NRU research hits the media

Tuesday Oct 11th, "TV2 Nyhederne" ran a story about the Aggression study that has recently been conducted at NRU as part of Sofi da Cunha-Bang's PhD project. Gitte Moos Knudsen was interviewed as part of the story.

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.