Spinal Cord

John W. McDonald, Visar Belegu, Daniel Becker

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Scopus citations


Tissue-engineered brain implants have great potential to enable future treatments of many neurological disorders for which no disease-modifying treatments are available. Proof-of-concept clinical studies of cell replacement and restora tive treatments have already been made in the clinic, with mixed but encouraging results. In particular, the human fetal tissue transplantation in Parkinson's disease (PD) has paved the way for more advanced tissue-engineering concepts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPrinciples of Tissue Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationFourth Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9780123983589
StatePublished - Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Cell line implants
  • Cell replacement/regeneration/protection implants
  • Disease targets
  • Primary tissue implants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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