Handbook of Stem Cells, Two-Volume Set: Volume 1-Embryonic Stem Cells; Volume 2-Adult & Fetal Stem Cells (Google eBook)

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Robert Lanza, Helen Blau, John Gearhart, Brigid Hogan, Douglas Melton, Malcolm Moore, Roger Pedersen, E. Donnall Thomas, James A. Thomson, Catherine Verfaillie, Irving Weissman, Michael D. West
Academic Press, Oct 5, 2004 - Science - 1760 pages
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New discoveries in the field of stem cell research have frequently appeared in the news and in scientific literature. Research in this area promises to lead to new therapies for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and a wide variety of other diseases.

This two-volume reference integrates this exciting area of biology, combining the prerequisites for a general understanding of adult and embryonic stem cells, the tools, methods, and experimental protocols needed to study and characterize stem cells and progenitor populations, as well as a presentation by the world's experts of what is currently known about each specific organ system.

The editors of the Handbook of Stem Cells include: Robert Lanza, Helen Blau, John Gearhart, Brigid Hogan, Douglas Melton, Malcolm Moore, Roger Pedersen, E. Donnall Thomas, James Thomson, Catherine Verfaillie, Irving Weissman, and Michael West. The Editorial Board includes: W. French Anderson, Peter Andrews, Anthony Atala, Jose Cibelli, Giulio Cossu, Robert Edwards, Martin Evans, Elaine Fuchs, Margaret Fuller, Fred Gage, Richard Gardner, Margaret Goodell, Ronald Green, William Haseltine, Joseph Itskovitz-Eldor, Rudolf Jaenisch, Ihor Lemischka, Dame Anne McLaren, Richard Mulligan, Stuart Orkin, Martin Pera, Benjamin Reubinoff, Janet Rossant, Hans Scholer, Austin Smith, Evan Snyder, Davor Solter, Alan Trounson, and Leonard Zon.

This comprehensive set should be a much-needed addition to the library of students and researchers alike.

* Provides comprehensive coverage on this highly topical subject
* Contains contributions by the foremost authorities and premiere names in the field of stem cell research
* The accompanying CD-ROM includes over 250 color figures
  

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Contents

Introduction to adult and fetal stem cells
1
Basic biologymechanisms
47
Early development
159
Ectoderm
191
Mesoderm
293
Enoderm
483
Methods
571
Applications
685
Regulations and commercial development
805
Index
1
Color Plate Section
33
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

E. Donnall Thomas, JR. is a lifelong fly fisher, wingshooter, and bowhunter. A talented and prolific writer, he is the author of several books, including Labs Afield, The Double Helix, The Life of a Lab, Fool Hen Blues, Longbows of the Far North, Whitefish Can't Jump, and By Dawn's Early Light, as well as numerous articles for Gray's Sporting Journal, Fly Fisherman, Outdoor Life, Traditional Bowhunter, Fly Rod & Reel, Big Sky Journal, and Alaska magazine, among others. He was the 1995 winner of the Robert Traver Fly-Fishing Fiction Award. He lives in Montana.

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