Jesse explores the mysteries of Serotonin, one of the most important neurotransmitters that we're just beginning to understand. Lucas delves into a study that seems to show that eating spicy food will prevent you from dying prematurely. Could we grow serotonin neurons in the lab? Do chili peppers really stave off early death? Find out on this week's Double Blind.
- "Direct conversion of human fibroblasts to induced serotonergic neurons" - Nature
- "Scientists grow human serotonin neurons in petri dish" - Medical Xpress
The Spice of Life
- "Study Finds People Who Eat More Spicy Foods Have a Reduced Risk of Premature Death" - Mic.com
- "Eating Spicy Food Linked to a Longer Life" - The New York Times
- "Consumption of spicy foods and total and cause specific mortality: population based cohort study" - BMJ
Just the Headlines, Please!
- "Human colour perception changes between seasons" - Current Biology
- "Mars scientists tap ancient river deltas and hot springs as promising targets for 2020 rover" - Science News