Progress In Stem Cell Applications

Author: Allen V. Faraday, Jonathon T. Dyer, Maribel Arribas,
Publisher: Gazelle Distribution
Keywords: applications, cell, stem, progress
Pages: 435
Published: 2008-09-30
Language: English
Category: Internal Medicine, Medicine, Medical, Professional & Technical,
ISBN-10: 1604563168     ISBN-13: 9781604563160
Binding: Hardcover (1)
List Price: 129.00 USD
This book is devoted to recent research in stem cell applications. 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 specialised tasks. Stem cells are undifferentiated, "blank" cells that do not yet have a specific function. Under proper conditions, stem cells begin to develop into specialised 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.

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