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University of Michigan Health System

Neurons Made from Bipolar Stem Cells

Caption: These colorful neurons, seen forming connections to one another across synapses, were grown from induced pluripotent stem cells -- ones that were derived from skin cells taken from people with bipolar disorder. New research shows they act, and react to the bipolar drug lithium, differently from neurons derived from people without bipolar disorder.

Credit: University of Michigan Pluripotent Stem Cell Research Lab

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