Tag: "lithium" at biology news
Jefferson scientist's patent dramatically improves
...inding, through trial and error, that the compound lithium
boric acid in DNA electrophoresis is the optimal s...esearchers found, after much experimentation, that lithium
boric acid would be a better buffer solution for the process than current 30-year-old methods. A p...
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...
'Juiced-up' battery fueled by sugar could power small portable electronics
... times longer on a single charge than conventional lithium
ion batteries, they say. For consumers, that co...ch is also biodegradable, could eventually replace lithium
ion batteries in many portable electronic applications, including computers, the scientists say. The...
Gene controlling circadian rhythms may be involved in onset of bipolar disorder
...ients are in the manic state." During the study, lithium
was given to the mutant mice. Lithium, a mood-stabilizing medication, is most commonly used in humans to treat bipolar patients. Once treated with the drug on a regular basis, the majority of the study's mice reverted back to normal behavioral patter...
Microscopic sea creatures provide foundation for gas sensors and other devices
...es. "Silicon can form compounds that have a high lithium
content," Sandhage said. "Because diatom-derived ...d and highly porous, the rate at which you can get lithium
ions into and out of such silicon structures can be high. For a given battery size, you could store...
ALTRAN: Industry experts address technology challenges at Altran Innovation Conference
...ay and night on solar energy, charging lightweight lithium
batteries during the day and flying off their energy at night. As well as these there was the Maxxun contribution of Luminescent Solar Concentrators which hope, by 2012, to be able to compete alongside fossil fuels as an economically viable alternate...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- January 10, 2007
...index drugs (such as aminophylline, carbamazepine, lithium
carbonate, phenytoin, theophylline and warfarin) for which very small changes in dosage level could cause either subtherapeutic or toxic results, they note. ARTICLE #3 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "Exposure of Cells to Hydrogen Peroxide Can Increase the I...
Clock molecule's sensitivity to lithium sheds light on bipolar disorder
...more, 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-...
Fat chance of becoming manic-depressive
... This new research has raised the possibility that lithium
exerts its therapeutic affect by altering FAT gene...r that don't have the unpleasant side effects that lithium
has," says Dr Blair....
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...
Beyond lithium for bipolar disorder
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., In...
Stress impairs thinking via mania-linked enzyme
...o found that by blocking PKC, the anti-manic drugs lithium
and carbamazepine protected monkeys' prefrontal cortex functioning from impairment by a norepinephrnine-like drug. The researchers traced impairment to a reduction in memory-related firing of single cells in the prefrontal cortex, which was reversib...