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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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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 him or her. Read More »

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Science For Starters: A Conversation with Dr. Ruben Baler, Ph.D.

March 25, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Ruben Baler, Ph.D., is not your typical neuroscientist. Baler has studied in his native country Argentina, the U.S., and Israel. He is fluent in three languages. Read More »

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Word of the Day: Limbic System

March 15, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

NIDA’s Glossary defines the limbic system as “a set of brain structures that generates our feelings, emotions, and motivations. It is also important in learning and memory.” Read More »

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