News tagged with serotonin
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 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Publishing in the leading medical journal Nature Medicine, a team led by Newcastle University academics have identified serotonin receptors which can be targeted with drugs to enhance the natural healin ...
Medical research Nov 28, 2011 | 5 / 5 (5) | 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 |
Research provides new insight into why some individuals may be more aggressive than others.
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 15, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1 |
The production of new neurons in the adult normal cortex in response to the antidepressant, fluoxetine, is reported in a study published online this week in Neuropsychopharmacology.
Neuroscience Jan 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0
Symptoms of depression and anxiety can be induced in mice by increasing levels of acetylcholine, suggesting that depression may have different biochemical roots than previously believed, Yale School of Medicine ...
Medical research Feb 12, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
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 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 |
The judgments we make about the intimacy of other couples' relationships appear to be influenced by the brain chemical serotonin, reports a new study published in Biological Psychiatry.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 14, 2011 | 4 / 5 (3) | 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 |
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 |
(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 |
Mayo Clinic researchers have found a novel way to monitor real-time chemical changes in the brains of patients undergoing deep brain stimulation (DBS). The groundbreaking insight will help physicians more effectively use ...
Neuroscience Jul 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A new study led by an international team of biologists has identified some of the brain chemicals that allow seals to sleep with half of their brain at a time.
Sleep apnea Feb 19, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
"Serotonin" redirects here. For the professional wrestling stable, see Serotonin.
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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