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Black History Is showcases Black scientists in the field of neuroscience.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of September 7, 2020.
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The understanding of the molecular docking station, or receptor, to which nicotine binds informed what we know about addiction and shaped the way we view smoking.
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Can imaging tell us if scary labels on cigarette packages prompt smokers to quit? Researchers look for signs that might track how persuasive psychological and social interventions will be.
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Despite definitive proof that smoking can be fatal, nicotine still is one of the most widely abused substances. In fact, tobacco kills more than 440,000 U.S. citizens each year — more than alcohol, cocaine, heroin, homicide, suicide, car accidents, and HIV combined.
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