The Functions of the Nervous System Chapter 3
The Central nervous system
The peripheral nervous system
Development and change in the nervous system
Development and Change in the Nervous System
Stem cells seem an ideal means of neural repair.
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can develop into specialized cells such as neurons, muscle, or blood.
Embryonic stem cells placed in an adult nervous system differentiate into neurons appropriate to that area.
Later in life, stem cells lose most of their flexibility, but those found in the olfactory mucosa show promise for repairing neural damage.
Embryonic Stem Cells p47 Figure 3.28