New clues why gold standard treatment for bipolar disorder doesn’t work for majority of patients

Lithium is considered the gold standard for treating bipolar disorder (BD), but nearly 70 percent of people with BD don’t respond to it. This leaves them at risk for debilitating, potentially life-threatening mood swings. Researchers at the Salk Institute have found that the culprit may lie in gene activity—or lack of it. A new study […]

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Researchers uncover a potential treatment for an aggressive form of lung cancer

Researchers at the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) have discovered a new metabolic vulnerability in a highly aggressive form of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). These findings could pave the way for new treatments for patients with mutations in two key genes—KRAS and LKB1. Patients whose tumors contain both of these […]

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China urges U.S. to end ‘unreasonable suppression’ of Chinese apps

China’s commerce ministry on Wednesday urged the United States to stop its “unreasonable suppression” of Chinese applications after Washington barred transactions with eight of them, including Ant Group’s Alipay mobile payment app. The U.S. ban goes against fair competition and damages normal market order, the Ministry of Commerce said in a statement, adding that the […]

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