Editor: Nicola Daniele

Toward the Future: The New Challenges of the Cell Therapy and Potential of Regenerative Medicine

eBook: US $29 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $85
Printed Copy: US $71
Library License: US $116
ISBN: 978-1-68108-438-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-437-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2017
DOI: 10.2174/97816810843741170101

Introduction

Cells are the building blocks of life and some cells (stem cells) have the ability to produce other cells through the processes of cell division and cell differentiation. Stem cell research has now progressed dramatically and there are countless studies published every year in scientific journals. Stem cell technology is being used to create new cell lines with edited genes and to regenerate cell based tissues for biological and medical purposes.

This ebook presents a brief snapshot of clinical research in stem cell research and regenerative medicine. The concise reference is intended to be an introduction for biology students to current standards and new technologies in these fields.

Preface

This eBook entitled “Toward the Future: The New Challenges of the Cell Therapy and Potential of Regenerative Medicine” comprises chapters written by the leading experts in this field that provide state-of-the art information about the developments in important selected areas of Regenerative Medicine.

Regenerative Medicine is the process of creating living, functional tissues to repair or replace tissue or organ function lost due to age, disease, damage, or congenital defects.



This field holds the promise of regenerating damaged tissues and organs in the body by stimulating previously irreparable organs to heal themselves.

Regenerative Medicine also empowers scientists to grow tissues and organs in the laboratory and safely implant them when the body cannot heal itself.

Importantly, Regenerative Medicine has the potential to solve the problem of the shortage of organs available through donation compared to the number of patients that require life-saving organ transplantation.

Regenerative Medicine is also one of the fastest growing biomedical industries in the world because patients are being cured of diseases that were once incurable. Moreover, this field represents a new paradigm in human health because the vast majority of treatments for chronic and life-threatening disease focus on treating the symptoms, not curing the disease.

In fact, there are few therapies in use today capable of curing or significantly changing the course of a disease.

Stem cell therapy, when combined with immune and gene therapy, shows even greater potential to cure diseases. This new combination of regenerative cell therapies will open a new age of medicine, forever changing how it is practiced.

We would like to express our gratitude to all the Authors for their excellent contributions. We would also like to thank the entire team of Bentham Science Publishers, particularly Dr. Humaira Hashmi and Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman for their excellent efforts. We are confident that this Volume will receive wide appreciation from students and researchers.

Dr. Nicola Daniele
Editor

Cryolab
University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
Rome
Italy


Prof. Francesco Zinno
Editor

Faculty of Medicine and Cryolab
University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
Rome
Italy


Dr. Claudio Pellegrini
Assistant Editor

Cryolab
University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
Rome
Italy


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