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National HIV Testing Day - June 27

A New HIV Case every 9 ½ Minutes

August 19, 2009  /  Giselle, NIDA Intern

Every 9 ½ minutes: that's how often the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that someone in the U.S. gets infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In the next 10 minutes, someone will get HIV—and it could be your friend or someone in your family. Read More »

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The Growth of the Teenage Brain From Age Four to Twenty-One

Who Has More Brain Power--You or Your Parents?

August 17, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

NIDA scientists are always saying that teens shouldn’t use drugs, tobacco, or alcohol. But do you know why they say that? Because of scientific studies like this one by Dr. Jay Giedd, which shows that your brain won’t reach its adult potential until you’re over 20 years old. Read More »

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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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