Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963954 | Print ISBN: 9781412959087 | Online ISBN: 9781412963954| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
DR. JEFFREY MACKLIS is the director of the Massachusetts General Hospital—Harvard Medical School Center for Nervous System Repair, and is the program head of neuroscience/nervous system diseases at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute at Harvard University. His laboratory at the Division of Medical Sciences at Harvard University has the long—term goal of working on ways of helping with brain and spinal cord repair. Specifically, this involves cellular repair of injured or degenerated complex cerebral cortex and also cortical output circuitry. By its very nature, this involves dealing with motor neuron problems and diseases, working out ways of dealing with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and multiple sclerosis, as well as Before ...