Virtually any disease that results from malfunctioning, damaged, or failing tissues may be potentially cured through regenerative medicine therapies, by either regenerating the damaged tissues in vivo, or by growing the tissues and organs in vitro and implanting them into the patient. "Principles of Regenerative Medicine" discusses the latest advances in technology and medicine for replacing tissues and organs damaged by disease and of developing therapies for previously untreatable conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, and renal failure. Useful for all researchers and instituions in Stem Cell Biology, Bioengineering, and Developmental Biology, this book is the first of its kind to offer an advanced understanding of the latest technologies in regenerative medicine. It includes new discoveries from leading researchers on restoration of diseased tissues and organs.
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Dr. Atala is an associate professor of surgery and the Director of the Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Cellular Therapeutics at Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. He is a surgeon, researcher, and expert on tissue engineering and stem cell biology. Dr. Atala has received numerous awards and honors, including the U.S. Congress-funded Christopher Columbus Foundation Award, bestowed on a living American who is currently working on a discovery that will significantly affect society. Robert Lanza, M.D. is currently vice president of research & scientific development at Advanced Cell Technology, and Adjunct Professor of Surgical Sciences at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He has several hundred scientific publications and patents, and 16 books, including Principles of Tissue Engineering (1st and 2nd Editions), Methods of Tissue Engineering, Principles of Cloning, XENO, Yearbook of Cell & Tissue Transplantation, One World: The Health & Survival of the Human Species in the 21st Century (as editor, with forewords by C. Everett Koop and former President Jimmy Carter), and Medical Science & the Advancement of World Health. Dr. Lanza received his B.A. and M.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was both a University Scholar and Benjamin Franklin Scholar. He is a former Fulbright Scholar, and studied as a student in the laboratory of Richard Hynes (MIT), Jonas Salk (The Salk Institute), and Nobel laureates Gerald Edelman (Rockefeller University) and Rodney Porter (Oxford University). He also worked closely (and coauthored a series of papers) with the late Harvard psychologist B.F. Skinner and heart transplant pioneer Christiaan Barnard. Dr. Lanza's current area of research focuses on the use of stem cells in regenerative medicine.
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Book Description Academic Press, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 123694108