investigate space-based changes to hopefully uncover greater insights into diseases like addiction and treatments that might help.  Read More »

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Say What? "Clinical Trial"

November 05, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Scientists work with volunteers in a clinical trial to find out how well a medicine or treatment works.  Read More »

Human brain and active receptor

Say What? “Receptor”

June 26, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Drug use can change the way nerve cells in your brain work. Read More »

A drawing that shows the electrical impulses in the brain.

Traumatic Brain Injury, Drug Addiction, and the Developing Teen Brain

March 19, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Traumatic brain injuries pose higher risks for the teen brain because it isn't fully formed yet. This is also a reason why using drugs as a teen increases the chances for addiction. Read More »

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