The Promises and Challenges of Regenerative Medicine

  • J. Morser
  • S. I. Nishikawa
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/3-540-37644-5

Part of the Ernst Schering Research Foundation Workshop book series (SCHERING FOUND, volume 54)

Table of contents (8 papers)

About these proceedings

Introduction

The attitude to the possibility of regeneration in mammals has changed in recent years to one of cautious optimism that the endogenous mechanisms can be exploited for the medical armentarium. In this volume leading experts discuss the molecular, in vivo and clinical aspects of the use of stem cells in various disease contexts. With the current excitement in the research and clinical communities over the potential of regenerative medicine it is hoped that novel therapies will emerge that target intractable degenerative diseases. The book contains accounts of the latest advances in stem cell biology from the foremost researchers in the field. It discusses the analysis and use of stem cells in basic biology but also their application in clinical practice and is therefore unique in combining basic and applied approaches.

Keywords

Embryonic Stem Cells Liver and Pancreatic Stem Cells Regeneration Repair Stem Cells cell biology genes tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Morser
    • 1
  • S. I. Nishikawa
    • 2
  1. 1.Nihon Schering K.K. Research Center, BMA 3FKobeJapan
  2. 2.The Center For Developmental BiologyKobeJapan

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-23481-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-37644-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0947-6075