Stem Cells, 2nd Edition

  • Evelyn B. Kelly
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  • ISBN-10: 1440865973
  • ISBN-13: 9781440865978
  • DDC: 616
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released September 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Whether from adults or embryos, stem cells have the potential to develop into many other types of cells-an ability that makes them potentially invaluable for curing a wide variety of diseases and disorders. And while some stem cell treatments are already in use today and have achieved remarkable results, the use of such cells continues to be clouded in controversy. This second edition offers a wealth of new information and features. Coverage of research breakthroughs in the past decade has been added, including descriptions of recently discovered types of stem cells and stem cell therapies. In addition to addressing ethical and scientific controversies, the book also addresses issues such as the discrepancy between the public's expectations for regenerative medicine and current medical realities. Also new in this edition is a collection of case studies, each of which helps to make the topics discussed in the book more accessible to readers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
Overview and Background Information.
1: Stem Cells 101.
2: History of Stem Cells and Stem Cell Research through the 1980s.
3: Stem Cell Research Explodes: 1990–2010.
4: Stem Cell Research: 2010 and Beyond.
5: Sources of Stem Cells: Embryonic Stem Cells and Embryonic Germ Cells.
6: Sources of Stem Cells: Adult Stem Cells.
7: Sources of Stem Cells: Mesenchymal Stem Cells.
8: The Role of Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine.
9: Stem Cell Therapy: The Brain and Nervous System.
10: Stem Cell Therapy: The Skeletal and Muscular Systems.
11: Stem Cell Therapy: The Circulatory System.
12: Stem Cell Therapy: The Skin.
13: Stem Cell Therapy: The Endocrine System.
Issues and Controversies.
14: What Are the Ethical Issues Regarding Stem Cell Research?.
15: Should Religious Views Enter into the Stem Cell Discussion?.
16: How Do U.S. Policies Concerning Stem Cells Compare to Other Countries?.
17: Is Stem Cell Research a Boon or Boondoggle?.
18: What Are the Future Prospects and Trends of Stem Cell Research?.
19: Case Studies.
Sources for Further Information.
About the Author.