Gene and cell therapies provide useful therapeutics for numerous diseases and disorders, particularly for those that have no other effective treatment including drugs. The Gene and Cell Therapy book series will cover all current topics in gene and cell therapies and their supporting disciplines including basic research discoveries through to clinical applications. Because these fields are extremely broad, the Series Editors anticipate publishing numerous books over the years that each provide an in depth coverage of a focused topic. Furthermore, ongoing topics of high interest could potentially have subsequent editions if warranted.
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By Vijay Gorantla, Faith Zor, Jelena M. Janjic
November 12, 2021
This book summarizes rapid progress and innovation in transplantation and regenerative medicine - the merger of reconstructive plastic surgery and transplantation - called Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation. This merger includes face, hand, uteri, larynx, tongue, penis and trachea ...
By Aaron S. Goldstein
December 10, 2018
The purpose of this book is to summarize key strategies and recent accomplishments in the area of developing cell/biomaterial constructs for regenerative medicine. The first section is a review of the state-of-the-art of biomaterial carriers and is divided into synthetic and natural materials. A ...
By Joaquim M.S. Cabral, Claudia Lobato da Silva
October 24, 2018
An international team of investigators presents thought-provoking reviews of bioreactors for stem cell expansion and differentiation and provides cutting-edge information on different bioreactor systems. The authors offer novel insights into bioreactor-based culture systems specific for tissue ...
By Raquel Madeira Gonçalves, Mario Adolfo Barbosa
May 08, 2018
Intervertebral disc degeneration is one of the major causes of lower back pain for which the common therapeutic interventions are not efficient. A search for alternative therapies for lower back pain and intervertebral disc degeneration includes cell-based therapies. Unfortunately, intervertebral ...
By Philip Ng, Nicola Brunetti-Pierri
December 21, 2016
Adenoviruses are double stranded DNA viruses that have been used to study the process of DNA replication. Studies of the mode of action of adenovirally produced tumors in rodents led to the discovery of tumour supressor genes. The adenoviral vector is now the most used vector in clinical gene ...
By Sean V. Murphy, Anthony Atala
December 13, 2016
Miniaturization in the fields of chemistry and molecular biology has resulted in the "lab-on-a-chip." Such systems are micro-fabricated devices capable of handling extremely small fluid volumes facilitating the scaling of single or multiple lab processes down to a microchip-sized format. The ...
By Charles S. Cox, Jr.
February 24, 2016
Cellular Therapy for Neurological Injury discusses the current status of cellular therapy for neurological disorders. The primary areas of focus include traumatic brain injury, stroke (ischemic and hemorrhagic), and spinal cord injury. The book explores cell therapy approaches to these and other ...
By Ornella Parolini
February 17, 2016
Long regarded as biological waste, the placenta is gaining momentum as a viable product for clinical use. Due to their unique properties, placental cells and derivatives show great promise in curing various diseases. Utilizing contributions from world-renowned experts, Placenta: The Tree of Life ...