Handbook of Stem Cells, Two-Volume Set
Volume 1-Embryonic Stem Cells; Volume 2-Adult & Fetal Stem CellsEdited by
- Robert Lanza, Chief Scientific Officer, Advanced Cell Technology, MA, USA Adjunct Professor, Institute of Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, NC, USA
- Helen Blau, Director, Baxter Laboratory in Genetic Pharmacology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, U.S.A.
- John Gearhart, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
- Brigid Hogan, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
- Douglas Melton, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
- Malcolm Moore, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, U.S.A.
- Roger Pedersen, Department of Surgery, University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke's Hospital, UK
- E. Donnall Thomas, Director Emeritus, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA
- James Thomson, Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
- Catherine Verfaillie, Stem Cell Institute, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
- Irving Weissman, Stanford University, Stanford, California, U.S.A.
- Michael West, Advanced Cell Technology, Worcester, MA, U.S.A.
Medical and research libraries; stem cell researchers professionals in the field of tissue engineering; bone biologists and cell biologists.
Published: September 2004
Imprint: Academic Press
"The Handbook of Stem Cells, edited by Robert Lanza and colleagues, is an ambitious new text that achieves extraordinary completeness and inclusiveness...the editors have succeeded in putting together a reference that is broad enough in scope, but sufficiently detailed and rigorous, to be of real interest to both new and seasoned investigators in the field. ...In providing this treatise, which covers the history, biology, methods and applications of stem cells, the editors and authors have succeeded in establishing a conceptual framework and a common language for the field. In so doing, they have ensured that this two-volume set will serve as a benchmark reference in stem cell biology for years to come." -Steve Goldman, University of Rechester Medical Center, in NATURE CELL BIOLOGY (April 2005, Volume 7, No. 4) "I am firmly convinced this is a set every biologist and physician, whatsoever his specialty, must have on his desk. ...The reader can benefit from the contributions by the foremost authorities and premiere names (more than 300 contributors; addresses provided) in the field of stem cell research. The two-volume collection of articles (155 chapters) covers everything of the present state of stem cell science, from the care and feeding of mouse stem cells to the possible use of embryonic stem cells in spinal cord repair." --CarloAlberto Redi, Book review editor for the EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HISTOCHEMISTRY (49/1) "These books make an invaluable contribution to the education of researchers and clinicians both of the present day and of the future. They should be available in libraries of all biology and medical schools as well as those of companies and research institutions." --Ian Wilmut in Times Higher Education Supplement "...a two volume collection of scientific articles covering everything from the care and feeding of mouse stems cells to the possible use of embryonic stem cells in spinal cord repairs. With 155 chapters and more than 300 contributors, the handbook is the result of a two-year effort to present the state of stem-cell science...The first volume focuses on embryonic stem cells, those found in human and animal embryos. Volume two covers stem cells drawn from fetuses and the 'adult' stem cells available in the bodies of children and adults...Actors Mary Tyler Moore and Christopher Reeve, who have previously lobbied for stem-cell research, also contributed chapters." -Lisa Eckelbecker,
Telegram & Gazette"...a collection of definitive articles by the world's experts... the research outlined in this volume is equally certain to contribute to cures for cancer and for a large number of other less famous diseases - many of mysterious origin - that presently represent terrible afflictions for humanity." --Bruce Alberts, President of the National Academy of Sciences (from the Foreword to Volume 1) "This two-volume book is a much-needed attempt to bring together the cumulative work of many investigators in widely diverse aspects of stem cell studies." --E. Donnal Thomas, Nobel Laureate Medicine/Physiology, 1990 (from the Foreword to Volume 2) "...the Handbook of Stem Cells is highly recommended primarily as a reference for scientists in the field of animal development...Academic medical libraries and other academic or special libraries serving researchers in cell and developmental biology will particularly benefit from having this handbook available." --Susan Kendall, Health Sciences Librarian, Michigan State University Library in E-Streams (February 2005)