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: Paul Knoepfler
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9814508810
ISBN 13: 9789814508810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cells Book Review:

Stem Cells: An Insider's Guide is an exciting new book that takes readers inside the world of stem cells guided by international stem cell expert, Dr. Paul Knoepfler. Stem cells are catalyzing a revolution in medicine. The book also tackles the exciting and hotly debated area of stem cell treatments that are capturing the public's imagination. In the future they may also transform how we age and reproduce. However, there are serious risks and ethical challenges, too. The author's goal with this insider's guide is to give readers the information needed to distinguish between the ubiquitous hype and legitimate hope found throughout the stem cell world. The book answers the most common questions that people have about stem cells. Can stem cells help my family with a serious medical problem such as Alzheimer's, Multiple Sclerosis, or Autism Are such treatments safe Can stem cells make me look younger or even literally stay physically young These questions and many more are answered here. A number of ethical issues related to stem cells that spark debates are discussed, including risky treatments, cloning and embryonic stem cells. The author breaks new ground in a number of ways such as by suggesting reforms to the FDA, providing a new theory of aging based on stem cells, and including a revolutionary Stem Cell Patient Bill of Rights. More generally, the book is your guide to where the stem cell field will be in the near future as well as a thoughtful perspective on how stem cell therapies will ultimately change your life and our world.

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

Stem Cells a Very Short Introduction

Stem Cells  a Very Short Introduction
Author: Jonathan Slack
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2021-09-23
ISBN 10: 0198869290
ISBN 13: 9780198869290
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cells a Very Short Introduction Book Review:

Stem cells are a rapidly developing area of research. This book explains the nature and different types of stem cells, explores their applications in medicine for treating diseases and injuries, and considers the major areas of current research.

Stem Cells

Stem Cells
Author: Mary Clarke,Jonathan Frampton
Publsiher: Garland Science
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2020-07-27
ISBN 10: 1000062651
ISBN 13: 9781000062656
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cells Book Review:

Stem cell science, encompassing basic biology to practical application, is both vast and diverse. A full appreciation of it requires an understanding of cell and molecular biology, tissue structure and physiology, the practicalities of tissue engineering and bioprocessing, and the pathways to clinical implementation—including the ethical and regulatory imperatives that our society requires us to address. Expectation and debate have been driven by the allure of regenerative medicine using stem cells as a source of replacements for damaged or aged tissues. The potential of stem cell application goes far beyond this. Highly innovative uses of stem cells are emerging as possible therapies for cancers, treating acute damage in conditions such as stroke and myocardial infarction, and resolving a whole range of diseases. Stem Cells: Biology and Application presents the basic concepts underlying the fast-moving science of stem cell biology. This textbook is written for an advanced stem cell biology course. The target audience includes senior undergraduates, first year graduate students, and practitioners in molecular biology, biology, and biomedical engineering. Stem Cells provides a comprehensive understanding of these unique cells, highlighting key areas of research, associated controversies, case studies, technologies, and pioneers in the field.

Handbook of Stem Cells

Handbook of Stem Cells
Author: Anthony Atala,Robert Lanza
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1074
Release: 2012-12-31
ISBN 10: 0123859433
ISBN 13: 9780123859433
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Stem Cells Book Review:

New discoveries in the field of stem cells increasingly dominate the news and scientific literature revealing an avalanche of new knowledge and research tools that are producing therapies for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and a wide variety of other diseases that afflict humanity. The Handbook of Stem Cells integrates this exciting area of life science, combining in two volumes the requisites for a general understanding of adult and embryonic stem cells. Organized in two volumes entitled Pluripotent Stem Cells and Cell Biology and Adult and Fetal Stem Cells, this work contains contributions from the world’s experts in stem cell research to provide a description of the tools, methods, and experimental protocols needed to study and characterize stem cells and progenitor populations as well as a the latest information of what is known about each specific organ system. Provides comprehensive coverage on this highly topical subject Contains contributions by the foremost authorities and premiere names in the field of stem cell research Companion website - http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780123859426/ - contains over 250 color figures in presentation format

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 Cells

Stem Cells
Author: C. Potten
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 474
Release: 1996-10-09
ISBN 10: 9780080541761
ISBN 13: 0080541763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cells Book Review:

Stem cells are relatively undifferentiated cells which are the permanent lineage ancestor cells of tissues. Newly developed molecular biological techniques and probes have made possible dramatic advances in our ability to study the lineage development of stem cells. A major impetus to develop these techniques has been to identify specific stem cells for gene therapy purposes. The role that stem cells play in the development of cancer is also an important area. This book provides up-to-date reviews on a wide variety of stem cell systems by world experts. Chapters range from descriptions of the current knowledge of the biology of stem cells, to current molecular biological approaches and clinical implications. Oncologists and cell biologists will find this book of particular interest. It will also be usefule to radiobiologist, biotechnologists, and gene therapists. Provides reviews of stem cell systems by world experts Covers stem cell biology in plants, invertebrates, and mammals Presents clinical implications of stem cell differentiation

Advances in Application of Stem Cells From Bench to Clinics

Advances in Application of Stem Cells  From Bench to Clinics
Author: Firdos Alam Khan
Publsiher: Humana
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2021-10-20
ISBN 10: 9783030781002
ISBN 13: 3030781003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Application of Stem Cells From Bench to Clinics Book Review:

The field of stem cell biology is expanding with a continued surge of new information related to its applications. Over past few years, stem cells have been extensively used in cell therapy, tissue engineering, in vitro drug testing among others. At the moment there is no single book available which comprehensively describes the significance of various application of stem cells derived from embryonic and adult sources from lab to clinics. In this edited volume, we discuss basics and advanced topics of stem cells to help researchers, students and professional find the most important information in a single source of updated information about stem cells and relevant applications. This book is divided in 12 chapters and covers topics such as in vitro cell culture, 3D cell culture, cell therapy, tissue engineering, cell factory, cell functionality, in vitro drug testing, organ development, autologous transplantation, allogeneic transplantation, adult stem cells, multipotent stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, a pluripotent and embryonic stem cells.

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.

Stem Cells

Stem Cells
Author: Nicole Arrighi
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-03-27
ISBN 10: 0081025882
ISBN 13: 9780081025888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cells Book Review:

Stem Cells: Therapeutic Innovations under Control traces the discovery of stem cells and induced pluripotent cells. It establishes the link between knowledge about cell development and tissue engineering, and presents perspectives in regenerative medicine. Cell proliferation and tissue architecture open up unexpected applications in tissue engineering, with the development of tissues or organs. In this context emerges the need to address the issue of bioethics and regulatory considerations. Because stem cells can multiply and differentiate into cells specific to a particular tissue or organ, they represent vast potential in the health field. Traces the discovery of stem cells to link knowledge of cell development with tissue engineering Presents prospects in regenerative medicine Establishes the link between knowledge about cell development and tissue engineering

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 Cells

Stem Cells
Author: Elizabeth Finkel
Publsiher: HarperCollins Australia
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-07-01
ISBN 10: 1743097913
ISBN 13: 9781743097915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cells Book Review:

Stem Cells: Controversy at the Frontiers of Science provides a clear explanation of just what stem cells are - what the subtle differences are in the cells upon which most debate is focused - and why they are important for medical research. It explains how Australia found itself in the forefront of stem cell research, leading even the United States. But what is the story behind the headlines? Are stem cells the potential miracle cure-all that researchers would have us believe, solving problems from the search for donor organs to curing diseases such as Parkinsons and even cancer and dementia? And even if all the promises can be fulfilled, is it worth opening the potential Pandora's box of ethical problems? What is motivating the lobby groups for and against? Dr Elizabeth Finkel takes a clear-eyed look at the science, the ethics, the politics, the economics, the spin and the future.

Stem Cells

Stem Cells
Author: Mariusz Z. Ratajczak
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2020-01-02
ISBN 10: 3030312062
ISBN 13: 9783030312060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cells Book Review:

Since different types of stem cells for therapeutic applications have recently been proposed, this timely volume explores various sources of stem cells for tissue and organ regeneration and discusses their advantages and limitations. Also discussed are pros and cons for using embryonic stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, and adult stem cells isolated from postnatal tissues. Different types of adult stem cells for therapeutic applications are also reviewed, including hematopoietic stem cells, epidermal stem cells, endothelial progenitors, neural stem cells, mesenchymal stem cells, and very small embryonic-like stem cells. This book also addresses paracrine effects of stem cells in regenerative medicine that are mediated by extracellular microvesicles and soluble secretome. Finally, potential applications of stem cells in cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, immunotherapy, and aging are presented. This is an ideal book for students and researchers working in the stem cell research field.

Stem Cells From Basic Research to Therapy

Stem Cells  From Basic Research to Therapy
Author: Federico Calegari,Claudia Waskow
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 670
Release: 2014-02-07
ISBN 10: 1482207753
ISBN 13: 9781482207750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cells From Basic Research to Therapy Book Review:

The first volume of Stem Cells deals with the fundamental principles that govern embryonic and somatic stem cell biology. Historically, the identification and characterization of such pathways and general rules of stemness occurred during embryonic development and Volume I reflects this with topics spanning cell cycle regulation, epigenetics, and asymmetric cell division in a number of organ systems from planarian to human. Three specific sections discuss i) Basic Stem Cell Biology, ii) Tissue Formation During Development, and iii) Model Organisms with particular emphasis on those more relevant for biomedical research and, thus, leading to the topics addressed in Volume II.

Stem Cells Basics and Clinical Translation

Stem Cells  Basics and Clinical Translation
Author: Robert Chunhua Zhao
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2015-09-14
ISBN 10: 9401772738
ISBN 13: 9789401772730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cells Basics and Clinical Translation Book Review:

This book provides a comprehensive review of the properties of various stem cell types, the mechanisms of their behaviors and their potential clinical application. Stem cells have a great capacity of self-renewal and differentiation. They represent new paradigms for disease treatment in the field of regenerative medicine since the day they were discovered. As stem cell research is complicated and making progress rapidly, it is important to have expertise in this field to share their views and perspectives. This book provides a wonderful platform for those who are interested in stem cells to learn from and communicate with experts. Particularly, it highlights the roles of stem cell based therapy for a variety of diseases. Furthermore, this book gives a detailed introduction to the great works related to stem cells in China. The readers could gain a profound knowledge of the state-of-art research done by scientists in the field of stem cells. Overall, this book will be a valuable reference resource for both experienced investigators pursuing stem cell research as well as those are just entering into this field. Dr. Robert Chunhua Zhao, a Cheung Kong Professor of Stem Cell Biology, is Professor of Cell Biology at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences & School of Basic Medicine, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (PUMC), Beijing, China. He is Director of the Center for Tissue Engineering, PUMC and Chief Scientist of the National Basic Research Program of China (“973 Program”). He also serves as Regional Editor of Stem Cells and Development.

Stem Cells and Aging

Stem Cells and Aging
Author: Surajit Pathak,Antara Banerjee
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-03-17
ISBN 10: 0128204133
ISBN 13: 9780128204139
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cells and Aging Book Review:

Stem Cells and Aging covers what is known about the effect of time and age on the basic units of life, which are the corresponding tissue-specific or adult stem cells. Even though the concept of stem cells was introduced nearly a century ago by Alexander Maximow, modern stem-cell research began in 1963 when James Till, Ernest McCullough and Lou Siminovitch established assays to detect hematopoietic stem cells. In fact, given the importance of the aging-associated diseases, scientists have developed a keen interest in understanding the aging process as they attempt to define the role of dysfunctional stem cells in the aging process. With an aging population worldwide, understanding these age-related stem cell changes at a basic biology level and at the level of their influences for regenerative medicine is of interest and importance. There is increasing evidence that the aging process can have much adverse effects on stem cells. In the modern era, one of the emerging fields in treating human diseases is stem cell research, as stem cells have the remarkable potential to treat a wide range of diseases. Nevertheless, understanding the molecular mechanism involved in aging and deterioration of stem cell function is crucial in developing effective new therapies for aging. Serves as an ideal reference to guide investigators toward valuable answers to the problems of our aging population Addresses the effect of time and age on human stem cells Includes chapters from contributors exploring the biology of stem cell aging around the globe

Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering

Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering
Author: Mirjana Pavlovic,Bela Balint
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2012-11-07
ISBN 10: 1461455057
ISBN 13: 9781461455059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering Book Review:

Stem cells are the building blocks for all other cells in an organism. The human body has about 200 different types of cells and any of those cells can be produced by a stem cell. This fact emphasizes the significance of stem cells in transplantational medicine, regenerative therapy and bioengineering. Whether embryonic or adult, these cells can be used for the successful treatment of a wide range of diseases that were not treatable before, such as osteogenesis imperfecta in children, different forms of leukemias, acute myocardial infarction, some neural damages and diseases, etc. Bioengineering, e.g. successful manipulation of these cells with multipotential capacity of differentiation toward appropriate patterns and precise quantity, are the prerequisites for successful outcome and treatment. By combining in vivo and in vitro techniques, it is now possible to manage the wide spectrum of tissue damages and organ diseases. Although the stem-cell therapy is not a response to all the questions, it provides more and more answers every day. Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering is a concise review on the functional, phenotypic, regenerative, transplantational and curative aspects of a stem cell’s entity. It is critical and encouraging at the same time, providing truthful and appropriate samples from the practice and research that can lead toward optimal use of this immense source of adjuvant and curative therapy in human pathology. Written by a clinician and a researcher, who are currently teaching what they are doing, it is recommended as a teaching tool along with an original textbook.

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.

Stem Cells

Stem Cells
Author: Eapen Cherian,Cherian Eapen,G. Nandhini,Nandhini G,Kurian Anil
Publsiher: JP Medical Ltd
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2011-07
ISBN 10: 9789350250600
ISBN 13: 9350250608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cells Book Review:

Beginning with a basic introduction to the field, this book provides a comprehensive review of the properties and potential uses of stem cells, including stem cells in tissue engineering, cancer, gene therapy and in dental tissues. Stem Cells compares two key types of mammalian stem cell - embryonic and adult. Different stem cell systems are discussed, as well as potential obstacles in the use of human stem cells.