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Drug Abuse Research Blog Posts

Brain boom

Cocaine and the Teen Brain

April 27, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

The human brain continues to grow during the teen years, well into the twenties. Read More »

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Money and Drugs

Why Does the Government Study Drug Abuse?

November 15, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Why have a government agency to regulate the food we eat (the U.S. Food and Drug Administration) and an agency to help protect our health (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)? Read More »

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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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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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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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