Books on RMTS
Human Fetal Tissue Transplantation
Editors: Bhattacharya, Niranjan, Stubblefield, Phillip (Eds.)


About the Book
Many diseases earlier considered to be incurable are now being treated with modern innovations involving fetal tissue transplants and stem cells derived from fetal tissues. Fetal tissues are the richest source of fetal stem cells as well as other varying states of differentiated cells and support or stromal cells. The activity of such stem cells is at their peak provided they are given the correct niche. Stem cells, as we know, are immortal cells with the capacity to regenerate
into any kind of differentiated cell as per niche-guidance. As such, fetal tissues have the potential capacity to mend, regenerate and repair damaged cells or tissues in adults, when directly transplanted to the site of injury, or even when transplanted in some other site, because it may have a homing capacity to migrate to the site of the specific injured organ. This is a new area of translational research and needs to be highlighted because of its immense potential. This book will bring together the new work of prominent medical scientists and clinicians who are conducting pioneering research in human fetal tissue transplantation. This will include direct transplant of healthy fetal tissue into mature patients as well as in hosts with genetic diseases. Transplant techniques, donor-host interaction, cell and tissue storage, ethical and legal issues, are some of the many matters which the book will deal with. Read/Buy Book online.
Regenerative Medicine Using Non-Fetal Sources of Stem Cells
Editors: Bhattacharya, Niranjan, Stubblefield, Phillip G. (Eds.)

About the Book
This book represents a major contribution to the emerging science of regenerative medicine using non-fetal sources of stem cells. The Editors, Dr Niranjan Bhattacharya and Professor Phillip Stubblefield, have brought together some of the most pre-eminent scientists working on regenerative medicine to share information on currently ongoing work in this area alongside unpublished observations that will help to shape the contours of future therapies.

Regenerative Medicine: Using Non-Fetal Sources of Stem Cells discusses the potential clinical and therapeutic applications using non-fetal stem cells as well as providing instruction on the collection, isolation and characterization of stem cells from various non-fetal sources, such as menstrual blood, adipose tissue, breast milk and uprooted decidual teeth.

This book will be an invaluable resource for both active researches and those entering the field. The Editors truly hope that the text will act as a stimulant to professionals and clinical scientists, who may be inspired to further the work of the pioneering scientists who have contributed to this volume. Read/Buy Book online.

Frontiers of Cord Blood Science
Editors: Bhattacharya, Niranjan, Stubblefield, Phillip (Eds.)

About the Book
Since the first successful transplantation of umbilical cord blood in 1988, cord blood has become an important source of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells for the treatment of blood and genetic disorders. Significant progress has been accompanied by challenges for scientists, ethicists, and health policy makers. With the recognition of the need for a national system for the collection, banking, distribution, and use of cord blood and the increasing focus on cord blood as an alternative to embryos as a source of tissue for regenerative medicine, it has garnered significant attention recently.

Frontiers in Cord Blood Science contains chapters from distinguished investigators currently engaged in researching cord blood in the treatment of various diseases of the brain, heart, liver, pancreas, bone and cartilage. The current state of research in the field is presented and the potential future applications of cord blood both for research and for the treatment of different diseases and conditions is discussed. In addition, the book reviews the possibility for novel uses in surgical wound healing and in synthetic grafts for reconstructive surgery, allowing their better adhesion.

Investigating the ethical issues, this book will be of interest to all scientists and researchers within the field of regenerative medicine and also clinicians in dermatology, neurology, cardiology and orthopedics wishing to discover more about the potential for the revolutionary medical approach of human umbilical cord blood. Read/Buy Book online.

Reviews

"The editors and authors of this book not only address current clinical science and banking of umbilical-cord blood, but also advance new concepts in medical therapeutics that use umbilical-cord blood. … This book provides a clear summary of work that provides clues to the unique molecular and cellular biology of stem cells … . The editors of this book … making Frontiers of Cord Blood Science a valuable reference for researchers and clinicians who are interested in the evolving field of cellular therapies." (Mary J. Laughlin, New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 361 (3), July, 2009)

“Studies with cord blood present a new field of science. It is a source of hematopoietic progenitor and stem cells, and enables investigation in genetics, immunology, etc. The book also explores possible future uses for stem cell transplantation and other therapeutic applications. A timely text.” (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, Vol. 7 (3), March-April, 2010)

“The contens of this book are extremely important for … the field of transplantation of umbilical cord blood stem cells. … The extensiveness of the topics covered makes it a useful guide for specialists in this sector. … text shall be responsible for spreading the knowledge acquired to date and, therefore, for inducing researchers to explore all possible fields of future applications … . text to be of high scientific importance and are certain it will lead to further progress in clinical research and application.” (Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. XXXVII (3), 2010)

Regenerative Medicine Using Pregnancy-Specific Biological Substances
Editors: Bhattacharya, Niranjan, Stubblefield, Phillip (Eds.)


About the Book
Regenerative Medicine Using Pregnancy Specific Biological Substances is an international attempt to bring researchers working on the potential uses of pregnancy specific biological substances in regenerative medicine, under one umbrella. More than 72 distinguished authors from five continents have contributed in the 40 chapters of the book. It will be a good reference source, not only for practicing clinicians, but also for those interested in research in immunotherapy;
stem cell therapy; regenerative therapy and various specialities such as cardiology, neurosurgery and cardiothoracic surgery. This book brings together some of the important work that is being done along with unpublished observations that will help to shape the contours of future therapy in the field of modern regenerative medicine. It promises to be an eye-opener to the enormous potential of hitherto discarded material that had been so far considered as a pure biological waste. The book will have served its purpose if it acts as a stimulant to professionals and clinical scientists who can build on the knowledge and expand the curative potential of pregnancy-specific biological substances. Read/Buy Book online.
Reviews

“This book describes clinical and preclinical research involving the use of the human umbilical cord, amnion, and placenta for regenerative medicine. It contains a wealth of information and new ideas. … It is written for clinicians and basic science researchers interested in pregnancy and regenerative medicine … . documents innovative approaches to regenerative medicine using cord blood and other pregnancy-associated substances. Carefully edited, it provides a fascinating snapshot of current research. This is an important topic that is not often addressed.” (Bruce A. Fenderson, Doody’s Review Service, January, 2012)

Human Fetal Growth and Development
Editors: Bhattacharya, Niranjan, Stubblefield, Phillip G. (Eds.)

About the Book
This unique book delves into the mysteries of human fetal growth and maturation. Growing knowledge in genetics indicates that factors that impact on/influence fetal growth and maturation may have a role in determining a person’s health and disease in later years. Placental, maternal, environmental, nutrient as well as fetal genome factors each play a role in producing a healthy, unhealthy or abnormal baby. A study of fetal growth and maturation is therefore basic to the understanding of why fetal growth problems occur, what implications these can have for adult disease, and how

clinical intervention can help to reverse growth problems.  The present study will be comprehensive and will be a major contribution to the fields of gynecology, genetics, obstetrics, biochemistry, molecular biology and clinical medicine. It will include cutting edge research in the field as well as explorations on clinical interventions in fetal growth, which will not only add to existing knowledge but also prompt future research.

The two Editors are distinguished in their fields and both have extensive clinical and research experience. They felt that they could use their expertise to create a book that will help students, practitioners, researchers and others to understand the subject of gestation, growth and maturation and its implications from a multi-dimensional point of view, which will help them develop their own expertise in a cutting-edge and developing field. They have brought toget her medical scientists, clinical practitioners, embryologists, endocrinologists, immunologists, gynecologists, obstetricians, reproductive and molecular biologists, geneticists and many others to create a state-of-the-art book on a subject with increasing demand for further knowledge. It aims to integrates different disciplines to give a holistic view of human fetal growth maturation. Read/Buy Book online.

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