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Potential treatment for Fragile X Syndrome demonstrated in fruit fly model

...any of the Fragile X symptoms. Using such drugs as lithium chloride and others, known as antagonists, that bl...of the neuronal structural defects. The group used lithium because it is known to have activities analogous to blocking mGluR-receptor activity, and it is alre...

Advances in plasma physics at Annual APS Meeting

...these bursts. An advanced diagnostic using atomic lithium beams has been developed to provide information on our understanding of when these bursts arise. Maintaining the proper fusion plasma conditions now holds the potential of taming these 'astrophysical' bursts to ensure the fusion chamber survival. M...

Advances in plasma physics at Annual APS Meeting

...these bursts. An advanced diagnostic using atomic lithium beams has been developed to provide information on our understanding of when these bursts arise. Maintaining the proper fusion plasma conditions now holds the potential of taming these 'astrophysical' bursts to ensure the fusion chamber survival. M...

Lithium may protect neurons from radiation therapy

...ound memory loss is lower among patients who take lithium for mental illness, Hallahan said. The researcher...owever, treatment of a mouse hippocampus cell with lithium for a week prior to 3 Gy of radiation resulted in a 60 percent increase in cell survival; a week's t...

FDA approves new labelling for Seroquel in bioplar mania

...ary 2004 as a monotherapy and adjunct therapy with lithium or divalproex, for the short-term treatment of acute manic episodes associated with bipolar I disorder. This approval was based on efficacy results following three weeks of treatment. These trials showed SEROQUEL to be well-tolerated and effective ...

New data shows Seroquel achieves remission in bipolar mania

...patients treated with SEROQUEL in combination with lithium or divalproex versus those treated with lithium or divalproex alone.2 Significantly more patients on SEROQUEL achieved euthymia compared to patients...

Study suggests bipolar disorder may cause progressive brain damage

...icken said. However, he points out that long-term lithium treatment has been recently shown to exert powerful protective effects in the rat brain, including damage from stroke. It has also been shown in humans to increase both the amount of NAA and gray matter in the brain. Finally, Deicken predicts that ...

Free smoke alarm programmes are failing

...d by tenants. Ionising smoke alarms with long life lithium batteries were most likely to remain functioning. Although the government recommends that local authorities install battery powered smoke alarms in all their properties, these results cast doubt on whether installation programmes are worth while, con...

New study highlights impact of bipolar disorder on society

...unction with a traditional mood stabiliser such as lithium or valproate can improve control of acute bipolar mania, with onset of action seen in just one week. In two studies involving a total of 156 hospitalised patients, participants taking Risperdal along with a traditional mood stabiliser for three wee...

Conference Celebrates Lithium's 50 Years As A Miracle Drug

Although few people recognize it as such, lithium is clearly one of medicine's"miracle drugs," with ...d will celebrate the 50th anniversary ofthe use of lithium in medicine at Lithium-Lexington '99: A Celebration of 50Years of Lithium in Clinical Medicine. Th...

UK Allied Health Professor Receives Patent On Using Lithium With AIDS Drugs

...an be made more effectivewhen made chemically as a lithium salt. Lithium is known to have a number of...mbining drugs commonly used for AIDS patients with lithium salts couldresult in fewer toxic side effects and reduce the amount of virus in a person'ssystem by ...

Research Explains Lithium's Dual Anti-Manic/Anti-Depressive Effect

...al School havesolved the puzzle of how one drug -- lithium -- can effectively stabilize boththe wild euphoria...iences, the researchers found that in mice brains, lithium exerts a push/pulleffect on the neurotransmitter glutamate, eventually causing it to level off ina s...

Researchers Gain Insights Into Drugs Used For Manic-Depression

...ressives commits suicide. Until recently, lithium was the best medication available for thedisease, ...oxicity." Hokin and his team have studied lithium for years in an effort tounderstand how it could control depression and mania at the same time. ...

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