While there is no viable solution currently available for treating TBI, the good news is that stem cell research is advancing rapidly within the neurodegenerative feld and treatments seem to hold great promise for patients suffering from TBI. Unfortunately, due to budgetary constraints and other priorities, it is increasingly challenging to obtain federal or private sector funding for early stage clinical trials even if there is promising evidence that such trials have the potential to advance medical science.
As a result, organizations like ProMedica and Stemedica are forming unique public/private collaborations and joining forces with concerned citizens like Gordie Howe and his family to fnd new approaches to supporting important research. The GORDIE HOWE Initiative has been formed to fund a series of studies to investigate innovative technologies in the treatment of TBI. The results of the frst safety and effcacy trial will inform any decisions or next steps the Initiative might take.
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