NRU research hits the media
- Published: Wednesday, 12 October 2016 15:38
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In the study, 19 violent offenders from the most secured prisons in Denmark were brain scanned at Rigshospitalet and compared to a matched group of 24 non-violent controls. The PET scans revealed a clear association between the degree of aggression and the level of a specific serotonin receptor (5-HT1B) in the brain, with higher receptor levels being associated with higher degree of aggression.The results from the study have been published in Biological Psychiatry.