News tagged with serotonin
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 |
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 |
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 |
Scientists at the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at The Rockefeller University, led by Paul Greengard, Ph.D., and Jennifer Warner-Schmidt, Ph.D., have shown that anti-inflammatory drugs, which include ibuprofen, ...
Medications Apr 25, 2011 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Research at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California's (USC) Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute shows for the first time that the human placenta plays an active role in synthesizing serotonin, paving ...
Medical research Apr 21, 2011 | not rated yet | 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
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants taken by a woman during pregnancy do not impact her infant's growth over the first year, reports a new study from a Northwestern Medicine scientist.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 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 |
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 |
(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 |
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and the University of Houston has found a new way to influence the vital serotonin signaling system—possibly leading to more ...
Neuroscience Feb 13, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a genetic mutation that may underlie common behaviors seen in some people with autism, such as difficulty communicating ...
Neuroscience Feb 12, 2013 | 3 / 5 (1) | 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 |
When motors break down, getting where you want to go becomes a struggle. Problems arise in much the same way for critical brain receptors when the molecular motors they depend on fail to operate. Now, researchers reporting ...
Medical research Feb 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 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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