Writing Samples/Health Care & Biotech

Aggressive Research on Steroids

Professor Rich Melloni and grad assistant Jill Grimes have linked chronic steroid abuse with overly aggressive behavior in steroid-treated adolescent male Syrian hamsters. According to their most recent research, which was published in the October 2001 issue of "Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior," the aggression is caused, in part, by below-average amounts of serotonin, a brain neurochemical associated with impulse control.