Genes may make you prone to antisocial behavior

A new study has revealed that both positive and negative experiences influence how genetic variants affect the brain and thereby behavior.

Designer drug jab set to make paralysis history

 Scientists have revealed that they have developed a new drug that may partially relieve paralyzing spinal cord injuries, based on indications from a study in rats.

Lack of Vitamin D can lead to depression

 A new study has found that lack of Vitamin D is not only harmful for physical health, but it may also impact mental health, leading to depression.

It's official: Scratching does increase itchiness

A new research has cracked the answers to as why scratching makes one itch more and has observed that scratching causes the brain to release serotonin, which intensifies the itch sensation.

Why some of us suffer from 'winter blues' revealed

A new study has shed light on why some people suffer from the winter blues while others get through the winter without any problems.

Birth season affects your mood in later life

People born in spring and summer may be great optimists and those born in autumn are less likely to be depressed than winter-borns, a new study suggests.

Serotonin can reduce sensitivity to pain

Researchers at Portugal`s Champalimaud Foundation said Friday that the molecule of serotonin in the organism can diminish sensitivity to pain.

Weight-loss tamarind and anti-depressants a deadly mix

Are you taking weight-loss supplements while on anti-depressants? Take caution!

Lights to switch off anxiety and depression?

Offering new insights into how depression and anxiety originate, scientists have now discovered a model to control serotonin signalling pathways either with blue or red light.

How brain perpetuates chronic pain revealed

Researchers have pinpointed two molecules involved in perpetuating chronic pain in mice.

Worm study could pave way for better fat-loss therapies for humans

A research led by an Indian origin scientist has revealed that two important neurotransmitters, serotonin and adrenaline, might help develop pharmacological solutions for people who want to burn fat faster.

Can`t stop overeating? Olive oil can make you feel full

A new study has shown how "natural" oils and fats regulate the sensation of feeling full after eating, with olive oil leading the way.

New class of drugs may help relieve depression within hours or days

Million of people are suffering from depression, but the drugs available to treat them haven’t changed much in 25 years.

Source of happiness may lie in your gut

Brain levels of serotonin, the `happiness hormone` linked to normal functioning of adult brain, are regulated by the amount of bugs in your gut during early life, says a new study.

Go nuts `to fight off flab`

Want to keep obesity at bay? Munch off a handful of nuts daily, says a new study.

Eat nuts daily for healthy heart

Serotonin is a substance that helps transmit nerve signals and decreases hunger.

Why is it hard to control anger at times?

When levels of a brain chemical called serotonin are low, which often occur when someone hasn’t eaten or is stressed, it may be more difficult for individuals to control their anger and, in turn, make them more prone to aggression, UKL researchers say.

Why chocolate gives you a high

The glow created by chocolate and coffee isn`t just caused by caffeine, but also by a rush of dopamine that triggers the brain`s pleasure receptors.

Serotonin may have anti-diabetic properties

Serotonin – a brain chemical known to help regulate emotion, mood and sleep – might also have anti-diabetic properties.

Serotonin may have anti-diabetic properties

Serotonin – a brain chemical known to help regulate emotion, mood and sleep – might also have anti-diabetic properties.