The Stem Cell Hope: How Stem Cell Medicine Can Change Our Lives

The Stem Cell Hope: How Stem Cell Medicine Can Change Our Lives

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by Alice Park
     
 

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A landmark book by the senior science writer at Time magazine introduces us to a medical breakthrough that can save our lives. 

Few people know much about stem cell research beyond the ethical questions raised by using embryos. But in the last decade, stem cell research has made huge advances toward eliminating some of our most…  See more details below

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A landmark book by the senior science writer at Time magazine introduces us to a medical breakthrough that can save our lives. 

Few people know much about stem cell research beyond the ethical questions raised by using embryos. But in the last decade, stem cell research has made huge advances toward eliminating some of our most intractable diseases. Now this sweeping and accessible book introduces us to this cutting-edge science that will revolutionize medicine and change the way we think about and treat disease. 

Alice Park takes us from stem cell's controversial beginnings to the recent electrifying promise of being able to create the versatile cells without using embryos at all. She shows us how stem cells give researchers an unprecedented ability to study disease while giving patients the promise of replacing diseased cells with healthy new ones. And she profiles the scientists and leaders-many with their own compelling stories-who have fueled the quest and will continue to shape the field in years to come.

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Editorial Reviews

-Sharon Begley
“A tour de force of storytelling.”
-Michael F. Roisen
“Infuses a difficult scientific subject with intrigue, passion, and fun.”
-J. Craig Venter
“Park’s book proves there is truly stem cell hope for all of us, not just hype.”
From the Publisher
“A tour de force of storytelling.” — Sharon Begley, author of Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain

“Infuses a difficult scientific subject with intrigue, passion, and fun.” — Michael F. Roisen, M.D., coauthor of the YOU series

“Park’s book proves there is truly stem cell hope for all of us, not just hype.” — J. Craig Venter, sequencer of the human genome and author of A Life Decoded

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101529102
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/09/2011
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
423 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

J. Craig Venter
Park’s book proves there is truly stem cell hope for all of us, not just hype.”
Michael F. Roisen
Infuses a difficult scientific subject with intrigue, passion, and fun.”
Sharon Begley
A tour de force of storytelling.”

Meet the Author

Alice Park is a senior reporter with Time magazine, currently serving as head of science coverage. She lives in New York City.

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The Stem Cell Hope: How Stem Cell Medicine Can Change Our Lives 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
PreMedStudent More than 1 year ago
Alice Park does a phenomenal job of meshing heartfelt real-life stories with medical information. Parks takes the lives of people suffering from dabilitating diseases such as diabetes and ALS and connects them to "the hope" that stem cell research offers. I was brought up catholic and was naturally against stem cells, however, the insight this book provided changed my mind and will change yours; it will change the way you look at the future of medicine. Great buy- A+
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