Virtually any disease that results from malfunctioning, damaged, or failing tissues may be potentially cured through regenerative medicine therapies, by either regenerating the damaged tissues in vivo, or by growing the tissues and organs in vitro and implanting them into the patient Principles of Regenerative Medicine discusses the latest advances in technology and medicine for replacing tissues and organs damaged by disease and of developing therapies for previously untreatable conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, and renal failure Key for all researchers and instituions in Stem Cell Biology, Bioengineering, and Developmental Biology The first of its kind to offer an advanced understanding of the latest technologies in regenerative medicine New discoveries from leading researchers on restoration of diseased tissues and organs...
|Title||:||Principles of Regenerative Medicine|
|Publisher||:||Academic Press 1 edition December 4, 2007|
|Number of Pages||:||1472 pages|
|File Size||:||897 KB|
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Principles of Regenerative Medicine Reviews
In the history of scientific literature, especially in the life sciences, there have been a few books that have endured. One was Wilson's Cytology, the other was Dan Mazia's book that established cell biology. The third is this one. Atala and his gang have conspired to compose a dazzling array of facts and factoids about the recurrent problem of biological strategies for healing tissues. While that odious term "stem cells" as opposed to the less emotional "multipotent progenitor cells or MPC" is used with abandon, the purpose of the book is to establish regenerative medicine as a legitimate endeavor. The authors have completed a monumental feat in getting so many contributors to deliver manuscripts on time, and for managing to cover a vast amount of the scientific landscape. Of course. the wary reader will find items of oversight eg, endogenous retroviruses in human and mouse cells, or rigid cytological characterization of the so called "stem cell lines" promoted by a high official who has never studied biology, even at Yale.
Who would have believed that you could capture the state of this (art) science so well in just 1,448 pages? But that is exactly what the contributors to this book have pulled off. What's more, the editors did a profoundly apt job of mixing the basic biology, biomaterials science and (stem) cell therapy aspects of regenerative medicine. Indeed, the reader is provided a well-integrated vision of this multi-disciplinary field. In terms of star power, well, most everyone who is anyone in this area was a contributor to the work. The book touches on tissue engineering of systems you would expect (Genitourinary, Cardiac and Alimentary systems etc) and some you haven't even thought of lately and in its completeness, there is even a section on Regulations and Ethics. While this book would not be accessible to a medical neophyte, anyone with a working knowledge of anatomy and cell physiology will be able to work out any gaps in understanding with some effort. Let's just say I had to hit Wikipedia a few times while working through this excellent book.