Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Amit S. Mistry, Antonios G. Mikos
    Pages 1-22
  3. Poonam Verma, James Fawcett
    Pages 43-66
  4. Mei Zhang, Ioannis V. Yannas
    Pages 67-89
  5. B. Kinner, R. M. Capito, M. Spector
    Pages 91-123
  6. Mark P. Hatton, Peter A. D. Rubin
    Pages 125-140
  7. Elena Rabkin-Aikawa, John E. Mayer Jr., Frederick J. Schoen
    Pages 141-179
  8. Anthony Atala
    Pages 181-210
  9. Back Matter

About this book

Introduction

Organ regeneration, once unknown in adult mammals, is at the threshold of maturity as a clinical method for restoration of organ function in humans. Several laboratories around the world are engaged in the development of new tools such as stem cells and biologically active scaffolds. Others are taking fresh looks at well-known clinical problems of replacement of a large variety of organs: Bone, skin, the spinal cord, peripheral nerves, articular cartilage, the conjunctiva, heart valves and urologic organs. Still other investigators are working out the mechanistic pathways of regeneration and the theoretical implications of growing back organs in an adult. The time has come to present a collection of these efforts from leading practitioners in the field of organ regeneration.

Keywords

Applied Microbiology Biotechnology Regenerative Medicine Tissue Engineering bone cartilage cells tissue

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b14096
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-22868-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-31543-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0724-6145
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-8542
  • About this book