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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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Jae Sim dissects a leech in preparation of electrophysiology  study

We <3 Brains

October 28, 2010  /  Paul A. Cammer, Ph.D., Director Neuroscience Research Laboratory

What’s that purple goo coming out of that big slug’s rear end? Oww! That crayfish pinched me again! Read More »

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Small Matter with Big Potential for Smokers Trying to Quit

October 20, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

There’s been a lot of talk about nanotechnology lately—like what does it take to be able to control things as small as atoms or molecules. Now, scientists funded by NIDA are trying to use nanotechnology to help people quit smoking. How, you ask? Read More »

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brain scans

It’s Classic!

September 28, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

“This is drugs. This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?” Read More »

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Word of the Day: Axon

August 03, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

You may remember hearing something about neurons in biology, but what about today’s word of the day: axon? Read More »

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