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Renowned professor's book addresses stem cell biology & regenerative medicine

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In his latest book published by World Scientific, Professor David Warburton from The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California presents a collection of essays on the current state of the regenerative medicine and stem cell research field.

Entitled Stem Cells, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, this up-to-date compendium surveys current issues in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. Topics range from key concepts in regenerative medicine to the newest progenitor cell therapies for organ systems, to advice on how to set up a pluripotent stem cell laboratory.

Overviews of the most recent progress in stem cell research describe work that is in the pre-clinical pipeline from scientists working at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles and colleagues around the world.

"The book addresses some of the big questions faced by researchers in the field of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine," said Professor Warburton. "Those of us working in this field in California are positively impacted by the critical funding provided by the citizens of the state through the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. I believe this book shows that the hope behind CIRM - the hope that stem cells can really revolutionize medicine and human health - is fully justified."

A global collection of essays from collaborating investigators in Australia, Brazil, Iran, Taiwan and the United Kingdom, as well as across the United States. This book will describe diverse regenerative medicine solutions for airways, cancer, craniofacial structures, intestine, heart, kidney, liver, lung and nervous system. These advances are placed in the context of the overall field, providing an investigator-level overview which will be accessible to the educated scientific generalist as well as a college-educated readership, scientific writers, educators and professionals of all kinds.

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Professor Warburton's research is supported by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the National Institutes of Health: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Fogarty International Center, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, The Pasadena Guild of Children's Hospital Los Angeles, The Santa Anita Foundation, The Webb Foundation, The Garland Foundation and anonymous venture philanthropy.

The book retails for US$155/ £102 (hardcover). More information on the book can be found at http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/9212.

About World Scientific Publishing

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