Among the many applications of stem cell research are nervous system diseases, diabetes, heart disease, auto-immune diseases as well as Parkinson's disease, end-stage kidney disease, liver failure, cancer, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease. Stem cells are self-renewing, unspecialised cells that can give rise to multiple types all of specialised cells of the body. Stem cell research also involves complex ethical and legal considerations since they involve adult, foetal tissue and embryonic sources. This book brings together leading research from throughout the world in this frontier field.
Neural Stem Cell Research
Preface; Interactions Between Transplanted Neural Stem Cells and Host Tissue: A Two Way Street; Matrix Molecules in Neural Stem Cell Development and the Example of Tenascin-C; Towards a Molecular Signature of Neural Stem Cells; To Know Neural Stem Properties from Diseased Brain: A Critical Step for Brain Repair; Neural Stem Cells and Taurine; Retrovirus Vector Silencing in Stem Cells; Classification of Cell Phases in Time-Lapse Images by Vector Quantisation and Markov Models; Index.