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Researchers Report on Progress of NIDA's Southern Africa Initiative

March 2008
Presents an update on NIDA’s Southern African Initiative, a program that aims to build research capacity and infrastructure in the area of addiction, particularly drug-related HIV transmission.

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Scientific Society Honors Dr. Kenner Rice's Research

March 2008
Announces the 2007 Smissman Award from the American Chemical Society to Dr. Kenner Rice, NIDA, for significant contributions to fundamental knowledge in medicinal chemistry.

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Booklet Explains the Science of Addiction

June 2008
Describes a booklet that explains what scientists know about how drug addiction changes the brain and affects behavior and clears up misconceptions about drug addiction.

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Social Neuroscience Meeting Aims To Improve Prevention, Treatment

June 2008
Presents highlights of a meeting of scientists and clinicians to review research results from the field of social neuroscience, the study of how neurobiology and the social environment interact.

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NIDA Renames Addiction Journal

June 2008
Alerts readers to the new renamed journal, Addiction Science and Clinical Practice, formerly titled Science and Practice Perspectives.

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NIDA Bestows Prizes at International Science Fair

September 2008
Announces the three winners of the NIDA and Scholastic Corporation 2008 Addiction Science Awards honoring high school students’ award-winning addiction-related projects.

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NIDA Centers Raise Physicians' Awareness of Drug Abuse Issues

December 2008
Highlights four Centers of Excellence for Physician Information designed to increase physicians' awareness of research on the medical consequences of drug abuse and addiction and incorporate research findings into clinical practice.

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Henry Yamamura Obituary

December 2008
Remembers Henry I. "Hank" Yamamura, an eminent neuropharmacologist who pioneered radioligand binding assays, contributing valuable knowledge about neurotransmitter transporters and receptors.

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Universities Offer Online Master's Program in Addiction Studies

April 2009
Describes a consortium of three universities that launched a 12-month intensive online program last August that leads to a master's degree in addiction studies.

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NIDA Initiates Pediatrics Symposium on Adolescent Health

April 2009
Presents highlights of a symposium sponsored by NIDA in October 2008 to discuss adolescent brain and cognitive development and consider the impact of drug abuse on young people.

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