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Shedding Light on New Techniques for Treating Addiction

May 23, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

When our brains are healthy, we barely notice this marvel of engineering that controls our every thought, feeling, and move. But the many people suffering from brain disorders, including addiction, know that malfunctions in the brain can change who we are and how we manage our lives. Read More »

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The Ability To Quit: Written in Your Genes?

April 16, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

The relationship between genes and addiction is complex. Read More »

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Are You Addicted to Your Cell Phone?

February 14, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

A phobia is a strong, irrational fear of something that poses little or no actual danger. Phobias can cause a lot of anxiety, panic, and even fainting. Read More »

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NIDA's Where Are They Now? Series: A Drive To Learn

November 29, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

SBB recently caught up with a few past winners of the NIDA Addiction Science Fair Award to find out what the teens are doing now. Read More »

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Yamini Naidu

A Taste of Research Sparks Lifelong Career Visions

November 06, 2012  /  Yamini Naidu, NIDA Intramural Research Lab Intern

Hello, you last heard from me when I won one of NIDA’s Science of Addiction Awards at the Intel Science and Engineering Fair. Read More »

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