June 26, 2018
The puzzle of why some people turn to extreme violence may be a step closer to being solved, following the findings of a new study.
Norwegian scientists injected mice with an antibody sourced from the blood of murderers, rapists and gang members.
After being injected, they found that these rodents resorted to violent confrontations with their fellow creatures far more quickly than normal.
This suggests variations in the antibody found between people may be a factor in how aggressively they respond to stress.
The finding could one day lead to a treatment for violent criminals, although researchers warn this is still some way off.
This article was posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 7:03 am