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Description - Brain Damage, Brain Repair by James W. Fawcett

Many neurological conditions are caused by damage to neurons and glial cells. For most of these diseases there are at present no effective treatments to minimize the extent of neuronal and glial loss, and no effective way of replacing what has been lost. This picture is rapidly changing. Developments in basic neuroscience have produced various potential therapies that can protect neurons and glia following traumatic, anoxic, infectious and immunological damage. The old doctrine that axons cannot be made to regenerate, and dead neurons cannot be replaced is no longer tenable, and a wide variety of reconstructive techniques for the nervous system are under development. These and other basic science discoveries will progress into clinical practice, and lead to a revolution in neurology and neurosurgery. This book describes the various conditions that lead to damage to the nervous system, and the ways in which they may be ameliorated. It covers the burgeoning science of reconstruction of the nervous system, through neuronal, glial and stem cell transplantation, axon regeneration, remyelination, plasticity and pharmacological interventions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198523383
ISBN-10: 0198523386
Format: Hardback
(253mm x 195mm x 31mm)
Pages: 484
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - James W. Fawcett

Dr James Fawcett Department of Physiology Cambridge University Downing Street Cambridge CB2 3EG Tel: 01223 333854 Fax: 01223 333840 Email: Dr Ann Rosser Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair Forvie Site Robinson Way Cambridge CB2 2PY Tel: 01223 331184 Fax: 01223 331174 Email: Professor Stephen Dunnett School of Biosciences Cardiff University Museum Avenue Cardiff CF1 3US Tel: 02920 875188 Fax: 02920 876749 Email:

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Brain Damage, Brain Repair by James W. Fawcett
Paperback, October 2002