"Understanding Glial Cells" is a collection of selected works presented by Spanish research teams at the establishment and consolidation of the Spanish Glial Network in February 1997. Each of the work's four main sections, Morphology and Ontogeny, Molecular and Biochemical Properties, Involvement in Damage and Regeneration, and Glia in Pathology, covers state-of-the-art research as it relates to glial cell biology. Within each of these sections, individual chapters introduce readers to advanced topics, present research results, and direct them to related research. "Understanding Glial Cells" is not a basic text covering elementary topics but is meant for readers with a pre-existing interest in the field. The volume is especially suited for researchers, clinicians, and instructors in neurobiology, neurology or neuropathology, who want to improve their understanding of glial cells. In addition, medical and graduate students will find "Understanding Glial Cells" a useful reference volume.