ISBN-13: 978-0471492467

Neural Transplantation in Neurodegenerative Disease: Current Status and New Directions No. 231 1st Edition

by Novartis Foundation (Author),‎ Novartis Foundation Symposium (Author)

The field of neural transplantation is at a crucial stage, with  important clinical trials on transplantation in patients with Parkinson’s disease nearing completion and novel, alternative approaches to fetal transplantation being developed.

This timely book brings together leading neuroscientists, clinicians, and cell and developmental biologists to discuss the use of neural transplants in neurodegenerative disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s chorea, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury. There is also extensive coverage of the potential alternatives to freshly derived fetal tissue as the source of transplants, for example xenografts, encapsulated cells and immortalized stem cells. With authoritative contributions and lively discussion sections, this book presents much new and exciting work in this field and identifies promising new research directions.