Lithium may decrease risk of developing dementia

Journal Reference: Shanquan Chen, Benjamin R. Underwood, Peter B. Jones, Jonathan R. Lewis, Rudolf N. Cardinal. Association between lithium use and the incidence of dementia and its subtypes: A retrospective cohort study. PLOS Medicine, 2022; 19 (3): e1003941 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003941 The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, conducted a retrospective analysis of the health records … Read more

Climate change and lithium mining negatively influence flamingos, study finds

Journal Reference: Jorge S. Gutiérrez, Johnnie N. Moore, J. Patrick Donnelly, Cristina Dorador, Juan G. Navedo, Nathan R. Senner. Climate change and lithium mining influence flamingo abundance in the Lithium Triangle. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 2022; 289 (1970) DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2021.2388 The study focused on the effects that lithium mining and climate … Read more

Clues to better batteries emerge from tracking lithium

Journal Reference: Monty R. Cosby, Gia M. Carignan, Zhuo Li, Corey M. Efaw, Charles C. Dickerson, Liang Yin, Yang Ren, Bin Li, Eric J. Dufek, Peter G. Khalifah. Operando Synchrotron Studies of Inhomogeneity during Anode-Free Plating of Li Metal in Pouch Cell Batteries. Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 2022; 169 (2): 020571 DOI: 10.1149/1945-7111/ac5345 A … Read more

Astronomers discover ancient brown dwarf with lithium deposits intact

Journal Reference: E L Martín, N Lodieu, C del Burgo. New constraints on the minimum mass for thermonuclear lithium burning in brown dwarfs. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2021; DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stab2969 Brown dwarfs, also known as “coffee coloured dwarfs” or “failed stars” are the natural link between stars and planets. They are more … Read more

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