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To serve and neuroprotect


Drugs designed to protect or rescue neurons from damage wrought by stroke have repeatedly failed in clinical trials, prompting a mass flight of pharmaceutical companies from the field. A small Canadian startup is bucking the trend—and it hopes that monkey data will help the field evolve. Elie Dolgin reports.

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Dolgin, E. To serve and neuroprotect. Nat Med 18, 1003–1006 (2012).

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