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Jada Nicole Dalley and Sehar Anjum Salman with NIDA science fair judges

What the Heck is Third Hand Smoke?

August 14, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

That's what a lot of people were asking at the 2009 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Reno a few months ago. Two 16 year olds in San Antonio, Texas, worked together to try and find out. Read More »

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A word cloud made up of words from the 2008 NIDA Chat Day transcript

NIDA Chat Day Word Cloud

August 12, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

What are your biggest questions about drug abuse? What words come to mind when you think about addiction? Read More »

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Recovery.gov: The U.S. American Reinvestment and Recovery Act Logo

Stimulating Science

August 10, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

Remember all the noise about the bad economy and how Congress was passing a "Stimulus Act" to help? The name of this bill is the "American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA)". Read More »

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A diagram of the brain anatomy, highlighting the location of the brainstem. The brainstem is located between the brain and the spinal cord.

Word of the Day: Brainstem

August 05, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

Our bodies can do lots of things without us even thinking about it. And that’s what the Word of the Day is about. The brainstem, not surprisingly, is a “stem” that connects the brain to the spinal cord. Read More »

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