Why Scratching an Itch Makes It Worse, as Explained by Science

Scratching an itch causes the brain to release serotonin, this compound in turn intensifies the itch sensation
by Laura Sinpetru, October 31st, 2014

A Simple Blood Test Could One Day Diagnose Depression, Scientists Say

Evidence indicates that it is possible to use blood tests to diagnose mental illnesses
by Laura Sinpetru, April 30th, 2014

Serotonin's Neural Activity Can Now Be Tracked in Real Time

The technique for accomplishing this relies on quantum dot tags
by Tudor Vieru, July 5th, 2012
Depression Not Linked Exclusively to Serotonin

Depression Not Linked Exclusively to Serotonin

by Tudor Vieru, April 24th, 2012
New research provides more clues into how antidepressants work

Genetic Underpinnings of PTSD Found

The discovery may set the basis for new screening tests
by Tudor Vieru, April 2nd, 2012

Ecstasy Leads to Drops in Serotonin Production

The chemical is linked to well-being in humans
by Tudor Vieru, December 8th, 2011

Reduce Serotonin Levels Impair Anger Management

This is the first time such a connection is demonstrated
by Tudor Vieru, September 15th, 2011

Antidepressant Use Linked to Personality Changes

Study says they are most likely for the good
by Tudor Vieru, December 8th, 2009

Method to Boost Gut Neuron Production Devised

It could benefit millions of patients suffering from related disorders
by Tudor Vieru, August 5th, 2009

Experts Analyze the 'Gambling' Behavior of Rats

They seek to find the biological roots of the behavior
by Tudor Vieru, June 18th, 2009
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