Stem cells and regenerative medicine [book]

Alexis J. Joannides, Roger Pedersen, Siddharthan Chandran
2010 Oxford Medicine Online  
There is a great and unmet need for treatments that will deliver restorative solutions to patients with diseases hitherto considered irreparable. The twin properties of self-renewal and specialization common to stem cells offer unprecedented opportunities for regenerative medicine through the generation of unlimited numbers of defined human cells on the scale necessary for experimental study, drug discovery, and disease modelling. The field is fast developing, with the first wave of putative
more » ... wave of putative treatments necessarily drawn from autologous and adult stem cells, but the outstanding question remains whether these will lead to meaningful regenerative therapies....
doi:10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.0408 fatcat:jmtqahkagvfl3hishqrdc2553u