Apr 18, 2020

Repairing damaged brains

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Brain cells, wrote the Spanish neuroanatomist Santiago Ramón y Cajal in the late 19th century, “may die” and cannot “be regenerated.” Cajal then threw down the gauntlet, asserting that it was the job of the “science of the future to change, if possible, this harsh decree.” Jack Price’s engaging book The Future of Brain Repair details past, present, and future attempts to address Cajal’s formidable challenge. In so doing, it provides a vibrant and compelling guide to the important and rapidly evolving fields of stem cell–based therapies and brain repair, which together, he believes, are poised to deliver unprecedented changes to the management of brain diseases.

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