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Adult Neurogenesis and Neural Stem Cells in Mammals
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Authors: Philippe Taupin(National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore) 
Book Description:
The brain has a number of nerve cells estimated at a magnitude of 10 to 100 billion, and 1014 to 1015 synapses, and therefore is the most complex organ of the human body. During fetal development the foundations of the brain are laid as billions of neurons form appropriate connections and patterns. In the adult mammalian brain, most neurons are postmitotic, and therefore at risk for irreversible damage. As we age, atrophy of the brain occurs. As brain weight declines the volume of the brain in the 8th decade is reduced by 6%-10% versus the third decade, and neuronal loss occurs, up to 10,000 to 100,000 neurons are lost per day, though this estimation is being revised downward with the advance of more sophisticated measurements.

Table of Contents:
Introduction
Chapter 1: Neurogenesis in the adult mammalian brain
Chapter 2: Neural stem cells
Chapter 3: Mechanism
Chapter 4: Modulation of adult neurogenesis
Chapter 5: Broader potential of adult stem cells
Chapter 6: Adult neurogenesis in neurological diseases
Chapter 7: Adult neurogenesis in ischemic strokes
Chapter 8: Adult neurogenesis in traumatic brain injuries
Chapter 9: Stem cells in the adult and injured spinal cord
Chapter 10: Adult retinal stem cells
Chapter 11: Adult neurogenesis and regeneration: repairing and healing the CNS
Chapter 12: Adult neurogenesis and neuroplasticity
Chapter 13: Adult neurogenesis and neuroadaptation
Chapter 14: Cancer stem cells and brain tumor stem cells
Chapter 15: Cellular therapy
Conclusion & Perspectives

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2006
   ISBN: 1-59454-856-0
   Status: AV
  
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