Advanced Surfaces for Stem Cell Research (Advanced Material Series)

The book outlines first the importance of Extra Cellular Matrix (ECM), which is a natural surface for most of cells. In the following chapters the influence of biological, chemical, mechanical, and physical properties of surfaces in micro and nano-scale on stem cell behavior are discussed including the mechanotransduction. Biomimetic and bioinspired approaches are highlighted for developing microenvironment of several tissues, and surface engineering applications are discussed in tissue engineering, regenerative medicine and different type of biomaterials in various chapters of the book.

This book brings together innovative methodologies and strategies adopted in the research and development of Advanced Surfaces in Stem Cell Research. Well-known worldwide researchers deliberate subjects including:

  • Extracellular matrix proteins for stem cell fate
  • The superficial mechanical and physical properties of matrix microenvironment as stem cell fate regulator
  • Effects of mechanotransduction on stem cell behavior
  • Modulation of stem cells behavior through bioactive surfaces
  • Influence of controlled micro and nanoengineered surfaces on stem cell fate
  • Nanostructured polymeric surfaces for stem cells
  • Laser surface modification techniques and stem cells applications
  • Plasma polymer deposition: a versatile tool for stem cell research
  • Application of bioreactor concept and modeling techniques in bone regeneration and augmentation treatments
  • Substrates and surfaces for control of pluripotent stem cell fate and function
  • Application of biopolymer-based, surface modified devices in transplant medicine and tissue engineering
  • Silk as a natural biopolymer for tissue engineering

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Stem Innovation Time Command Mini Audio Alarm Dock for iPod, iPhone 3GS, 4S and iPad 3

Time Command Mini is the little alarm dock with the surprisingly big sound. Charge and play your iPod, iPhone or iPad while saving valuable space on your nightstand. Time Command Mini’s one alarm and three buttons are simple, done right.

Expand your control of Time Command Mini with the Stem:Connect App, a free download from the App Store. Set calendar-based alarms with repeat functionality, keep an eye on local weather information and much more.

Product Features

  • Charge and play Apple devices
  • Play music from your own library or free Internet radio streams
  • Adjust brightness of the LED display from within the app
  • Precisely tuned Sonic IQ acoustic system
  • Monitor current local weather and forecast information at a glance

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[What Is the Controversy Over Stem Cell Research?] (By: Isabel Thomas) [published: January, 2012]

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