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Beyond lithium for bipolar disorder

While lithium treatment has proven to be a godsend for many of t...tanding of the still-mysterious mechanism by which lithium damps the highs and lows of the disorder. Now, researchers led by Philip Brandish of Merck & Co....

New battery technology helps stimulate nerves

...e getting a significant new charge out of the tiny lithium batteries used in implantable devices to help treat nervous system and other disorders. The lithium battery is the workhorse in implantable devices -- stimulators used to jump start the heart and help...

Clock molecule's sensitivity to lithium sheds light on bipolar disorder

...ore, this molecule –called Rev-erb?is sensitive to lithium and may help shed light on circadian rhythm disord...h circadian disorders," says Lazar. "One effect of lithium may be to reset clocks that become stuck when Rev-erb levels build up." These results point to Rev...

Lithium builds gray matter in bipolar brains, UCLA study shows

...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. ...

Genetic roots of bipolar disorder revealed by first genome-wide study of illness

..., is active in a biochemical pathway through which lithium is thought to exert its therapeutic effects. The ...thium-sensitive pathway than does the protein that lithium is thought to target. Scientists can now try to develop more effective medications by focusing on n...

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