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Brain Damage, Brain Repair

James W. Fawcett, Anne E. Rosser, and Stephen B. Dunnett


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 minimise 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 varie ... More

Keywords: neurological conditions, damage to neurons, glial cells, diseases, neuroscience, therapies, neurons, glia, axons, reconstructive techniques

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Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780198523376
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523376.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James W. Fawcett, author
Department of Physiology, University of Cambridge, UK

Anne E. Rosser, author
School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

Stephen B. Dunnett, author
School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff UK

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