The current clinical trials by different drug giants is just to make the company's profile more attractive. These trials are stagnant at some phase/stage and are not moving an inch ahead. Similar is the situation of stem cell research. Just an example: I am seeing the status of hpNsc trial since 2017 and it has not progressed even only 1%. I am noting the same graph for the last 5 years
Similarly on individual front all the research papers written by the researchers are just to improve their academic credentials. Neurologists give lectures just to promote theireslves and increase their patients count. I bet that every research paper is ended with the sentence "further research is needed in this regard"
In this scenario, the outlook seems bleak to me and we are inside an endless tunnel or the one with no light at the other end.