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.
Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Preface; Embryonic Stem Cells: Establishment, Maintenance and Differentiation; Establishment, Characterisation and Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells into Three Germ Layers; Genetically Modified Embryonic Stem Cells a Tool to Study the Role of Oxidative Stress in Cell Death and Differentiation; From Animal Free to Feeder Free Conditions: The Desired Derivation Process for Human Embryonic Stem Cells; Ontogeny and Postnatal Development of the Splenic Vascular Beds: Regional Cues, Phenotypic Responses; Embryonic Stem Cells: A Tool for Developmental Neurobiologists; Index.