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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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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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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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Alco-Pops: A Refreshment to Rethink

June 22, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Alcohol companies have tapped into a growing market to introduce underage drinkers to their products, on the basis that kids who acquire a taste for alcoholic drinks early are more likely to get hooked. Read More »

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