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- Researchers synthesize compound with possible link to macular degeneration
- One or two drinks a day may keep stroke away
- Reversing breast cancer through gene therapy
- New approach for efficiently isolating differentially expressed genes
- Microbeam helps show how radiation mutates genes
- Researchers find little evidence to support religion-health link
- Hole in skull relieves pressure during deadly stroke
- New treatment for snoring avoids postoperative pain
Serotonin. Serotonin. Everywhere serotonin. This neurotransmitter has taken center stage in research and treatment projects.
In this excerpt from his 1998 book, Dr. Michael Gershon describes the genesis of his love affair with serotonin.
Hes one of Columbia-Presbyterians own, making his mark as a physician, mentor, patient advocate, administrator, and trailblazer.