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New updated release available of Stem Cells: Scientific Facts and Fiction

Friday, 12 February

Recently a new release of the book Stem Cells: Scientific Facts and Fiction by Christine Mummery, Anja van de Stolpe, Bernard Roelen and Hans Clevers, has been published. The book has updated chapters with new illustrations on Organs-on-Chip and Organoid models for understanding disease mechanisms and testing drugs as well as a general introduction to stem cells. Particularly suited for those just starting in the field or for teaching.

The book Stem Cells: Scientific Facts and Fiction, Third Edition, provides a state-of-the-art overview of the field of stem cells and their current applications. The book incorporates the history and firsthand commentaries in the field from clinical and research leaders, covering interesting topics of note, including the first clinical trials to treat Parkinson disease, macular degeneration, and corneal replacement, the cloning of monkeys, the organoid field, and CRISPR-edited genomics. In addition, coverage of adult, embryonic stem cells and iPS cells is included. This new edition distinguishes itself from the multiplicity of websites about stem cells with a broad view of the field.

The book explains, in a straightforward, nonspecialist language, the basic biology of stem cells and their applications in modern medicine and future therapy. It provides new and expanded coverage of cloning, organoids, "synthetic" embryos, and includes detailed illustrations to assist users with learning how research is done

The book is of special interest for biotech and biomedical researchers who need to understand stem cells to enhance their work and extend collaborations; specialists in all medical disciplines

The book is available at Elsevier Store.

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