This book traces the discovery of stem cells and examines how they represent hope in the field of health by leading scientific advances in regenerative medicine.
Capable of infinitely multiplying and producing all the cells of the human body, stem cells, along with advances in biomaterials, are opening up unexpected prospects in science and medicine. This breakthrough in regenerative medicine has led to the invention of tissue engineering and is creating new therapies which could be described as "living" medicines.
Including a chapter devoted to defining and classifying stem cells and concluding with an examination of bioethics, this book is a useful guide for researchers, scientists and postgraduate students interested in the field of biomedical engineering, particularly tissue engineering.
1. Definition and Classification of Stem Cells.
2. Stem Cells as a Necessary Experimental Platform in Medical Research.
3. Stem Cells at the Core of Cell Therapy.
4. Stem Cells for Regenerative Medicine in Humans.
5. Bioethics: Regulatory Framework for Human Stem Cells.
Nicole Arrighi is Associate Professor at the University of Côte d’Azur and part of the Stem Cell Differentiation team at the Institute of Biology Valrose in Nice, France. She is Deputy Director of the Master of Sciences course in Biobanks and Complex Data Management.
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