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NIDA's Frontiers in Addiction
Research
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Meeting Explores Willpower, New Technologies in Imaging, and Brain Development
What: The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA),
part of the National Institutes of Health, will convene a
one-day mini-convention at the Society for Neuroscience Annual
Meeting in Washington, D.C. NIDA scientists will present
recent findings and discuss future directions in neuroscience.
Concepts to be discussed include: how the environment can
alter gene function (epigenetics) in addiction and brain
development; what determines free will or  free won't; and
how ground-breaking imaging technologies can reveal gene
activation in the living brain, and/or control neurons and
behavior.
Why: To bring together scientists to explore the latest research on addiction neuroscience.
When: Friday, November 14, 2008
8:00 a.m. – 6:10 p.m.
Where: Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting
Renaissance Washington DC Hotel
Grand Ballroom North and Central
999 Ninth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
More Information: For more information on the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, please visit www.sfn.org/press2008.
To arrange an interview with NIDA staff, please contact NIDA press
officers Dorie Hightower or Stephanie Older at 301-443-6245 or e-mail
your request to media@nida.nih.gov.

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