Exosomes, Stem Cells and MicroRNA: Aging, Cancer and Age Related Disorders (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)

This volume provides insight into the pivotal roles of stem cells, exosomes and other microvesicles in biofunction and molecular mechanisms and their therapeutic potential in translational nanomedicine. It further highlights evidence from recent studies as to how stem cell derived exosomes and microRNAs may restore and maintain tissue homeostasis, enable cells to recover critical cellular functions and begin repair regeneration. These early studies in animal models of aging also show evidence of improved immune, cardiovascular and cognitive functions as well as improved health span and life span. The use of exosomes from body fluids to define specific biomarkers for various tumors may also clear the path to patient-targeted treatments by developing exosome-derived microRNA based cancer therapeutics. It is essential reading for graduate students, research fellow and biomedical researchers in academia or the pharmaceutical or biotech industries. 

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American Cancer Society Complete Guide to Family Caregiving: The Essential Guide to Cancer Caregiving at Home

Winner: 2012 Living Now Book Award, Gold: Caregiving; 2012 National Indie Excellence Award, Cancer; 2012 Apex Grand Winner, Books, Manuals, and Reports; 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Award, Finalist: Health/Wellness; 2012 IPPY Independent Publishers Group Award, Bronze; 2011 USA Best Books Award, Health: Cancer; 2011 USA Best Books Award, Health: Medical Reference ——— Updated to provide the latest information, techniques, resources, and insights into caregiving, this practical guide offers manageable solutions to the many conditions and situations caregivers may face. From physical and emotional conditions, to dealing with health care providers and insurance carriers this resource helps teach caregivers to take care of their own needs as well as those of the person with cancer. Offering thorough, concise checklists, questions to ask the doctor, signs and symptoms to note, and where and when to turn for more help, this reference includes a comprehensive list of specific resources, as well as a large glossary of terms.

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Stem Cells and Cancer in Hepatology: From the Essentials to Application

Stem Cells and Cancer in Hepatology: From the Essentials to Application offers basic scientists and clinicians in the fields of stem cells, hepatology and oncology an overview of the interaction between liver biology, stem cells and cancer. It discusses how the liver performs regeneration and repair, the role stem cells play in these processes, and the mechanisms by which liver cancers are initiated and developed. As the field of stem cells and cancer stem cells in hepatology is new and dynamic, thus making it difficult for researchers and clinicians to understand the most relevant historic and novel studies, this volume addresses that challenge.

  • Addresses both the basic and clinical perspectives of the topic, including sections on normal and cancer stem cells of the liver
  • Provides coverage of the molecular mechanisms of liver development, the proliferation of hepatic progenitor cells during development, epithelial cell plasticity, generation of hepatocytes by transdifferentiation, liver tissue engineering, and more
  • Presents a study of hepatic stem cells that will help readers understand critical events during development, stem cell differentiation towards functional liver cell fate, and tumor initiation

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