Brain's mood regulator implicated in cot death

时间:2019-03-01 13:03:00166网络整理admin

COULD a lack of serotonin play a role in sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)? A new study in mice points the finger of suspicion at the neurotransmitter that regulates moods. A team led by Cornelius Gross of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Monterotondo, Italy, studied mice genetically engineered to release normal amounts of serotonin in their brainstems only if given an antibiotic. When the team stopped giving the drug to 40-day-old mice, causing a reduction in serotonin release,