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Dopamine and serotonin are brain chemicals implicated in a range of neurological disorders including Parkinson’s and depression, so understanding how they work could be key to the development of more effective treatments for these conditions. A new tool is offering an unprecedented look at these neurotransmitters in action, enabling scientists to monitor their real-time activity for the first time. Both dopamine and serotonin have long been linked to the brain’s ability to process rewards, but lately scientists are turning their attention to how they could have a more expansive role across the human body. This ranges from how serotonin in the gut can regulate blood sugar or how low levels could be addressed by ketamine, and how deep brain stimulation (DBS) could boost dopamine production in Parkinson’s patients. https://newatlas.com/medical/serotonin-dopamine-real-time-tracking-brain/ ........................................................................ #science #medicine #technology #news
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