The rapidly advancing area of stem cell research has the potential to profoundly alter how we study and treat cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and a wide variety of other diseases that afflict humanity. This ground-breaking science spans not only the basic biology, genetics, and mechanisms of animal and human stem cells, but their development, derivation, and maintenance as well. The application of stem cells to specific human diseases, along with related regulation and ethics, only expands the scope of this vital field. Elsevier publishes content in these areas and many more, from respected experts such as Anthony Atala and Robert Lanza.
Why stem cell research? Find out in this chapter from Essentials of Stem Cell Biology.
Stem cell-based therapeutic strategies are being increasingly explored for the treatment of various cancer types.