Stem Cell and Gene-Based Therapy

Frontiers in Regenerative Medicine

  • Alexander Battler
  • Jonathan Leor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Heart

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Jonathan Leor, Natali Landa, Smadar Cohen
      Pages 3-16
    3. Dirk Strunk, Christof Stamm
      Pages 17-31
    4. Shmuel Fuchs, Alexander Battler
      Pages 45-58
    5. Thorsten Reffelmann, Robert A. Kloner
      Pages 59-69
  3. Neuro

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-73
    2. Tamir Ben-Hur, Ofira Einstein
      Pages 75-96
    3. Daniel Offen, Yossef S. Levy, Eldad Melamed
      Pages 97-122
    4. Yossi Gilgun-Sherki, Jonathan Y. Streifler
      Pages 123-132
    5. Hillel Haim, Israel Steiner
      Pages 133-154
  4. Musculoskeletal

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-158
    2. Anna Derubeis, Giuseppina Pennesi, Ranieri Cancedda
      Pages 159-168
    3. Mats Brittberg, Tommi Tallheden, Anders H. Lindahl
      Pages 169-178
    4. Rocky S. Tuan, Faye H. Chen
      Pages 179-193
    5. A.H. Reddi
      Pages 195-201
  5. Kidney

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-208
    2. Benjamin Dekel, Yair Reisner
      Pages 209-223

About this book


Regenerative medicine - stem cell and gene-based therapy - provides a new clinical approach for restoring function of damaged organs and tissues. There has been incredible progress in experimental strategies for tissue regeneration, particularly in cell transplantation and stem cell research. These have led to potential treatment options for many otherwise fatal conditions, including end-stage organ failure. Cell therapy and tissue engineering of viable grafts could therefore provide prospective new solutions to the serious problems of organ donor shortage.

Stem Cell and Gene-Based Therapy: Frontiers in Regenerative Medicine is written by the leading figures in the field of stem cells, gene therapy and tissue engineering and covers the major approaches to regenerative medicine, ensuring that techniques learnt in one discipline are disseminated across other areas of medicine. This allows practitioners to gain knowledge not only of how regenerative medicine applies to their own discipline directly but also how it will benefit their patients in the years to come. Consequently, the multidisciplinary nature of the book appeals to students, scientists and clinicians from a wide spectrum of disciplines, including cardiology, pulmonology, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, and dermatology.


Cardiac regeneration Ethics Insulin Nervous System Pancreas Parkinson Parkinson disease therapy Regenerative medicine Skin regeneration Stem cell Stem cell transplantation Wound healing gene therapy genes

Authors and affiliations

  • Alexander Battler
    • 1
  • Jonathan Leor
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Cardiology, Rabin Medical Center, Petach-Tikwa Sackler Faculty of MedicineTel Aviv UniversityTel-HashomerIsrael
  2. 2.Neufeld Cardiac Research Institute, Sackler Faculty of MedicineTel Aviv University, Sheba Medical CenterTel-HashomerIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-979-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-142-6
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