Translational research in stroke: taking advances in the pathophysiology and treatment of stroke from the experimental setting to clinical trials

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Neurology

Publication Date


Document Type



Animals; Brain Ischemia; *Clinical Trials as Topic; *Disease Models, Animal; Humans; *Research; Stroke


Laboratory and Basic Science Research | Neurology


Many advances have occurred regarding an increased understanding of the basic pathophysiology of ischemic brain injury that could lead to enhanced therapy for this disorder. Among the more important basic science advances are enhanced knowledge of the components of the ischemic cascade, the phenomenon of ischemic preconditioning, the potential relevance of hibernation, studies on gene expression in ischemic tissue, and imaging identification of the ischemic penumbra. The large number of unsuccessful prior clinical trials with a wide range of purported acute stroke therapies has provided many insights and lessons regarding how to perform better trials in the future. Translating these basic science and clinical trial design advances into effective and safe therapies will require increased interaction and cooperation between basic scientists and clinical researchers.


Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2007 Jan;7(1):35-41.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Current neurology and neuroscience reports

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed

PubMed ID


This document is currently not available here.