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Serotonin is one of several chemical messengers in the brain, or neurotransmitters, which help brain cells communicate with one another. Among many other functions, serotonin is involved in regulating mood. Problems with making or using the right amount of serotonin have been linked to many mental disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, autism, and schizophrenia.
Researchers use optogenetic tool to control, visualize receptor signals in neural cells

Researchers use optogenetic tool to control, visualize receptor signals in neural cells

Researchers identify brain pathways of aversion

Researchers identify brain pathways of aversion

Researchers report promising advance in the search for new class of antidepressants

Researchers report promising advance in the search for new class of antidepressants

Physical activity may help fight depression in seniors

Physical activity may help fight depression in seniors

Zebrafish offers clue to alleviate gastrointestinal distress related to autism

Zebrafish offers clue to alleviate gastrointestinal distress related to autism

Making the Most of Microdialysis for Neurotransmitter Analysis

Making the Most of Microdialysis for Neurotransmitter Analysis

UC study reveals most effective medication for treating pediatric anxiety

UC study reveals most effective medication for treating pediatric anxiety

Salk researchers pin down why some patients don't respond to common antidepressants

Salk researchers pin down why some patients don't respond to common antidepressants

Serotonin may help the brain execute instantaneous behaviors in emergency situations

Serotonin may help the brain execute instantaneous behaviors in emergency situations

Exercise-induced muscle changes could help boost mood in older adults, study suggests

Exercise-induced muscle changes could help boost mood in older adults, study suggests

Patients taking anti-depressants more likely to develop gastrointestinal bleeding

Patients taking anti-depressants more likely to develop gastrointestinal bleeding

Reassuring findings on the link between antidepressants and fertility

Reassuring findings on the link between antidepressants and fertility

Mutant mice administered with cocaine failed to exhibit hyperactivity, shows study

Mutant mice administered with cocaine failed to exhibit hyperactivity, shows study

Using Assay Kits and Dyes to Advance Cell Biology Research

Using Assay Kits and Dyes to Advance Cell Biology Research

Researchers aim to improve cognition, reverse weight gain in schizophrenia

Researchers aim to improve cognition, reverse weight gain in schizophrenia

Eisai enters into agreement with Eurofarma for its anti-obesity agent lorcaserin

Eisai enters into agreement with Eurofarma for its anti-obesity agent lorcaserin

Caffeine plus another compound in coffee may fight Parkinson’s disease

Caffeine plus another compound in coffee may fight Parkinson’s disease

Antibodies: A Stable and Specific way to Target Cells in the Nervous System

Antibodies: A Stable and Specific way to Target Cells in the Nervous System

Discovery would help specify role of genetics in the development of neuropsychiatric disorders

Discovery would help specify role of genetics in the development of neuropsychiatric disorders

Human drugs alter cricket personality

Human drugs alter cricket personality