Wednesday Apr 16
Lithium is the ultimate electro-chemical element, which over the past two decades has shot from obscurity to become almost synonymous with the way we power our gadgets.
A metal so light it floats on oil
Lithium, a key ingredient in lightweight batteries, is already powering the modern world, and could be key to getting the world to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels.
St. Petersburg Times
After her kids' deaths, Julie Schenecker offered rambling, confusing statement to police
In the hours after being taken into custody on suspicion she'd killed her two children at their New Tampa home, Julie Schenecker let two Tampa police detectives interview her.
Mental Help Net
Bipolar Disorder-Derived Neurons Have Distinct Transcripts
Neurons differentiated from bipolar disorder patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells have a significantly different transcription profile than those from controls, according to a study published online March 25 in Translational Psychology .
A genetic mouse model could help improve therapies for bipolar disorder
Figure 1: A genetic mouse model shows that suppression of myo-inositol has the same effect on behavior as lithium treatment for bipolar disorder.
Medical News Today
Promising results from first stem cell study of bipolar disorder
What makes a person bipolar, prone to manic highs and deep, depressed lows? Why does bipolar disorder run so strongly in families, even though no single gene is to blame? And why is it so hard to find new treatments for a condition that affects 200 million people worldwide? New stem cell research published by scientists from the University of ... (more)
First stem cell study of bipolar disorder yields promising results,...
The team used skin from people with bipolar disorder to derive the first-ever stem cell lines specific to the condition.