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Word of the Day: Brain Reward System

April 01, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

A reward is a great way to encourage someone to do something. For example, if you offer a $300 reward to find your lost dog, people may be more likely to look for and return your dog. Read More »

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Let's Talk: Drug Information Web Sites

December 22, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

SBB talks a lot about science related to drug abuse and addiction. Judging from the great comments and questions that you guys have posted during the year, we can tell that you have brushed up on your facts. So once again, give us the scoop: Read More »

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Ameya Deshmukh with NIDA judges Dr. Ruben Baler, Dr. Pam Ling, and Dr. Cindy Miner

Smokin’ Hot Science

June 25, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Did you ever wonder how scientists develop medications to help people stop smoking? High School Junior Ameya Deshmukh has been wondering about that since he was 7 years old. Because his parents work in science labs, he began learning about basic science from an early age. Read More »

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Word of the Day: Euphoria

March 24, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Euphoria: A feeling of well-being or elation. Read More »

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Brain Awareness Week: Smart Brains, Sneaky Drugs

March 16, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Here at NIDA, we can't learn enough about the brain. Other scientists are brain-obsessed too-there's even a Brain Awareness Week, a global campaign to spread the word about the progress and benefits of brain research. Read More »

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