Introduction to Embryonic Stem Cells Essays

Book. Christopher Thomas Scott, Stem Cell Now - From the Experiment That Shook the World to the New Politics of Life. Pi Press, 2006. ISBN 0-13-173798-8. A stem cell primer, for the general audience. It starts with basic biology, and describes the types of stem cells. It then describes some of the types of work being done with stem cells, and finally the moral and political debate. Scott is obviously an advocate of stem cell work, but strives for balanced presentation of controversies. The best part of the book, for many, will be the basic biology in the first chapters. Also see Bellomo, 2006 (just above); Bellomo may be a less technical introduction to stem cells.

An Introduction to Stem Cells - Rice University

Alison, M. R., Poulsom, R., Forbes, S. and Wright, N. A. (2002), An introduction to stem cells. J. Pathol., 197: 419–423. doi: 10.1002/path.1187

Introduction to Neural Stem Cells - Stroke

An introduction to stem cells - ResearchGate Neural stem cells self-renew and give rise to neurons, astrocytes and oligodendrocytes. These cells hold great promise for neural repair after injury or disease. However, a great deal of information needs to be gathered before optimally using neural stem cells for neural repair. This brief review provides an introduction to neural stem cells and briefly describes some advances in neural stem-cell biology and biotechnology.

An Introduction to Stem Cells – And Why They Are Important

Neural stem cells self-renew and give rise to neurons, astrocytes and oligodendrocytes. These cells hold great promise for neural repair after injury or disease. However, a great deal of information needs to be gathered before optimally using neural stem cells for neural repair. This brief review provides an introduction to neural stem cells and briefly describes some advances in neural stem-cell biology and biotechnology.

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