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Medicine - Internal Medicine | Frontiers of Cord Blood Science

Frontiers of Cord Blood Science

Bhattacharya, Niranjan, Stubblefield, Phillip (Eds.)

2009

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  • First book to discuss the transfusion potential of cord blood
  • Collection of articles by global experts in the area of cord blood stem cell biology
  • Includes preliminary clinical trials with cord blood that have been recorded and analysed
  • Explores the futuristic use of cord blood in engineering applications like surgical stents and implants
  • Discusses the potential use of cord blood in ischemic stroke

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.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » anemia - blood - bone marrow - brain - ethics - gene expression - gene therapy - genes - heart - implant - neurology - pancreas - stem cell transplantation - stem cells - transplantation

Related subjects » Human Genetics - Internal Medicine - Surgery

Table of contents 

Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cell (Basic Science).- Placental and Pregnancy Stem Cells.- Cord Blood Stem Cells – The Basic Science.- Stem Cells from Umbilical Cord Blood.- Ex Vivo Expansion of Cord Blood.- Mesenchymal Stem Cells: Applications in Cell and Gene Therapy.- Non-hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells Derived From Human Umbilical Cord Blood.- Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cell Transplantation.- Cord Blood Transplantation for Pediatric Non-Malignant Conditions.- Cord Blood Transplantation for Hematologic Malignancies.- Double Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation in Adults.- Transfusion of Cord Blood.- Placental Umbilical Cord Whole Blood Transfusion: A True Blood Substitute to Combat Anemia in the Background of Chronic Disease – A Study Report (1999–2006).- Umbilical Cord Blood Therapy in Neurology.- Cord Blood: Opportunities and Challenges for the Reconstructive Surgeon.- Umbilical Cord Blood Transfusion – A Clinical Overview.- Cord Blood Stem Cell Banking.- Establishment of the UK Stem Cell Bank and Its Role in Stem Cell Science.- Cord Blood Allogeneic and Autologous Banking.- Potential Engineering Application of Cord Blood.- Possibilities of Using Cord Blood for Improving the Biocompatibility of Implants.- Potential of Stem Cell to Tailor the Bone-Ceramic Interface for Better Fixation of Orthopedic Implants.- Ethics.- Some Aspects of the Ethics of Stem Cell Research.

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