Concise, but detailed introduction to the science and applications of stem and progenitor cells in modern medicine.
Covers the full spectrum of critical topics including basic principles,methods of driving adult and embryonic stem cells,applications to human disease therapeutics, and more.
The book starts off with the simple question, "What are stem cells." There are then chapters on what they do, how they work, methods and procedures used in research, and several chapters on how stem cell research is developing treatments for various diseases. The book concludes with four chapters on the regulations and ethics of stem cell research. This includes chapters on governmental and religious aspects. This sections concludes with a paper by the actress Mary Tyler Moore who has had type 1 diabetes for more than 40 years. She titles her chapter "It's Not About Curiosity, It's About Cures."