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Author Panno, Joseph.

Title Stem cell research : medical applications and ethical controversy / Joseph Panno
Published New York, N.Y. : Facts On File, [2005]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  616.02774 Pan/Scr  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 178 pages : illustrations, chart ; 24 cm
Series The new biology
Panno, Joseph. New biology.
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Contents Stem cells are not all equal -- Mammalian embryo -- Embryonic stem cells -- Adult stem cells -- Stem cells in culture -- Stem cell markers -- Human stem cells -- Collecting human embryonic stem cells -- Fate of the donor embryo -- Directed differentiation -- Growth factors -- Future prospects for adult stem cells -- Medical applications -- Leukemia -- Immune deficiencies -- Diabetes -- Liver disease -- Cardiovascular disease -- Neurological disorders -- Organ factories -- Commercialization of human stem cells -- Stock market -- Astrom Biosciences, Inc. -- StemCells, Inc. -- Geron Corporation -- Reality check -- Problem of immune rejection -- Spontaneous in vitro differentiation -- Wandering stem cells -- Stem cell cancer induction -- Growing organs from cultured stem cells -- Ethical issues -- Justice and beneficence -- High-tech cannibalism -- On becoming human -- Early embryo -- Legal issues -- United Kingdom -- European Union -- United States -- Resource center -- Eucaryote cell primer -- Recombinant DNA primer -- Gene therapy primer -- Belmont report -- Gelsinger investigation -- Clinical trials.005
Summary "Throughout its development in the past few years, controversy and debate have surrounded stem cell research. Since skin cells have the capability to divide, our skin can heal itself through the division of cells. Scientists have attempted to apply this theory to major organs, trying to see if stem cells can be used to make the repairs that post-mitotic cells cannot. Stem Cell Research is a comprehensive and interesting introduction to this popular new science for students and non-experts. Explaining how stems cells can be obtained from several places including skin, bone marrow, and most usefully, embryos, this book covers all the fundamental aspects of stem cell research in an easy-to-follow manner. It presents the questions surrounding the use of embryonic cells in a clear and balanced format while bringing readers up to date on the latest technological advances, applications, and issues regarding stem cell research. A bibliography, glossary, and index complete this worthwhile resource." -- FOF
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references : pages 157-161
Subject Stem cells -- Research.
Stem cells -- Research -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Genetic Engineering.
Embryo Research.
Stem Cells.
Stem Cells.
Biomedical Research.
Ethics, Research.
Ethics, Medical.
Stem Cells.
Bioethical Issues.
Biomedical Research.
Genre/Form Series
LC no. 2003025975
ISBN 0816049491