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
This CD-ROM provides comprehensive information on the controversial topic of stem cell research. There is material from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the White House. It includes scientific information and discussions of bioethics and legal implications, and much more. In addition, there is detailed coverage of the Human Genome Research Program and related genetic research, including medical implications and human case studies.
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The new science of stem cell research offers much hope for people who have terrible diseases. Scientists have already made progress but the most promising area of the research is mired in controversy. It involves human embryos. Many people oppose this work. Finding a balance may be the toughest challenge of all.