Perinatal Stem Cells, 2nd Edition builds on the firstedition to provide an updated tutorial on perinatal stem cells,including stem cells harvested from the amniotic fluid, placenta,maternal blood supply, umbilical cord and Wharton's Jelly. As inthe first edition, coverage includes the underlying biology of eachof the sources of pregnancy related stem cells, cell culture, andpotential therapeutic uses, as well as insights on the impact ofthese stem cells from obstetricians and gynecologists,cardiologists, hematologists, tissue engineers, and cord bloodbankers.
Normally discarded as medical waste, perinatal stem cells offera powerful therapeutic tool box alternative to the controversialembryonic stem cells. Since publication of the first edition, aburgeoning commerical industry has developed around various sourcesof perinatal cells, and the second edition now includes an overviewof this growing industry.
With contributions from some of the top academic stem celllaboratories in the United States as well as new chapters frominternational stem cell scientists, Perinatal StemCells presents an update onthe cutting-edge research in the field whilemaintaining its signature clinical focus.