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Stem Cells

Author : Lygia V Pereira
ISBN : 9789813100213
Genre : Medical
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Stem Cells: Promises and Reality will tell you everything you have always wanted to know about stem cells, but could not understand the field from elsewhere. Stem cells are the great therapeutic promise of the century, and this evolving field of research and medicine brings with it many legal, ethical and psychological issues that must be discussed by society as a whole. Written so as to be accessible to general readers as well as specialists, this book explains what stem cells are, and the different aspects of stem cell research and applications. The book will enable the reader to understand the field sufficiently to critically participate in the public debates regarding stem cell research and society and ethics. By the end of the book, the reader will also be able to judge news on the stem cells field, and to discern what are real advances and what are phony treatments. The main advantage of this book in comparison with other "stem cells for the general public" books is that it assumes the reader knows NOTHING about biology, except what is already common knowledge (for example, that we are made of cells). The book constructs step by step the required basic biology knowledge in order for the reader to understand all the different aspects of stem cells. At the same time that it is thorough in its stem cells-based content, and will keep the reader engaged with its narrative.

Stem Cells

Author : Lygia da Veiga Pereira
ISBN : 9813100206
Genre : Stem cells
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"Stem Cells: Promises and Reality will tell you everything you have always wanted to know about stem cells, but could not understand the field from elsewhere. Stem cells are the great therapeutic promise of the century, and this evolving field of research and medicine brings with it many legal, ethical and psychological issues that must be discussed by society as a whole. Written so as to be accessible to general readers as well as specialists, this book explains what stem cells are, and the different aspects of stem cell research and applications. The book will enable the reader to understand the field sufficiently to critically participate in the public debates regarding stem cell research and society and ethics. By the end of the book, the reader will also be able to judge news on the stem cells field, and to discern what are real advances and what are phony treatments. The main advantage of this book in comparison with other "stem cells for the general public" books is that it assumes the reader knows NOTHING about biology, except what is already common knowledge (for example, that we are made of cells). The book constructs step by step the required basic biology knowledge in order for the reader to understand all the different aspects of stem cells. At the same time that it is thorough in its stem cells-based content, and will keep the reader engaged with its narrative."--Publisher's website.

Stem Cell Research

Author : Joseph Panno
ISBN : 9780816067336
Genre : Stem cells
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Explains what stem cells are, current research utilizing them, and the controversy surrounding the use of stem cells.

Stem Cell Reality

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Abstract : The promise of stem cell therapy is tantalizing but unproven. We separate the hope from the hype.

Essentials Of Stem Cell Biology

Author : Robert Lanza
ISBN : 0080884970
Genre : Science
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First developed as an accessible abridgement of the successful Handbook of Stem Cells, Essentials of Stem Cell Biology serves the needs of the evolving population of scientists, researchers, practitioners and students that are embracing the latest advances in stem cells. Representing the combined effort of seven editors and more than 200 scholars and scientists whose pioneering work has defined our understanding of stem cells, this book combines the prerequisites for a general understanding of adult and embryonic stem cells with a presentation by the world's experts of the latest research information about specific organ systems. From basic biology/mechanisms, early development, ectoderm, mesoderm, endoderm, methods to application of stem cells to specific human diseases, regulation and ethics, and patient perspectives, no topic in the field of stem cells is left uncovered. Selected for inclusion in Doody's Core Titles 2013, an essential collection development tool for health sciences libraries Contributions by Nobel Laureates and leading international investigators Includes two entirely new chapters devoted exclusively to induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells written by the scientists who made the breakthrough Edited by a world-renowned author and researcher to present a complete story of stem cells in research, in application, and as the subject of political debate Presented in full color with glossary, highlighted terms, and bibliographic entries replacing references

Stem Cells

Author : Ariff Bongso
ISBN : 9789814481168
Genre : Science
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Stem cell biology has gained tremendous interest in the recent years, driven by the hope of finding cures for several diseases through transplantation medicine. Various types of stem cells have been identified from preimplantation embryos, the fetus, placenta and adult. The isolation of human embryonic stem cells has been considered the biggest breakthrough of the 21st century. Some of these stem cell types are charged with ethical controversies although they are versatile and offer tremendous potential for finding cures for incurable diseases. In fact, cures for diabetes, heart diseases, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and many other diseases via stem cell research is expected within the next 10 years. The documentation of the latest information on these various stem cell types is compartmentalized in different journals and texts. This book brings together the state-of-the-art on all the types of stem cells, written by giants in the respective fields. It is hoped that knowledge of one stem cell type will complement the other and much can be learned by interaction. This book is aimed at undergraduates, postgraduates, scientists, embryologists, tissue engineers, doctors and biomedical scientists with an interest in stem cell research. It is different from other texts in that it is very comprehensive, covering all aspects of stem cells. Additionally, all the various chapters are written by renowned scientists in the specific fields. The topics are uniquely treated in that they cover research at the laboratory bench as well as the clinical applications. Many of the chapters carry extensive self-explanatory figures, colored photographs, graphics and tables. Both the editors are also renowned in the stem cell field, and both come from medical disciplines and are senior university academics with excellent track records. Contents:Stem Cells: Their Definition, Classification and Sources (A Bongso & E H Lee)From Human Embryos to Clinically Compliant Embryonic Stem Cells: Blastocyst Culture, Xeno-Free Derivation and Cryopreservation, Properties and Applications of Embryonic Stem Cells (A Bongso et al.)Characterization of Human Embryonic Stem Cells (M M Matin et al.)Stem Cells and Their Development Potential (M F Pera & M Dottori)Transcriptome Profiling of Embryonic Stem Cells (M Rao & B Lim)Culture, Subcloning, Spontaneous and Controlled Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells (M Amit et al.)Differentiation In Vitro and In Vivo of Human Embryonic Stem Cells (B Bulum & N Benvenisty)Feeder-Free Culture of Human Embryonic Stem Cells (S A Noggle et al.)Epigenesis in Pluripotent Cells (L M Hoffman et al.)Stem Cells and Translational Medicine Ethics, Law, and Policy (J Burley)Therapeutic Cloning: Derivation and Propagation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells by Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (W S Hwang et al.)Hurdles to Improving the Efficiency of Therapeutic Cloning (C S Navara et al.)Hematopoietic Stem Cells: Basic Science to Clinical Applications (D L Kraft & I L Weissman)Hematopoietic Stem Cells for Leukemias and Other Life Threatening Hematological Disorders (P Tan)Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells to Cardiomyocytes (C Denning et al.)Differentiation of Human Embryonic, Fetal and Adult Stem Cells to Islet Cells of the Pancreas (E Roche & B Soria)Progress in Islet Transplantation (A M J Shapiro & S Nanji)Differentiating Human Stem Cells to Neurons (S-C Zhang)Liver Stem Cells (M R Alison et al.)Stem Cells of the Eye (L P K Ang & D T H Tan)Bone Repair and Adult Stem Cells (D W Hutmacher & S L C Sugunan)Stem Cells and Cartilage (J B Richardson et al.)Ligament and Tendon Repair with Adult Stem Cells (J C H Goh & H W Ouyang)Germ Cell Differentiation from Embryonic Stem Cells (M Richards & A Bongso)Stem Cell Therapies in Animal Models: Their Outcome and Possible Benefits in Humans (F Fändrich & M Ruhnke)The Challenges of Cell-Based Therapy (Sir R Calne) Readership: Graduate students, upper level undergraduate students and researchers in medicine, cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, developmental biology, and animal science; medical doctors; veterinarians; dentists. Keywords:Embryonic Stem Cells;Adult Stem Cells;Stem Cell Research and ApplicationsKey Features:Brings together state-of-the information on stem cellsComprehensive coverage of all aspects of stem cellsContributions by renowned scientists in specific fieldsExtensive self-explanatory figures, color photos, graphics

Cell Of Cells

Author : Cynthia Fox
ISBN : 0393058778
Genre : Medical
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Offers an illuminating study of the global reality and potential of stem cell therapy and research, examining the revolutionary influence on both the human body and on international politics of this extensive experimentation with the technology around the world. 15,000 first printing.

Stem Cell Based Tissue Repair

Author : Raphael Gorodetsky
ISBN : 9781849730013
Genre : Medical
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This unique book by leading experts reviews the key therapeutic issues related to stem cell technology.

The Proteus Effect

Author : Ann B. Parson
ISBN : 9780309533294
Genre : Science
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Stem cells could be the key that unlocks cures to scores of diseases and illnesses. Their story is at once compelling, controversial, and remarkable. Part detective story, part medical history, The Proteus Effect recounts the events leading up to the discovery of stem cells and their incredible potential for the future of medicine. What exactly are these biological wonders – these things called stem cells? They may be tiny, but their impact is earth shaking, generating excitement among medical researchers – and outright turmoil in political circles. They are reported to be nothing short of miraculous. But they have also incited fear and mistrust in many. Indeed, recent research on stem cells raises important questions as rapidly as it generates new discoveries. The power of stem cells rests in their unspecialized but marvelously flexible nature. They are the clay of life waiting for the cellular signal that will coax them into taking on the shape of the beating cells of the heart muscle or the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. With a wave of our medical magic wand, it’s possible that stem cells could be used to effectively treat (even cure) diseases such as Parkinson's disease, diabetes, heart disease, autoimmune disorders, and even baldness. But should scientists be allowed to pick apart four-day-old embryos in order to retrieve stem cells? And when stem cells whisper to us of immortality – they can divide and perpetuate new cells indefinitely – how do we respond? Stem cells are forcing us to not only reexamine how we define the beginning of life but how we come to terms with the end of life as well. Meticulously researched, artfully balanced, and engagingly told, Ann Parson chronicles a scientific discovery in progress, exploring the ethical debates, describing the current research, and hinting of a spectacular new era in medicine. The Proteus Effect is as timely as it is riveting.

Artificial Organs

Author : Nadey S. Hakim
ISBN : 1848822839
Genre : Medical
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This book deals with organ failure and the way it can be managed artificially without requiring a transplant. Written by a mixture of European and US physicians and surgeons, each of the chapters compares the artificial organ to what is currently available from the transplant point of view to highlight the current and modern available techniques for organ replacement. The book will be a useful reading for postgraduate students and people interested in modern surgical and medical technology.

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