Neuroscience

Happiness might protect you from gastrointestinal distress

Serotonin, a chemical known for its role in producing feelings of well-being and happiness in the brain, can reduce the ability of some intestinal pathogens to cause deadly infections, new research by UT Southwestern scientists ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Simple food additive slows E. coli poisoning

Polysorbate, a safe additive found in everything from ice cream to cosmetics, has been proven to slow the toxic effects of E. coli poisoning.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New maths to predict dangerous hospital epidemics

Mathematicians are now developing completely new statistical calculations on the world's fastest computers in order to predict how epidemics of dangerous hospital bacteria spread.

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