New treatments for acute stroke

A better understanding of what actually happens in ischemic brain events is leading to therapies that limit permanent brain damage.

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  1. Robert S. Schehr is a consultant in biotechnology and pharmaceutical development. He is founder of the Science & Technology Group, P.O. Box 109, Lake Placid, NY. He can be reached at

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Schehr, R. New treatments for acute stroke. Nat Biotechnol 14, 1549–1554 (1996).

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