Regenerative Biology and Medicine

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9780123693716: Regenerative Biology and Medicine

The purpose of the book is to bring together in one place the different facets of regenerative biology and medicine while providing the reader with an overview of the basic and clinically-oriented research that is being done. Not only does the content cover a plethora tissues and systems, it also includes information about the developmental plasticity of adult stem cells and the regeneration of appendages.

As part of its balanced presentation, Regenerative Biology and Medicine does address the biological/bioethical issues and challanges involved in the new and exciting field of regenerative biology and medicine.

*Tissues covered include skin, hair, teeth, cornea, and central neural types
*Systems presented are digestive, respiratory, urogenital, musculoskeletal, and cardiovascular
*Includes amphibians as powerful research models
*Discusses appendage regeneration in amphibians and mammals

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Finally one source for regenerative biology and medicine

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".of tremendous importance to researchers and clinicians working in the fields of regeneration and stem cell biology.
Jonathan Henry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"This text integrates information from cell and developmental biology with regenerative biology, tissue engineering and clinical practice. The breadth and detail of this intellectual landscape are derived from the author's long commitment to the problems of regeneration, and help to make this volume a landmark publication for regenerative medicine.
Jeremy Brockes, University College London

"This book is a superb in-depth analysis of the existing potential of the tissues of the body to replace cells and tissues and how to promote this ability for the sake of repair..Every institute should have it as their background reading and mission statement. I can't recommend it highly enough, it has been long awaited.
Malcolm Maden, King's College London

".wonderful and comprehensive, providing readers with the basis of regeneration biology and medicine. The author emphasizes the necessity of understanding the biology of regeneration for a true appreciation of its practice in clinical medicine.
Katsutoshi Yoshizato, University of Hiroshima



Regenerative Biology and Medicine is the first coherent and comprehensive treatment of this major emerging field, which merges an understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms of regeneration with its therapeutic application to restore tissue structure and function compromised by injury or disease. The author emphasizes the connections between basic studies, such as those using model systems, clinical research on humans, and successful use in modern medicine. The contents are organized primarily by tissue or organ type, with a detailed overview of mechanisms of fibrosis (i.e., the most common response to tissue damage) and dedicated chapters on stem cells, appendage regeneration, and special research issues encountered by investigators in the field.

This synthetic work is suitable as an introduction to the field for a broad audience of students, researchers, and other professionals across biology, bioengineering, pharmacology, and medicine.

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