Cord Blood Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine discusses the current applications for cord blood stem cells and techniques for banking cord blood. Cord blood, blood from the umbilical cord and placenta of an infant, represents an alternate source of stem cells that can be used to treat a myriad of disorders. Cord blood stem cells are being used more frequently and studied more seriously, as evidenced by the explosion of scientific literature on the topic.
Currently, clinical and pre-clinical trials are being done in the field, treating conditions as severe as heart failure. Coupled with regenerative medicine, cord blood stem cells potentially carry the future of research and medicine in treating tissue damage, genetic disorders, and degenerative diseases. Read about new applications for cord blood stem cells and new techniques for banking cord blood - the future of regenerative medicine therapy.
- Comprehensive coverage of the medical application of cord blood stem cells
- Practical guide for usage of allogeneic and autologous cord blood in regenerative medicine
- Covers new applications of cord blood stem cells, particularly transplantation and HIV
- Introduces new technologies for cord blood stem cells and regenerative medicine
Section I: Introduction 1. Introduction to Cord Blood Stem Cells
Section II: Cord Blood Cells Biology 2. Cord Blood Content 3. Cord Blood Hematopoiesis: The Road to Transplantation 4. Immunobiology of Cord Blood Cells 5. Cord and Cord Blood Derived Endothelial Cells 6. HLA/Immunogenetics in Cord Blood Cells
Section III: Cord Blood Cells for Clinical Use 7. Hematological Diseases 8. Immunodeficiencies and Metabolic Diseases 9. Autoimmunity 10. Immunomodulation and Anti-inflammatory 11. Expansion and Manipulation of CB Cells 12. Diabetes
Section IV: Regenerative Medicine Applications 13. Emerging Regenerative Medicine
Neurological Diseases 14. iPS Cells, Endothelial Progenitor Cells and Other Cells for Regenerative Medicine
Section V: Cord Blood Banking: A Current State of Affairs 15. Cord Blood Banking: Operational and Regulatory Aspects 16. Selecting Cord Blood Units for Transplantation 17. Quality Management Systems Including Accreditation Standards 18. Regulation Across the Globe 19. International Development and Import/Export WMDA
Section VI: Cord Blood Banking: Current and Future Outlooks 20. Registries and Cord Blood Banks: Are Cord Blood Banks Registries? 21. Allogeneic and Autologous Cord Blood Banks 22. Future Banks
Section VII: The Viewpoint of Society 23. Ethics 24. Economy 25. Public Health