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Animal Models of Spinal Cord Repair

  • Håkan Aldskogius

Part of the Neuromethods book series (NM, volume 76)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Miranda Mladinic, Andrea Nistri, Giuliano Taccola
    Pages 39-62
  3. Andrew D. McClellan
    Pages 63-108
  4. Håkan Aldskogius, Elena N. Kozlova
    Pages 109-129
  5. Pierre A. Guertin
    Pages 131-148
  6. Nadežda Lukáčová, Jaroslav Pavel, Ján Gálik
    Pages 149-158
  7. Alain Frigon
    Pages 159-183
  8. Nick D. Jeffery, Nicolas Granger, Robin J. M. Franklin
    Pages 185-205
  9. Corinna Darian-Smith
    Pages 207-223
  10. Hamdy Awad, Haytham Elgharably, Phillip Popovich
    Pages 225-254
  11. Laura E. Gonzalez-Lara, Freda Jawan, Paula J. Foster
    Pages 255-271
  12. Elisabet Åkesson, Cinzia Calzarossa, Erik Sundström
    Pages 273-298
  13. Anders Holtz, Leif Anderberg, Shala Ghaderi Berntsson, Håkan Aldskogius
    Pages 299-329
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 331-336

About this book


The development of treatment strategies that can help patients with spinal cord injury to regain lost functions and an improved quality of life is a major medical challenge, and experimental spinal cord research has to meet these challenges by resolving fundamental problems, establishing a basis for possible novel treatment strategies of spinal cord injury, and motivating their clinical translation.  In Animal Models of Spinal Cord Repair, expert researchers examine a broad range of experimental models for research on spinal cord injury, how they have contributed to our current state of knowledge, and what their advantages are in the further advancement of spinal cord repair.  With models from simple lamprey to non-human primates, the information presented is intended to guide the implementation of animal models for spinal cord repair as well as to raise the awareness of the relevance of experimental models which may not be in the current mainstream of this research.  As a part of the Neuromethods series, this work contains the kind of detailed description and implementation advice to guarantee successful results in the laboratory.


Comprehensive and cutting-edge,  Animal Models of Spinal Cord Repair presents the background information and hands-on methods descriptions, as well as the basic and clinical issues, needed to stimulate and guide researchers with different backgrounds towards the development of improved strategies for functionally relevant repair of the injured human spinal cord.


Clinical translation Experimental animal models Neurodegeneration and regeneration Novel treatment strategies Spinal cord injury Spinal cord repair

Editors and affiliations

  • Håkan Aldskogius
    • 1
  1. 1.Biomedical Center, Department of NeuroscienceUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Animal Models of Spinal Cord Repair
  • Editors Håkan Aldskogius
  • Series Title Neuromethods
  • Series Abbreviated Title Neuromethods
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2013
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-62703-196-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-6180-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-62703-197-4
  • Series ISSN 0893-2336
  • Series E-ISSN 1940-6045
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 336
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
    Animal Models
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Industry Sectors
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From the reviews:

“This is an excellent and welcomed book of the different animal spine injury models which have been studied over the last 40 years. … This is highly recommended for the neurosurgeon, traumatologists, physiologists, and students working on the comparative aspects of the rodent and higher mammalian spines.” (Joseph J. Grenier,, May, 2014)