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.

Stem Cell Therapy A Rising Tide How Stem Cells Are Disrupting Medicine and Transforming Lives

Stem Cell Therapy  A Rising Tide  How Stem Cells Are Disrupting Medicine and Transforming Lives
Author: Neil H. Riordan
Publsiher: Neil H Riordan
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2017-06-20
ISBN 10: 9780999045305
ISBN 13: 099904530X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cell Therapy A Rising Tide How Stem Cells Are Disrupting Medicine and Transforming Lives Book Review:

Stem cells are the repair cells of your body. When there aren't enough of them, or they aren't working properly, chronic diseases can manifest and persist. From industry leaders, sport stars, and Hollywood icons to thousands of everyday, ordinary people, stem cell therapy has helped when standard medicine failed. Many of them had lost hope. These are their stories. Neil H Riordan, author of MSC: Clinical Evidence Leading Medicine's Next Frontier, the definitive textbook on clinical stem cell therapy, brings you an easy-to-read book about how and why stem cells work, and why they're the wave of the future.

Stem Cell Therapeutics for Cancer

Stem Cell Therapeutics for Cancer
Author: Khalid Shah
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN 10: 1118660625
ISBN 13: 9781118660621
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cell Therapeutics for Cancer Book Review:

Stem Cell Therapeutics for Cancer covers theapplication of stem cells in various cancers, with an emphasis onthe aspects of these strategies that are critical to the success offuture stem cell-based therapies for cancer. Topics covered in thebook include stem cell sources, tumor specificity, targetedtherapeutics, visualizing the stem cell, and therapeutic agentpharmacokinetics. Each chapter contains a brief introduction to thecancer, followed by an exploration of how engineered stem cellshave been utilized to cure the disease in mouse models and in earlyphase clinical trials. Comprises of sections on stem cell therapy in brain cancers,lung cancers, breast cancers, as well as stem cells incombination with other therapies Focuses on the practical applications of using stem cells asgene delivery agents to treat cancer Includes coverage of cutting-edge molecular imaging techniquesin stem cell therapeutics for a variety of tumour types

Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetes

Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetes
Author: Shimon Efrat
Publsiher: Humana Press
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2009-12-07
ISBN 10: 9781607613657
ISBN 13: 1607613654
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetes Book Review:

Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetes, one of the latest installments of the Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine series, reviews the three main approaches for generation of sufficient numbers of insulin-producing cells for restoration of an adequate beta-cell mass: beta-cell expansion, stem-cell differentiation, and nuclear reprogramming. Adeptly collecting the research of the leading scientists in the field, Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetes compares the merits of employing autologous versus banked allogeneic cell sources for generation of surrogate beta cells, and addresses tissue engineering and ways for cell protection from recurring autoimmunity and graft rejection. Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetes provides essential reading for those especially interested in tracking the progress in applying of one of the most exciting new developments in bio-medicine towards a cure for diabetes.

Breast Cancer Stem Cells Therapy Resistance

Breast Cancer Stem Cells   Therapy Resistance
Author: Phuc Van Pham
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2015-11-26
ISBN 10: 3319220209
ISBN 13: 9783319220208
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breast Cancer Stem Cells Therapy Resistance Book Review:

This volume thoroughly examines breast cancer stem cells (BCSCs), from basic definitions to techniques for identifying, isolating, culturing, and targeting BCSCs for therapy; there is additional focus on pre-clinical and clinical results. The text begins with a discussion of breast cancer, focusing especially on the limitations of current therapies in its treatment. The subsequent chapters introduce and compare stem cells and cancer stem cells, describe properties and isolation techniques of BCSCs, and examine BCSC-targeting approaches. The text concludes with a discussion of controversy surrounding the BCSC hypothesis and of future research directions. Breast Cancer Stem Cells & Therapy Resistance, part of the SpringerBriefs in Stem Cells series, provides a succinct yet comprehensive overview of BCSCs for advanced students, graduate students and researchers as well as those working with breast cancer or stem cells in a clinical setting.

Progenitor and Stem Cell Technologies and Therapies

Progenitor and Stem Cell Technologies and Therapies
Author: Anthony Atala
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2012-03-15
ISBN 10: 0857096079
ISBN 13: 9780857096074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Progenitor and Stem Cell Technologies and Therapies Book Review:

Progenitor and stem cells have the ability to renew themselves and change into a variety of specialised types, making them ideal materials for therapy and regenerative medicine. Progenitor and stem cell technologies and therapies reviews the range of progenitor and stem cells available and their therapeutic application. Part one reviews basic principles for the culture of stem cells before discussing technologies for particular cell types. These include human embryonic, induced pluripotent, amniotic and placental, cord and multipotent stem cells. Part two discusses wider issues such as intellectual property, regulation and commercialisation of stem cell technologies and therapies. The final part of the book considers the therapeutic use of stem and progenitor cells. Chapters review the use of adipose tissue-derived stem cells, umbilical cord blood (UCB) stem cells, bone marrow, auditory and oral cavity stem cells. Other chapters cover the use of stem cells in therapies in various clinical areas, including lung, cartilage, urologic, nerve and cardiac repair. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Progenitor and stem cell technologies and therapies is a standard reference for both those researching in cell and tissue biology and engineering as well as medical practitioners investigating the therapeutic use of this important technology. Reviews the range of progenitor and stem cells available and outlines their therapeutic application Examines the basic principles for the culture of stem cells before discussing technologies for particular cell types, including human embryonic, induced pluripotent, amniotic and placental, cord and multipotent stem cells Includes a discussion of wider issues such as intellectual property, regulation and commercialisation of stem cell technologies and therapies

Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy for Osteo Degenerative Diseases

Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy for Osteo Degenerative Diseases
Author: Nicole I. Nieden
Publsiher: Humana Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-11-05
ISBN 10: 9781607619611
ISBN 13: 160761961X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy for Osteo Degenerative Diseases Book Review:

Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) offer an unlimited self-renewing capacity, as opposed to the limits of adult stem cells; therefore, ESCs represent an almost bottomless resource for regenerative medicine and tissue engineering approaches. In Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy for Osteo-Degenerative Diseases: Methods and Protocols, accomplished investigators provide detailed descriptions on how to expand ESCs from the most commonly used species ex vivo, i.e. mouse and human, in static culture as well as in controllable bioreactor processes. The thorough and timely volume summarizes the methods that may be used to differentiate these cells along the desired lineage of choice, be it osteoblasts, osteoclasts, or chondrocytes, and consequentially also offers analysis tools for the characterization of resulting cells and evaluation of differentiation effectiveness. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular BiologyTM series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and expert tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Dependable and cutting-edge, Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy for Osteo-Degenerative Diseases: Methods and Protocols supplies the tools necessary to allow researchers to carry out critical research needed in order to bring this burgeoning and vitally important field closer to the clinic and to ensure the widespread application of a successful strategy.

Stem Cell Therapy for Autoimmune Disease

Stem Cell Therapy for Autoimmune Disease
Author: Richard K. Burt
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2019-11-11
ISBN 10: 1000724670
ISBN 13: 9781000724677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cell Therapy for Autoimmune Disease Book Review:

Stem cell transplantation may be complicated by treatment-related mortality and like the immune system that it regenerates has equal potential to either create and preserve or destroy. The dual nature that defines stem cells is differentiation that ultimately leads to death and self-renewal, which leads to immortality. What types of stem cells are there? How are they collected? What are their attributes and characteristics? This textbook devotes many chapters to familiarize the reader with the basic science, clinical aspects, and new questions being raised in the field of stem cell biology. Blood stem cells for tolerance and tissue regeneration are a rapidly developing research and clinical field that is being applied to autoimmune diseases. In clinical trials, autologous hematopoietic (blood) stem cells are being used to reduce the cytopenic interval following intense immune suppressive transplant regimens. While as yet not delineated, some possible mechanisms and pathways leading to tolerance after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation are suggested in these chapters. Tissue regeneration from blood stem cells is also suggested by animal experiments on stem cell plasticity or metamoirosis (i.e., change in fate) as described within this textbook. Ongoing early clinical trials on tissue regeneration from blood stem cells are described in the chapter on stem cell therapy for cardiac and peripheral vascular disease. Whether autologous hematopoietic stem cells, through the process of mobilization and reinfusion, may be manipulated to contribute to tissue repair in autoimmune diseases is a future area for translational research.

Stem Cell Therapy for Organ Failure

Stem Cell Therapy for Organ Failure
Author: Indumathi Somasundaram
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2015-01-02
ISBN 10: 8132221109
ISBN 13: 9788132221104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cell Therapy for Organ Failure Book Review:

The book “STEM CELL THERAPY FOR ORGAN FAILURES” edited by Dr. S. Indumathi demonstrates the In Vitro and In vivo therapeutic strategies and applications of pre- and post-natal stem cells for treating the failures of various organ systems of our body in a wide perspective. It explores the past, present and the futuristic approach of the exciting field of stem cells and its intriguing properties involved in tissue repair and regeneration. The prime focus of this volume is to unravel the basic, advanced, therapeutic and translational approaches put-forth so far in the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine at research, pre-clinical and clinical levels. Stem cells has ushered in widespread interest and exciting possibilities for cell based therapies, albeit failures do prevail and small uncontrolled phase I/II studies are only signals generating, rather than definite proof of concept thereby limiting its applicability in curative therapeutics. Despite certain initiatives and meticulous untiring efforts, bringing this basic bench side research into advanced transitional bedside remained a challenge. Thus, this book embarked upon the expanding researches in these areas that seem decisive in improvising regenerative medical therapeutics, thereby leading to further path-breaking studies that cure all health challenges facing mankind. Overall, this book reveals the imperativeness of various stem cell sources and its utility in curative therapeutics.

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.

Cardiovascular Regeneration and Stem Cell Therapy

Cardiovascular Regeneration and Stem Cell Therapy
Author: Annarosa Leri,Piero Anversa,William H. Frishman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 0470994304
ISBN 13: 9780470994306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cardiovascular Regeneration and Stem Cell Therapy Book Review:

This book is the definitive reference on two of the most exciting areas of cardiovascular research – myocardial regeneration and stem cell therapy – for the treatment of disease. Edited by pioneers in the area, with contributions from every major investigator worldwide, it covers: The biology of stem cells The actions of stem cells from the bone marrow, the heart, and embryos on the normal restorative and repair functions of the heart and blood vessels How stem cells could contribute to myocardial recovery in the face of injury and aging How adjuvant therapy with growth factors might enhance stem cell activity in regeneration and repair Clinical applications and clinical experiences This fully referenced publication presents the current state of knowledge in both basic science and clinical practice, and is an essential reference for scientists, students, and clinicians.

Stem Cell Therapy for Vascular Diseases

Stem Cell Therapy for Vascular Diseases
Author: Tulio Pinho Navarro,Lara Lellis Navarro Minchillo Lopes,Alan Dardik
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2020-11-05
ISBN 10: 3030569543
ISBN 13: 9783030569549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cell Therapy for Vascular Diseases Book Review:

Vascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. Distinguished clinical and surgical approaches have attempted to overcome its morbidity and mortality; still 17.9 million people die every year due to vascular affections. Stem cell therapy has emerged as a promising therapeutic strategy. Stem cells synthesize and secrete cytokines that promote cell recruitment, immunomodulation, extracellular matrix remodeling, angiogenesis, and neuroregeneration, all of which promote regeneration. Besides that, stem cells are also capable of differentiating in various cell types, being employed in tissue engineering. Preclinical and clinical investigations have reported efficacy of stem cell therapy for various vascular diseases. Even though results are encouraging, the studies demonstrate variation in stem cell type and origin, route and protocol for administration, and concomitant use of other treatment strategies, impairing easy interpretation of results and clinical application. The purpose of this book is to compile and comprise the current state of the evidence regarding stem cell therapy for each vascular disease, elucidating possible clinical applications. More than an objective guide for readers on the use of this novel treatment strategy, this publication will advocate for stem cell therapy use and development and will be of significant interest to physicians in a wide range of disciplines as well as researchers.

Stem Cells

Stem Cells
Author: Christine Mummery,Anja van de Stolpe,Bernard Roelen,Hans Clevers
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2014-05-23
ISBN 10: 0124115675
ISBN 13: 9780124115675
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cells Book Review:

The second edition of Stem Cells: Scientific Facts and Fiction provides the non-stem cell expert with an understandable review of the history, current state of affairs, and facts and fiction of the promises of stem cells. Building on success of its award-winning preceding edition, the second edition features new chapters on embryonic and iPS cells and stem cells in veterinary science and medicine. It contains major revisions on cancer stem cells to include new culture models, additional interviews with leaders in progenitor cells, engineered eye tissue, and xeno organs from stem cells, as well as new information on "organs on chips" and adult progenitor cells. In the past decades our understanding of stem cell biology has increased tremendously. Many types of stem cells have been discovered in tissues that everyone presumed were unable to regenerate in adults, the heart and the brain in particular. There is vast interest in stem cells from biologists and clinicians who see the potential for regenerative medicine and future treatments for chronic diseases like Parkinson's, diabetes, and spinal cord lesions, based on the use of stem cells; and from entrepreneurs in biotechnology who expect new commercial applications ranging from drug discovery to transplantation therapies. Explains in straightforward, non-specialist language the basic biology of stem cells and their applications in modern medicine and future therapy Includes extensive coverage of adult and embryonic stem cells both historically and in contemporary practice Richly illustrated to assist in understanding how research is done and the current hurdles to clinical practice

Stem Cells

Stem Cells
Author: Robert A. Meyers
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 778
Release: 2013-06-03
ISBN 10: 3527668527
ISBN 13: 9783527668526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cells Book Review:

This third in the Current Topics in Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine Series contains a careful selection of new and updated, high-quality articles from the well-known Meyer's Encyclopedia, describing new perspectives in stem cell research. The 26 chapters are divided into four sections: Basic Biology, Stem Cells and Disease, Stem Cell Therapy Approaches, and Laboratory Methods, with the authors chosen from among the leaders in their respective fields. This volume represents an essential guide for students and researchers seeking an overview of the field.

Stem Cell Therapy and Tissue Engineering for Cardiovascular Repair

Stem Cell Therapy and Tissue Engineering for Cardiovascular Repair
Author: Nabil Dib,Doris A. Taylor,Edward B. Diethrich
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2006-04-09
ISBN 10: 038730939X
ISBN 13: 9780387309392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cell Therapy and Tissue Engineering for Cardiovascular Repair Book Review:

In excess of 7 million people worldwide die of coronary heart disease each year. Only one-third of these heart attack victims recover completely. The remainder suffer the consequences of myocardial infarction and its ill fated remodeling process, resulting in chronic congestive heart failure. This malady alone is the leading cause of hospital admissions in the United States. New breakthroughs in stem cell therapy and tissue engineering have promised to reverse this dismal outcome by cardiovascular repair. World authorities, including scientists and regulatory authorities, have joined in a collaborative effort to present for the reader the first collective review of stem cell therapy for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. These contributions in basic science, pre-clinical and clinical experience guided by the regulatory pathways, assure a rapid course of translational research and clinical trials. The contents of this publication will become a prerequisite for those preparing to meet the challenges of this exciting and potentially rewarding field of stem cell research.

Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine

Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine
Author: Alain A. Vertes,Nasib Qureshi,Arnold I. Caplan,Lee E. Babiss
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 776
Release: 2015-12-02
ISBN 10: 111997139X
ISBN 13: 9781119971399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine Book Review:

This book is a unique guide to emerging stem cell technologies and the opportunities for their commercialisation. It provides in-depth analyses of the science, business, legal, and financing fundamentals of stem cell technologies, offering a holistic assessment of this emerging and dynamic segment of the field of regenerative medicine. • Reviews the very latest advances in the technology and business of stem cells used for therapy, research, and diagnostics • Identifies key challenges to the commercialisation of stem cell technology and avenues to overcome problems in the pipeline • Written by an expert team with extensive experience in the business, basic and applied science of stem cell research This comprehensive volume is essential reading for researchers in cell biology, biotechnology, regenerative medicine, and tissue engineering, including scientists and professionals, looking to enter commercial biotechnology fields.

Biomaterials for Stem Cell Therapy

Biomaterials for Stem Cell Therapy
Author: Loredana De Bartolo,Augustinus Bader
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 662
Release: 2013-01-28
ISBN 10: 1466576391
ISBN 13: 9781466576391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomaterials for Stem Cell Therapy Book Review:

Focused on stem cell applications, this book bridges the fields of biomaterials, offering new insights into constructing and regenerating tissues and organs. Its unique feature is linking diseases of the human body to current thinking on how to deal with them in the context of current concepts and technologies by means of an in-depth focus on biomaterials. The book assembles recent advances and covers a range of topics related to stem cell biology, biomaterials and technological approaches such as bioreactors written by top researchers in the field. Stem cells of both embryonic and adult origin are discussed with applications ranging, but not limited to, nerve regeneration, liver, pancreas, skin, trachea, cartilage and bone repair and cardiovascular therapy. Developments in the field reflecting the design and construction of the human body and its principal anatomy are discussed from a materials point of view. The book will be a valuable tool for biomaterial scientists, tissue engineers, clinicians as well as stem cell biologists involved in basic research and applications of adult and embryonic stem cells. It will also be a source of reference for students in biotechnology, biomedical engineering, biology, biochemistry, materials sciences, pharmaceuticals, and veterinary and human medicine.

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.

Handbook of Cardiac Stem Cell Therapy

Handbook of Cardiac Stem Cell Therapy
Author: Ioannis Dimarakis
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1848162561
ISBN 13: 9781848162563
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Cardiac Stem Cell Therapy Book Review:

This book is an impressive compilation of contributions on the hot topic of cardiac stem cell therapy from leading groups all over the world. In the assembly of chapters, a structured approach is adopted; starting from the clinician's perspective, all developments in both the experimental and clinical research areas are covered. This journey will take the reader from the bench-top to the bedside, with all chapters written by leading authorities in their respective fields, including data still in press with medical journals. So, beyond being excellent as an overall update for scientists in the field of cardiac stem cell therapy, this book will likely prove an indispensable tool for every budding scientist considering a research project within this field.

Imaging in Stem Cell Transplant and Cell based Therapy

Imaging in Stem Cell Transplant and Cell based Therapy
Author: Tarun Pandey
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2017-05-29
ISBN 10: 331951833X
ISBN 13: 9783319518336
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imaging in Stem Cell Transplant and Cell based Therapy Book Review:

This book provides a review of imaging techniques and applications in stem cell transplantation and other cell-based therapies. The basis of different molecular imaging techniques is explained in detail, as is the current state of interventional radiology techniques. While the whole is a comprehensive discussion, each chapter is self-sufficient enough so that each can be reviewed independently. The contributors represent years of international and cross-disciplinary expertise and perspective and are all well known in their fields. comprehensive information on the role of clinical and molecular imaging in stem cell therapy from this book reviewed in detail. Essential reading for radiologists and physicians who are interested in developing a basic understanding of stem cell imaging and applications of stem cells and cell based therapies. However, it will also be of interest to clinical scientists and researchers alike, including those involved in stem cell labeling, tracking & imaging, cancer therapy, angiogenesis and cardiac regeneration.