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Science fair winner.

Leads for Treating Methamphetamine Addiction

July 20, 2011  /  Yamini Naidu, Addiction Science Award Winner

My name is Yamini Naidu and I am a sophomore at Valley Catholic High School in Beaverton, Oregon. I have been working on a science project about Methamphetamine (METH) addiction for the past two years, beginning in the summer of 2009. Read More »

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Dr. Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Meet Dr. Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse

July 13, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

First, a quiz. What doesn’t belong in this list? a) World History b) Running c) Dark Chocolate d) Brain Science Read More »

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A girl at a podium giving a speech.

What is a Clinical Trial?

May 26, 2011  /  Sarah, NIDA Intern

My name is Sarah and before my high school senior year, I spent a summer at NIDA as an intern with the Center for Clinical Trials Network (CCTN). Never heard of it? Neither had I. Read More »

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A man sitting outside playing the guitar.

Science for Starters: How Drugs Hijack the Brain

May 04, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Joe Frascella is Director of the Division of Clinical Neuroscience and Behavioral Research at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a part of the National Institutes of Health. He’s also an artist and musician. Read More »

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2009 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Addiction Science Award

How Scientists Approach Their Research

April 26, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

“We always start with a question…” Read More »

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