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Chasing the Runner's High

July 26, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of NIDA, is an avid runner—6 miles a day! We all know the benefits of physical activity on the body, but as a neuroscientist, Dr. Volkow is also interested in how exercise helps the brain. Read More »

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HBO's "The Weight of the Nation": Obesity on the Brain

May 30, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

SBB has talked a lot about how drug addiction is a complicated brain disease. But it’s not the only one. Read More »

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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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Brain Awareness Week: How NIDA Contributes to Brain Research

March 13, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

It’s that time again here at the Sara Bellum Blog: Brain Awareness Week, sponsored by our friends at the Dana Foundation. Read More »

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Smoking: How It Primes the Brain for Addiction

January 24, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

More people understand now the harmful effects that smoking has on the body as well as the addictive effects of nicotine. Read More »

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