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Discovery Lecture explores brain’s addiction mechanisms

Sep. 5, 2013—Since she was a medical student in her native Mexico, Nora Volkow, M.D., has been fascinated by drug addiction. “It really did not make any sense … that someone would be risking actually their freedom, their families, just for the sole pleasure of taking a drug,” Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse,...

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Addiction science expert Volkow to speak Aug. 29

Aug. 22, 2013—Nora Volkow, M.D., director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, will begin the 2013-2014 Flexner Discovery Lecture Series next Thursday, Aug. 29, with a discussion of “Advances in Addiction Science.”

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