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Neural stem cells for brain and spinal cord repair
  1. G Raisman

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    Edited by Tanja Zigova, Evan Y Snyder, and Paul R Sanberg. Published by The Humana Press, Totowa, 2002, pp 425, US$149.50. ISBN 0-58829-003-4

    For scientists, clinicians, patients, and the biotech industry, transplantation of stem cells has become one of the major hopes for repair of what are currently incurable degenerative diseases and trauma to the brain and spinal cord. The 16 contributions contained in Neural stem cells for brain and spinal cord repair deal with these questions. They provide a needed, very handy, and comprehensive review, defining the current state of knowledge in this rapidly moving area.

    The contributions cover the many possible sources of stem cells, embryo, and adult, including brain, neurospheres, neural crest, bone marrow, …

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