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2010-10-07 09:25:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Roskamp Institute said that it is pleased to announce that it will soon begin clinical trials of RCP-006, a compound found in tobacco, for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. The compound was developed by Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Star Scientific in Virginia, and made available to Roskamp through its affiliate, SRQ Bio, LLC. In laboratory tests with cells, the compound, RCP-006, a natural product, inhibits...

2010-09-27 10:55:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at the Roskamp Institute in Sarasota, Florida, have shown that mice that naturally develop Alzheimer's are able to ward off the growth of brain cancer. In a series of experiments published in the Journal of Neuroscience, they showed that mice that spontaneously develop Alzheimer's Disease are able to dramatically reduce the growth of a human brain cancer. Brain cancers affect 612,000 people in the United States and are...

2010-04-07 09:43:00

GLEN ALLEN, Va., April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Star Scientific (Nasdaq: CIGX) announced today that it has completed a "Research and Royalty Agreement" with the Roskamp Institute's affiliate, SRQ Bio, LLC, under which the Institute will conduct research on a compound developed by the company's Rock Creek Pharmaceutical subsidiary that medical researchers at the Institute believe may have an application in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Preliminary testing of the compound has...

2009-07-20 04:10:00

TAMPA BAY, Fla., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- News briefs concerning economic and business growth in the Tampa Bay Region from the Tampa Bay Partnership: USF Poly Unveils Plans for Two Incubator Facilities University of South Florida Polytechnic announced plans to open two business incubators this fall. The facilities in Lakeland and in Winter Haven, which will be launched under the name Blue Sky, will be the first public business technology incubators in Polk County. USF Poly plans to...

2009-07-15 12:40:04

University of California-Los Angeles scientists say they've created a blood test that might help predict a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. UCLA scientists said they discovered a way to measure the amount of amyloid beta that is being absorbed by immune cells in the blood. Amyloid beta forms the plaques considered the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. The researchers said that if the blood test indicates a person's immune system isn't adequately clearing amyloid beta, that...

2009-06-18 13:37:00

Florida's First Three-Year Neuroscience Research Doctorate Program SARASOTA, Fla., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Sarasota's Roskamp Institute (Roskamp) today announced the first enrollment of students in its pioneering three-year Ph.D. program through which students will conduct full-time laboratory research with direct mentoring from internationally-recognized scientists. Roskamp is an Affiliated Research Centre (ARC) of the United Kingdom's Open University (OU) and was recently granted a...

2008-12-16 13:59:00

Research Uncovers New Link Between Inflammation & Alzheimer's Disease SARASOTA, Fla., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Roskamp Institute today announced that its researchers have uncovered a new link between inflammation and Alzheimer's disease and have identified a potential target for developing novel therapeutics for intervention in this disease. The study, led by Roskamp Institute's Pancham Bakshi, Ph.D., is detailed in the American Chemical Society's Chemical Biology Journal, a leading...

2008-10-21 15:00:28

SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of world-renowned scientists today announced the launch of Archer Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a new company that will use modern technologies for the identification of novel treatments for Alzheimer's disease. Archer Pharmaceuticals, Inc., led by Chief Executive Officer Michael Mullan, M.B.B.S., Ph.D. and Chief Technical Officer Fiona Crawford, Ph.D., was created based on the groundbreaking research that their team has been conducting in Florida...

2008-08-12 12:02:06

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Roskamp Institute's Associate Clinic Director and Neuropsychologist Cheryl Luis, Ph.D., ABPP-CN was recently nominated and appointed chairperson to the Department of Elder Affairs' (DOEA) Alzheimer's Disease Initiative Advisory Committee (ADIAC). "The advisory committee is very fortunate to have someone like Dr. Luis as the chairperson," said Darrick McGhee, director of legislative affairs for the DOEA, who worked with Dr. Luis during her...

2006-07-24 08:05:00

SYDNEY -- Australian mental health researchers have developed a once-a-day pill they believe might stop or slow the onset of Alzheimer's disease, with human trials expected within two months. A 15-month trial on mice showed the drug called PBT2 reduced the amyloid protein, which many scientists believe causes Alzheimer's, by 60 percent within 24 hours, said researchers at The Mental Health Research Institute of Victoria. Institute director George Fink said on Monday the drug attacked one of...


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  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin