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Why Is It so Hard for the Addict's Brain to Just Say No?

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Air date: Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 1:30:00 PM
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Category: Anita B. Roberts
Runtime: 01:32:35
Description: The Anita B. Roberts Lecture Series was established by the Women Scientist Advisors (WSA) Committee in 2006. The series is dedicated to the memory of Anita Roberts, chief of the Laboratory of Cell Regulation and Carcinogenesis at NCI from 1995 to 2006.

Roberts spent 30 years at NIH, arriving at NCI in 1976 after completing her postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University. She obtained her Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin in 1968.

In March 2004, she was diagnosed with aggressive stage IV gastric cancer, which she fought for two years, until her death on May 26, 2006. She documented her thoughts, feelings, and experiences—as a scientist, a family member, and a cancer patient—throughout those two-plus years in her blog:

The Anita B. Roberts Lecture Series is sponsored by the NIH Women Scientist Advisors Committee and the Office of Research on Women's Health.

For more information, visit
http://www.nih.gov/catalyst/2007/07.09.01/page5.html
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NLM Title: Why is it so hard for the addict's brain to just say no? [electronic resource] / Nora Volkow.
Series: Anita B. Roberts lecture series
Author: Volkow, Nora D.
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
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Other Title(s): Anita B. Roberts lecture series
Subjects: Brain Chemistry--physiology
Brain--drug effects
Compulsive Behavior--physiopathology
Dopamine--pharmacology
Substance-Related Disorders--physiopathology
Publication Types: Lectures
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NLM Classification: WM 270
NLM ID: 101319965
CIT Live ID: 6311
Permanent link: http://videocast.nih.gov/launch.asp?14093