This volume highlights recent advances using iPS cells in disease modeling and medical applications along with new technologies that enhance the power of iPS cells. While the discovery of iPS cells has provided excellent opportunities for developing models of human diseases, platforms for drug discovery and cell therapies, iPS cell technology still faces many challenges. Presenting the latest advances in this rapidly evolving research area, this book is intended to widen the community of researchers and clinicians interested in the exciting field of iPS cells.
Scientists believe that stem cell research could eventually lead to cures and treatments for a host of human disorders and disease–but where those stem cells come from is the subject of major controversy. Through objective overviews, primary sources, and full-color illustrations, this title examines: Is Stem Cell Research Necessary? Is Stem Cell Research Ethical? Are Stem Cells the Answer to Prolonged Human Life? and Can the Stem Cell Debate Be Resolved?
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This volume looks at the state-of-the-science in stem cells, discusses the current challenges, and examines the new directions the field is taking. Dr. Turksen, editor-in-chief of the journal “Stem Cell Reviews and Reports,” has assembled a volume of internationally-known scientists who cover topics that are both clinically and research-oriented. The contents range from sources of stem cells through their physiological role in health and disease, therapeutic applications in regenerative medicine, and ethics and society. An initial overview and a final summary bookend the contents into a cohesive and invaluable volume.