Clinical Trials: What You Need To Know, and How Do You Find One

After having a stroke, you’ve received various forms of treatments. You may have taken prescription medications, undergone certain procedures, and received therapy from various rehabilitation professionals. All of these treatments, before being used with patients, have been thoroughly researched and tested through studies called clinical trials. What are clinical trials? Clinical trials refer to research…

Three stem cell clinical trials for stroke explained – Part III of our Strokemark special report

We are all waiting for stem cell treatment to become available. And as we wait, there is actually a lot of work going on to make that happen. To date, several pilot clinical trials have shown that delivering stem cells taken from different sources in different ways (IV, IA, IC; see glossary section for explanation)…

What are stem cells and how might they be able to help you? Part II of our Strokemark special report

Most cells in our body are specialized, meaning they perform a defined role. They might protect us from the outside world (skin cells), help us to lift a finger (muscle cells), or aid us in remembering our shopping list (nerve cells). Let’s compare the role of different cells to people responsible for different jobs. We…