Stem Cells: From Basic Research to Therapy, Volume Two: Tissue Homeostasis and Regeneration during Adulthood, Applications, Legislation and Ethics

Federico Calegari, Claudia Waskow

June 3, 2014 by CRC Press
Reference - 474 Pages - 24 Color & 5 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482219838 - CAT# K22174


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  • Provides the general public and its institutions with the basic scientific knowledge on stem cells that is necessary to make rational and sensible decisions on important related topics
  • Presents a compendium about the current state in all fields of stem cell research and its many applications including legislation and ethics
  • Offers insights into a complex and diverse area that influences many aspects of daily life, from the generation of genetically modified organisms for commercial purposes to the use of human embryonic stem cells for therapy
  • Contains in-depth chapters including the state-of-the-art technologies in the field


The second volume in the Stem Cells series concentrates on the mechanisms of stem cell regeneration in the adult organism with a view towards understanding how lost tissue can be replaced during adulthood and aging. The second focus of this volume is on stem cell identification and manipulation, including applications in basic research, medicine, and industry. The book closes with an outlook on generalized approaches that can be used to solve legislative and ethical challenges.