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Sarasota's Roskamp Institute Announces Positive Safety Data in,Human Clinical Study for Alzheimer's Disease

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"While the Roskamp Institute and team of top neuroscience researchers in Ireland are still in the early phases of studying Nilvadipine, it is a great accomplishment that at this stage we are seeing such a strong safety profile in our patients," said Dr. Fiona Crawford, Associate Director of the Roskamp Institute.

Meanwhile other researchers in Japan are independently reporting results that support the idea that Nilvadipine will be useful for treating Alzheimer's disease. Patients in the early stages of the disease have shown increases in blood flow to the brain and did better on memory tests when treated with Nilvadipine compared to another antihypertensive drug, Amlodipine.

"These early results are encouraging and allow us to proceed with studies looking more closely at whether this drug is going to be useful to slow down or prevent this dreadful disease." Dr. Mullan added.

The Roskamp Institute is devoted to understanding causes of, and finding cures for, diseases of the mind like neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders and addictions. The Institute utilizes a broad range of scientific approaches to understanding the causes of and potential therapies for these disorders with an emphasis on Alzheimer's disease.

For more information please contact the Roskamp Institute in Sarasota (941) 752-2949, the Roskamp Institute Memory Center in Tampa (813) 979-2008, or visit us online at http://www.RoskampInstitute.com.

CONTACT: Sarah Bascom or Kristen Bridges of The Roskamp Institute,+1-850-222-2140

Web site: http://www.RoskampInstitute.com/

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