Stem cells are cells that are undifferentiated but can become specialized cells through cell division. This book on stem cells discusses the fundamental concepts in the harvest and implementation of stem cells for medical research. Clinical and experimental research of stem cells has focused on their restorative capability which could potentially regenerate damaged and diseased organs. Current stem cell therapy includes bone marrow transplantation as well as cure for neurodegenerative diseases. This book will help new researchers by foregrounding their knowledge in this branch of medicine. It covers in detail some existent theories and innovative concepts revolving around stem cells. Coherent flow of topics, student-friendly language and extensive use of examples make this book an invaluable source of knowledge.
Adult stem cell research : successes from the field : hearing before the Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, second session, July 14, 2004.
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.