Stem Cell, Regenerative Medicine & Cancer Hardback
Edited by Shree Ram Singh
Of the estimated trillion cells that build up our bodies, only a little number can self-renew and give rise to many different cell types.
These unspecialised cells are called stem cells. Stem cell division and differentiation is fundamental to the development of the mature organism.
Stem cells have recently attracted significant attention largely due to their potential medical benefits in the fields of therapeutic cloning and regenerative medicine. Because stem cells can become many specialised types of cells of the organs, they have the potential to treat many diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, type-1 diabetes, spinal cord injury, stroke, burns, heart disease, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
This book focuses on the application of stem cells in regeneration and repair of the organs in disease and ageing.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 761 pages, tables, diagrams, illus
- Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 20/06/2011
- Category: Cellular biology (cytology)
- ISBN: 9781617287879