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In Search of the Lost Cord: Solving the Mystery of Spinal Regeneration

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By: Luba Vikhanski

Joseph Henry Press

Hardback | Oct 2001 | #125710 | ISBN: 0309074371
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Explains the field's greatest scientific challenges and introduces the pioneers who are working toward what would be a startling breakthrough.


Contents

Part I: The Science of the Impossible; The Maestro and the Dogma; Regeneration's Solitary Warrior; The Gains in Brain Are Mainly in the Stain; 1980-1981: Bridges to a New Era; The Unyielding Spirit; A Schwann Cell Chauvinist; The Little Antibody That Could; Overcoming an Invisible Barrier; The Rats Are Walking; Part II: The Many Faces of Hope; Hope Against Hype; Healing from Within; Mighty Cells; Elixir of Youth for Damaged Nerves; Wired for Regeneration; The Smart Spinal Cord; The 2-Million Quest; Man-Machine Mergers; Epilogue; Appendix: The Spinal Cord Before and After Injury; Notes and Sources; A Special Acknowledgement; Index

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