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Researchers Find Way to Safely Store Hydrogen for Use in Future Cars

...scroll to vary. Findings revealed that by adding lithium ions, it is possible to increase the uptake of hydrogen at atmospheric pressure and room temperature from 0.19 percent to 3.31 percent, more than twice amount achieved so far for other materials. According to Froudakis, hydrogen uptake will increas...

Lithium Increases Gray Matter in Bipolar Brains

...archers compared the brains of bipolar patients on lithium with those of people without the disorder and thos...he volume of gray matter in the brains of those on lithium was as much as 15 percent higher in areas that are critical for attention and controlling emotions. ...

UIC Researchers Receive $2.1 Million Grant

...r disorder include so-called 'mood stabilizers' -- lithium and valproic acid," Kozikowski said. "Both are rel..." Efforts to understand the molecular target for lithium have shown that compounds that inhibit the enzyme glycogen synthase kinase-3 may mimic the therapeut...

High Doses of Lithium-Like Drugs May Impair Neuronal Function

New laboratory research suggests that lithium and other drugs that inhibit a particular enzyme, ...ecause these drugs are relatively easy to make and lithium has been shown to be safe in low doses in treating people with manic-depressive illness, said Dr. Wi...

Bipolar Risk Gene Identified

... Administration (FDA). But the mode of action of lithium is not yet understood in detail. Lithium also has ...ey problems, tremor etc. Dr Blair’s reports that lithium alters the FAT gene and its expression along with the other FAT proteins associated in increasing th...

Researchers Identify Gene Connected To Bipolar Disorder

...r more than 30 years, can help patients. But while lithium works for some, one-third to one-half of patients do not benefit from existing treatments, none of which were created specifically for the disorder, which is characterized by extreme mood states. “The long term goal is to get new drug targets that...

Implantable devices to be powered by organosilicon compounds in the future

...not have been possible without the availability of lithium batteries that supply power, thereby ensuring func... in the brains of Parkinson's patients. However, lithium batteries don't last forever and new surgery to maintain many devices seeded into the body is requir...

Lithium May help in Alzheimer's Disease

...production of both proteins. Another advantage to lithium is that it does not disrupt the processing of anot... effects, including kidney damage. "Potentially, lithium could be used to reverse both the pathological features of Alzheimer's disease," said Dr. Peter Klei...

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