Medical News Today: Experimental stroke drug succeeds in preliminary trials

Medical News Today: Experimental stroke drug succeeds in preliminary trials

In an effort to find an additional treatment that may protect against some of these effects, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in La Jolla, CA, have developed a new drug called 3K3A-APC. The drug is an engineered variant of activated protein C, which humans normally produce. It has been linked to the regulation of blood clotting and to certain aspects of the body's inflammatory response. A preliminary phase II clinical trial of 3K3A-APC has so far suggested that the drug is safe to use in humans. "These results lay the groundwork for the next steps toward FDA approval,"...

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