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Stem Cells and Cell Therapy

Stem Cells and Cell Therapy Book
Author : Mohamed Al-Rubeai,Mariam Naciri
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-10-01
ISBN : 9400771967
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With the discovery of stem cells capable of multiplying indefinitely in culture and differentiating into many other cell types in appropriate conditions, new hopes were born in repair and replacement of damaged cells and tissues. The features of stem cells may provide treatment for some incurable diseases with some therapies are already in clinics, particularly those from adult stem cells. Some treatments will require large number of cells and may also require multiple doses, generating a growing demand for generating and processing large numbers of cells to meet the need of clinical applications. With this in mind, our aim is to provide a book on the subject of stem cells and cell therapy for researchers and students of cell biotechnology, bioengineering and bioproduction. This book is exceptional as it teaches researchers stem cells and cell therapy in that it covers the concepts and backgrounds necessary so that readers get a good understanding of the production of stem cells. The book covers three topics: The basics of stem cells and cell therapy, the use of stem cells for the treatment of human diseases, and stem cell processing. It includes chapters on neural and vascular stem vascular stem cell therapy, expansion engineering of embryonic stem cells, stem cell based production of blood cells and separation technologies for stem cells and cell therapy products. It is an informed and informative presentation of what modern research, science and engineering have learned about stem cells and their production and therapies. Addressing both the medical and production issues, this book is an invaluable contribution to having an academic and industrial understanding with respect to R&D and manufacturing of clinical grade stem cells.

Stem Cell Therapy

Stem Cell Therapy Book
Author : Erik V. Greer
Publisher : Nova Publishers
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9781594548482
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Among the many applications of stem cell research are nervous system diseases, diabetes, heart disease, auto-immune diseases as well as Parkinson's disease, end-stage kidney disease, liver failure, cancer, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease. Stem cells are self-renewing, unspecialised cells that can give rise to multiple types all of specialised cells of the body. Stem cell research also involves complex ethical and legal considerations since they involve adult, foetal tissue and embryonic sources. This new book brings together leading research from throughout the world in this frontier field.

Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetes

Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetes Book
Author : Shimon Efrat
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2009-12-01
ISBN : 9781607613664
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetes, one of the latest installments of the Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine series, reviews the three main approaches for generation of sufficient numbers of insulin-producing cells for restoration of an adequate beta-cell mass: beta-cell expansion, stem-cell differentiation, and nuclear reprogramming. Adeptly collecting the research of the leading scientists in the field, Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetes compares the merits of employing autologous versus banked allogeneic cell sources for generation of surrogate beta cells, and addresses tissue engineering and ways for cell protection from recurring autoimmunity and graft rejection. Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetes provides essential reading for those especially interested in tracking the progress in applying of one of the most exciting new developments in bio-medicine towards a cure for diabetes.

Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy

Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy Book
Author : Lucas G. Chase,Mohan C Vemuri
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-12
ISBN : 1627032002
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Over the past decade, significant efforts have been made to develop stem cell-based therapies for difficult to treat diseases. Multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells, also referred to as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), appear to hold great promise in regards to a regenerative cell-based therapy for the treatment of these diseases. Currently, more than 200 clinical trials are underway worldwide exploring the use of MSCs for the treatment of a wide range of disorders including bone, cartilage and tendon damage, myocardial infarction, graft-versus-host disease, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, critical limb ischemia and many others. MSCs were first identified by Friendenstein and colleagues as an adherent stromal cell population within the bone marrow with the ability to form clonogenic colonies in vitro. In regards to the basic biology associated with MSCs, there has been tremendous progress towards understanding this cell population’s phenotype and function from a range of tissue sources. Despite enormous progress and an overall increased understanding of MSCs at the molecular and cellular level, several critical questions remain to be answered in regards to the use of these cells in therapeutic applications. Clinically, both autologous and allogenic approaches for the transplantation of MSCs are being explored. Several of the processing steps needed for the clinical application of MSCs, including isolation from various tissues, scalable in vitro expansion, cell banking, dose preparation, quality control parameters, delivery methods and numerous others are being extensively studied. Despite a significant number of ongoing clinical trials, none of the current therapeutic approaches have, at this point, become a standard of care treatment. Although exceptionally promising, the clinical translation of MSC-based therapies is still a work in progress. The extensive number of ongoing clinical trials is expected to provide a clearer path forward for the realization and implementation of MSCs in regenerative medicine. Towards this end, reviews of current clinical trial results and discussions of relevant topics association with the clinical application of MSCs are compiled in this book from some of the leading researchers in this exciting and rapidly advancing field. Although not absolutely all-inclusive, we hope the chapters within this book can promote and enable a better understanding of the translation of MSCs from bench-to-bedside and inspire researchers to further explore this promising and quickly evolving field.

Stem Cell Therapy for Autoimmune Disease

Stem Cell Therapy for Autoimmune Disease Book
Author : Richard K. Burt
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2019-11-11
ISBN : 1000716856
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Stem cell transplantation may be complicated by treatment-related mortality and like the immune system that it regenerates has equal potential to either create and preserve or destroy. The dual nature that defines stem cells is differentiation that ultimately leads to death and self-renewal, which leads to immortality. What types of stem cells are there? How are they collected? What are their attributes and characteristics? This textbook devotes many chapters to familiarize the reader with the basic science, clinical aspects, and new questions being raised in the field of stem cell biology. Blood stem cells for tolerance and tissue regeneration are a rapidly developing research and clinical field that is being applied to autoimmune diseases. In clinical trials, autologous hematopoietic (blood) stem cells are being used to reduce the cytopenic interval following intense immune suppressive transplant regimens. While as yet not delineated, some possible mechanisms and pathways leading to tolerance after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation are suggested in these chapters. Tissue regeneration from blood stem cells is also suggested by animal experiments on stem cell plasticity or metamoirosis (i.e., change in fate) as described within this textbook. Ongoing early clinical trials on tissue regeneration from blood stem cells are described in the chapter on stem cell therapy for cardiac and peripheral vascular disease. Whether autologous hematopoietic stem cells, through the process of mobilization and reinfusion, may be manipulated to contribute to tissue repair in autoimmune diseases is a future area for translational research.

Stem Cell Therapy A Rising Tide How Stem Cells Are Disrupting Medicine and Transforming Lives

Stem Cell Therapy  A Rising Tide  How Stem Cells Are Disrupting Medicine and Transforming Lives Book
Author : Neil H. Riordan
Publisher : Neil H Riordan
Release : 2017-06-20
ISBN : 9780999045305
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Stem cells are the repair cells of your body. When there aren't enough of them, or they aren't working properly, chronic diseases can manifest and persist. From industry leaders, sport stars, and Hollywood icons to thousands of everyday, ordinary people, stem cell therapy has helped when standard medicine failed. Many of them had lost hope. These are their stories. Neil H Riordan, author of MSC: Clinical Evidence Leading Medicine's Next Frontier, the definitive textbook on clinical stem cell therapy, brings you an easy-to-read book about how and why stem cells work, and why they're the wave of the future.

Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Therapy

Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Therapy Book
Author : David A. Steenblock,Anthony G. Payne
Publisher : Basic Health Publications, Inc.
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9781591201250
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Examines the potential for stem cells gleaned from umbilical cords to generate a wealth of new therapy and healing medicines for neurological conditions and blood problems.

Stem Cell based Therapy for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Stem Cell based Therapy for Neurodegenerative Diseases Book
Author : Fabin Han,Pengzhe (Paul) Lu
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-10-26
ISBN : 9811543704
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book reviews the state-of-the-art in stem-cell-based therapies for neurodegenerative diseases, and highlights advances in both animal models and clinical trials. It comprehensively discusses most neurodegenerative diseases, including such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Huntington’s diseases, amyotrophic sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and retinal degeneration, in which stem cells could potentially be used for therapy in the future. It also addresses the challenges and problems relating to the translation of stem-cell-based therapies into treatments. As such, the book will appeal to research scientists, physicians, graduate students, and medical professionals in the field of stem cells, neuroscience, neurology, neurorestoratology and major neurological disorders.

Advances in Stem Cell Research

Advances in Stem Cell Research Book
Author : Hossein Baharvand,Nasser Aghdami
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-05-26
ISBN : 1617799408
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Advances in Stem Cell Research discusses recent advances in stem cell science, including therapeutic applications. This volume covers such topics as biomanufacturing iPS cells for therapeutic applications, techniques for controlling stem cell fate decisions, as well as current basic research in such areas as germ line stem cells, genomics and proteomics in stem cell research. It is a useful book for biology and clinical scientists, especially young investigators and stem cell biology students who are newly entering the world of stem cells research. The editors hope that the new knowledge and research outlined in this book will help contribute to new therapies for a wide variety of diseases that presently afflict humanity.

Animal Models for Stem Cell Therapy

Animal Models for Stem Cell Therapy Book
Author : Bruno Christ,Jana Oerlecke,Peggy Stock
Publisher : Humana Press
Release : 2014-09-01
ISBN : 9781493914524
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Animal Models for Stem Cell Therapy: Methods and Protocols, expert researchers in the field detail disease models of hepatic, cardiovascular, neurological diseases, connective and contractile tissue. Chapters focus on a wide range of diseases and application of different kinds of stem cells and reprogrammed tissue cells (iPS). Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols and key tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and practical, Animal Models for Stem Cell Therapy: Methods and Protocols, covers interest of basic scientists and clinicians to assess the biological as well as the therapeutic potential of stem cell therapy.

In Vitro Models for Stem Cell Therapy

In Vitro Models for Stem Cell Therapy Book
Author : Peggy Stock,Bruno Christ
Publisher : Humana
Release : 2021-02-21
ISBN : 9781071612248
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume looks at in vitro disease models representing the respiratory, hepatobiliary, osteochondral, nervous, dermal, ocular, immune system, and pathological biological processes like tumorigenesis for stem cell research. The chapters in this book cover a range of diseases and application of various stem cells such as adult stem cells and iPS. Chapters also discuss new methods to characterize and manipulate stem cells with the aim to better understand and improve their biological performance. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Cutting-edge and thorough, In Vitro Models for Stem Cell Therapy: Methods and Protocols is a valuable resource for researchers and scientists interested in learning more about this exciting field

Advances in Stem Cell Therapy

Advances in Stem Cell Therapy Book
Author : Nagwa El-Badri
Publisher : Humana Press
Release : 2016-11-18
ISBN : 3319291491
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book reviews the main approaches for generation of differentiated cells from various types of stem cells, including embryonic, placental and cord blood stem cells through marrow, adipose tissue and dental pulp. The book starts with an overview of experimental protocols applied to generate insulin secreting cells, neural cells, heart cells, and other tissue specific cells ex vivo and in experimental animals. This is followed by exhaustive review of clinical trials in these pathologies. It continues with a comparison of the merits of successful transplantation in humans versus animal experimentation, and highlights the most promising clinical applications in the field. Special chapters are devoted to the topic of tissue engineering and modern synthetic and biological scaffolds. It is essential reading for scientists and researchers in tissue engineering and stem cell research as well as clinicians who are involved in developing or testing stem cell therapies.

The Future of Brain Repair a Realist s Guide to Stem Cell Therapy

The Future of Brain Repair   a Realist s Guide to Stem Cell Therapy Book
Author : Jack Price
Publisher : Mit Press
Release : 2020
ISBN : 0262043750
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The Ultimate Therapy addresses the question: will stem cells bring about new, effective therapies for brain disorders? Stem cell therapies are the subject of enormous hype. The International Society for Stem Cell Research notes the 'near magical hold' that stem cell therapies have over patients' imaginations. This is not healthy. The intention with this book is to try to introduce some realism into this discussion. Certainly, stem cell therapies have real therapeutic promise, but it is important that patients, doctors, ethicists, regulators, and the public at large understand their potential and their limitations. Stem cell therapies have failed in the past. We need to understand why, and learn for the future. The therapies offered by unlicensed clinics are not the same as those going forward into proper regulated trials. We all need to understand the difference, and why it matters. Regenerative medicine for the brain-were it to emerge-would be the ultimate therapy. Brain diseases are more than just killers. Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and stroke steal our capacity for thought, emotion, and social interaction. They destroy human faculties to a far greater degree even than disorders such as cancer. Further, repairing brain tissue is the ultimate biomedical challenge. The human brain is the most complex structure in the known universe, a structure we still barely understand. To be able to rebuild it once damaged is surely the ultimate prize for biomedical science. It is also the ultimate ethical challenge. We can rebuild joints, reconstitute blood, and regenerate liver with barely a thought for ethical concerns. But the prospect for brain repair stirs atavistic fears. Will I be the same person with new brain cells in my head? Stem cells offer the prospect for bringing this ultimate therapy to life, in a way that could be envisaged for no other therapeutic vehicle. Repairing brain with stem cells: truly the Ultimate Therapy"--

Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine  Book
Author : Fidelis E O
Publisher :
Release : 2020-02-14
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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REGENERATIVE MEDICINE.STEM CELLS & THE STEM CELL THERAPY.Stem cells otherwise known as "power cells or regenerative cells", are cells (primary cells) defined as cells when under the right bodily condition or laboratory condition, these cells can/would split to form what is known as daughter cells (secondary cells). These stem cells possess the ability to become either self-renewing kind of stem cells or the specialized kind of stem cells. The term therapeutic cloning as it appeals to stem cell is a method that is used to produce adaptive and highly resistant to genetic defects stem cells that can survive on their own without been fertilized. For this process to be effective there must be a willful donor. This procedure entails the removal of the nucleus (which is the embryonic cell here) from an egg that is not yet fertilized. To generate the clone in question, the nucleus which was hitherto removed would now be injected into the unfertilized egg. After some time there will be fission or disintegration which in turn now leads to what is known as stem line.Chemotherapy is a serious minded way of rescinding the ever speedy growth of cancerous cells in the body with the help of a well-planned chemical drug treatment. This chemotherapy procedure isn't a kind of treatment whose positive effect would be felt almost immediately. The chemotherapy is widely embraced as a way of cancerous treatment because of its effectiveness in the reduction of the chances for there to be spread of the malignant cells. This chemotherapeutic treatment comes with its own side effects (fatigue, fever, hair loss, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, weight loss and so on) and it is dependent on the type of cancerous growth, the location of the malignant cells and the general well-being of the individual.This book will enlighten you on all you need to know about stem cells and regenerative medicine. Enjoy reading!

Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy for the Eye

Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy for the Eye Book
Author : Brian G. Ballios,Michael J. Young
Publisher :
Release : 2018
ISBN : 9783319980812
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides an overview of the types, sources, and applications of stem cells in regenerating various ocular tissues, with a perspective on both potential applications of stem cells and possible challenges. The scope of the chapters include both preclinical and clinical applications, including stem cell-derived therapies based on endogenous tissue repair; stem cell transplantation and cell replacement therapy; gene therapy; and in vitro disease modelling. Additionally, the volume presents applications in both anterior and posterior ocular disease, with a particular focus on diseases of the ocular surface, cornea, limbus, and retina, including inherited retinal dystrophies as well as acquired diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration. Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy for the Eye is an ideal book for advanced researchers in stem cell and ocular biology as well as clinical ophthalmologists, and will be of interest to readers with backgrounds in developmental biology and bioengineering. This book also Skillfully reviews cutting-edge advances in stem cell biology as applied to regenerative medicine and ocular disease Provides expert viewpoints on key hurdles and challenges to successful implementation of stem cell-derived therapies in the clinical domain Offers a multi-disciplinary, broad understanding of cell-based therapies for ocular diseases by incorporating perspectives from biomedical scientists, physicians, and engineers Examines the connection between cell therapy and gene editing, in particular relation to ocular disease.

Stem Cells

Stem Cells Book
Author : Eapen Cherian,Cherian Eapen,G. Nandhini,Nandhini G,Kurian Anil
Publisher : JP Medical Ltd
Release : 2011-07
ISBN : 9789350250600
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Beginning with a basic introduction to the field, this book provides a comprehensive review of the properties and potential uses of stem cells, including stem cells in tissue engineering, cancer, gene therapy and in dental tissues. Stem Cells compares two key types of mammalian stem cell - embryonic and adult. Different stem cell systems are discussed, as well as potential obstacles in the use of human stem cells.

Stem Cell Therapy for Parkinson s Disease

Stem Cell Therapy for Parkinson s Disease Book
Author : Fabin Han
Publisher :
Release : 2016
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder of aging after Alzheimer's disease (AD). Pathologically, it is characterized by a degeneration of dopamine (DA) neurons in substantia nigra of middle brain, which causes the motor symptoms and nonmotor symptoms of PD. The dopamine replacement therapy using levodopa and surgical treatment of deep brain stimulation (DBS) can only improve the symptoms of PD, but cannot stop the disease progression. Because of the selective loss of DA neurons, cell transplantation provides an exciting potential for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. The available cell sources include mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from bone marrow, neural stem cells (NSCs) from fetal brain tissues, embryonic stem cells (ESCs) from blastocysts, and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) reprogrammed from somatic cells transfected with stem cell transcription factors of OCT4, SOX2, KLF4, and c-MYC. Here, we first review the research advance conducted in animal models and patients of PD with these cells, then moving forward to recent development of iPSCs as a future source for the treatment of PD, and highlight the current challenges to make good manufacturing practice (GMP) standard cells suitable for large-scale production to move the cell-based therapy from dish to clinic as soon as possible.

Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering

Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering Book
Author : Mirjana Pavlovic,Bela Balint
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-11-07
ISBN : 1461455057
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Stem cells are the building blocks for all other cells in an organism. The human body has about 200 different types of cells and any of those cells can be produced by a stem cell. This fact emphasizes the significance of stem cells in transplantational medicine, regenerative therapy and bioengineering. Whether embryonic or adult, these cells can be used for the successful treatment of a wide range of diseases that were not treatable before, such as osteogenesis imperfecta in children, different forms of leukemias, acute myocardial infarction, some neural damages and diseases, etc. Bioengineering, e.g. successful manipulation of these cells with multipotential capacity of differentiation toward appropriate patterns and precise quantity, are the prerequisites for successful outcome and treatment. By combining in vivo and in vitro techniques, it is now possible to manage the wide spectrum of tissue damages and organ diseases. Although the stem-cell therapy is not a response to all the questions, it provides more and more answers every day. Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering is a concise review on the functional, phenotypic, regenerative, transplantational and curative aspects of a stem cell’s entity. It is critical and encouraging at the same time, providing truthful and appropriate samples from the practice and research that can lead toward optimal use of this immense source of adjuvant and curative therapy in human pathology. Written by a clinician and a researcher, who are currently teaching what they are doing, it is recommended as a teaching tool along with an original textbook.

Stem Cells

Stem Cells Book
Author : Christine Mummery,Anja van de Stolpe,Bernard Roelen,Hans Clevers
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2010-11-23
ISBN : 9780123815361
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Recent advances in the fields of medicine and technology have led to the development of stem cell therapy. A stem cell is a cell that has the potential to develop into many different types of cell in the body. It has the ability to divide and copy itself and at least one other specialized type of cell. Stem Cells was written to provide information about the development of stem cell therapy, which can be used in the fields of research and medicine. The main goal of the book is to provide readers with an overview of the scientific facts about stem cells and its promising effects on the human body, as well as on the creation of new drugs and medicines. The book also highlights the ongoing clinical research into stem cells and lists the therapies whose effectiveness is being investigated. Many scientists argue that stem cell therapy will be of great help to patients and society if it is proven to be safe and effective. Explains in straightforward, non-specialist language the basic biology of stem cells and their applications in modern medicine and future therapy Includes extensive coverage of adult and embryonic stem cells both historically and in contemporary practice Richly illustrated to assist in understanding how research is done and the current hurdles to clinical practice

Stem Cell Repair and Regeneration

Stem Cell Repair and Regeneration Book
Author : Nataša Levičar,Nagy A Habib,Myrtle Y Gordon,Ioannis Dimarakis
Publisher : World Scientific
Release : 2008-04-29
ISBN : 190897902X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Stem cells have generated considerable interest recently in the scientific, clinical, and public arenas. The third book in the Stem Cell Repair and Regeneration series offers contributions from numerous areas bridging medicine and the life sciences. Significant research activities in the tissue engineering or regenerative medicine (the term recently used) field started in the 1970s, and there is currently great excitement over the possibility of replacing damaged body parts through regenerative medicine. Potential strategies to replace, repair and restore the function of damaged tissues or organs include stem cell transplantation, transplantation of tissues engineered in the laboratory, and the induction of regeneration by the body's own cells. It is believed that novel cellular therapeutics outperform any medical device, recombinant protein or chemical compound. This volume explores novel stem cell therapeutic strategies for myriad diseases, including renal failure, retinal disease and myocardial infarction. Contents:The Biology of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells (C Westwood & M O Clements)Mesenchymal Stem Cells: From Culture to Clinic (C A Gregory)Stem Cell Bioprocessing for Clinical Applications of Regenerative Medicine (A Mantalaris et al.)Defining and Overcoming the Immunological Barriers to Stem Cell Therapies (N J Robertson et al.)Activation of the Immune System: A Corollary of Transplantation with ES Cell-Derived Tissues (A S Boyd et al.)Suppression of HLA Expression by Lentivirus-Mediated Gene Transfer of siRNA Cassettes (N Kasahara)Cord Blood Cells for Myocardial Regeneration (C Stamm & M Nan)Clinical Trials in Cardiac Stem Cell Therapy: An Update (R Kam & I Dimarakis)Stem Cell Therapy in Neurodegenerative Disease (C T Flores & M Y Gordon)Adult Human Stem Cell Therapy for Ischemic Stroke (D Williamson et al.)Cell Therapy in Renal Disease (H D Humes)Regenerative Medicine of the Eye: A Short Review (D T Harris et al.)A Clearer View of Stem Cells in Retinal Disease (M D Hodges et al.)Limbal Epithelial Stem Cells: Biology and Therapeutic Potential (M Notara et al.)The Use of Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Bone and Cartilage Repair (R Behan et al.) Readership: Life science scientists; biomedical researchers; academics, postgraduate students and advanced undergraduate students in cell biology, biochemistry and genetics; surgeons; clinicians; biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry professionals. Keywords:Stem Cell;Cardiac;Renal;RetinalKey Features:Comprehensive and up-to-date overview for clinicians and scientistsContains chapters by the field's leading scientists from some of the world's top research institutions and universitiesChapters cover basic stem cell science and topics related to many areas of translational “from bench to bedside” stem cell researchInformation presented in a form accessible to all interested students, clinicians and scientists