iPSCs for Studying Infectious Diseases

iPSCs for Studying Infectious Diseases
Author: Alexander Birbrair
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2021-05-29
ISBN 10: 0128241896
ISBN 13: 9780128241899
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

iPSCs for Studying Infectious Diseases Book Review:

The series Advances in Stem Cell Biology is a timely and expansive collection of comprehensive information and new discoveries in the field of stem cell biology. iPSCs for Studying Infectious Diseases, Volume 8 addresses how important induced pluripotent stems cells are and how can they can help treat certain infectious diseases. Somatic cells can be reprogrammed into induced pluripotent stem cells by the expression of specific transcription factors. These cells have been transforming biomedical research over the last 15 years. This volume will address the advances in research of how induced pluripotent stem cells are being used for treatment of different infectious diseases, such as corona virus, coxsackievirus, salmonella infection, influenza virus and much more. The volume is written for researchers and scientists in stem cell therapy, cell biology, regenerative medicine and organ transplantation; and is contributed by world-renowned authors in the field. Provides overview of the fast-moving field of stem cell biology and function, regenerative medicine, and therapeutics Covers infections by several pathogens, such as coronavirus, coxsackievirus, influenza virus, herpes simplex virus 1, T. gondii, T. cruzi, S. agalactiae, N. meningitidis, Salmonella, and more Is contributed by world-renowned experts in the field

Novel Concepts in iPSC Disease Modeling

Novel Concepts in iPSC Disease Modeling
Author: Alexander Birbrair
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2022-01-25
ISBN 10: 0128238836
ISBN 13: 9780128238837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novel Concepts in iPSC Disease Modeling Book Review:

The series Advances in Stem Cell Biology is a timely and expansive collection of comprehensive information and new discoveries in the field of stem cell biology. iPSCs - Novel Concepts, Volume 15 addresses how important induced pluripotent stems cells are and how can they can help treat certain diseases. Somatic cells can be reprogrammed into induced pluripotent stem cells by the expression of specific transcription factors. These cells have been transforming biomedical research over the last 15 years. This volume will address the advances in research of how induced pluripotent stem cells are being used for treatment of different disorders, such as liver disease, type-1 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, macular degeneration of the retina and much more. The volume is written for researchers and scientists in stem cell therapy, cell biology, regenerative medicine and organ transplantation; and is contributed by world-renowned authors in the field. Provides overview of the fast-moving field of stem cell biology and function, regenerative medicine and therapeutics Covers spinal cord injuries, type-1 diabetes, liver disease, Parkinson’s disease, graft vs. host disease, and much more Contributed by world-renown experts in the field

Current Progress in IPSC derived Cell Types

Current Progress in IPSC derived Cell Types
Author: Alexander Birbrair
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-06-23
ISBN 10: 0128238844
ISBN 13: 9780128238844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Current Progress in IPSC derived Cell Types Book Review:

The series Advances in Stem Cell Biology is a timely and expansive collection of comprehensive information and new discoveries in the field of stem cell biology. Current Progress in iPSC-derived Cell Types, Volume 10 addresses how induced pluripotent stem cells can be differentiated into different cell types. Somatic cells can be reprogrammed into induced pluripotent stem cells by the expression of specific transcription factors. These cells have been transforming biomedical research over the last 15 years. This volume will address the advances in research of how research of induced pluripotent stem cells can be reprogrammed to develop new treatment technologies in regenerative medicine. The volume is written for researchers and scientists in stem cell therapy, cell biology, regenerative medicine and organ transplantation; and is contributed by world-renowned authors in the field. Provides overview of the fast-moving field of stem cell biology and function, regenerative medicine and therapeutics Covers iPSCs derived cardiomyocytes, skeletal muscles, brown adipocytes, airway epithelial cells, and much more Contributed by world-renown experts in the field

Pluripotent Stem Cells

Pluripotent Stem Cells
Author: Deepa Bhartiya,Nibedita Lenka
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2013-08-28
ISBN 10: 9535111922
ISBN 13: 9789535111924
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pluripotent Stem Cells Book Review:

Stem cells have generated a lot of excitement among the researchers, clinicians and the public alike. Various types of stem cells are being evaluated for their regenerative potential. Marginal benefit resulting by transplanting autologus stem cells (deemed to be absolutely safe) in various clinical conditions has been proposed to be a growth factor effect rather than true regeneration. In contrast, various pre-clinical studies have been undertaken, using differentiated cells from embryonic stem cells or induced pluripotent stem cells have shown promise, functional improvement and no signs of teratoma formation. The scientists are not in a rush to reach the clinic but a handful of clinical studies have shown promise. This book is a collection of studies/reviews, beginning with an introduction to the pluripotent stem cells and covering various aspects like derivation, differentiation, ethics, etc., and hence would provide insight into the recent standing on the pluripotent stem cells biology. The chapters have been categorized into three sections, covering subjects ranging from the generation of pluripotent stem cells and various means of their derivation from embryonic as well as adult tissues, the mechanistic understanding of pluripotency and narrating the potential therapeutic implications of these in vitro generated cells in various diseases, in addition to the associated pros and cons in the same.

Alternative Sources of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells

Alternative Sources of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells
Author: The President's Council on Bioethics
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 99
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1261805549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alternative Sources of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells Book Review:

Human Embryonic Stem Cells

Human Embryonic Stem Cells
Author: Arlene Chiu,Mahendra S. Rao,Scott Lipnick
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 461
Release: 2003-08
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015055904687
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Embryonic Stem Cells Book Review:

A discussion of all the key issues in the use of human pluripotent stem cells for treating degenerative diseases or for replacing tissues lost from trauma. On the practical side, the topics range from the problems of deriving human embryonic stem cells and driving their differentiation along specific lineages, regulating their development into mature cells, and bringing stem cell therapy to clinical trials. Regulatory issues are addressed in discussions of the ethical debate surrounding the derivation of human embryonic stem cells and the current policies governing their use in the United States and abroad, including the rules and conditions regulating federal funding and questions of intellectual property.

Pluripotent Stem Cells

Pluripotent Stem Cells
Author: Minoru Tomizawa
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2016-07-20
ISBN 10: 9535124714
ISBN 13: 9789535124719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pluripotent Stem Cells Book Review:

Pluripotent stem cells have distinct characteristics: self-renewal and the potential to differentiate into various somatic cells. In recent years, substantial advances have been made from basic science to clinical applications. The vast amount knowledge available makes obtaining concise yet sufficient information difficult, hence the purpose of this book. In this book, embryonic stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, and mesenchymal stem cells are discussed. The book is divided into five sections: pluripotency, culture methods, toxicology, disease models, and regenerative medicine. The topics covered range from new concepts to current technologies. Readers are expected to gain useful information from expert contributors.

Recent Advances in iPSCs for Therapy

Recent Advances in iPSCs for Therapy
Author: Alexander Birbrair
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-01-30
ISBN 10: 032385186X
ISBN 13: 9780323851862
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Advances in iPSCs for Therapy Book Review:

The series Advances in Stem Cell Biology is a timely and expansive collection of comprehensive information and new discoveries in the field of stem cell biology. Recent Advances in iPSCs for Therapy, Volume 3 addresses the use of induced pluripotent stem cells for therapy of several disorders. The volume teaches the reader about the biology of induced pluripotent stem cells and their possible use as cell therapy. Remarkable progress has been made in the obtention of induced pluripotent stem cells and their differentiation into several cell types, tissues and organs using state-of-art techniques. This volume will cover what we know so far about the use of iPSCs for therapy of multiple diseases, such as: hair loss disorders, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, ischemic stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Glaucoma, Optic Neuropathy, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Type 1 Diabetes, Heart Failure, liver diseases, infertility, Autoimmune Diseases, and more. The volume is written for researchers and scientists interested in cell therapy, stem cell biology, regenerative medicine, and organ transplantation and is contributed by world-renowned authors in the field. Provides overview of the fast-moving field of stem cell biology and function, regenerative medicine, and therapeutics Covers the possible use of iPSCs for hair loss disorders, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, ischemic stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Glaucoma, Optic Neuropathy, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Type 1 Diabetes, Heart Failure, liver diseases, infertility, Autoimmune Diseases, and more Contributions from stem cell leaders around the world

Update on Mesenchymal and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Update on Mesenchymal and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Author: Khalid Ahmed Al-Anazi
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2020-04-22
ISBN 10: 1789238072
ISBN 13: 9781789238075
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Update on Mesenchymal and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Book Review:

This book represents an updated overview on selected topics related to mesenchymal stem cells as well as induced pluripotent stem cells. The book is divided into three main sections that cover several topics including: sources of both stem cell types, their preparation and general properties, as well as their therapeutic indications and clinical utilization with particular attention given to their use in infectious diseases, osteoarthritis, as well as immunological disorders.

Recent Advances in iPSC Disease Modeling Volume 1

Recent Advances in iPSC Disease Modeling  Volume 1
Author: ALEXANDER BIRBRAIR
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-07-16
ISBN 10: 0128232692
ISBN 13: 9780128232699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Advances in iPSC Disease Modeling Volume 1 Book Review:

Recent Advances in iPSC Disease Modeling, Volume 1 addresses how induced pluripotent stem cells can be used to model various diseases. Somatic cells are reprogrammed into induced pluripotent stem cells by the expression of specific transcription factors. These cells are transforming biomedical research in the last 15 years. This volume teaches readers about current advances in the field. This book describes the use of induced pluripotent stem cells to model several diseases in vitro, enabling us to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in different pathologies. Further insights into these mechanisms will have important implications for our understanding of disease appearance, development, and progression. In recent years, remarkable progress has been made in the obtention of induced pluripotent stem cells and their differentiation into several cell types, tissues, and organs using state-of-art techniques. These advantages facilitated identification of key targets and definition of the molecular basis of several disorders. The volume is written for researchers and scientists in stem cell therapy, cell biology, regenerative medicine and organ transplantation; and is contributed by world-renowned authors in the field. Provides overview of the fast-moving field of induced pluripotent stem cell technology, regenerative medicine, and therapeutics Covers the following diseases: severe congenital neutropenia, sickle cell and Diamond-Blackfan anemias, muscular dystrophies, Bernard-Soulier syndrome, familial hypercholesterolemia type II A, Werner syndrome, lysosomal storage diseases, and more Contains description of cutting-edge research on the development of disease-specific human pluripotent stem cells. These cells allow us to study cellular and molecular processes involved in several human diseases

Perinatal Stem Cells

Perinatal Stem Cells
Author: Zhong Chao Han,Tsuneo A. Takahashi,Zhibo Han,Zongjin Li
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2019-03-06
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.

iPS Cells for Modelling and Treatment of Human Diseases

iPS Cells for Modelling and Treatment of Human Diseases
Author: Michael J. Edel
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 3038421227
ISBN 13: 9783038421221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

iPS Cells for Modelling and Treatment of Human Diseases Book Review:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "iPS Cells for Modelling and Treatment of Human Diseases" that was published in JCM

Etiology and Morphogenesis of Congenital Heart Disease

Etiology and Morphogenesis of Congenital Heart Disease
Author: Toshio Nakanishi,Roger R. Markwald,H.Scott Baldwin,Bradley B. Keller,Deepak Srivastava,Hiroyuki Yamagishi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2016-06-24
ISBN 10: 4431546286
ISBN 13: 9784431546283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Etiology and Morphogenesis of Congenital Heart Disease Book Review:

This volume focuses on the etiology and morphogenesis of congenital heart diseases. It reviews in detail the early development and differentiation of the heart, and later morphologic events of the cardiovascular system, covering a wide range of topics such as gene functions, growth factors, transcription factors and cellular interactions that are implicated in cardiac morphogenesis and congenital heart disease. This book also presents recent advances in stem cell and cell sheet tissue engineering technologies which have the potential to provide novel in vitro disease models and to generate regenerative paradigms for cardiac repair and regeneration. This is the ideal resource for physician scientists and investigators looking for updates on recent investigations on the origins of congenital heart disease and potential future therapies.

Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy

Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy
Author: Lucas G. Chase,Mohan C Vemuri
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2012-12-12
ISBN 10: 1627032002
ISBN 13: 9781627032001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy Book Review:

Over the past decade, significant efforts have been made to develop stem cell-based therapies for difficult to treat diseases. Multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells, also referred to as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), appear to hold great promise in regards to a regenerative cell-based therapy for the treatment of these diseases. Currently, more than 200 clinical trials are underway worldwide exploring the use of MSCs for the treatment of a wide range of disorders including bone, cartilage and tendon damage, myocardial infarction, graft-versus-host disease, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, critical limb ischemia and many others. MSCs were first identified by Friendenstein and colleagues as an adherent stromal cell population within the bone marrow with the ability to form clonogenic colonies in vitro. In regards to the basic biology associated with MSCs, there has been tremendous progress towards understanding this cell population’s phenotype and function from a range of tissue sources. Despite enormous progress and an overall increased understanding of MSCs at the molecular and cellular level, several critical questions remain to be answered in regards to the use of these cells in therapeutic applications. Clinically, both autologous and allogenic approaches for the transplantation of MSCs are being explored. Several of the processing steps needed for the clinical application of MSCs, including isolation from various tissues, scalable in vitro expansion, cell banking, dose preparation, quality control parameters, delivery methods and numerous others are being extensively studied. Despite a significant number of ongoing clinical trials, none of the current therapeutic approaches have, at this point, become a standard of care treatment. Although exceptionally promising, the clinical translation of MSC-based therapies is still a work in progress. The extensive number of ongoing clinical trials is expected to provide a clearer path forward for the realization and implementation of MSCs in regenerative medicine. Towards this end, reviews of current clinical trial results and discussions of relevant topics association with the clinical application of MSCs are compiled in this book from some of the leading researchers in this exciting and rapidly advancing field. Although not absolutely all-inclusive, we hope the chapters within this book can promote and enable a better understanding of the translation of MSCs from bench-to-bedside and inspire researchers to further explore this promising and quickly evolving field.

Stem Cells and Cell Therapy

Stem Cells and Cell Therapy
Author: Mohamed Al-Rubeai,Mariam Naciri
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN 10: 9400771967
ISBN 13: 9789400771963
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cells and Cell Therapy Book Review:

With the discovery of stem cells capable of multiplying indefinitely in culture and differentiating into many other cell types in appropriate conditions, new hopes were born in repair and replacement of damaged cells and tissues. The features of stem cells may provide treatment for some incurable diseases with some therapies are already in clinics, particularly those from adult stem cells. Some treatments will require large number of cells and may also require multiple doses, generating a growing demand for generating and processing large numbers of cells to meet the need of clinical applications. With this in mind, our aim is to provide a book on the subject of stem cells and cell therapy for researchers and students of cell biotechnology, bioengineering and bioproduction. This book is exceptional as it teaches researchers stem cells and cell therapy in that it covers the concepts and backgrounds necessary so that readers get a good understanding of the production of stem cells. The book covers three topics: The basics of stem cells and cell therapy, the use of stem cells for the treatment of human diseases, and stem cell processing. It includes chapters on neural and vascular stem vascular stem cell therapy, expansion engineering of embryonic stem cells, stem cell based production of blood cells and separation technologies for stem cells and cell therapy products. It is an informed and informative presentation of what modern research, science and engineering have learned about stem cells and their production and therapies. Addressing both the medical and production issues, this book is an invaluable contribution to having an academic and industrial understanding with respect to R&D and manufacturing of clinical grade stem cells.

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells in Brain Diseases

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells in Brain Diseases
Author: Vivi M. Heine,Stephanie Dooves,Dwayne Holmes,Judith Wagner
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 59
Release: 2011-11-23
ISBN 10: 9789400728165
ISBN 13: 9400728166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells in Brain Diseases Book Review:

Brain diseases can have a large impact on patients and society, and treatment is often not available. A new approach in which somatic cells are reprogrammed into induced pluripotent cells (iPS cells) is a significant breakthrough for regenerative medicine. This promises patient-specific tissue for replacement therapies, as well as disease-specific cells for developmental modeling and drug treatment screening. However, this method faces issues of low reprogramming efficiency, and poorly defined criteria for determining the conversion of one cell type to another. Cells contain epigenetic “memories” of what they were that can affect reprogramming. This book discusses the various methods to reprogram cells, the control and determination of cell identity, the epigenetic models that have emerged and the application of iPS cell therapy for brain diseases, in particular Parkinson’s disease and Vanishing White Matter (VWM).​

Huntington s Disease

Huntington s Disease
Author: Nagehan Ersoy Tunalı
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2017-03-22
ISBN 10: 9535130498
ISBN 13: 9789535130499
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Huntington s Disease Book Review:

Huntington's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder of the brain. It is one of the quite devastating and currently incurable human conditions. Degeneration of specific types of neurons in the brain results in a triad of clinical features: serious behavioral disturbances, uncontrolled movements of body parts, and deterioration of intellectual capabilities. The underlying complex mechanisms and molecular players of the cellular cascades still need to be deciphered in detail despite considerable advances. Once solved, the related molecular mechanisms will not only enlighten the HD story but will also shed light on other polyglutamine diseases and similar brain disorders. This book, Huntington's Disease-Molecular Pathogenesis and Current Models, is planned to cover recent scientific achievements in understanding the cellular mechanisms of HD. The chapters provide comprehensive description of the key issues in HD research. In this regard, this book will serve as a source for clinicians and researchers in the field and also for life science readers in increasing their understanding and awareness of the clinical correlates, genetic aspects, neuropathological findings, and potential therapeutic interventions related to HD.

Stem Cell Processing

Stem Cell Processing
Author: Phuc Van Pham
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2016-10-18
ISBN 10: 3319400738
ISBN 13: 9783319400730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cell Processing Book Review:

This invaluable resource delineates procedures for development and use of stem cells in the laboratory and explores the potential for clinical applications. The text discusses mesenchymal stem cell isolation, isolation of adipose derived stem cells, new trends of induced pluripotent stem cells in disease treatment, cord blood banking, future directions of the discussed therapies and much more. The chapters are contributed by preeminent scientists in the field and present a comprehensive picture of stem cell processes, from development in the laboratory to effects and side-effects of clinical application. Stem Cell Processing and the other books in the Stem Cells in Clinical Applications series, edited by Dr. Phuc Van Pham, is essential reading for scientists, researchers, advanced students and clinicians working in stem cells, regenerative medicine or tissue engineering.

Principles of Regenerative Medicine

Principles of Regenerative Medicine
Author: Anthony Atala,Robert Lanza,James A. Thomson,Robert Nerem
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1202
Release: 2010-12-16
ISBN 10: 9780123814234
ISBN 13: 0123814235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Regenerative Medicine Book Review:

Virtually any disease that results from malfunctioning, damaged, or failing tissues may be potentially cured through regenerative medicine therapies, by either regenerating the damaged tissues in vivo, or by growing the tissues and organs in vitro and implanting them into the patient. Principles of Regenerative Medicine discusses the latest advances in technology and medicine for replacing tissues and organs damaged by disease and of developing therapies for previously untreatable conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, and renal failure. Key for all researchers and instituions in Stem Cell Biology, Bioengineering, and Developmental Biology The first of its kind to offer an advanced understanding of the latest technologies in regenerative medicine New discoveries from leading researchers on restoration of diseased tissues and organs

Stem Cells and Cancer Stem Cells Volume 12

Stem Cells and Cancer Stem Cells  Volume 12
Author: M.A. Hayat
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-02-20
ISBN 10: 9401780323
ISBN 13: 9789401780322
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cells and Cancer Stem Cells Volume 12 Book Review:

Volume 12 in this series explores the latest experimental and clinical uses of stem cells in the treatment of disease and of injuries and reviews methods for isolating multipotent endothelial-like cells from human adipose tissue and discusses clinical applications in cell therapy and regenerative medicine. The book is organized in five parts: Cancer Stem Cells, Pluripotent Stem Cells, Dendritic Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine and General Applications. The first section includes chapters on histamine in the neural and cancer stem cell niches and emerging concepts of stem cell organization in the normal lung and in lung cancer. The section on Pluripotent Stem Cells includes discussion of the differentiation of dendritic cells from human induced pluripotent stem cell and the molecular mechanisms involved in reprogramming human somatic cells to generate induced pluripotent stem cells. Additional chapters cover the differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells into functional cardiomyocytes, characteristics of satellite cells and multipotent adult stem cells in the skeletal muscle. The section on Dendritic Stem Cells explores the critical role of notch signaling in the differentiation and function of dendrite. Other chapters cover hypertensive emergencies in children after stem cell transplantation and overcoming the radio resistance of lung cancer stem cells. The section on Regenerative Medicine reports on experiments on improved renal revascularization in pigs using stem cells and phenotypic correction of murine Hemophilia A using cell-based therapy. The concluding section, General Applications, discusses such topics as methods in mathematical modeling for stem cells, as well as molecular and functional characterization of human adipocytes. Like its eleven predecessors in the series, this volume stands out for its comprehensive approach, its roster of some 51 expert contributors representing a dozen different countries and its up-to-date review of leading-edge technology and methods.