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Parents: Can They Deter Teens' Online Risky Behavior?

January 17, 2013  /  Benjamin Kornick, 2012 NIDA Addiction Science Award Winner

In 5th grade, I was the victim of cyberbullying, when a classmate wrote hurtful instant messages about me. Shortly after, social networking became the rage, and sexting and cyberbullying became more prevalent. Read More »

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Optogenetics: An Enlightening Experience in High School Research

January 15, 2013  /  John Solder, 2012 NIDA Addiction Science Fair Award Winner

I remember my sophomore year in high school, feeling a life-changing moment of excitement when I read Dr. Read More »

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Great Leaders: Not Just Historical Figures

January 08, 2013  /  Ty Sells, Youth to Youth International

“Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders.” I know, I know—you’ve heard that before. However, I’m here to tell you that this statement is not entirely true. Today’s young people can be today’s leaders. Read More »

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Celebration of Science

December 06, 2012  /  Zofia Klosowska, NIDA Research Training Award Fellow

On Saturday, September 8, I had the opportunity to volunteer at a very special event on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) main campus, called “Celebration of Science,” otherwise known as COS. Read More »

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Does This Make Me Look Fat?

December 04, 2012  /  Elisabeth Burton, 2012 NIDA Addiction Science Fair Award Winner

About 4 years ago, my good friend tried to die by suicide; the reason behind it? She felt like she didn’t match up to the women you see in magazines; she felt like she wasn’t beautiful or skinny enough. Read More »

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