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Stem Cells : An Insider's Guide

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Stem Cells: An Insider's Guide is an exciting new book that takes readers inside the world of stem cells guided by international stem cell expert, Dr. Paul Knoepfler. Stem cells are catalyzing a revolution in medicine. The book also tackles the exciting and hotly debated area of stem cell treatments that are capturing the public's imagination. In the future they may also transform how we age and reproduce. However, there are serious risks and ethical challenges, too. The author's goal with this insider's guide is to give readers the information needed to distinguish between the ubiquitous hype and legitimate hope found throughout the stem cell world. The book answers the most common questions that people have about stem cells. Can stem cells help my family with a serious medical problem such as Alzheimer's, Multiple Sclerosis, or Autism? Are such treatments safe? Can stem cells make me look younger or even literally stay physically young? These questions and many more are answered here.A number of ethical issues related to stem cells that spark debates are discussed, including risky treatments, cloning and embryonic stem cells. The author breaks new ground in a number of ways such as by suggesting reforms to the FDA, providing a new theory of aging based on stem cells, and including a revolutionary Stem Cell Patient Bill of Rights. More generally, the book is your guide to where the stem cell field will be in the near future as well as a thoughtful perspective on how stem cell therapies will ultimately change your life and our world.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 152 x 230 x 16mm | 559.99g
  • World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 9814508802
  • 9789814508803
  • 701,577

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This exciting new book takes readers inside the world of stem cells guided by the author, Dr. Paul Knoepfler, who is an international expert in stem cells. Stem cells are catalyzing a revolution in medicine and may transform how we age. The author's goal is to give readers an insider's guide into the world of stem cells. The book answers the most common questions that people have about stem cells and stem cell treatments. What are stem cells? Why are some types controversial? Can stem cells help my family with a serious medical problem such as Alzheimer's or Autism? Are such treatments safe? Can stem cells make me stay young? These questions and many more equally important ones are answered in this book in a manner that the reader can enjoy and understand. Stem Cells: An Insider's Guide also takes readers inside a stem cell lab with an exciting virtual tour. In addition, it provides a description of a day in the life of a prototypic stem cell to give readers an inside look at how they function and the key factors that influence them. In these ways, the author brings readers fully up to speed on the cutting-edge rapidly moving field of stem cells. The book is unique as it is written in an approachable, often humorous way that a general, educated audience can understand and appreciate. A number of issues related to stem cells that spark controversies are also discussed. The book also tackles the exciting, but fast moving areas of stem cell treatments including sports medicine, anti-aging and cosmetics that are capturing the public's imagination. Are these treatments ready for prime time? The book cuts through the hype and answers that essential question. It is also your guide to where the stem cell field will be in the near future and how it could change your life and our world.show more

Table of contents

Meet Your Stem Cells; The Promise of Stem Cell Treatments; The Roadblocks to Stem Cell Treatments; All in the Family: An Insider's Tale of Two Stem Cells and a Black Sheep; An Insider's Guide to a Stem Cell Laboratory; The Stem Cell Theory of Aging; Challenges to Ethical & Legal Commercialization of Stem Cell Treatments; Patient's Guide to Stem Cell Treatments; Stem Cell Cosmetics and Sports Medicine; Non-Commercial Stem Cell Ethical Issues; Who Really Discovered Stem Cells? The Dynamic History of the World's Most Exciting Cell; Not Lost in Translation: The Global and Cultural Language of Stem Cells; The Top Stem Cell Secrets, Myths, Urban Legends, Paradoxes and Taboos; What the Future Holds for Stem Cells and You.show more