Drug Abuse

The Long Memory of the First Cigarette

May 9, 2011

Every new experience leaves a mark on our brain, from a fleeting burst of electricity and neurotransmitters to a longer-lasting architectural shift. When we meet a new person, learn a new fact, or visit a new place, connections in our brains [Read more]

The Genetics of Normal

April 11, 2011

In the 11 years since the blueprint of human life was decoded by the Human Genome Project, much of the focus has been on when those instructions fail. Scientists have used our newfound genetic knowledge to look for the roots of common and rare [Read more]