All Serotonin articles

  • Thanksgiving dinner spread with a roast turkey
    Podcast

    Tryptophan

    2019-11-29T09:13:00Z

    Ben Valsler tackles ‘zombie facts’ and the tenuous connection between tryptophan in turkey and your post-Thanksgiving dinner doze

  • Antidepressant medication
    Research

    Brain chemistry hints at how obesity impairs antidepressants

    2018-05-03T12:04:00Z

    Histamine released in response to obesity or bacterial toxins prevents benefits from SSRIs – and that drugs that target these inflammatory signals may restore them

  • LSD bound to receptor structure solved - 2
    Research

    Crystal structure lifts lid on LSD’s secrets

    2017-01-26T17:00:00Z

    Structure of hallucinogen bound to a human serotonin receptor could explain LSD’s potent and long-lasting effects

  • The mad hatter's tea party
    Podcast

    Ergotamine

    2016-09-14T17:11:00Z

    Ben Valsler finds out why writing Alice’s adventures in Wonderland was such a headache for Lewis Carroll

  • Happy and smiling family portrait
    Podcast

    Serotonin

    2013-10-02T00:00:00Z

    Serotonin, the ‘happy molecule’, may be at the root of depression, but Hayley Birch finds we still have a lot to learn