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2009-04-21 11:43:08

Welsh researchers say they've discovered a possible mechanism that Lithium uses to combat bipolar disorders, suggesting more effective treatments. Lithium has been one of the most effective treatments for biopolar disorders for more than 50 years, yet scientists have never been entirely sure how it operates in the human brain. But now Cardiff University scientists say laboratory tests on cells have shown Lithium affects a molecule called PIP3 that is important in controlling brain-cell...

2009-04-21 11:11:54

Potential mechanism identified for Lithium operation in the brain Lithium has been established for more than 50 years as one of the most effective treatments for bipolar mood disorder. However, scientists have never been entirely sure exactly how it operates in the human brain. Now, new research from Cardiff University scientists suggests a mechanism for how Lithium works, opening the door for potentially more effective treatments. Laboratory tests on cells have shown that Lithium affects a...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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