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Bipolar disorder gene research raises new areas for study

Bipolar disorder gene research raises new areas for study

June 13, 2013

This article appeared in Psychiatric News on June 3, 2013 Melvin McInnis, M.D.: The effects of antipsychotic medication on the brains of patients with bipolar disorder may be as much biological as behavioral. Photo: Aaron Levin, Psychiatric News Melvin McInnis, M.D., developed his interest in bipolar disorder shortly after training at London’s

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Do drugs for bipolar disorder “normalize” brain gene function?

Do drugs for bipolar disorder “normalize” brain gene function?

April 11, 2013

Brain tissue study shows gene expression in patients treated with antipsychotics is similar to expression in non-bipolar brains. ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Every day, millions of people with bipolar disorder take medicines that help keep them from swinging into manic or depressed moods. But just how these

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Center’s research on stem cells and bipolar disorder supported by new gift

Center’s research on stem cells and bipolar disorder supported by new gift

April 9, 2012

With the help of a recent $1 million commitment, the University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center will continue its mission to unravel the unknowns about bipolar disorder using stem cell lines developed from skin cells. Induced pluripotent stem cells The donation establishes the Steven M.

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