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NIDAnews 18h
NIDA recognized 3 international teen scientists with honorable mentions in this year’s Addiction Science Awards. They invented devices that could reduce deaths from oral cancer and drunk driving. Congrats to Nikhiya, Tinotenda, and Rufaro!
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NIDAnews 20h
Teachers: Preparing for ? NIDA has a toolkit for empowering teens designed for before- and after-school programs: NIDAteens
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NIDAnews 23h
Have you seen the Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids? Read the report to learn about steps you can take to combat the opioid crisis. Get more information about the report on .
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NIDAnews Aug 18
Addiction researchers: NIDA offers several types of grants, and has resources to help first-time applicants:
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NIDAnews Aug 17
A NIDA-funded study found that cannabis use during pregnancy in the US more than doubled from 2002 to 2017. Learn more about the study’s findings and the authors’ concerns
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NIDAnews Aug 16
Parents: Is your teen heading off to college this fall? Dr. Nora Volkow has some advice on how to help your student prepare for the risks of drugs on campus:
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NIDAnews Aug 16
NIDA and are now accepting applications for the Early Career Investigator Showcase [ECIS]. The showcase will be held from 11:30am–1:00pm ET during the 2019 NIDA-NIAAA Frontiers in Addiction Research Mini-Convention.
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NIDAnews Aug 16
Heroin often contains additives like sugar or starch that can clog blood vessels leading to the lungs or brain, causing permanent damage.
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NIDAnews Aug 15
Hallucinogens such as LSD and ‘shrooms affect the brain and body differently than other substances. Check out NIDA’s research report to see the science behind the drugs’ effects and risks.
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NIDAnews Aug 15
A NIDA-funded study suggests prescription misuse among high schoolers could be linked to heroin use later in life. See the full findings of the study:
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NIDAnews Aug 14
NIDA is addressing the head on with research to provide scientific solutions. Learn about the study and NIDA’s efforts to curb opioid misuse:
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NIDAnews Aug 14
New findings could lead to reduced replication of the HIV virus.
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NIDAnews Aug 13
Clinical research plays a key role in understanding addiction and evaluating treatments. Visit NIDA’s clinical research page to learn about the requirements, safety measures, and available trials.
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NIDAnews Aug 13
you program your own brain? Every decision—good or bad—influences how your brain is coded.
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NIDAnews Aug 13
The tour has ended and our Addiction Science Award winners are on their way home. We’ll be looking for great things from them in the future! Stay tuned in the coming days, as we’ll be featuring two of our international runners up…
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NIDAnews Aug 13
NIDA's Addiction Science Award winners learn about 1968 Nobel Prize winner Marshall W. Nirenberg. Along with Robert W. Holley & Har Gobind Khorana, he established genetic code's function in protein synthesis.
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NIDAnews Aug 13
Reading Break: Our Addiction Science Award Winners visit 's FAES Bookstore.
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NIDAnews Aug 13
NIDA's Addiction Science Award winners are off on their tour of the and looking forward to learning more about research!
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NIDAnews Aug 13
Drug and alcohol use can increase a person’s chance of getting viral hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver. If hepatitis isn’t treated, it can lead to serious health problems, including cancer.
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NIDAnews Aug 12
That’s a wrap on the first day of the Addiction Science Award winners’ visit to NIDA. Join us tomorrow as we follow their tour of the NIH Clinical Center!
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