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From: Remembering the forgotten non-communicable diseases

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Nora D Volkow is Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse; a position she had held since 2003. Her research transformed the drug addiction field by providing the first evidence for specific molecular (loss of striatal D2 receptors) and functional (impaired frontal control circuitry) changes in brains of addicted individuals that link to compulsivity and loss of control. She has also made ground-breaking discoveries in the neurobiology of ADHD and obesity.

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