Chapter 17

Tissue Engineering of the Nervous System

Paul D. Dalton1, Alan R. Harvey2, Martin Oudega3,  and Giles W. Plant4     1Department of Functional Materials in Medicine and Dentistry, University of Würzburg, Germany     2School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology, The University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia     3Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Bioengineering, and Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA     4Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA


This chapter covers the challenges and approaches associated with tissue engineering (TE) in the peripheral and central nervous system. The molecular and cellular environment of each tissue demands particular ...

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