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Calcium channel News (3 articles)

Genes link to mental illness

An international research consortium has confirmed that common genetic variants contribute to a person’s risk of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The largest study of its kind provides new molecular evidence that 11 regions have strong association with these diseases, including six...

Published on 20 September 2011, 06:54

Novartis gains positive CHMP opinion for Rasilamlo(TM), a single-pill combination of aliskiren and amlodipine to treat high blood pressure

Rasilamlo combines in a single pill the only approved direct renin inhibitor, Rasilez, with the widely used calcium channel blocker amlodipine Data from over 5,000 mild-to-severe high blood pressure patients showed Rasilamlo significantly reduced blood pressure compared...

Published on 18 February 2011, 10:29

Skin cells help to develop possible heart defect treatment in first-of-its-kind study

Using skin cells from young patients who have a severe genetic heart defect, Stanford University School of Medicine scientists have generated beating heart cells that carry the same genetic mutation. The newly created human heart cells — cardiomyocytes — allowed the researchers for the...

Published on 9 February 2011, 14:42