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2012-12-03 20:50:08

Down syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is the leading cause of genetically defined intellectual disability.

Bipolar Disorder Manic Gene Discovered
2012-09-02 07:47:48

Researchers claim to have discovered the gene responsible for causing the manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder.

2012-03-13 23:34:00

Scientists have gained insight into why lithium salts are effective at treating bipolar disorder in what could lead to more targeted therapies with fewer side-effects.

2011-06-24 22:55:46

Lithium profoundly prevents the aggregation of toxic proteins and cell loss associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) in a mouse model of the condition.

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2009-05-01 11:00:00

A new study from Japan suggests that drinking water containing the element lithium may reduce the risk of suicide.

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...


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  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
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