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The field of neural transplantation is at a crucial stage in its development, with results of important clinical trials on transplantation in patients with Parkinson's disease expected soon and novel, alternative approaches to fetal transplantation being actively investigated. This timely book brings together leading neuroscientists, clinicians, and cell and developmenta; biologists to discuss the use of neural transplants in neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury. There is also extensive coverage of the potential alternatives to freshly derived fetal tissue as the source of transplants, such as xenografts, encapsulated cells and immortalized stem cells. With authoritative contributions and lively discussion sections, this book draws together much new and exciting work in this field, and identifies promising new research directions.