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Editors: Mikkel L. Sorensen
Book Description:
Stem cells are the foundation cells for every organ, tissue and cell in the body. They are like a blank microchip that can ultimately be programmed to perform any number of specialized tasks. Stem cells are undifferentiated, "blank" cells that do not yet have a specific function. Under proper conditions, stem cells begin to develop into specialized tissues and organs. Additionally, stem cells are self-sustaining and can replicate themselves for long periods of time.

These unique characteristics make stem cells very promising for supplying cells to treat debilitating diseases like Alzheimer's disease, cancer, Parkinson's disease, type-1 diabetes, spinal cord injury, stroke, burns, heart disease, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. This new book presents the latest research in the field from around the world.



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Table of Contents:
Preface

Expert Commentaries

Commentary A - Stem cell therapy for Alzheimer’s disease; pp. 1-6
(Philippe Taupin, National Neuroscience Institute, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Commentary B - Adult neurogenesis and depression: a novel theory for depression?; pp. 7-10
(Philippe Taupin, National Neuroscience Institute, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Short Communications

Communication A - Recent Progress of Radiation Research: Cancer Stem Cells and ncRNAs; pp. 11-21
(Hideshi Ishii, Center for Molecular Medicine, Jichi Medical School, National Institute for Radiological Science, Japan, Toshiyuki Saito, National Institute for Radiological Science, Japan)

Communication B - Recruitment of Transplanted Dermal Multipotent Cells to the Injured Sites of Rats with Combined Radiation and Wound Injury by SDF-1/CXCR4 Interaction; pp. 23-32
(Zong Zhaowen, Ran Xinze, Cheng Tianmin, Institute of Combined Injury, School of Military Preventive Medicine, China)

Communication C - Neural cell differentiation from embryonic stem cell by the Neural Stem Sphere method; pp. 33-40
(Takashi Nakayama, Yokohama City University School of Medicine, Masahiro Otsu, Nobuo Inoue, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan)

Research and Review Studies

Chapter I - Mesenchymal stem cells in vascular therapy; pp. 41-124
(Gael Y. Rochefort, Universite François Rabelais, France)

Chapter II - Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Bone Diseases: State of the Art and Future Prospects; pp. 125-154
(Gael Y. Rochefort, C.L. Benhamou, INSERM, CHR ORLEANS, Orleans, France)

Chapter III - Human embryonic stem cells: key characteristics and main applications in disease research.; pp. 155-187
(Kathryn Cherise Davidson, The University of Melbourne, Australia, Monash University, Australian Stem Cell Centre, University of Washington, USA, Mirella Dottori, Alice Pébay, The University of Melbourne, Australia)

Chapter IV - Establishment of Individual-Specific ES Cells from Adult Somatic Cells by Nuclear Transfer; pp. 189-213
(Sayaka Wakayama, Teruhiko Wakayama, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Minatojima-minamimachi, Kobe, Japan)

Chapter V - Mesenchymal Stem Cell Based Therapy in Liver Disease; pp. 215-245
(Aurich I, Martin Luther Univ. Halle-Wittenberg, Dept. of Medicine, Sgodda M., Martin Luther Univ. Halle-Wittenberg, First Dept. of Internal Medicine)

Chapter VI - Ocular Limbal Stem Cell Biology and Transplantation; pp. 247-260
(Chi-Chao Chan, Laboratory of Immunology, NEI/NIH, Bethesda, MD)

Chapter VII - Paracrine, Autocrine and Intracrine Patterning for Cardiovascular Repair with Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells: Role of New Chemistry for Regenerative Medicine; pp. 261-282
(Carlo Ventura, Silvia Cantoni, Francesca Bianchi, Institute of Cardiology–National, Institute of Biostructures and Biosystems, University of Bologna, Italy, Bioscience Institute, Repubblica di San Marino)

Chapter VIII - Yin and Yang of Adult Stem Cells: Cure-All for Therapy or Roots for Cancer?; pp. 283-299
(Christian Dani, Cedric Darini, Annie Ladoux, Institute of Signaling Biology Development and Cancer, Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France)

Index

   Series:
      Stem Cells - Laboratory and Clinical Research
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-241-5
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