St. Jude Agrees to Pay $27 Million for Allegedly Selling Defective Heart Devices
FDA OCI, St. Jude Medical, $27 million, settle, allegations, False Claims Act, defective, heart devices, implant, serious, adverse event, premature depletion, battery, Fortify Assura, Quadra, Unify implantable, defibrillators, irregular heartbeat, cardiac arrest, lithium cluster, power drain, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - July 9, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

El trastorno bipolar en los j óvenes: avances y retos
Al principio, los s íntomas infantiles pueden ser confundidos con otras condiciones y los menores pueden sufrir angustia severa durante años. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Bipolar Disorder Mental Health and Disorders Children and Childhood Depression (Mental) Lithium (Drug) Source Type: news

The Challenges of Bipolar Disorder in Young People
Symptoms in children may initially be mistaken for other conditions, and young people may suffer serious distress for years. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Bipolar Disorder Mental Health and Disorders Children and Childhood Depression (Mental) Lithium (Drug) Source Type: news

SOURCE: Biden to be removed from power after failing 70% vaccination goal by July 4th... globalists may accelerate plans for economic and cyber TAKEDOWN of the USA
(Natural News) Today’s Situation Update podcast offers a 40-minute gear review segment, focused on lithium-ion solar generators, tools and vehicle batteries. You can also skip ahead to the 39 minute mark to jump into news headlines, economics and national security. At about 1 hour and 10 minutes into the podcast, I cover vaccine news, revealing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Altered microstructure improves organic-based, solid state lithium EV battery
(University of Houston) Researchers at the University of Houston, in collaboration with Rice University, published a paper detailing how to improve energy density in a novel electric vehicle battery - a step toward a more cost-effective, easily recycled battery that would allow EVs to travel farther and charge faster at a low cost. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

"Holy grail" electric vehicle battery takes design cues from BLT sandwich
(Natural News) A bacon, lettuce and tomato (BLT) sandwich is a good solution for hunger. Interestingly, scientists have also looked to this sandwich to solve a common issue with electric vehicle (EV) batteries. A lithium metal battery whose design is inspired by the sandwich addressed needle-like growths that undermine battery performance. Scientists also touted the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lithium mining for electric vehicle batteries is harming indigenous groups in Arizona
(Natural News) A government-backed push to mine lithium in western Arizona is compromising the ability of indigenous groups in the area to freely practice their religion. Australian company Hawkstone Mining Ltd. has been conducting exploratory drilling in the Big Sandy River Valley under the auspices of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The valley is home to several sacred sites on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wear of monolithic zirconia against different CAD-CAM and indirect restorative materials
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 28 May 2021AbstractStatement of problemThe wear of monolithiczirconia againstenamel has been widely studied, but how zirconia affects different opposing restorative materials is not clear.PurposeThe purpose of this in vitro study was to investigate the depth of wear and volumetric loss of different restorative materials opposed by monolithic zirconia.Material and methodsSixty-six Ø10×3-mm specimens (n=11) were fabricated from monolithic zirconia, zirconia reinforced ceramic, lithium disilicate ceramic, feldspathic ceramic,ORMOCER, and ceramic optimized p...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 14, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Abuse-tolerant electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries - Chen Z, Chao Y, Li W, Wallace GG, Bussell T, Ding J, Wang C.
Safety issues currently limit the development of advanced lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) and this is exacerbated when they are misused or abused. The addition of small amounts of fillers or additives into common liquid electrolytes can greatly improve resist... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Magnetic resonance imaging findings following button battery ingestion - Grey NEO, Malone LDJ, Miller AL, Carroll HF, Khalaf RT, Kramer RE, Browne LP.
BACKGROUND: Lithium button battery ingestions have been increasing in frequency since the early 2000s and can develop severe and sometimes fatal complications from caustic injury even after rapid battery removal. To aid in clinical decision-making, we bega... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Suicide and genetic biomarkers: toward personalized tailored-treatment with lithium and clozapine - De Berardis D, Vellante F, Pettorruso M, Lucidi L, Tambelli A, Di Muzio I, Gianfelice G, Ventriglio A, Fornaro M, Serafini G, Pompili M, Perna G, Fraticelli S, Martinotti G, di Giannantonio M.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a major public health problem on a global scale with about 800.000 deaths every year. In particular, it represents one of the main causes of death among adolescents and young adults aged between 15 and 29 years. The World Health Orga... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Scientists develop ‘cheap and easy’ method to extract lithium from seawater
Saudi Arabia-based researchers employed an electrochemical cell containing a ceramic membrane to extract lithium from seawater. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making the gray cells happy
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Depressive disorders are among the most frequent illnesses worldwide. The causes are complex and to date only partially understood. The trace element lithium appears to play a role. Using neutrons of the research neutron source at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), a research team has now proved that the distribution of lithium in the brains of depressive people is different from the distribution found in healthy humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

As MRI strength increases, so do concerns about magnet safety
As the push toward stronger and faster MRI scanners continues, so does concer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Tips and tricks for finding lithium batteries in the esophagus on MRI Bedside point-of-care MRI appears convenient and accurate AI, radiomics can predict cancer in lesions found on breast MRI Ensuring patient privacy is key in MRI research projects 7T MRI shows promise for sports imaging of injured athletes (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 20, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Tips and tricks for finding lithium batteries in the esophagus on MRI
From having the patient ingest honey to scanning with a smaller field-of-view...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Imaging leads to removal of 3-cm toy from dementia patient CT effective for identifying body-concealed contraband CT confirms 3-cm swallowed dental needle in patient's neck Doctors find dentures in man's throat 8 days after surgery Imaging holds key in war on drug mules (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ISMRM names incoming president, hands out awards
The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) this wee...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Tips and tricks for finding lithium batteries in the esophagus on MRI Ensuring patient privacy is key in MRI research projects Cloud computing poised to bolster clinical, research MRI How to translate innovations in MRI research to the clinic 7 ways to communicate your research to a wider audience (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Dead lithium batteries could find new life through unique recycling process
(Purdue University) American Resources Corp. and Purdue University have teamed to advance an environmentally safer method that recycles rare-earth metals to advance clean energy electronic technologies used in hard disk drives, electric vehicles, wind turbines and other electronics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Optimization of thermal and structural design in lithium-ion batteries to obtain energy efficient battery thermal management system (BTMS): a critical review - Fayaz H, Afzal A, Samee ADM, Soudagar MEM, Akram N, Mujtaba MA, Jilte RD, Islam MT, A ğbulut, Saleel CA.
Covid-19 has given one positive perspective to look at our planet earth in terms of reducing the air and noise pollution thus improving the environmental conditions globally. This positive outcome of pandemic has given the indication that the future of ene... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Bai lab develops stable, efficient, anode-free sodium battery
(Washington University in St. Louis) The lab of Peng Bai has developed a stable, anode-free sodium ion battery that is highly efficient, will be less expensive and is significantly smaller than a traditional lithium ion battery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 3, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

California's 'White Gold' Rush: Lithium In Demand Amid Surge In Electric Vehicles
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benjamin Purper Source Type: news

The fire risk of portable batteries in their end-of-life: investigation of the state of charge of waste lithium-ion batteries in Austria - Nigl T, B äck T, Stuhlpfarrer S, Pomberger R.
The increased utilisation of lithium-ion batteries in the last years does not come without cost. Due to thermal runaway and exothermic degradation reactions, portable batteries pose enormous risks to waste management systems and infrastructure in their end... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Deal between Korean battery firms is a big lift for US EV makers
Two major makers of lithium batteries used for electric vehicles have reached a deal on an intellectual property dispute that threatened... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Advanced low-flammable electrolytes for stable operation of high-voltage lithium-ion batteries - Jia H, Xu Y, Zhang X, Burton SD, Gao P, Matthews BE, Engelhard MH, Han KS, Zhong L, Wang C, Xu W.
Despite being an effective flame retardant, trimethyl phosphate (TMP a ) is generally considered as an unqualified solvent for fabricating electrolytes used in graphite (Gr) based lithium-ion batteries as it readily leads to Gr exfoliation and cell failure... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Recharge your batteries
(University of Utah) University of Utah chemical engineering assistant professor Tao Gao has learned more about the nature of lithium-ion batteries that could lead to batteries that recharge much faster than before. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 24, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Study reveals plunge in lithium-ion battery costs
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) The cost of lithium-ion batteries for phones, laptops, and cars has plunged over the years, and an MIT study shows just how dramatic that drop has been. The change is akin to that of solar and wind energy, and further declines may yet be possible, the researchers say. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 22, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Childhood maltreatment and clinical response to mood stabilizers in patients with bipolar disorder - Cascino G, D'Agostino G, Monteleone AM, Marciello F, Caivano V, Monteleone P, Maj M.
OBJECTIVE: The association between childhood maltreatment (CM) and clinical response to mood stabilizers has been scarcely investigated in bipolar disorder (BD). Therefore, we assessed whether CM affects the response to lithium or anticonvulsant treatments... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Lithium chloride promotes recovery of radiation-induced oral mucositis and dysgeusia
(International& American Associations for Dental Research) Oral mucositis and taste dysfunction (dysgeusia) occurs in nearly all patients receiving head and neck radiotherapy and tremendously affects the quality of life and treatment outcome. The study " LiCl Promotes Recovery of Radiation-Induced Oral Mucositis and Dysgeusia " published in the Journal of Dental Research (JDR), investigated the hypothesis that lithium chloride (LiCl) can promote the restoration of oral mucosa integrity and taste function after radiation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Finding key to low-cost, fast production of solid-state batteries for EVs
(Georgia Institute of Technology) The electric vehicle market's biggest hurdles today are improving and cost reducing battery technology. A new fabrication technique at Georgia Tech could allow solid-state automotive lithium-ion batteries to adopt nonflammable ceramic electrolytes using the same production processes as in batteries made with conventional liquid electrolytes. These conventional Li-ion manufacturing tools are driving better fabrication options to enable battery makers to produce lighter, safer, and more energy-dense batteries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 8, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Study: Lithium microdosing may benefit patients in later stages of Alzheimer's disease
(Natural News) As it turns out, even microdoses of lithium can help stave off Alzheimer’s. A recent study found that concentrations of lithium hundreds of times lower than what doctors usually prescribe for psychiatric conditions such as bipolar disorder can benefit those in the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease. According to Claudio Cuello of the Department... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A fluid solution to dendrite growth in lithium metal batteries
(University of California - Davis) Lithium metal batteries have higher charge density than conventional lithium ion batteries but are prone to problems of tree-like metal dendrites, which can cause short circuits or explosions. A new paper shows that flowing ions near the cathode can prevent this problem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 2, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New catalyst material can help spur the rise of lithium-sulfur batteries
(Natural News) Lithium-sulfur batteries (LSBs) are some of the most promising batteries available today. They are cheaper, lighter and capable of storing much more energy than conventional lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), which currently power most kinds of electronic devices. But LSBs can only be recharged a few times before degrading. Now, South Korean researchers might have just found the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electrolyte-resistant dual materials for the synergistic safety enhancement of lithium-ion batteries - Chou LY, Ye Y, Lee HK, Huang W, Xu R, Gao X, Chen R, Wu F, Tsung CK, Cui Y.
Safety issues associated with lithium-ion batteries are of major concern, especially with the ever-growing demand for higher-energy-density storage devices. Although flame retardants (FRs) added to electrolytes can reduce fire hazards, large amounts of FRs... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

New catalyst could enable better lithium-sulfur batteries, power next-gen electronics
(GIST (Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology)) Lithium-sulfur batteries, given their light weight and theoretical high capacities, are a promising alternative to conventional lithium-ion batteries for large-scale energy storage systems, drones, electric vehicles, etc. But at present, they suffer from poor battery life, limiting their applicability. Now, scientists from Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, have discovered a new catalyst material's ability to significantly improve lithium-sulfur battery life, opening doors to their near-future practical commercial realization. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 22, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The direct digital workflow in fixed implant prosthodontics: a narrative review
ConclusionsThe vast majority of identified studies were in vitro and this limited their clinical significance. Nevertheless, intraoral scanning exhibited high accuracy both for single and multiple implant restorations. Available literature on single-implant monolithic restorations manufactured through a complete digital workflow shows promising results for a follow-up of 3 –5 years.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 30, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The Standard Treatment For Bipolar Disorder Doesn ’t Work For Everyone, And Now Scientists Might Know Why
While decades of studies have produced results showing how effective lithium can be in treating bipolar disorder, a large proportion of individuals don't find relief, and psychiatrists can't reliably predict who will and won't respond well. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jackie Rocheleau, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

An anode-free zinc battery that could someday store renewable energy
(American Chemical Society) Renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power, could help decrease the world's reliance on fossil fuels. But first, power companies need a safe, cost-effective way to store the energy for later use. Massive lithium-ion batteries can do the job, but they suffer from safety issues and limited lithium availability. Now, researchers reporting in ACS'Nano Letters have made a prototype of an anode-free, zinc-based battery that uses low-cost, naturally abundant materials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 20, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Billions of Years Old, Lithium Still Has a Promising Future Billions of Years Old, Lithium Still Has a Promising Future
The story behind"the most effective medication in psychiatry" is one of both serendipity and dogged persistence, but its utility is far from confined to the history books.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

NTSB Says Vehicle Battery Fires Pose Risks to 1st Responders
By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Electric vehicle fires pose safety risks to first responders and guidelines from manufacturers about how to deal with them have been inadequate, according to U.S. investigators. There are also gaps in industry safety standards and research on high-voltage lithium-ion battery fires, especially in high-speed, severe crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday. The agency, which has no enforcement powers and can only make recommendations, called for manufacturers to write vehicle-specific response guides for fighting battery fires and limiting ch...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Operations Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Fire National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Source Type: news

NTSB Says Vehicle Battery Fires Pose Risks to 1st Responders
By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Electric vehicle fires pose safety risks to first responders and guidelines from manufacturers about how to deal with them have been inadequate, according to U.S. investigators. There are also gaps in industry safety standards and research on high-voltage lithium-ion battery fires, especially in high-speed, severe crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday. The agency, which has no enforcement powers and can only make recommendations, called for manufacturers to write vehicle-specific response guides for fighting battery fires and limiting ch...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Operations Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Fire National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Source Type: news

NTSB Says Vehicle Battery Fires Pose Risks to 1st Responders
By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Electric vehicle fires pose safety risks to first responders and guidelines from manufacturers about how to deal with them have been inadequate, according to U.S. investigators. There are also gaps in industry safety standards and research on high-voltage lithium-ion battery fires, especially in high-speed, severe crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday. The agency, which has no enforcement powers and can only make recommendations, called for manufacturers to write vehicle-specific response guides for fighting battery fires and limiting ch...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Operations Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Fire National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Source Type: news

NTSB Says Vehicle Battery Fires Pose Risks to 1st Responders
By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Electric vehicle fires pose safety risks to first responders and guidelines from manufacturers about how to deal with them have been inadequate, according to U.S. investigators. There are also gaps in industry safety standards and research on high-voltage lithium-ion battery fires, especially in high-speed, severe crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday. The agency, which has no enforcement powers and can only make recommendations, called for manufacturers to write vehicle-specific response guides for fighting battery fires and limiting ch...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Operations Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Fire National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Source Type: news

NTSB Says Vehicle Battery Fires Pose Risks to 1st Responders
By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Electric vehicle fires pose safety risks to first responders and guidelines from manufacturers about how to deal with them have been inadequate, according to U.S. investigators. There are also gaps in industry safety standards and research on high-voltage lithium-ion battery fires, especially in high-speed, severe crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday. The agency, which has no enforcement powers and can only make recommendations, called for manufacturers to write vehicle-specific response guides for fighting battery fires and limiting ch...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Operations Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Fire National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Source Type: news

NTSB Says Vehicle Battery Fires Pose Risks to 1st Responders
By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Electric vehicle fires pose safety risks to first responders and guidelines from manufacturers about how to deal with them have been inadequate, according to U.S. investigators. There are also gaps in industry safety standards and research on high-voltage lithium-ion battery fires, especially in high-speed, severe crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday. The agency, which has no enforcement powers and can only make recommendations, called for manufacturers to write vehicle-specific response guides for fighting battery fires and limiting ch...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Operations Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Fire National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Source Type: news

Lithium Resistance in Bipolar Tied to Deficient Gene Expression Lithium Resistance in Bipolar Tied to Deficient Gene Expression
A decrease in activation of the LEF1 gene may be the reason why many patients with bipolar disorder do not respond to lithium, considered the'gold standard'treatment, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Potassium and lithium on a white dwarf
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Smith, K. T. Tags: Astronomy, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Planetary Science twis Source Type: news

Lithium pollution of a white dwarf records the accretion of an extrasolar planetesimal
We report the detection of lithium, sodium, potassium, and calcium in the atmosphere of the white dwarf Gaia DR2 4353607450860305024, which we ascribe to the accretion of a planetesimal. Using model atmospheres, we determine abundance ratios of these elements, and, with the exception of lithium, they are consistent with meteoritic values in the Solar System. We compare the measured lithium abundance with measurements in old stars and with expectations from Big Bang nucleosynthesis. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kaiser, B. C., Clemens, J. C., Blouin, S., Dufour, P., Hegedus, R. J., Reding, J. S., Bedard, A. Tags: Astronomy, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Planetary Science reports Source Type: news

New clues why gold standard treatment for bipolar disorder doesn't work for majority of patients
(Salk Institute) 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. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Promises and challenges of next-generation "beyond Li-ion" batteries for electric vehicles and grid decarbonization - Tian Y, Zeng G, Rutt A, Shi T, Kim H, Wang J, Koettgen J, Sun Y, Ouyang B, Chen T, Lun Z, Rong Z, Persson K, Ceder G.
The tremendous improvement in performance and cost of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) have made them the technology of choice for electrical energy storage. While established battery chemistries and cell architectures for Li-ion batteries achieve good powe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Bionic idea boosts lithium-ion extraction
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) Chinese researchers from Prof. WEN Liping's team at the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry and Prof. ZHANG Qianfan's team from Beihang University have recently made progress in the preparation and application of a bioinspired material that is capable of achieving controlled ion transport and sieving, especially for lithium-ion extraction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 30, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Effect of screw access channel on the fracture rate of lithium disilicate cement-retained implant-supported posterior crowns
ConclusionsThe presence of an occlusal screw access channel did not affect the short-term fracture rate of lithium disilicate cement-retained single implant –supported posterior crowns. The amount of axial cantilever, occlusal ceramic thickness, and location of the screw access channel on the occlusal surface of the restoration have no effect on its fracture rate.View full text  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 30, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news