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Infographic: The Neurobiology of Suicidal Behavior
Clues about the biological mechanisms that contribute to a person’s chance of contemplating or attempting suicide
Infographic: The Neurobiology of Suicidal Behavior
Infographic: The Neurobiology of Suicidal Behavior

Clues about the biological mechanisms that contribute to a person’s chance of contemplating or attempting suicide

Clues about the biological mechanisms that contribute to a person’s chance of contemplating or attempting suicide

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What Neurobiology Can Tell Us About Suicide
What Neurobiology Can Tell Us About Suicide
Catherine Offord | Jan 13, 2020
The biochemical mechanisms in the brain underlying suicidal behavior are beginning to come to light, and researchers hope they could one day lead to better treatment and prevention strategies.
Serotonin Neurons Implicated in SIDS
Serotonin Neurons Implicated in SIDS
Ashley Yeager | Dec 31, 2018
Inhibiting nerve cells that produce the neurotransmitter made it harder for baby mice to recover from bouts of slowed breathing.
Maternal Obesity and Diabetes Linked to Autism in Children
Maternal Obesity and Diabetes Linked to Autism in Children
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018
Inflammation may be a strong contender for the connection between mom’s weight and children’s neurodevelopment, according to lab studies on animals.
Octopuses On Ecstasy Reveal Commonalities with Humans
Octopuses On Ecstasy Reveal Commonalities with Humans
Shawna Williams | Sep 21, 2018
Just as in people, the drug stimulates the animals to behave more socially.
Serotonin Involved in a Slug Host’s Response to a Parasite
Serotonin Involved in a Slug Host’s Response to a Parasite
Yao-Hua Law | Mar 12, 2018
Host slugs given Prozac to increase their serotonin levels no longer avoid parasitic nematodes, the same behavior seen in infected slugs.
Sudden Infant Death Tied to Serotonin
Sudden Infant Death Tied to Serotonin
Kerry Grens | Jul 3, 2017
One-third of babies who died of SIDS had higher-than-normal levels of the neurotransmitter in their blood serum, according to a study. 
Neural Circuit Plays Role in Overeating
Neural Circuit Plays Role in Overeating
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 8, 2016
Activating serotonin receptors halts a binge-like eating behavior in mice, researchers report.
Out in the Cold
Out in the Cold
Karen Zusi | Feb 29, 2016
Serotonin’s long-debated role in sleep promotion is temperature-dependent.
Telomeres Show Signs of Early-Life Stress
Telomeres Show Signs of Early-Life Stress
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 7, 2014
Reduction in telomere length is associated with stress early on in life and may have a genetic component, researchers find.