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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 discover that existing drug can enhance memory

Researchers discover that existing drug can enhance memory

Gene therapy may be safe and effective in treating AADC deficiency

Gene therapy may be safe and effective in treating AADC deficiency

Novel gene therapy offers hope to children with genetic, neurodegenerative diseases

Novel gene therapy offers hope to children with genetic, neurodegenerative diseases

Genetic treatment may provide a new approach to addressing obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Genetic treatment may provide a new approach to addressing obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Commonly used antidepressant drugs can also help the immune system to attack cancer

Commonly used antidepressant drugs can also help the immune system to attack cancer

Novel peptide could allow cannabis to relieve pain while avoiding side effects

Novel peptide could allow cannabis to relieve pain while avoiding side effects

Study: Individuals who recovered from depression had increased level of serotonin transporter

Study: Individuals who recovered from depression had increased level of serotonin transporter

Genetically encoded sensor helps detect hallucinogenic substances

Genetically encoded sensor helps detect hallucinogenic substances

Study reveals how lipids and water molecules control 5-hydroxytryptamine receptors

Study reveals how lipids and water molecules control 5-hydroxytryptamine receptors

Study identifies a new mechanism that causes airway hyperresponsiveness in asthma

Study identifies a new mechanism that causes airway hyperresponsiveness in asthma

Tiny population of neurons may play a significant role in depression

Tiny population of neurons may play a significant role in depression

Food choice may accelerate aging and shorten lifespan of fruit flies

Food choice may accelerate aging and shorten lifespan of fruit flies

Researchers investigate role of sweet taste receptor in the regulation of satiety

Researchers investigate role of sweet taste receptor in the regulation of satiety

Dopamine and serotonin found to be involved in perception, cognitive capacities

Dopamine and serotonin found to be involved in perception, cognitive capacities

How do hallucinogenic drugs exert their actions on the brain?

How do hallucinogenic drugs exert their actions on the brain?

Researchers identify protein that causes adverse side effects in gastric cancer patients

Researchers identify protein that causes adverse side effects in gastric cancer patients

Researchers successfully crystallize and map novel conformation of LeuT transporter

Researchers successfully crystallize and map novel conformation of LeuT transporter