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5. Tissue-specific stem cells

5. Tissue-specific stem cells  

Jonathan Slack

in Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778162
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199603381.003.0005
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9780199603381
‘Tissue-specific stem cells’ considers the stem cells found in the postnatal body that are responsible for tissue renewal, or for repair following damage. Only the renewal tissues really ... More
6. Current therapy with tissue-specific stem cells

6. Current therapy with tissue-specific stem cells  

Jonathan Slack

in Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778162
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10.1093/actrade/9780199603381.003.0006
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9780199603381
‘Current therapy with tissue-specific stem cells’ examines the most important type of current stem cell therapy — haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). HSCT covers bone marrow ... More
4. Potential therapies using pluripotent stem cells

4. Potential therapies using pluripotent stem cells  

Jonathan Slack

in Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778162
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199603381.003.0004
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‘Potential therapies using pluripotent stem cells’ examines some of the diseases that may be the first to be treated by cell therapy using pluripotent stem cells. Pluripotent stem cells may ... More
5. What cells can do

5. What cells can do  

Terence Allen and Graham Cowling

in The Cell: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777745
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10.1093/actrade/9780199578757.003.0005
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9780199578757
‘What cells can do’ examines varied examples of cell specialisms that allow an organism to protect itself and respond to its environment. Firstly, it considers cells at the surface — ... More
3. Personalized pluripotent stem cells

3. Personalized pluripotent stem cells  

Jonathan Slack

in Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778162
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199603381.003.0003
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9780199603381
‘Personalized pluripotent stem cells’ looks at cloning. This connection to stem cell biology lies in the potential routes that have been sought to make personalized pluripotent stem cells ... More
7. Cellular therapy

7. Cellular therapy  

Terence Allen and Graham Cowling

in The Cell: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777745
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10.1093/actrade/9780199578757.003.0007
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Most diseases have cellular origins. The majority can be traced to simple biochemical imbalances that can often be corrected by drugs. ‘Cellular therapy’ shows that some complex diseases, ... More
Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction

Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathan Slack

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778162
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199603381.001.0001
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9780199603381
Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction introduces stem cells: explains what they are, what scientists do with them, what stem cell therapies are available today, and how they ... More
1. What are stem cells?

1. What are stem cells?  

Jonathan Slack

in Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778162
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10.1093/actrade/9780199603381.003.0001
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9780199603381
‘What are stem cells?’ defines a stem cell as a cell that can both reproduce itself and generate offspring of different functional cell types. The difference between tissue-specific stem ... More
6. Stem cells

6. Stem cells  

Terence Allen and Graham Cowling

in The Cell: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777745
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199578757.003.0006
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9780199578757
How are the billions of cells in our bodies made? In plants and animals, there are cells capable of producing every type of cell the organism will need from birth to death. Once an organism ... More
10. A glance into the future

10. A glance into the future  

Michael Dunn and Tony Hope

in Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
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9780191853173
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10.1093/actrade/9780198815600.003.0010
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9780198815600
The future of medical ethics, the ways in which it will develop and change, will be largely determined by the nature of the new situations that arise. ‘A glance into the future’ suggests ... More
7. Epilogue: the future of blood

7. Epilogue: the future of blood  

Chris Cooper

in Blood: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2016
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Sep 2016
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9780191785467
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10.1093/actrade/9780199581450.003.0007
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9780199581450
For a long time, synthetic biologists have attempted to manufacture an artificial, easily stored and transported, blood substitute that does not require blood typing, is long lasting, and ... More
6. Cell differentiation and stem cells

6. Cell differentiation and stem cells  

Lewis Wolpert

in Developmental Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778100
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601196.003.0007
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9780199601196
The development of many different cell types such as muscle, blood, and skin is known as cell differentiation. ‘Cell differentiation and stem cells’ shows how this first occurs in the ... More
2. Embryonic stem cells

2. Embryonic stem cells  

Jonathan Slack

in Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778162
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10.1093/actrade/9780199603381.003.0002
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9780199603381
‘Embryonic stem cells’ looks at mammalian embryo development and how embryonic stem (ES) cells are grown. ES cells are grown in tissue culture from the inner cell mass of a mammalian ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Lewis Wolpert

in Developmental Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778100
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601196.003.0001
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9780199601196
That we develop from a single cell, the fertilized egg, just one tenth of a millimetre in diameter— smaller than a full stop—is amazing. That egg has all the information to develop into a ... More
The Cell: A Very Short Introduction

The Cell: A Very Short Introduction  

Terence Allen and Graham Cowling

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777745
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10.1093/actrade/9780199578757.001.0001
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9780199578757
The Cell: A Very Short Introduction describes the nature of cells — their basic structure, their varying forms, their division, their differentiation from initially highly ... More
8. The future of cell research

8. The future of cell research  

Terence Allen and Graham Cowling

in The Cell: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777745
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10.1093/actrade/9780199578757.003.0008
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9780199578757
‘The future of cell research’ examines new directions and how they might evolve. Some involve the understanding of how cellular behaviour can change so dramatically after subtle changes at ... More
5. Fungi as parasites of plants

5. Fungi as parasites of plants  

Nicholas P. Money

in Fungi: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191785825
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688784.003.0005
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9780199688784
Parasitic fungi that grow on plants have reshaped the biosphere and caused the deaths of millions of people since the beginning of agriculture. Dutch elm disease and chestnut blight are ... More
4. Synthetic biology and healthcare

4. Synthetic biology and healthcare  

Jamie A. Davies

in Synthetic Biology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
eISBN: 
9780191841699
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198803492.003.0004
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9780198803492
‘Synthetic biology and healthcare’ explains how synthetic biology can be applied to medicine: it can be used to produce drugs and new vaccines; improve monitoring and diagnosis; and it is ... More
7. Realistic and unrealistic expectations

7. Realistic and unrealistic expectations  

Jonathan Slack

in Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778162
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199603381.003.0007
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199603381
‘Realistic and unrealistic expectations’ considers the future potential of stem cell biology. New centres such as the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine have been set up ... More

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