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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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Image of carbon nanotubes

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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Picture of an axon

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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