Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Anthony L. Mescher, Anton W. Neff
    Pages 39-66
  3. Mindy K. Call, Panagiotis A. Tsonis
    Pages 67-81
  4. Amy S. Colwell, Michael T. Longaker, H. Peter Lorenz
    Pages 83-100
  5. George K. Michalopoulos, Marie DeFrances
    Pages 101-134
  6. David L. Stocum
    Pages 135-159
  7. Back Matter

About this book

Introduction

Organ regeneration, once unknown in adult mammals, is at the threshold of maturity as a clinical method for restoration of organ function in humans. Several laboratories around the world are engaged in the development of new tools such as stem cells and biologically active scaffolds. Others are taking fresh looks at well-known clinical problems of replacement of a large variety of organs: Bone, skin, the spinal cord, peripheral nerves, articular cartilage, the conjunctiva, heart valves and urologic organs. Still other investigators are working out the mechanistic pathways of regeneration and the theoretical implications of growing back organs in an adult. The time has come to present a collection of these efforts from leading practitioners in the field of organ regeneration.

Keywords

Biotechnology applied microbiology bone cartilage cells regenerative medicine

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b14095
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-22871-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-31448-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0724-6145
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-8542
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