Stem Cells Heterogeneity in Different Organs

Stem Cells Heterogeneity in Different Organs
Author: Alexander Birbrair
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2020-09-20
ISBN 10: 9783030241100
ISBN 13: 3030241106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cells Heterogeneity in Different Organs Book Review:

This book presents a comprehensive discussion on the heterogeneity existing between different types of stem cells within the same tissue. As the functions of these stem cells vary, this is very important for the application of stem cells in cell therapy. This book describes the many recent developments that have revealed completely different roles of distinct stem cells within the same organ. Stem Cells Heterogeneity in Different Organs provides a timely update on the current information on stem cells heterogeneity in various tissues. It also provides a solid foundation of the history of stem cells from specific tissues and the current applications of this knowledge in regenerative medicine. Taken with its companion volumes, Stem Cells Heterogeneity: Novel Concepts and Stem Cells Heterogeneity in Cancer, this book is essential reading for advanced cell biology students as well as researchers and clinicians working with stem cells.

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.

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 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

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.

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.

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.

Organoids and Mini Organs

Organoids and Mini Organs
Author: Jamie Davies,Melanie Lawrence
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2018-03-09
ISBN 10: 012812637X
ISBN 13: 9780128126370
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organoids and Mini Organs Book Review:

Organs and Organoids combines contributions from leading practitioners who work under the editorial control of an acclaimed researcher who also served for eight years as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Organogenesis, the first journal on this topic. The book begins with an introduction, but then delves into chapters that present advice on how to make organoids for many systems. In addition, case studies that illustrate the uses of organioids are presented, along with discussions on future directions and specific problems that need to be solved. Collects the best protocols of organoid cultures from diverse tissues Covers a wide range of organs Includes troubleshooting cases for common, but specific problems for each culture conditions Provides an entire section on the application of organoids

Stem Cells Heterogeneity in Cancer

Stem Cells Heterogeneity in Cancer
Author: Alexander Birbrair
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2020-10-02
ISBN 10: 9783030143688
ISBN 13: 3030143686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cells Heterogeneity in Cancer Book Review:

This book presents a comprehensive discussion on the heterogeneity existing between different types of stem cells within the same tissue, for several types of cancers, e.g. glioblastoma stem cells. Recent developments have revealed completely different roles of distinct stem cells within the same organ. Thus, Stem Cells Heterogeneity in Cancer provides a timely update us on the current information on stem cells heterogeneity in various tissues. It also provides a solid foundation of the history of stem cells from specific tissues and the current applications of this knowledge in regenerative medicine. When taken as a whole, alongside its companion volumes Stem Cells Heterogeneity – Novel Concepts, and Stem Cells Heterogeneity in Different Organs, these three books present a comprehensive reference on stem cell heterogeneity in various tissues and current and future applications for regenerative medicine. It is essential reading for advanced cell biology students as well as researchers in stem cells and clinicians.

Recent Advances in iPSC Technology

Recent Advances in iPSC Technology
Author: Alexander Birbrair
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2021-04-15
ISBN 10: 9780128222317
ISBN 13: 012822231X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Advances in iPSC Technology 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. Stem Cells in Organs, Volume 5 discusses the possible origins and consequences of stem cells differences between distinct organs. The volume teaches the reader about the organ specific stem cells and how these stem cells will interlace with the other mature cells present in the organs. This book will provide an overview on our knowledge of stem cell subtypes in different organs such as: the pancreas, lungs, bone marrow, skeletal muscle, the testis, stomach and 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 the following organs: pancreas, lungs, bone marrow, skeletal muscle, stomach and more Contributed by world-renown experts in the field

Micro and Nanotechnologies in Engineering Stem Cells and Tissues

Micro and Nanotechnologies in Engineering Stem Cells and Tissues
Author: Murugan Ramalingam,Esmaiel Jabbari,Seeram Ramakrishna,Ali Khademhosseini
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2013-05-10
ISBN 10: 111857480X
ISBN 13: 9781118574805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Micro and Nanotechnologies in Engineering Stem Cells and Tissues Book Review:

A cutting-edge look at the application of micro andnanotechnologies in regenerative medicine The area at the interface of micro/nanotechnology and stemcells/tissue engineering has seen an explosion of activity inrecent years. This book provides a much-needed overview of theseexciting developments, covering all aspects of micro andnanotechnologies, from the fundamental principles to the latestresearch to applications in regenerative medicine. Written and edited by the top researchers in the field, Microand Nanotechnologies in Engineering Stem Cells and Tissuesdescribes advances in material systems along with currenttechniques available for cell, tissue, and organ studies. Readerswill gain tremendous insight into the state of the art of stemcells and tissue engineering, and learn how to use the technologyin their own research or clinical trials. Coverage includes: Technologies for controlling or regulating stem cell and tissuegrowth Various engineering approaches for stem cell, vascular tissue,and bone regeneration The design and processing of biocompatible polymers and otherbiomaterials Characterization of the interactions between cells andbiomaterials Unrivaled among books of this kind, Micro andNanotechnologies in Engineering Stem Cells and Tissues is theultimate forward-looking reference for researchers in numerousdisciplines, from engineering and materials science to biomedicine,and for anyone wishing to understand the trends in thistransformative field.

Stem Cells in Clinical Practice and Tissue Engineering

Stem Cells in Clinical Practice and Tissue Engineering
Author: Rakesh Sharma
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-05-02
ISBN 10: 1789230101
ISBN 13: 9781789230109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cells in Clinical Practice and Tissue Engineering Book Review:

Stem Cells in Clinical Practice and Tissue Engineering is a concise book on applied methods of stem cell differentiation and optimization using tissue engineering methods. These methods offer immediate use in clinical regenerative medicine. The present volume will serve the purpose of applied stem cell differentiation optimization methods in clinical research projects, as well as be useful to relatively experienced stem cell scientists and clinicians who might wish to develop their stem cell clinical centers or research labs further. Chapters are arranged in the order of basic concepts of stem cell differentiation, clinical applications of pluripotent stem cells in skin, cardiac, bone, dental, obesity centers, followed by tissue engineering, new materials used, and overall evaluation with their permitted legal status.

Tissue and Organ Regeneration

Tissue and Organ Regeneration
Author: Lijie Grace Zhang,Ali Khademhosseini,Thomas Webster
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 822
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 981441168X
ISBN 13: 9789814411684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tissue and Organ Regeneration Book Review:

Tissue engineering aims to develop biological substitutes that restore, maintain, or improve damaged tissue and organ functionality. To date, numerous stem cells and biomaterials have been explored for a variety of tissue and organ regeneration. The challenge for existing stem cell–based techniques is that current therapies lack controlled environments that are crucial for regulating stem cell engraftment and differentiation in vivo, because stem cells are rather sensitive to even minute changes in their environment. Micro- and nanotechnology hold great potential to fabricate biomimetic spatiotemporally controlled scaffolds as well as control stem cell behavior and fate by micro- and nanoscale cues. This book presents the latest micro- and nanotechnologies used to manipulate stem cell behaviors, which is a critical area for regenerative medicine. Moreover, it covers and details cutting-edge research in nano- and microfabrication techniques and biomaterials for the regeneration of various tissues and organs, such as bone, cartilage, craniofacial, osteochondral, muscle, bladder, cardiac, and vascular tissues.

Essentials of Stem Cell Biology

Essentials of Stem Cell Biology
Author: Robert Lanza,John Gearhart,Brigid Hogan,Douglas Melton,Roger Pedersen,E. Donnall Thomas,James A. Thomson,Ian Sir Wilmut
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 680
Release: 2009-06-05
ISBN 10: 9780080884974
ISBN 13: 0080884970
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Stem Cell Biology Book Review:

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

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

The Stem Cell Niche during Ageing

The Stem Cell Niche during Ageing
Author: Susie Prof. Nilsson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2020-08-22
ISBN 10: 0128220201
ISBN 13: 9780128220207
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stem Cell Niche during Ageing Book Review:

Advances in Stem Cells and Their Niches addresses stem cells during development, homeostasis, and disease/injury of the respective organs, presenting new developments in the field, including new data on disease and clinical applications. Video content illustrates such areas as protocols, transplantation techniques, and work with mice. Explores not only reviews of research, but also shares methods, protocols, and transplantation techniques Contains video content to illustrate such areas as protocols, transplantation techniques, and work with mice Each volume concentrates on one organ, making this a unique publication

Regenerative Medicine Applications in Organ Transplantation

Regenerative Medicine Applications in Organ Transplantation
Author: Giuseppe Orlando
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1050
Release: 2013-10-11
ISBN 10: 012398520X
ISBN 13: 9780123985200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regenerative Medicine Applications in Organ Transplantation Book Review:

Regenerative Medicine Applications in Organ Transplantation illustrates exactly how these two fields are coming together and can benefit one another. It discusses technologies being developed, methods being implemented, and which of these are the most promising. The text encompasses tissue engineering, biomaterial sciences, stem cell biology, and developmental biology, all from a transplant perspective. Organ systems considered include liver, renal, intestinal, pancreatic, and more. Leaders from both fields have contributed chapters, clearly illustrating that regenerative medicine and solid organ transplantation speak the same language and that both aim for similar medical outcomes. The overall theme of the book is to provide insight into the synergy between organ transplantation and regenerative medicine. Recent groundbreaking achievements in regenerative medicine have received unprecedented coverage by the media, fueling interest and enthusiasm in transplant clinicians and researchers. Regenerative medicine is changing the premise of solid organ transplantation, requiring transplantation investigators to become familiar with regenerative medicine investigations that can be extremely relevant to their work. Similarly, regenerative medicine investigators need to be aware of the needs of the transplant field to bring these two fields together for greater results. Bridges the gap between regenerative medicine and solid organ transplantation and highlights reasons for collaboration Explains the importance and future potential of regenerative medicine to the transplant community Illustrates to regenerative medicine investigators the needs of the transplant discipline to drive and guide investigations in the most promising directions

Artificial Organs

Artificial Organs
Author: Nadey S. Hakim
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2009-06-12
ISBN 10: 9781848822832
ISBN 13: 1848822839
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Artificial Organs Book Review:

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

Stem Cell Dependent Therapies

Stem Cell Dependent Therapies
Author: Gerhard Gross,Thomas Häupl
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2013-10-29
ISBN 10: 3110298309
ISBN 13: 9783110298307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cell Dependent Therapies Book Review:

Multipotent mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a heterogeneous population of cells which reside in a variety of tissues. They differentiate into several mesodermal lineages, secrete a multitude of trophic factors and contribute to tissue homeostasis. MSCs are able to exert immunosuppressive activities by interfering with inflammatory cytokine production and with T- and B-cell proliferation. These immunomodulating properties make MSCs promising candidates for the treatment of chronic inflammatory and autoimmune disorders. There are, however, certain caveats involved including inappropriate migration of cells in the body, immune rejection, tumor formation, or graft versus host disease (GvHD). This book investigates the current state of the MSC-dependent therapy of chronic inflammatory disorders and autoimmune diseases. Among the covered topics are GvHD, chronic kidney, liver and lung disease, ischemic heart and inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, various rheumatic and neurological disorders and, lastly, tumors and solid organ transplantations. This book also questions the immunoprivileged status of MSCs, discusses the therapeutic role of MSCs in experimental animal disease models and their translation to the corresponding human disorders, envisions a role for MSCs in tumor interventions and, lastly, describes a systems biology approach for stem cells and inflammation.

Stem Cell Research

Stem Cell Research
Author: Joseph Panno
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 0816067333
ISBN 13: 9780816067336
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cell Research Book Review:

Explains what stem cells are, current research utilizing them, and the controversy surrounding the use of stem cells.