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UPDATE: Nile Therapeutics Announces Positive Phase 1a Results of CD-NP, a Selective NPR-B Agonist in Clinical Development for the Treatment of Heart Failure
Date:10/11/2007

ve NPR-B agonist with potent renal enhancement and cardiac unloading properties, but with minimal hypotensive effects.

About Heart Failure

Heart failure is a chronic condition in which the heart cannot effectively pump enough blood to the body's other organs. Heart failure is the fastest- growing clinical cardiac disease in the United States, affecting 5 million Americans. In the U.S., more than $30 billion is spent each year to treat heart failure. Approximately 1 million patients in the U.S. each year are hospitalized with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). These ADHF patients face high rates of morbidly and mortally following hospital discharge, with 6-month hospital re-admission and mortality rates of 50% and 33%, respectively.

About Nile Therapeutics

Nile Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that develops innovative products for the treatment of cardiovascular disease and other areas of unmet medical need. Nile is initially focusing its efforts on developing its lead compound, CD-NP, a novel chimeric peptide in Phase I studies for the treatment of heart failure, and 2NTX-99, a small molecule, pre-clinical, anti-atherothrombotic agent with nitric oxide donating properties. A key component of the Company's strategy is to acquire the global rights to additional compounds to expand its portfolio. More information on Nile can be found at http://www.nilethera.com.

Contact:

Daron Evans

Chief Financial Officer

Nile Therapeutics, Inc.

510-281-7700

info@nilethera.com

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