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29. Jan 2020

January 12, 2020
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Study shows how serotonin and a popular anti-depressant affect the gut’s microbiota

A new study in mice led by UCLA biologists strongly suggests that serotonin and drugs that target serotonin, such as anti-depressants, can have a major effect on the gut’s microbiota — the 100 trillion or so bacteria and other microbes … Continue reading

May 13, 2012
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Voice(s) of Comedy

U alum Maria Bamford gains fame as a comic, voice actress, and quirky commercial character Sometimes it’s good to draw the long straw on work assignments. That’s how it feels when you start doing research (read: watch a few Youtube … Continue reading

January 23, 2011
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Montrealers Are Feeding Fish Prozac

Around one in four Montrealers take some kind of anti-depressant, and according to new research, the drugs are passing into the waterways and affecting fish. The findings are internationally significant as the city’s sewage treatment system is similar to that … Continue reading