Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Bipolar Disorder Phenome Database

From Science Daily:

A novel, free, public online database opening this week should greatly speed efforts to find genes linked to increase risk of bipolar disorder. The Bipolar Disorder Phenome Database--a joint project of Johns Hopkins Psychiatry and the National Institute of Mental Health--is the first of its kind, offering detailed descriptions of symptoms and course of disease on more than 5,000 people with bipolar illness, a mood disorder commonly marked by alternating bouts of depression and manic or overexcited behavior.

It's wonderful to see more researchers sharing information in this way. Having access to information is a vital part of research.

They have named their particular branch of research BioinforMOODics.

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