Essentials of Stem Cell Biology / Edition 1

Essentials of Stem Cell Biology / Edition 1

by Robert Lanza
     
 

ISBN-10: 0120884429

ISBN-13: 9780120884421

Pub. Date: 11/22/2005

Publisher: Elsevier Science

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 embracing the latest advances in stem cells. Representing the combined effort of 7 editors and more than 200 scholars and scientists

Overview

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 embracing the latest advances in stem cells. Representing the combined effort of 7 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, and methods to theapplication of stem cells to specific human diseases, regulation and ethics, and patient perspectives, no topic in the field of stem cells is left uncovered.

  • 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 a glossary, highlighted terms, and bibliographic entries replacing references

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780120884421
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
11/22/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
584
Product dimensions:
8.74(w) x 11.18(h) x 1.28(d)

Table of Contents

FOREWORD
Why Stem Cell Research?
A New Path-Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Embryonic Stem Cells Versus Adult Stem Cells
'Stemness': Definitions, Criteria and Standards
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO STEM CELLS
PART TWO: BASIC BIOLOGY/MECHANISMS
PART THREE: TISSUE AND ORGAN DEVELOPMENT
PART FOUR: METHODS
PART FIVE: APPLICATIONS
PART SIX: REGULATION AND ETHICS
Epilogue: Concluding Statement

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