Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary

Therapeutic uses for neural grafts: Progress slowed but not abandoned

Ronald H. Baisdena1

a1 Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, J. H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614


In spite of Stein and Glasier's justifiable conclusion that initial optimism concerning the immediate clinical applicability of neural transplantation was premature, there exists much experimental evidence to support the potential for incorporating this procedure into a therapeutic arsenal in the future. To realize this potential will require continued evolution of our knowledge at multiple levels of the clinical and basic neurosciences.