* 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
From the Publisher
Recent advances in the fields of medicine and technology have led to the development of stem cell therapy. A stem cell is a cell that has the potential to develop into many different types of cell in the body. It has the ability to divide and copy itself and at least one other specialized type of cell.Stem Cells was written to provide ...
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ISBN - 10:0123815363
ISBN - 13:9780123815361
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Table of Contents
Foreword Introduction Chapter 1: Biology of the Cell Chapter 2: Embryonic development Chapter 3: Of mice and men: History of stem cells Chapter 4: What are stem cells? Chapter 5: Origin of stem cells Chapter 6: Types of stem cells Chapter 7: Cloning: history and current applications Chapter 8: Clinical applications of stem cells Chapter 9: Cancer stem cells Chapter 10: Applications for drugs and toxicity screening Chapter 11: Venturing in stem cells (law and intellectual property) Chapter 12: Future Prospects
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