News tagged with serotonin
All mammals sleep, as do birds and some insects. However, how this basic function is regulated by the brain remains unclear. According to a new study by researchers from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute, ...
Neuroscience May 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 2
Mice that exercise in running wheels exhibit increased neurogenesis in the brain. Crucial to this process is serotonin signaling. These are the findings of a study by researchers at the Max Delbrück Center ...
Neuroscience May 13, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0
A new study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine suggests that depression results from a disturbance in the ability of brain cells to communicate with each other. The study indicates a major ...
Neuroscience Mar 18, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (29) | 6 |
Commonly prescribed anti-depressants appear to be doing patients more harm than good, say researchers who have published a paper examining the impact of the medications on the entire body.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 24, 2012 | 4.2 / 5 (19) | 10 |
A marathon runner approaches the finishing line, but suddenly the sweaty athlete collapses to the ground. Everyone probably assumes that this is because he has expended all energy in his muscles. What few people know is that ...
Neuroscience Mar 04, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 1 |
A team including scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has determined and analyzed the high-resolution ...
Medical research Mar 21, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (5) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers say how much risk you're willing to take in your investments may be linked to genetics. The results may help investors understand how emotions affect their choices.
Genetics Mar 05, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Depression is relatively common in patients who undergo heart bypass surgery, and a new study finds that short-term use of antidepressants may aid patients' recovery.
Surgery May 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Early disruptions in serotonin signaling in the brain may contribute to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and other "enduring effects on behavior," Vanderbilt University researchers report.
Autism spectrum disorders Mar 20, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Study: Use of anti-depressants during pregnancy not linked with increased risk of stillbirth, infant death
In a study that included nearly 30,000 women from Nordic countries who had filled a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) prescription during pregnancy, researchers found no significant association between use of ...
Obstetrics & gynaecology Jan 01, 2013 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Research teams from the US and Korea have together been studying depression and other mood disorders and have found that chronic stress can block a gene whose job it is to maintain healthy neuron connections ...
Neuroscience Jun 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) – among the most widely prescribed antidepressant medications – are associated with increased risk of bleeding, transfusion, hospital readmission and death when taken around ...
Cardiology Apr 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Rats exposed to an antidepressant just before and after birth showed substantial brain abnormalities and behaviors, in a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Medical research Oct 24, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
In a process akin to belling an infinitesimal cat, scientists have managed to tag a protein that regulates the neurotransmitter serotonin with tiny fluorescent beads, allowing them to track the movements of ...
Neuroscience Jun 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A hormone with anti-diabetic properties also reduces depression-like symptoms in mice, researchers from the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio reported today.
Medical research Jul 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
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Serotonin (pronounced /ˌsɛrəˈtoʊnən/) is a monoamine neurotransmitter. It is found extensively in the gastrointestinal tract of animals, and about 80 to 90 percent of the human body's total serotonin is located in the enterochromaffin cells in the gut, where it is used to regulate intestinal movements. The remainder is synthesized in serotonergic neurons in the central nervous system (CNS) where it has various functions, including control of appetite, mood and anger.
Serotonin is found not only in animals, but also in fungi and plants, including fruits and vegetables.
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