Author: "Peter Hollands"

Series Title: Medicine Demystified

The Regeneration Promise: The Facts behind Stem Cell Therapies

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ISSN: 2737-5056 (Print)
ISSN: 2737-5064 (Online)
ISBN: 978-981-14-8211-3 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-14-8213-7 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2020
DOI: 10.2174/97898114821371200101
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Introduction

The Regeneration Promise is a reader-friendly guide to the world of regenerative medicine and stem cell technology. It covers the history of stem cell technology as a general introduction to the subject and then continues with a description of the many known types of stem cells and how these can potentially be used to treat disease. The author explains the pros and cons of using stem cell technology to treat patients in simple and factual terms throughout the book while clarifying many stem cell myths. There is valuable advice for people considering undergoing stem cell therapy and also for those who are considering stem cell storage such as umbilical cord blood storage at the birth of a baby. The book also covers information on current research in stem cell technology and how this may be useful in the clinic, as promising regenerative medicine treatments emerge in the near future. The simple use of language with a clear explanation of scientific terms, where applicable, makes this book an accessible source of information for anyone interested in enhancing their general knowledge about regenerative medicine when considering such treatment options and understanding the debate surrounding stem cell technology and its use in disease therapy.

Reviews

Review 1
"The book aims to raise the profile of the problem of unregulated clinics outside the UK offering stem cell treatments for conditions for which there is little or no medical evidence. I share the author's concern for patients and families who may be offered false hopes at considerable expense and potential harm and welcome the publication of his book as a resource to help them." - The Lord Bethell, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Innovation (Lords)

Review 2
Everybody has heard of stem cells, but few people know what they are all about. The general lack of information on the subject has given rise to rumours about miracle cures that cannot match reality. In this brilliant book, Professor Hollands sets down the facts on stem cell medicine. He has been active in the field since its earliest years and knows it better than anybody. If you are curious about the future of regenerative medicine, this detailed and revealing review is the book you need. - Brian J Ford, research biologist, lecturer, author and broadcaster.

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