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Physical Aggression Manifests Earlier In Frontotemporal Dementia

One-third of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or frontotemporal dementia were physically aggressive towards healthcare staff, other patients, relatives, animals and complete strangers, a study from Lund University shows. “The prevalences are not surprising, but we noted a difference between the two groups in terms of when in the course of the disease aggressive behaviour […]

Two Serotonergic Neuron Subtypes Affect Aggressive Behavior

A small grouping of homogeneous brain cells make the neurotransmitter serotonin regulate many functions, from breathing to mood to appetite. But how do they do it? They’re not so homogeneous after all. Over the past few years, researchers, including Harvard Medical School geneticist Susan Dymecki, have begun uncovering distinct subtypes of serotonin neurons that seem […]