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Gene and Cell Therapy


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Gene and cell therapies provide useful therapeutics for numerous diseases and disorders, particularly for those that have no other effective treatment including drugs. The Gene and Cell Therapy book series will cover all current topics in gene and cell therapies and their supporting disciplines including basic research discoveries through to clinical applications. Because these fields are extremely broad, the Series Editors anticipate publishing numerous books over the years that each provide an in depth coverage of a focused topic. Furthermore, ongoing topics of high interest could potentially have subsequent editions if warranted.

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Cardiovascular Cell Therapy

Cardiovascular Cell Therapy

Forthcoming

Charles R. Bridges
July 26, 2018

This book focuses on critical and in-depth reviews of gene- based therapeutics and their clinical applications. To achieve this, the book will covers a range of up-to-date topics on gene therapy: (i) strategies of genetic manipulation, (ii) targets for intervention, (iii) appropriate vector systems...

Cell Therapy for Diseases of Skeletal Muscle

Cell Therapy for Diseases of Skeletal Muscle

Forthcoming

Martin K. Childers
July 15, 2018

This book deals with new therapies that use cells such as stem cells to treat, retard, or even cure devastating muscle diseases such as Parkinson's, Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS), and muscular dystrophy. The text is divided into two parts. The first part contains chapters by contributors establishing...

Gene and Cell Delivery for Intervertebral Disc Degeneration

Gene and Cell Delivery for Intervertebral Disc Degeneration

Raquel Madeira Gonçalves, Mario Adolfo Barbosa
May 08, 2018

Intervertebral disc degeneration is one of the major causes of lower back pain for which the common therapeutic interventions are not efficient. A search for alternative therapies for lower back pain and intervertebral disc degeneration includes cell-based therapies. Unfortunately, intervertebral...

Therapeutic Applications of Adenoviruses

Therapeutic Applications of Adenoviruses

Philip Ng, Nicola Brunetti-Pierri
December 21, 2016

Adenoviruses are double stranded DNA viruses that have been used to study the process of DNA replication. Studies of the mode of action of adenovirally produced tumors in rodents led to the discovery of tumour supressor genes. The adenoviral vector is now the most used vector in clinical gene...

Regenerative Medicine Technology: On-a-Chip Applications for Disease Modeling, Drug Discovery and Personalized Medicine

Regenerative Medicine Technology: On-a-Chip Applications for Disease Modeling, Drug Discovery and Personalized Medicine

Sean V. Murphy, Anthony Atala
December 13, 2016

Miniaturization in the fields of chemistry and molecular biology has resulted in the "lab-on-a-chip." Such systems are micro-fabricated devices capable of handling extremely small fluid volumes facilitating the scaling of single or multiple lab processes down to a microchip-sized format. The...

Cellular Therapy for Neurological Injury

Cellular Therapy for Neurological Injury

Charles S. Cox, Jr.
February 24, 2016

Cellular Therapy for Neurological Injury discusses the current status of cellular therapy for neurological disorders. The primary areas of focus include traumatic brain injury, stroke (ischemic and hemorrhagic), and spinal cord injury. The book explores cell therapy approaches to these and other...

Placenta: The Tree of Life

Placenta: The Tree of Life

Ornella Parolini
February 17, 2016

Long regarded as biological waste, the placenta is gaining momentum as a viable product for clinical use. Due to their unique properties, placental cells and derivatives show great promise in curing various diseases. Utilizing contributions from world-renowned experts, Placenta: The Tree of Life...

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