UC Irvine’s strength as a top institution for neuroscience research is well represented in the new book, “From Development to Degeneration and Regeneration of the Nervous System,” the definitive text updating the work of pioneering neurobiologist Santiago Ramón y Cajal. Co-edited by Charles E. Ribak (pictured), anatomy and neurobiology professor, the book features chapters written by UCI researchers Elizabeth Head, Jorge Busciglio, Aileen Anderson, Brian J. Cummings, Hans Keirstead and Ribak on topics such as degenerative brain disease, neural regeneration, stem cell research and spinal cord injury. The book expands on the fundamental principles discovered more than a century ago by Cajal, a Nobel Prize winner widely considered to be the founder of neuroscience.