Nervous System Regeneration and Repair Following Injury

  • Oswald Steward


Injuries and disease that result in neuronal loss or degeneration represent a substantial health problem. Spinal cord injuries leading to paraplegia or quadraplegia affect about 100,000 people, head injuries about 3 million, stroke about 2 million, and degenerative diseases of various sorts (Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease) affect millions more. Thus, problems that lead to the degeneration of CNS neurons are quite common.


Caudate Nucleus Superior Colliculus Lateral Geniculate Nucleus Postsynaptic Cell Normal Target 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oswald Steward
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  1. 1.Department of NeuroscienceUniversity of Virginia, School of MedicineCharlottesvilleUSA

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