Stem Cells: An Insider's Guide

Stem Cells: An Insider's Guide

by Paul Knoepfler


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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789814508803
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/18/2013
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 444,348
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Meet Your Stem Cells; The Promise of Stem Cell Treatments; The Roadblocks to Stem Cell Treatments; All in the Family: An Insider's Tale of Two Stem Cells and a Black Sheep; An Insider's Guide to a Stem Cell Laboratory; The Stem Cell Theory of Aging; Challenges to Ethical & Legal Commercialization of Stem Cell Treatments; Patient's Guide to Stem Cell Treatments; Stem Cell Cosmetics and Sports Medicine; Non-Commercial Stem Cell Ethical Issues; Who Really Discovered Stem Cells? The Dynamic History of the World's Most Exciting Cell; Not Lost in Translation: The Global and Cultural Language of Stem Cells; The Top Stem Cell Secrets, Myths, Urban Legends, Paradoxes and Taboos; What the Future Holds for Stem Cells and You.

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