This is a time of rapid and exciting developments in the field of neural transplantation. There have been recent and rapid advances made both in the understanding of basic biological mechanisms of growth, regeneration and function of neural transplants in the mammalian nervous system, and in the first tentative attempts at their clinical application. This volume offers a range of approaches and original information gathered from an international forum of scientists and clinicians involved in neural transplantation research. The most current research information is discussed, ranging from selection and molecular genetic manipulation of cells for transplantation, through a consideration of immunological interactions with the host brain and studies of transplants in a wide range of animal models of normal development, regeneration and neurological disorder. The material selected covers a wide range of approaches and describes novel technical developments, while the volume's rapid publication ensures a speedy presentation of the most current advances in this dynamic field.