Translational Medicine

Translational Medicine
Author: Lei Yang
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2018-06
ISBN 10: 9780128134771
ISBN 13: 0128134771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Translational Medicine Book Review:

Translational Medicine: A Biomaterials Approach delivers timely and detailed information on the latest advances in biomaterials and their role and impact in translational medicine. Key topics addressed include the properties and functions of these materials and how they might be applied for clinical diagnosis and treatment. Particular emphasis is placed on basic fundamentals, biomaterial formulations, design principles, fabrication techniques and transitioning bench-to-bed clinical applications. The book is an essential reference resource for researchers, clinicians, materials scientists, engineers and anyone involved in the future development of innovative biomaterials that drive advancement in translational medicine. Systematically introduces the fundamental principles, rationales and methodologies of creating or improving biomaterials in the context of translational medicine Includes the translational or commercialization status of these new biomaterials Provides the reader with enough background knowledge for a fundamental grip of the difficulties and technicalities of using biomaterial translational medicine Directs the reader on how to find other up-to-date sources (i.e. peer reviewed journals) in the field of translational medicine and biomaterials

Biomaterials in Translational Medicine

Biomaterials in Translational Medicine
Author: Lei Yang,Sarit Bhaduri,Thomas J. Webster
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2018-11-30
ISBN 10: 012813478X
ISBN 13: 9780128134788
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomaterials in Translational Medicine Book Review:

Biomaterials in Translational Medicine delivers timely and detailed information on the latest advances in biomaterials and their role and impact in translational medicine. Key topics addressed include the properties and functions of these materials and how they might be applied for clinical diagnosis and treatment. Particular emphasis is placed on basic fundamentals, biomaterial formulations, design principles, fabrication techniques and transitioning bench-to-bed clinical applications. The book is an essential reference resource for researchers, clinicians, materials scientists, engineers and anyone involved in the future development of innovative biomaterials that drive advancement in translational medicine. Systematically introduces the fundamental principles, rationales and methodologies of creating or improving biomaterials in the context of translational medicine Includes the translational or commercialization status of these new biomaterials Provides the reader with enough background knowledge for a fundamental grip of the difficulties and technicalities of using biomaterial translational medicine Directs the reader on how to find other up-to-date sources (i.e. peer reviewed journals) in the field of translational medicine and biomaterials

Biomaterials from Nature for Advanced Devices and Therapies

Biomaterials from Nature for Advanced Devices and Therapies
Author: Nuno M. Neves
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2016-10-24
ISBN 10: 1118478053
ISBN 13: 9781118478059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomaterials from Nature for Advanced Devices and Therapies Book Review:

In-depth information on natural biomaterials and their applications for translational medicine! Undiluted expertise: edited by world-leading experts with contributions from top-notch international scientists, collating experience and cutting-edge knowledge on natural biomaterials from all over the world A must-have on the shelf in every biomaterials lab: graduate and PhD students beginning their career in biomaterials science and experienced researchers and practitioners alike will turn to this comprehensive reference in their daily work Link to clinical practice: chapters on translational research make readers aware of what needs to be considered when a biomaterial leaves the lab to be routinely used

Translational Regenerative Medicine

Translational Regenerative Medicine
Author: Anthony Atala,Julie Allickson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 606
Release: 2014-12-01
ISBN 10: 0124104576
ISBN 13: 9780124104570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Translational Regenerative Medicine Book Review:

Translational Regenerative Medicine is a reference book that outlines the life cycle for effective implementation of discoveries in the dynamic field of regenerative medicine. By addressing science, technology, development, regulatory, manufacturing, intellectual property, investment, financial, and clinical aspects of the field, this work takes a holistic look at the translation of science and disseminates knowledge for practical use of regenerative medicine tools, therapeutics, and diagnostics. Incorporating contributions from leaders in the fields of translational science across academia, industry, and government, this book establishes a more fluid transition for rapid translation of research to enhance human health and well-being. Provides formulaic coverage of the landscape, process development, manufacturing, challenges, evaluation, and regulatory aspects of the most promising regenerative medicine clinical applications Covers clinical aspects of regenerative medicine related to skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints, bone, fat, muscle, vascular system, hematopoietic /immune system, peripheral nerve, central nervous system, endocrine system, ophthalmic system, auditory system, oral system, respiratory system, cardiac system, renal system, hepatic system, gastrointestinal system, genitourinary system Identifies effective, proven tools and metrics to identify and pursue clinical and commercial regenerative medicine

Translating Biomaterials for Bone Graft

Translating Biomaterials for Bone Graft
Author: Joo L. Ong,Teja Guda
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2017-01-06
ISBN 10: 1315363518
ISBN 13: 9781315363516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Translating Biomaterials for Bone Graft Book Review:

Translating Biomaterials for Bone Graft: Bench-top to Clinical Applications brings together the current translational research in bone tissue engineering, from design to application – from materials, drugs and biologic delivery used for bone graft applications to pre-clinical and clinical considerations. The book also discusses the regulatory approval pathways, which involves consideration of the class of devices; whether they are similar to existing solutions, minimal manipulation of donor tissue or completely novel materials, drugs and biologics. These considerations drive the ability to successfully transition the latest generations of bone graft materials into the clinics. Chapters come from materials scientists, clinicians, researchers, and consultants and provide a holistic understanding of the field. As such, the book is a state-of-the-art reference to bone therapies and should appeal to clinicians, scientists, as well as students interested in the current research and/or practices in the field of bone regeneration and restoration.

Translational Medicine

Translational Medicine
Author: James Mittra,Christopher-Paul Milne
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 9814364843
ISBN 13: 9789814364843
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Translational Medicine Book Review:

This book brings together a range of academic, industry and practitioner perspectives on translational medicine (TM). It enhances conceptual and practical understanding of the emergence and progress of the field and its potential impact on basic research, therapeutic development, and institutional infrastructure. In recognition of the various implications TM has for public health policy and commercial innovation, the book addresses the major systemic aspects of the field. The contributors explore the dynamic interactions and key challenges in translating new science into viable therapies for the clinic, which includes recognizing the importance of social, commercial, and regulatory environments in addition to good science.

Biomaterials Science

Biomaterials Science
Author: William R Wagner,Shelly E. Sakiyama-Elbert,Guigen Zhang,Michael J. Yaszemski
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1616
Release: 2020-05-23
ISBN 10: 0128161388
ISBN 13: 9780128161388
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomaterials Science Book Review:

The revised edition of the renowned and bestselling title is the most comprehensive single text on all aspects of biomaterials science from principles to applications. Biomaterials Science, fourth edition, provides a balanced, insightful approach to both the learning of the science and technology of biomaterials and acts as the key reference for practitioners who are involved in the applications of materials in medicine. This new edition incorporates key updates to reflect the latest relevant research in the field, particularly in the applications section, which includes the latest in topics such as nanotechnology, robotic implantation, and biomaterials utilized in cancer research detection and therapy. Other additions include regenerative engineering, 3D printing, personalized medicine and organs on a chip. Translation from the lab to commercial products is emphasized with new content dedicated to medical device development, global issues related to translation, and issues of quality assurance and reimbursement. In response to customer feedback, the new edition also features consolidation of redundant material to ensure clarity and focus. Biomaterials Science, 4th edition is an important update to the best-selling text, vital to the biomaterials’ community. The most comprehensive coverage of principles and applications of all classes of biomaterials Edited and contributed by the best-known figures in the biomaterials field today; fully endorsed and supported by the Society for Biomaterials Fully revised and updated to address issues of translation, nanotechnology, additive manufacturing, organs on chip, precision medicine and much more. Online chapter exercises available for each chapter

Bioresorbable Polymers for Biomedical Applications

Bioresorbable Polymers for Biomedical Applications
Author: Giuseppe Perale,Jöns Hilborn
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 628
Release: 2016-08-24
ISBN 10: 0081002661
ISBN 13: 9780081002667
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioresorbable Polymers for Biomedical Applications Book Review:

Bioresorbable Polymers for Biomedical Applications: From Fundamentals to Translational Medicine provides readers with an overview of bioresorbable polymeric materials in the biomedical field. A useful resource for materials scientists in industry and academia, offering information on the fundamentals and considerations, synthesis and processing, and the clinical and R and D applications of bioresorbable polymers for biomedical applications. Focuses on biomedical applications of bioresorbable polymers Features a comprehensive range of topics including fundamentals, synthesis, processing, and applications Provides balanced coverage of the field with contributions from academia and industry Includes clinical and R and D applications of bioresorbable polymers for biomedical applications

Biomaterials for Cell Delivery

Biomaterials for Cell Delivery
Author: Aaron S. Goldstein
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2018-11-16
ISBN 10: 149874317X
ISBN 13: 9781498743174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomaterials for Cell Delivery Book Review:

The purpose of this book is to summarize key strategies and recent accomplishments in the area of developing cell/biomaterial constructs for regenerative medicine. The first section is a review of the state-of-the-art of biomaterial carriers and is divided into synthetic and natural materials. A subset of the latter are decellularized organs which retain the structure and some of the biological activities of the target organ. The bulk of the book is devoted to unique problems associated with key tissue and organ targets. Key selling features: Describes developing cell/biomaterial constructs for regenerative medicine Reviews state-of-the-art of biomaterial carriers Summarizes the unique problems associated with key tissue and organ targets Discusses issues associated with clinical translation including quality control, manufacturing practices, nondestructive imaging, and animal models

Nanoengineered Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine

Nanoengineered Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine
Author: Masoud Mozafari,Jayakumar Rajadas,David Kaplan
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2018-09-28
ISBN 10: 9780128133552
ISBN 13: 0128133554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanoengineered Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine Book Review:

Nanoengineered Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine showcases the advances that have taken place in recent years as an increasing number of nanoengineered biomaterials have been targeted to various organ tissues. The book systematically explores how nanoengineered biomaterials are used in different aspects of regenerative medicine, including bone regeneration, brain tissue reconstruction and kidney repair. It is a valuable reference resource for scientists working in biomaterials science who want to learn more about how nanoengineered materials are practically applied in regenerative medicine. Nanoengineered biomaterials have gained particular focus due to their many advantages over conventional techniques for tissue repair. As a wide range of biomaterials and nanotechnology techniques have been examined for the regeneration of tissues, this book highlights the discussions and advancements made. Provides a digestible reference source for surgeons and physicians who want to learn more on nanoengineered biomaterials and their use in effective medical treatments Offers systematic coverage on how nanoengineered biomaterials are used for different types of medicine Assesses the benefits and drawbacks of the use of bioengineered nanomaterials in different areas of regenerative medicine

Biomaterials Science

Biomaterials Science
Author: Yitzhak Rosen,Noel Elman
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2012-06-06
ISBN 10: 1439804052
ISBN 13: 9781439804056
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomaterials Science Book Review:

"This book is essential when designing, developing and studying biomedical materials. provides an excellent review-from a patient, disease, and even genetic point of view-of materials engineering for the biomedical field. This well presented book strongly insists on how the materials can influence patients' needs, the ultimate drive for biomedic

Handbook of Harnessing Biomaterials in Nanomedicine

Handbook of Harnessing Biomaterials in Nanomedicine
Author: Dan Peer
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2012-01-12
ISBN 10: 9814364274
ISBN 13: 9789814364270
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Harnessing Biomaterials in Nanomedicine Book Review:

This book concentrates on the use of biomaterials in nanomedicine. The areas of focus include drug delivery by polymers, lipids, and carbohydrates for the delivery of small molecules, RNA interference, and proteins; the use of nano-proteins such as antibodies and peptides as targeting agents for therapeutics and diagnosis; the use of nanocarrier-based biomaterials for manipulation of stem cells; different aspects of toxicity of nanocarriers (the immune response, liver toxicity, and many more); and success stories of biomaterials that have reached the clinics. The book covers theoretical and experimental analysis of various biomaterials that are used in nanomedicine, research methods and preparation techniques, and several promising applications.

Cell Biology and Translational Medicine Volume 3

Cell Biology and Translational Medicine  Volume 3
Author: Kursad Turksen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2018-11-28
ISBN 10: 3030041859
ISBN 13: 9783030041854
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cell Biology and Translational Medicine Volume 3 Book Review:

Much research has focused on the basic cellular and molecular biological aspects of stem cells. Much of this research has been fueled by their potential for use in regenerative medicine applications, which has in turn spurred growing numbers of translational and clinical studies. However, more work is needed if the potential is to be realized for improvement of the lives and well-being of patients with numerous diseases and conditions. This book series 'Cell Biology and Translational Medicine (CBTMED)' as part of SpringerNature’s longstanding and very successful Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series, has the goal to accelerate advances by timely information exchange. Emerging areas of regenerative medicine and translational aspects of stem cells are covered in each volume. Outstanding researchers are recruited to highlight developments and remaining challenges in both the basic research and clinical arenas. This current book is the third volume of a continuing series.

Clinical and Translational Science

Clinical and Translational Science
Author: David Robertson,Gordon H. Williams
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 808
Release: 2016-11-25
ISBN 10: 012802111X
ISBN 13: 9780128021118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical and Translational Science Book Review:

Clinical and Translational Science: Principles of Human Research, Second Edition, is the most authoritative and timely resource for the broad range of investigators taking on the challenge of clinical and translational science, a field that is devoted to investigating human health and disease, interventions, and outcomes for the purposes of developing new treatment approaches, devices, and modalities to improve health. This updated second edition has been prepared with an international perspective, beginning with fundamental principles, experimental design, epidemiology, traditional and new biostatistical approaches, and investigative tools. It presents complete instruction and guidance from fundamental principles, approaches, and infrastructure, especially for human genetics and genomics, human pharmacology, research in special populations, the societal context of human research, and the future of human research. The book moves on to discuss legal, social, and ethical issues, and concludes with a discussion of future prospects, providing readers with a comprehensive view of this rapidly developing area of science. Introduces novel physiological and therapeutic strategies for engaging the fastest growing scientific field in both the private sector and academic medicine Brings insights from international leaders into the discipline of clinical and translational science Addresses drug discovery, drug repurposing and development, innovative and improved approaches to go/no-go decisions in drug development, and traditional and innovative clinical trial designs

Regenerative Engineering

Regenerative Engineering
Author: Yusuf Khan,Cato T. Laurencin
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2018-04-19
ISBN 10: 1351647393
ISBN 13: 9781351647397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regenerative Engineering Book Review:

This book focuses on advances made in both materials science and scaffold development techniques, paying close attention to the latest and state-of-the-art research. Chapters delve into a sweeping variety of specific materials categories, from composite materials to bioactive ceramics, exploring how these materials are specifically designed for regenerative engineering applications. Also included are unique chapters on biologically-derived scaffolding, along with 3D printing technology for regenerative engineering. Features: Covers the latest developments in advanced materials for regenerative engineering and medicine. Each chapter is written by world class researchers in various aspects of this medical technology. Provides unique coverage of biologically derived scaffolding. Includes separate chapter on how 3D printing technology is related to regenerative engineering. Includes extensive references at the end of each chapter to enhance further study.

Advances in Ceramic Biomaterials

Advances in Ceramic Biomaterials
Author: Paola Palmero,Eamonn De Barra,Francis Cambier
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2017-09-15
ISBN 10: 0081008821
ISBN 13: 9780081008829
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Ceramic Biomaterials Book Review:

Bioceramics are an important class of biomaterials. Due to their desirable attributes such as biocompatibility and osseointegration, as well as their similarity in structure to bone and teeth, ceramic biomaterials have been successfully used in hard tissue applications. In this book, a team of materials research scientists, engineers, and clinicians bridge the gap between materials science and clinical commercialization providing integrated coverage of bioceramics, their applications and challenges. The book is divided into three parts. The first part is a review of classes of medical-grade ceramic materials, their synthesis and processing as well as methods of property assessment. The second part contains a review of ceramic medical products and devices developed, their evolution, their clinical applications and some of the lessons learned from decades of clinical use. The third part outlines the challenges to improve performance and the directions that novel approaches and advanced technologies are taking, to meet these challenges. With a focus on the dialogue between surgeons, engineers, material scientists, and biologists, this book is a valuable resource for researchers and engineers working toward long-lasting, reliable, customized biomedical ceramic and composites devices. Edited by a team of experts with expertise in industry and academia Compiles the most relevant aspects on regulatory issues, standards and engineering of bioceramic medical devices as inspired by commercial and clinical needs Introduces bioceramics, their evolution and applications in hard tissue engineering and medical devices

Engineering in Translational Medicine

Engineering in Translational Medicine
Author: Weibo Cai
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 999
Release: 2013-12-19
ISBN 10: 1447143728
ISBN 13: 9781447143727
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering in Translational Medicine Book Review:

This book covers a broad area of engineering research in translational medicine. Leaders in academic institutions around the world contributed focused chapters on a broad array of topics such as: cell and tissue engineering (6 chapters), genetic and protein engineering (10 chapters), nanoengineering (10 chapters), biomedical instrumentation (4 chapters), and theranostics and other novel approaches (4 chapters). Each chapter is a stand-alone review that summarizes the state-of-the-art of the specific research area. Engineering in Translational Medicine gives readers a comprehensive and in-depth overview of a broad array of related research areas, making this an excellent reference book for scientists and students both new to engineering/translational medicine and currently working in this area. The ability for engineering approaches to change biomedical research are increasing and having significant impact. Development of basic assays and their numerous applications are allowing for many new discoveries and should eventually impact human health. This book brings together many diverse yet related topics to give the reader a solid overview of many important areas that are not found together elsewhere. Dr. Weibo Cai has taken great care to select key research leaders of many sub-disciplines who have put together very detailed chapters that are easy to read yet highly rich in content. _______________ This book brings together many diverse yet related topics to give the reader a solid overview of many important areas that are not found together elsewhere. Dr. Weibo Cai has taken great care to select key research leaders of many sub-disciplines who have put together very detailed chapters that are easy to read yet highly rich in content. It is very exciting to see such a great set of chapters all together to allow one to have a key understanding of many different areas including cell, gene, protein, and nano engineering as well as the emerging field of theranostics. I am sure the readers will find this collection of important chapters helpful in their own research and understanding of how engineering has and will continue to play a critical role in biomedical research and clinical translation. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir M.D., Ph.D. Stanford University, USA Engineering in Translational Medicine is a landmark book bridging the fields of engineering and medicine with a focus on translational technologies and methods. In a single, well-coordinated volume, this book brings together contributions from a strong and international scientific cast, broadly covering the topics. The book captures the tremendous opportunities made possible by recent developments in bioengineering, and highlights the potential impact of these advances across a broad spectrum of pressing health care needs. The book can equally serve as a text for graduate level courses, a reference source, a book to be dipped into for pleasure by those working within the field, or a cover-to-cover read for those wanting a comprehensive, yet readable introduction to the current state of engineering advances and how they are impacting translational medicine. Simon R. Cherry, Ph.D. University of California, Davis, USA

Biomaterials and Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine

Biomaterials and Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine
Author: Murugan Ramalingam,Seeram Ramakrishna,Serena Best
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2012-07-03
ISBN 10: 1439879265
ISBN 13: 9781439879269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomaterials and Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine Book Review:

Work in the area of biomaterials and stem cell therapy has revealed great potential for many applications, from the treatment of localized defects and diseases to the repair and replacement of whole organs. Researchers have also begun to develop a better understanding of the cellular environment needed for optimal tissue repair and regeneration. Biomaterials and Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine explores a range of applications for biomaterials and stem cell therapy and describes recent research on suitable cell scaffolds and substrates for tissue repair and reconstruction. Featuring contributions by experts in the field, the book explores important scientific and clinical aspects. It covers the basic science involved in structure and properties, techniques and technological innovations in processing and characterization, and applications of biomaterials and stem cells. Topics include: Polymeric systems for stem cell delivery The potential of membranes and porous scaffolds in tissue repair, including myocardial, periodontal, ophthalmic, and bone tissues The optimization of the interaction between stem cells and biomaterial substrates The source and nature of stem cells for tissue engineering applications The clinical translation of stem cell–based tissue engineering for regenerative medicine From fundamental principles to recent advances at the macro, micro, nano, and molecular scales, the book brings together current knowledge on biomaterials and stem cells in the context of regenerative medicine. It also stimulates discussion about future research directions. This unique book offers a valuable benchmark for the current status of clinically relevant research and development in stem cells and regenerative medicine. It bridges the gaps in experimental approaches and understanding among the materials science and engineering, biological sciences, and biomedical science and engineering communities, making it a valuable reference for graduate students, researchers, and practitioners working in the multidisciplinary field of biomedical research.

Wound Healing Biomaterials Volume 1

Wound Healing Biomaterials   Volume 1
Author: Magnus Ågren
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2016-06-03
ISBN 10: 0081006055
ISBN 13: 9780081006054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wound Healing Biomaterials Volume 1 Book Review:

Wound Healing Biomaterials: Volume One, Therapies and Regeneration discusses the types of wounds associated with trauma, illness, or surgery that can sometimes be extremely complex and difficult to heal. Consequently, there is a prominent drive for scientists and clinicians to find methods to heal these types of wounds, with science increasingly turning towards biomaterials to address these challenges. Much research is now concerned with new therapies, regeneration methods, and biomaterials to assist in wound healing and healing response. This book provides readers with a comprehensive review of the fundamentals and advances in the field of wound healing with regard to therapies and tissue regeneration. Chapters in Part One discuss fundamentals and strategies of wound healing, while Part Two reviews gene, stem cell, and drug delivery therapies for wound healing. Final chapters look at tissue regeneration strategies, making this an all-encompassing book on the topic of wound care and biomaterials. Provides more systematic and comprehensive coverage of specific therapies and biomaterials for wound healing Highlights research that is concerned with new therapies, regeneration methods, and the use of biomaterials to assist in wound healing and healing response Presents an organized layout of the material that is carefully arranged with clear titles and comprehensive section headings Looks at tissue regeneration strategies, making this an all encompassing book on the topic of wound care

Stem Cells and Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine

Stem Cells and Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine
Author: Marek J. Los,Andrzej Hudecki,Emilia Wiechec
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2018-11-07
ISBN 10: 0128122781
ISBN 13: 9780128122785
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cells and Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine Book Review:

Stem Cells and Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine addresses the urgent need for a compact source of information on both the cellular and biomaterial aspects of regenerative medicine. By developing a mutual understanding between three separately functioning areas of science—medicine, the latest technology, and clinical economics—the volume encourages interdisciplinary relationships that will lead to solutions for the significant challenges faced by today's regenerative medicine. Users will find sections on the homeostatic balance created by apoptosis and proliferating tissue stem cells, the naturally regenerative capacities of various tissue types, the potential regenerative benefits of iPS-generation, various differentiation protocols, and more. Written in easily accessbile language, this volume is appropriate for any professional or medical staff looking to expand their knowledge with regard to stem cells and regenerative medicine. Arms readers with key information on tissue engineering, artificial organs and biomaterials, while using broadly accessible language Provides broad introduction to, and examples of, various types of stem cells, core concepts of regenerative medicine, biomaterials, nanotechnology and nanomaterials, somatic cell transdyferentiation, and more Edited and authored by researchers with expertise in regenerative medicine, (cancer) stem cells, biomaterials, genetics and nanomaterials