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The Gates of Serotonin

Cracking the Workings of a Notorious Receptor

EPFL scientists have elucidated for the first time how a notoriously elusive serotonin receptor functions with atom-level detail. The receptor transmits electrical signals in neurons and is involved in various disorders, meaning that the discovery opens the way for new treatments. The receptor is involved in many disorders, including schizophrenia, anxiety, and chemotherapy nausea.

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