Could new gene therapy revolutionize stroke treatment?

Written by Jenny Straiton

Stroke gene therapy

A non-human primate study has demonstrated that a novel gene therapy could provide an effective approach for neuronal regeneration in brains damaged by ischemic stroke. Currently stroke treatment has a very narrow timeframe, requiring administration within a few hours of stroke onset, and therapies typically have the aim of restoring blood flow and protecting the intact brain tissue. In areas where access to hospitals is limited, many people are unable to receive the required treatment in time, suffering a large amount of neuronal death as a result. To overcome the time-sensitive nature of stroke treatment, multiple research groups have been...

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