Stem Cells: From Bench to Bedside (Second Edition)

Stem cell biology has drawn tremendous interest in recent years as it promises cures for a variety of incurable diseases. This book deals with the basic and clinical aspects of stem cell research and involves work on the full spectrum of stem cells isolated today. It also covers the conversion of stem cell types into a variety of useful tissues which may be used in the future for transplantation therapy. It is thus aimed at undergraduates, postgraduates, scientists, embryologists, doctors, tissue engineers and anyone who wishes to gain some insight into stem cell biology.

This book is important as it is comprehensive and covers all aspects of stem cell biology, from basic research to clinical applications. It will have 33 chapters written by renowned stem cell scientists worldwide. It will be up-to-date and all the chapters include self-explanatory figures, color photographs, graphics and tables. It will be easy to read and give the reader a complete understanding and state of the art of the exciting science and its applications.

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Transplant Infections: Fourth Edition

As the number of patients undergoing hematotopoietic or solid organ transplantation increases, a deep understanding of the field of transplant infectious diseases grows increasingly vital. With its extensively revised and updated review of surgical infections, treatment, prevention, and practice, this book is the ultimate guide to advances in the field of transplant infections that are rapidly implemented into practice both in diagnostic technologies, new therapies, new transplant practices, and challenges such as the threat of multiresistant bacteria and the increasing use of transplantation in the developing parts of the world. Written by experts in their fields, this book is the only comprehensive source of cutting-edge information on transplant infections and has been a trusted guide to medical professionals worldwide for nearly two decades.
Transplant Infections is of paramount value to infectious disease specialists, transplant physicians, medical students, fellows, residents, and all medical professionals working with surgical patients.

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Stem Cells and Cloning (2nd Edition)

Dr. Kelly A. Hogan of the University of North Carolina discusses the historical context and current application of stem cells, the recent discovery of new types of stem cells, the ethical controversy surrounding human cloning and embryonic stem cells, and the policies that govern scientists’ ability to work in this field. With a neutral presentation of political and religious views, this brief introduction provides readers a solid foundation to inform their own opinions of these controversial topics. Stem Cell Basics, Embryonic Stem Cells (ESCs), Adult Stem Cells (ASCs), A Multi Pronged Approach to Curing Diseases, Cloning, Bioethics of Stem Cells and Cloning, Stem Cell and Cloning Policies, The Future, Resources, Questions for Further Discussion/Research. Intended for those interested in learning about stem cells and cloning.

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