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Chemists synthesize herbal alkaloid

The club moss Lycopodium serratum is a creeping, flowerless plant used in homeopathic medicine to treat a wide variety of ailments. It contains a potent brew of alkaloids that have attracted considerable scient ...

Apr 15, 2009
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Researchers iron out new role for serotonin

Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have found a surprising link between brain iron levels and serotonin, a neurotransmitter involved in neuropsychiatric conditions ranging from autism to major depression.

Jan 27, 2009
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Protein on 'speed' linked to ADHD

A genetic change in the dopamine transporter โ€“ one of the brain's dopamine-handling proteins โ€“ makes it behave as if amphetamine is present and "run backward," Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators report ...

Jul 08, 2008
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