Readership: General readers wanting to know more about the nature of stem cells and for students in the life sciences and medicine.
Jonathan Slack, Director, Stem Cell Institute, University of Minnesota
Jonathan Slack is Director of the Stem Cell Institute at the University of Minnesota, USA, and also holds the Tulloch Chair of Stem Cell Biology. His recent research has focused on the mechanisms of regeneration of missing parts, and on methods for inducing the transformation of one tissue type into another by overexpression of specific genes. He has a particular interest in attempting to reprogram other tissue types into pancreatic beta cells, which could be used for the treatment of some types of diabetes. He has published over 180 research and review papers in scientific journals, and has also written three books, including
Essential Developmental Biology (Wiley-Blackwell, 2005), an undergraduate textbook.
"I would recommend this clearly written book to everyone." - Simon McGurk, Nursing Standard
1: Orientation to stem cells
2: Embryonic stem cells
3: Personalised pluripotent stem cells
4: Proposed therapies using pluripotent stem cells
5: Tissue-specific stem cells
6: Current therapy with tissue specific stem cells
7: Realistic and unrealistic expectations