Cord Blood Stem Cells Medicine

Cord Blood Stem Cells Medicine
Author: Catherine Stavropoulos-Giokas,Dominique Charron,Cristina Navarrete
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2014-12-03
ISBN 10: 0124078362
ISBN 13: 9780124078369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cord Blood Stem Cells Medicine Book Review:

Cord Blood Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine discusses the current applications for cord blood stem cells and techniques for banking cord blood. Cord blood, blood from the umbilical cord and placenta of an infant, represents an alternate source of stem cells that can be used to treat a myriad of disorders. Cord blood stem cells are being used more frequently and studied more seriously, as evidenced by the explosion of scientific literature on the topic. Currently, clinical and pre-clinical trials are being done in the field, treating conditions as severe as heart failure. Coupled with regenerative medicine, cord blood stem cells potentially carry the future of research and medicine in treating tissue damage, genetic disorders, and degenerative diseases. Read about new applications for cord blood stem cells and new techniques for banking cord blood — the future of regenerative medicine therapy. Comprehensive coverage of the medical application of cord blood stem cells Practical guide for usage of allogeneic and autologous cord blood in regenerative medicine Covers new applications of cord blood stem cells, particularly transplantation and HIV Introduces new technologies for cord blood stem cells and regenerative medicine

Umbilical Cord Blood

Umbilical Cord Blood
Author: Suzanne Kadereit
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2010-03-01
ISBN 10: 9812833293
ISBN 13: 9789812833297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Umbilical Cord Blood Book Review:

Umbilical cord blood, previously discarded after birth, has emerged over recent years as an alternative source of hematopoietic stem cells for hematological reconstitution, mainly for leukemia patients, as well as for some hematological deficiencies and bone marrow failures. In recent years, it has become increasingly clear that cord blood, as well as the surrounding tissue of the umbilical cord, contain additional stem cells which have been shown to be of great potential for regenerative medicine. Importantly, cord blood is abundant, it can be banked and shipped with ease, and thus has an indisputable potential for future medicines and regenerative therapies. Driven by a massive interest for regenerative medicine and alternative yet ethically acceptable stem cell sources, the scientific literature on umbilical cord and cord blood stem cells has increased tremendously. This book provides a consolidated, up-to-date overview of basic research on hematopoietic and mesenchymal stem cells contained within umbilical cord tissue, as well as other more recently described stem and precursor cells of not yet fully elucidated potential. It also takes an in-depth look at basic and translational research efforts with stem cells from the umbilical cord in academic institutions and biotech companies. Suitable for use as a primer and reference book by medical fellows and researchers entering the research fields of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, it can also be used by students (undergraduate and graduate) as a starting point for read-up on the literature on stem cells and their potential and applications, or as a teaching tool in graduate schools for biologists, particularly for students wanting to enter the emerging field of stem cell biology.

Cord Blood

Cord Blood
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Establishing a National Cord Blood Stem Cell Bank Program
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2005-11-26
ISBN 10: 0309095867
ISBN 13: 9780309095860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cord Blood Book Review:

With the potential for self-renewal and differentiation, the possibilities for stem cells are enormous. One specific type of stem cell, the hematopoietic progenitor cell (HPC), which is derived from umbilical cord blood (as well as adult bone marrow and mobilized peripheral blood), holds particular promise. To make the most of these HPCs, the Institute of Medicine was asked to consider the optimal structure for a national cord blood program and to address pertinent issues related to maximizing the potential of stem cell technology. Cord Blood: Establishing a National Hematopoietic Stem Cell Bank Program examines: The role of cord blood in stem cell transplantation The current status of blood banks already in existence The optimal structure for the cord blood program The current use and utility of cord blood for stem cell transplants The best way to advance the use of cord blood units and make them available for research Expert advice from leaders in the fields of economics, public health, medicine, and biostatistics combine to make this very timely and topical book useful to a number of stakeholders.

Vascular Biology of the Placenta

Vascular Biology of the Placenta
Author: Yuping Wang
Publsiher: Biota Publishing
Total Pages: 113
Release: 2017-06-23
ISBN 10: 1615047514
ISBN 13: 9781615047512
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vascular Biology of the Placenta Book Review:

The placenta is an organ that connects the developing fetus to the uterine wall, thereby allowing nutrient uptake, waste elimination, and gas exchange via the mother's blood supply. Proper vascular development in the placenta is fundamental to ensuring a healthy fetus and successful pregnancy. This book provides an up-to-date summary and synthesis of knowledge regarding placental vascular biology and discusses the relevance of this vascular bed to the functions of the human placenta.

Fetal Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine

Fetal Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine
Author: Dario O. Fauza,Mahmud Bani
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 453
Release: 2016-05-02
ISBN 10: 149393483X
ISBN 13: 9781493934836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fetal Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine Book Review:

This book explores the regenerative properties of fetal stem cells, from feto-maternal cell traffic through perinatal stem cells, with a discussion of key topics including stem cell banking, drug screening, in utero stem cell transplantation and ethical considerations. The expertly authored chapters also delve into embryonic, amniotic membrane, and umbilical cord blood stem cells; fetal development models; fetal cell reprogramming; culture methods; disease models; perinatal gene therapy, and more. These chapters are grouped into four sections, each discussing a separate prenatal stem cell population and providing fascinating historical contexts for our knowledge of these systems. Featuring a foreword written by the renowned Dr. Joseph Vacanti of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Fetal Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine: Principles and Translational Strategies is a welcome and timely contribution to the Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine series. It is essential reading for scientists and researchers, clinicians and residents, and advanced students involved in stem cells, regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, and related disciplines such as embryology.

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking for Clinical Application and Regenerative Medicine

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking for Clinical Application and Regenerative Medicine
Author: Ana Colette Maurício
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2017-01-11
ISBN 10: 9535128655
ISBN 13: 9789535128656
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking for Clinical Application and Regenerative Medicine Book Review:

Umbilical cord blood (UCB) and, more recently, umbilical cord tissue (UCT) have been stored cryopreserved in private and public cord blood and tissue banks worldwide, since the umbilical cord blood was used for the first time in a child with Fanconi anemia with his HLA-identical sibling, following strict guidelines that imply high-quality standards and total rastreability of these units. The hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are clinically used in hematopoietic treatments for blood disorders and hemato-oncological diseases. Also, the mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) isolated from the UCT and UCB, nowadays, can be used as coadjuvants of hematopoietic transplants. In the near future, these stem cells will have a crucial role in regenerative medicine. For this reason, these cells have been tested in several clinical trials and compassive treatments in children and adults, concerning a wide range of pathologies and diseases, for instance, for the treatment of cerebral paralysis. Considering the worldwide availability of UCB and UCT units and the absence of ethical concerns will probably become the best sources for cell-based therapies for hematological and nonhematological pathologies. The UCB will also have a crucial role in neonatology-predictive analysis in the near future.

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking and Transplantation

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking and Transplantation
Author: Karen Ballen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2014-08-12
ISBN 10: 3319064444
ISBN 13: 9783319064444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking and Transplantation Book Review:

This comprehensive volume discusses the current scope of umbilical cord blood transplantation (UCBT), including recent controversies and future developments for improving clinical outcomes. Its twenty chapters introduce new applications in regenerative medicine and discuss the latest scientific, regulatory, clinical and investigational aspects of cord blood banking. Physicians from around the world provide a global collaboration which explores strategies for umbilical cord blood expansion, homing, unit selection, and combining of graft sources to improve patient outcomes. Umbilical Cord Blood Banking and Transplantation also reviews advances in pediatric UCBT for hematologic and non-hematologic disorders as well as immune recovery, which is critical to preventing infection. Finally, it compares UCBT with other graft sources in an attempt to understand the optimal graft source for the individual patient. UCBT is an important option for many patients who need a transplant but do not have a family donor or a matched unrelated donor. The collective and timely knowledge presented here is essential reading for any regenerative medicine investigator, cord blood banker, transplant laboratory scientist or clinical physician interested in improving and expanding the applications of umbilical cord blood.

Frontiers of Cord Blood Science

Frontiers of Cord Blood Science
Author: Niranjan Bhattacharya,Phillip Stubblefield
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2009-04-21
ISBN 10: 9781848001671
ISBN 13: 1848001673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frontiers of Cord Blood Science Book Review:

Cord blood is a significant source of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells for the treatment of blood and genetic disorders. Cord blood is also an alternative to embryos as a source of tissue for regenerative medicine. Cells from cord blood have been shown to transdifferentiate into nonhematopoietic cells, including those of the brain, heart, liver, pancreas, bone, and cartilage, in tissue culture and in animal systems. Recently it has been demonstrated that both cardiac and glial cell differentiation of cord blood donor cells occurred in recipients of unrelated donor cord blood transplantation as part of a treatment regime for Krabbe disease and Sanfilippo syndrome. These observations raise the possibility that cord blood may serve as a source of cells to facilitate tissue repair and regeneration in the future. CD34 stem cell-rich umbilical cord whole blood transfusion has the potential to have an immediate benefit of better tissue oxygenation with an additional delayed benefit of possible engraftment of umbilical cord stem cells.

Perinatal Stem Cells

Perinatal Stem Cells
Author: Zhong Chao Han,Tsuneo A. Takahashi,Zhibo Han,Zongjin Li
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2019-04-06
ISBN 10: 9811327033
ISBN 13: 9789811327032
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perinatal Stem Cells Book Review:

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to various types of perinatal stem cells. Given their unique regenerative abilities, stem cells offer a promising avenue in the treatment of degenerative diseases or injury. Currently, the limitations of postnatal cell sources and expanding efficiency may limit autologous stem cell therapies. Although embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can be cultured indefinitely ex vivo, and can differentiate into three germ layers, ethical issues, the teratoma formation of ESCs and oncogenic risk of iPSCs are major obstacles to their clinical application. More recently, perinatal stem cells have been isolated from the umbilical cord, Wharton’s Jelly, placenta, amniotic membrane and amniotic fluid, which are normally discarded as medical waste. This book, after describing perinatal stem cells in detail, introduces readers to the various types of perinatal stem cells, addressing their characterization, banking, quality control and stability. Importantly, it also reviews the clinical applications of perinatal stem cells to therapy of diseases. Accordingly, it offers a valuable resource for clinicians, researchers and graduate students alike.

Cord Blood

Cord Blood
Author: Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Establishing a National Cord Blood Stem Cell Bank Program,Emily Ann Meyer,Kathi E. Hanna,Kristine M. Gebbie
Publsiher: National Academy Press
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780309096447
ISBN 13: 0309096448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cord Blood Book Review:

With the potential for self-renewal and differentiation, the possibilities for stem cells are enormous. One specific type of stem cell, the hematopoietic progenitor cell (HPC), which is derived from umbilical cord blood (as well as adult bone marrow and mobilized peripheral blood), holds particular promise. To make the most of these HPCs, the Institute of Medicine was asked to consider the optimal structure for a national cord blood program and to address pertinent issues related to maximizing the potential of stem cell technology. This book examines: The role of cord blood in stem cell transplantation; The current status of blood banks already in existence; The optimal structure for the cord blood program; The current use and utility of cord blood for stem cell transplants; The best way to advance the use of cord blood units and make them available for research.

Stem Cells from Cord Blood in Utero Stem Cell Development and Transplantation Inclusive Gene Therapy

Stem Cells from Cord Blood  in Utero Stem Cell Development and Transplantation Inclusive Gene Therapy
Author: W. Holzgreve,M. Lessl
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2013-03-09
ISBN 10: 3662044692
ISBN 13: 9783662044698
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cells from Cord Blood in Utero Stem Cell Development and Transplantation Inclusive Gene Therapy Book Review:

The title "Stem Cells from Cord Blood, In Utero Stem Cell Develop ment, and Transplantation-Inclusive Gene Therapy" suggests that more than one topic is combined in one workshop. Indeed, at first glance the recovery of stem cells from cord blood has to be seen as separate from the attempts to achieve effective in utero therapy by stem cell trans plantation, because the first issue deals with an innovative stem cell source as an alternative to bone marrow, which is already spreading rapidly in medical practice, whereas the second topic is still strictly ex perimental and only investigated in medical centers with the appropri ate background. It is, however, not only justified, but helpful to com bine the two topics in one workshop and consequently to cover them in the same volume of the Ernst Schering Research Foundation Work shop series, because they are intimately related and both based on the new insights into the biology of stem cells. Professor Werner Arber, the Nobel Laureate from the University of Basel, pointed out in his In- Professor Dr. W. Holzgreve VI Preface The participants of the workshop troductory Lecture that our understanding of hematopoietic stem cells as descendents of totipotent cells and our current approaches to using them in post-and prenatal therapy have been furthered significantly by genetic engineering technologies which are "artificial contributions to the process of biologic evolution".

Regenerative Therapy Using Blood Derived Stem Cells

Regenerative Therapy Using Blood Derived Stem Cells
Author: David S. Allan,Dirk Strunk
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2011-11-16
ISBN 10: 9781617794711
ISBN 13: 1617794716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regenerative Therapy Using Blood Derived Stem Cells Book Review:

Blood has long been viewed as a conduit for therapy, stemming from the ancient days of phlebotomy to remove evil humors to the development of successful blood transfusions to replace missing blood components. The identification and characterization of hematopoietic stem cells by Drs. Till and McCulloch revolutionized the field and soon after, non-hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells were characterized from the blood and bone marrow. Some of these cell types and various blood-derived cell lineages are involved in the repair of various types of tissue damage that span the spectrum of medical disorders. The goal of this book is to provide an up-to-date review of the various types of blood-derived cells with regenerative capacity, identify opportunities for intervention by examining specific clinical applications, and recognize the regulatory environment that will encompass future therapies in regenerative medicine.

Perinatal Stem Cells

Perinatal Stem Cells
Author: Anthony Atala,Kyle J. Cetrulo,Rouzbeh R. Taghizadeh,Curtis L Cetrulo,Sean Murphy
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2018-06-14
ISBN 10: 0128120630
ISBN 13: 9780128120637
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perinatal Stem Cells Book Review:

Perinatal Stem Cells provides researchers and clinicians with a comprehensive description of the current clinical and pre-clinical applications of stem cells derived from perinatal sources, such as amniotic fluid, placenta and placental membranes, the umbilical cord and Wharton’s jelly. It's compiled by leading experts in the field, offering readers detailed insights into sources of perinatal stem cells and their potential for disease treatment. Therapeutic applications of perinatal stem cells include the treatment of in utero and pregnancy related diseases, cardiac disease, liver disease, pulmonary disease, inflammatory diseases, for hematopoietic regeneration, and for neural protection after stroke or traumatic brain injury. In addition, the rapid advance in clinical translation and commercialization of perinatal stem cell therapies is highlighted in a section on Clinical and Industry Perspective which provides insight into the new opportunities and challenges involved in this novel and exciting industry. Explores current clinical and pre-clinical application of stem cells derived from perinatal sources Offers detailed insight into sources of perinatal stem cells and their potential for disease treatment Discusses progress in the manufacturing, banking and clinical translation of perinatal stem cells Edited by a world-renowned team to present a complete story of the development and promise of perinatal stem cells

Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy

Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy
Author: Hossein Baharvand,Nasser Aghdami
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2012-08-09
ISBN 10: 1627030980
ISBN 13: 9781627030984
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy Book Review:

Therapeutic applications within regenerative biomedicine has gained tremendous interest from a growing, multidisciplinary community of investigators in recent years, driven by the hope of finding cures for several diseases. Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy discusses cutting-edge science in the field of regenerative biomedicine and its therapeutic applications to various medical disorders. The chapters are written by renowned scientists in the specific fields. This will be a useful book for basic and clinical scientists, especially young investigators and stem cell biology students who are newly entering the world of stem cells research. The editors’ goal is that the new knowledge and research outlined in this book will help contribute to new therapies for a wide variety of diseases that presently afflict humanity.

Stem Cell Banking

Stem Cell Banking
Author: Dusko Ilic
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2014-05-05
ISBN 10: 1493905856
ISBN 13: 9781493905850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cell Banking Book Review:

This book exemplifies experience across the globe in banking of cord blood, mesenchymal, embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells for clinical use from the United States, Canada, the European Union, Switzerland and Japan to Iran, India and Serbia. The concerns are similar regardless of stem cell type or origin. Implementing core values and common standards depend often on specific circumstances of political and economic setting, which makes flexibility as important as systematic planning. Banking of stem cells is not just building a repository and storing samples. The planning, design, construction and maintenance involve multiple skilled professionals. Stem cell banks are points where technology and medicine converge with ethics, laws and regulations. If properly designed and organized, their utilization will have a broad impact not only on the scientific community and medical professionals but also on the general public.

Stem Cells and the Future of Regenerative Medicine

Stem Cells and the Future of Regenerative Medicine
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health,National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Life Sciences,Committee on the Biological and Biomedical Applications of Stem Cell Research
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2002-01-25
ISBN 10: 9780309170420
ISBN 13: 0309170427
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cells and the Future of Regenerative Medicine Book Review:

Recent scientific breakthroughs, celebrity patient advocates, and conflicting religious beliefs have come together to bring the state of stem cell researchâ€"specifically embryonic stem cell researchâ€"into the political crosshairs. President Bush’s watershed policy statement allows federal funding for embryonic stem cell research but only on a limited number of stem cell lines. Millions of Americans could be affected by the continuing political debate among policymakers and the public. Stem Cells and the Future of Regenerative Medicine provides a deeper exploration of the biological, ethical, and funding questions prompted by the therapeutic potential of undifferentiated human cells. In terms accessible to lay readers, the book summarizes what we know about adult and embryonic stem cells and discusses how to go about the transition from mouse studies to research that has therapeutic implications for people. Perhaps most important, Stem Cells and the Future of Regenerative Medicine also provides an overview of the moral and ethical problems that arise from the use of embryonic stem cells. This timely book compares the impact of public and private research funding and discusses approaches to appropriate research oversight. Based on the insights of leading scientists, ethicists, and other authorities, the book offers authoritative recommendations regarding the use of existing stem cell lines versus new lines in research, the important role of the federal government in this field of research, and other fundamental issues.

Regenerative Medicine Using Pregnancy Specific Biological Substances

Regenerative Medicine Using Pregnancy Specific Biological Substances
Author: Niranjan Bhattacharya,Phillip Stubblefield
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2010-12-25
ISBN 10: 9781848827189
ISBN 13: 1848827180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regenerative Medicine Using Pregnancy Specific Biological Substances Book Review:

The proposed book is a holistic review of the clinical use of placental substances, amniotic fluid, the umbilical cord and its contents. It is intended to be a unique presentation of the current advances as well as also discussing the future applications of these substances. Attention is yet to be focused on the widespread clinical use of pregnancy-related biological substances. The aim for this book is to inform clinicians of the use of such materials and increase awareness of their therapeutic benefits. As such, this reference resource will be of great value to hematologists, rheumatologists, cardiologists, transplant technologists and all involved in regenerative medicine.

Frontiers in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research

Frontiers in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research
Author: Atta-ur-Rahman,Shazia Anjum
Publsiher: Bentham Science Publishers
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2017-04-03
ISBN 10: 168108435X
ISBN 13: 9781681084350
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frontiers in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research Book Review:

Stem cell and regenerative medicine research is a hot area of research which promises to change the face of medicine as it will be practiced in the years to come. Challenges in the 21st century to combat diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer and related diseases may well be addressed employing stem cell therapies and tissue regeneration. Frontiers in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research is essential reading for researchers seeking updates in stem cell therapeutics and regenerative medicine. The fourth volume of this series features reviews on the use of stem cells through retrodifferentiation, mesodermal regeneration, hematopoiesis and mesenchymal stem cells. The volume also features a chapter on current knowledge on cell-based therapy in veterinary medicine.

Advances in Stem Cell Therapy

Advances in Stem Cell Therapy
Author: Nagwa El-Badri
Publsiher: Humana Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2016-11-18
ISBN 10: 3319291491
ISBN 13: 9783319291499
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Stem Cell Therapy Book Review:

The book reviews the main approaches for generation of differentiated cells from various types of stem cells, including embryonic, placental and cord blood stem cells through marrow, adipose tissue and dental pulp. The book starts with an overview of experimental protocols applied to generate insulin secreting cells, neural cells, heart cells, and other tissue specific cells ex vivo and in experimental animals. This is followed by exhaustive review of clinical trials in these pathologies. It continues with a comparison of the merits of successful transplantation in humans versus animal experimentation, and highlights the most promising clinical applications in the field. Special chapters are devoted to the topic of tissue engineering and modern synthetic and biological scaffolds. It is essential reading for scientists and researchers in tissue engineering and stem cell research as well as clinicians who are involved in developing or testing stem cell therapies.

Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Therapy

Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Therapy
Author: David A. Steenblock,Anthony G. Payne
Publsiher: Basic Health Publications, Inc.
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781591201250
ISBN 13: 159120125X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Therapy Book Review:

Examines the potential for stem cells gleaned from umbilical cords to generate a wealth of new therapy and healing medicines for neurological conditions and blood problems.