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user-inactivated  ·  2941 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Bone marrow stem cells shown safe, beneficial for chronic stroke patients

So it's preferable to do the riskier studies on people with less risky options? That's counterintuitive, at least. I'm pretty sure I'd opt in for "I'm probably going do die really soon and want to at least help out if you can't treat me/cure me/ improve my quality of life" if I were going to die pretty soon, at least with a side of "and if it goes wrong in a way that hurts, make sure you give me the good drugs."