Frontiers of Cord Blood Science

Editors: Bhattacharya, Niranjan, Stubblefield, Phillip (Eds.)

  • 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
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About this 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.

Reviews

From the 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)


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Some Aspects of the Ethics of Stem Cell Research

    Chakravorty, Ranès C.

    Pages 1-7

  • Placental and Pregnancy Stem Cells

    Mehta, Anjali (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Cord Blood Stem Cells – The Basic Science

    Hollands, Peter

    Pages 19-25

  • Stem Cells from Umbilical Cord Blood

    Pranke, Patricia (et al.)

    Pages 27-90

  • Ex Vivo Expansion of Cord Blood

    McNiece, Ian K. (et al.)

    Pages 91-96

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-84800-167-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-84800-166-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $219.00
price for USA
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  • ISBN 978-1-84996-742-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Frontiers of Cord Blood Science
Editors
  • Niranjan Bhattacharya
  • Phillip Stubblefield
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84800-167-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84800-167-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84800-166-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84996-742-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 400
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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