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NIDA's Where Are They Now? Series: Deciding Your Future

October 30, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

SBB recently caught up with a few past winners of the NIDA Addiction Science Fair Award to find out what the teens are doing now. Read More »

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A teenage boy talking to his mother.

Parents: How Much Do They Influence You?

October 25, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Someone offers you a cigarette or a beer. In the split second that you have to consider your answer, what do you think about? What your friends will think? What about what your parents would think? Read More »

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Social Smoking: Just as Bad as Regular Smoking

October 23, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Many people justify smoking one or two cigarettes once in a while—known as social smoking—by thinking occasional smoking won’t damage their health as much as smoking every day. Read More »

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Michael Guo

Science in an Office Environment: My Summer at NIDA

October 18, 2012  /  Michael Guo, NIDA Summer 2012 Intern

My name is Michael and I was an intern at NIDA during the summer of 2012. Normally, people picture scientists in laboratories when they think about the National Institutes of Health, but my time with NIDA has shown me that a lot of important scientific work is done in the office setting. Read More »

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A maze in the brain.

Help Wanted: Brain Scientist

October 16, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

The brain controls just about everything we do, think, and feel. It coordinates all of the body’s physical functions—like standing, walking, and breathing—as well as our memory, emotions, and behaviors. Read More »

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